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Detroit King rolls past Oak Park in District Final, 34-7; Crusaders will host Bedford in regional final

By: Kevin Moore, November 5, 2016, 7:37 pm

Detroit- Detroit King (9-2) has one thing on their mind and that’s getting back to Ford Field for another championship.

The Crusaders were able to take down Oak Park (7-4) without a problem in the District Final, 34-7.

They will host Temperance Bedford (9-2) in the regional final next week.

King head coach Tyrone Spencer said he was motivated on watching his defense play today.

"Man those guys were getting me fired up on the sidelines today," said Spencer.  "I was really proud of the way they played."

The game started off pretty slow, there was no score at the end of one.

But the defending Division 2 state champs were able to turn on the switch after the first quarter.

King jumped on the board first on a 58-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Dequan Finn to junior receiver Jae’Veyon Morton.

Morton said he felt that he had a good game today but there’s always room to get better.

"I felt good out there today, but there’s always something I need to work on," said Morton.

The Crusaders took a 6-0 led early in the second quarter.

Oak Park seemed to have no answer against the Crusaders.  Just when the Knights seemed to be marching down the field late in the second, King sophomore defensive back Marvin Grant Jr. Made an amazing one-handed interception.

King was able to score off of that turnover on a 27-yard touchdown pass from Finn to senior receiver Christian Chatman.

The second half was all King.

Ambry Thomas was able to put some points on the board for his team as he had a 9-yard and 48-yard touchdown catch in the third quarte.  He also had an interception on defense.

He finished the game with six catches for 114 yards with two touchdowns and an interception on defense.Spencer said that Thomas and Morton are key players for this year’s squad.

"Morton has been doing a really good job for us this season, he’s a playmaker," said Spencer.  "And Thomas is a work horse for us."

Oak Park was able to tack on a touchdown late in the fourth on a 4-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Dwan Mathis to senior receiver Deveon Clark.