Led by its senior class, Cass Tech rolls to 49-20 win over Detroit Catholic Central in Division 1 FinalFootball  |
Detroit – For Detroit Cass Tech’s senior class, Saturday afternoon was four years in the making.
A talent laden senior class, that entered four years ago, but had fallen just short of a Division 1 title in each of the previous three years.
But on Saturday afternoon, the Technicians, led by their senior class, completed the first unbeaten season in school history as Cass Tech rolled to a 49-20 win over Detroit Catholic Central to win its first title since 2012.
“I’m very happy, because I put it on their back, I rode their backs and they brought us here,” said Wilcher of his senior class. “To have the first undefeated season in Cass Tech high school, to be one of the first team that keeps coming back to state titles and going to state regionals and semifinal games, it’s just a hard feat. “Just to be able to do that each and every year, to come out here with kids who are going to keep responding, that’s very important.”
Coming out of halftime leading by just one touchdown, 21-14, Cass Tech found success early and often to start the second half, scoring three touchdowns in the just under six minutes.
Just 14 seconds into the third quarter, senior quarterback Rodney Hall found senior wide receiver Donovan Parker for a 42-yard touchdown, pushing the Cass Tech lead to 28-14.
Hall wasn’t done there, throwing the fourth of his five touchdown passes to Mr. Football Finalist Donovan Peoples-Jones for a 49-yard score. Just two minutes later, the Technicians blew the game wide open on a 2-yard run by Donovan Johnson to give Cass Tech a 42-14 lead with 6:15 left to play in the third quarter.
Peoples-Jones said that the success he and his teammates had to start the third quarter was a big key to Cass Tech’s win.
“It was very important,” he said. “C.C. is a great team, real physical, real run oriented. So our game plan was to stay consistent. The coaches made it very easy for us to come out here and execute a very clear game plan and I’m just so proud of my teammates and coaches for fighting for us all year.”
Peoples-Jones finished Saturday with six catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns.
Hall, who missed last year’s state championship game against Romeo, made his state finals debut and did not disappoint, throwi