FOOTBALL: Detroit Cass Tech Cruises Past Detroit Central 76-0
DETROIT – The defending two-time Division 1 state champion that is Cass Tech, once again defended their home field Friday afternoon. The Technicians haven’t loss a home game since 2008, and that record looks like it will hold up for years to come, with the teams Cass Tech is able to put together every year. Cass Tech improved to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the Detroit PSL-West Division, with a 76-0 trouncing of Detroit Central.
Central couldn’t have started the game off any worse, with an interception by Cass Tech senior cornerback Phillip Parham. Two plays later, highly touted running back Mike Weber stormed up the sidelines untouched, for a 55-yard touchdown.
After Cass Tech defense forced Central into one of it’s many three and outs on the day, Ohio State commit Damon Webb returned the ensuing punt all the way for a touchdown. Before you knew it, Cass Tech had a 13-0 lead just four minutes into the game.
The well oiled machine that is Cass Tech’s offense, scored on all but one of it’s possessions in the first half. Junior quarterback Jayru Campbell (Michigan State) saw limited playing time, but made the most of his opportunities. After a slow start, Campbell found wide receiver Andre Cook wide open in the endzone for an 8-yard score, and Cass Tech now led 20-0 with 4:12 left in the quarter.
Central (0-5, 0-4) would turn it over again on their ensuing possession, on an interception by sophomore cornerback LaVert Hill. And once again Weber would cap the drive off, this time with a 15-yard score that gave Cass Tech a 27-0 lead with 3:33 still remaining in the quarter. Weber would finish with 155 yards, on just four carries and two touchdowns.
On the opening play of the second quarter, Campbell and Webb hooked up for a 60-yard touchdown pass, and Cass Tech would put the game beyond reach at 34-0. Campbell went 3-7, for 82 yards and two touchdowns. The lead eventually swelled to 63-0 at halftime, and a running clock would be implemented in the second half.
The Technicians weren’t done with their scoring assault just yet, as senior Antone Price took the second half opening kickoff to the house for a touchdown, that gave Cass Tech the 70- lead. They would add one more score in the fourth quarter, and cruise past Central 76-0.
Cass Tech has outscored their opponents 216-24 so far this season, in dominating performances, and should be heavily favored in every game from here on out, until they begin the state playoffs.
"I just try to have my team work on what we do best ," said head coach Thomas Wilcher. "It’s not as much as trying to keep them motivated, just trying to keep our tempo up."