The matchup between Detroit Collegiate Prep and Central Collegiate Prep is more than just the game on the field, but a neighborhood rivalry. Separated by only 2.5 miles this game has been circled on both teams calendars for years and usually determines who wins the neighborhood recruiting war. This year was no different as the two fought for the Division 2 DPSL title.
This game started much differently than the 27-0 win by the Colts earlier in the season. The Trailblazers were able to move the ball up and down the field but failed to convert on two redzone 4th down attempts. The Colts Germaine Williams started the scoring with a special teams score to put DCP up 7-0 after the 1st quarter
The Trailblazers got on the board in their third redzone possession as QB Darius Lynaum ran the read option to perfection and took it in for a score after a failed 2-point conversion the Colts lead by a narrow margin of 7-6. That looked to be the score headed into halftime until Coach Jimmy Hill dialed up his 3rd and 22 play out of his playbook. QB Danny Whitt hit WR Michael Marion on a 74-yard strike to put the Colts up 14-6 at the half.
The second half of was the Chris Dennis show scoring 2 TDs. Whenever the Colts needed anything, he was there to feel the need. The team captain showed that title was no fluke as he pounded the rock and rocked Central offensive players while playing defense. The Trailblazers fought to the end with Lynaum scoring on another QB keeper. At the end of the day, the Colts were not to be deterred from their mission stated by their Head Coach on the first day of practice, win the division, win a city championship, make the state playoffs. Who knows how far the Colts will go in the state playoffs, but this team will go down in the history books winning the 1st city championship in 45 years.
Coach Jimmy Hill discussing his team following Division 2 Championship win
RB Chris Dennis discusses his performance in the Division 2 Championship win