Two powerhouse offenses met for the MHSAA Division 2 Football championship and the defenses stole the show. Early on it looked to be a punting contest, because neither defense would give in, but a deep drive by Walled Lake Western gave them a chance to take an early lead, but Aiden Jennings missed a 35 yard field goal attempt. The end of the 1st quarter was highlighted by an interception of Johnny Tracy by Jesse Scarber and a Kevin Willis fumble forced by Jack Dodge.
In the 2nd quarter the Crusaders rushing game kept the Warriors off balance enough to penetrate deep with two long runs by Jaylen Wilson, but they failed to score on that drive. King then decided to put some points on the board. Late in the half, QB Dequan Finn hit Ambry Thomas on a 9 yard strike for a TD, the extra point was blocked. King was on their way 6-0.
The Warriors made a conscience effort to stay away from Thomas and focus on attacking Scarber who made them pay the price with his second interception by taking it 55 yards for a touchdown to put the Crusaders up 12-0 early in the 2nd half.
The Crusaders defense showed why they were one of the most feared defenses all season as the stopped the Warriors on drive after drive. The defense also showed that it would account for most of the scoring as Jaeveyon Morton picked off a pass and took it to the house to put the final touches on the 18-0 victory and Back to Back State Championships for King.