Michigan High School Sports Rankings

Top 25 HS Football Teams: King takes over top spot; Livonia Stevenson and Pioneer make first appearance

Football   | Tom Markowski

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  1. Detroit King (5-0), A: Through the first four games the Crusaders’ defense carried the team. Last week the offense, led by running back Martell Pettaway and a timely kick, began to click in a 31-28 overtime victory over Detroit Cass Tech. The next test for King will take place in week eight in the PSL semifinals.
  2. Saline (5-0), A: The Hornets waxed Ann Arbor Huron (0-5) 42-0 and now Saline will face Ann Arbor Pioneer (5-0) with the winner having the clear edge in the SEC Red Division race.
  3. Canton (5-0), A: The Chiefs won their last two games by a combined score of 104-7. Now we learn just how good they are as they travel to Livonia Churchill (3-2) followed by Plymouth (4-1).
  4. Warren De La Salle (4-1): A: The Pilots were at their best last Friday cruising pas previously top-ranked Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 31-8. Detroit Loyola (5-0) is next at Wayne State.
  5. Walled Lake Western (5-0), A: Western outlasted Waterford Mott, 33-21, and now host Walled Lake Northern (4-1) for the KLAA North Division title.
  6. Detroit Cass Tech (4-1), A: The Technicians let a 14-0 lead slip away and lost to King, 31-28. Next is Detroit English Village Prep (4-1) on Friday. The loser is out of the PSL playoffs.
  7. Detroit Catholic Central (4-1), A: C.C. ended a three-game losing streak to Brother Rice on Sunday defeating the Warriors, 35-7. Short week of practice for the Shamrocks as they face U-D Jesuit (4-1) on Friday.
  8. West Bloomfield (5-0), A: West Bloomfield’s defense came to the forefront on Friday against Lake Orion (27-0). The Lakers’ next three opponents are a combined 4-11.
  9. Muskegon (4-1), A:  Muskegon had a chance to rest its starters last week (44-0 over Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills). Zeeland East (3-2) should provide more of a challenge this week.
  10. Lowell (4-1), A: The Red Arrows continue to play well on both sides as they defeated Grand Haven, 35-0. Lowell should breeze past its next two opponents before facing East Grand Rapids.
  11. Muskegon Mona Shores (5-0), A: The Sailors’ defense continues to sparkle (48-7 over Zeeland East last week).  Muskegon Reeths-Puffer (3-2) could pose some resistance this week.
  12. Macomb Dakota (4-1), A: Dakota had an unexpectedly easy time disposing of Utica Eisenhower (48-21) last week. The Cougars are rolling and