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Local teams learn playoff road

After 1-3 start, South qualifies for postseason

October 30, 2013

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Grosse Pointe North’s Lawrence Bryant is pictured trying to avoid a South defender during their game earlier this season. Bryant will help contribute to an effective rushing attack against Detroit East English this weekend.
Grosse Pointe South’s Jordan Spratt will help to lead the Blue Devils’ offense against Detroit Cass Tech. Spratt is pictured catching a pass against Grosse Pointe North earlier this season.

GROSSE POINTE — The chances of a playoff berth for Grosse Pointe South appeared bleak after the Blue Devils started their season 1-3. After winning five consecutive games, South has clinched a spot in the postseason and won a share of the MAC Blue Division title.

In a predistrict game this upcoming weekend, South will take on Detroit Cass Tech (9-0), the two-time defending state champions in Division 1. Cass Tech has been ranked the top team in the state throughout the season by several publications.

Cass Tech defeated South 37-3 in a predistrict contest last season.

The winner between South and Cass Tech will play Dearborn Fordson and Warren Mott.

Grosse Pointe North will be playing in the Division 2 state tournament starting with Detroit East English Village Prep (6-3). East English is led by a defense that gave up 59 points all season. East English went 4-1 in the Detroit PSL East Division with a 4-1 record, with its lone loss coming to Detroit King by a score of 6-0.

The winner between North and East English will face the winner of King and Detroit Cody.

About the author

Staff Writer Thomas Franz covers Macomb Township, Chippewa Valley Schools and the Macomb County Board of Commissioners for the Macomb Township Chronicle. He also covers sports primarily for the Shelby-Utica News. He has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2013 and attended Michigan State University.

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