Southfield,Farmington HillsSeptember 27, 2013
Southfield High football beats Farmington Hills Harrison in a thriller
By Christian Davis
C & G Staff Writer
Southfield High hosted Farmington Hills Harrison Sept. 27 for a battle for first place in the OAA White. Southfield won 20-19. Pictured, Southfield quarterback Jalen Brady scrambles for more yards.
SOUTHFIELD — Southfield High football trailed Farmington Hills Harrison by six points with just under a minute remaining Sept. 27 at home when quarterback Jalen Brady heaved a throw down the near sideline to receiver Devontae Alfred.
“When it was in the air, not to sound cocky, but I knew I was going to get it,” Alfred said.
Alfred caught the ball at its highest point, splitting two Harrison defensive backs and then won a foot race for the 60-yard score, diving outstretched into the end zone.
Kicker Anthony Springer then came on and made the extra point to make it 20-19.
“They made the play they had to make,” Harrison coach John Herrington said.
The Hawks threatened on their final drive, moving into Southfield territory, but Southfield’s Walter Love intercepted a pass with three seconds remaining to ensure the victory.
“That was a very exciting end to a football game,” Southfield coach Tim Conley said. “This league is just so tough.”
The win moves Southfield to 4-1 overall and alone in first place in the Oakland Activities Association at 3-0.
“I’m happy for the kids, and now we have to go back to work. Next week is going to be tough,” Conley said.
Southfield heads to Oxford High at 7 p.m. Oct. 4.
Harrison goes 4-1 overall and 2-1 in the White. The Hawks take on Southfield-Lathrup at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Lathrup.