Detroit King Crusaders 2017 Football Preview

Written by
Jeff Corrion

City / County: Detroit / Wayne

School Mascot Name: Crusaders

2016 Record: 12-2

Conference/Division: PSL

2017's Expected Division for Playoffs: Division 2

Record last 3 seasons: 34-4

Record last 5 seasons: 50-10

Record last 10 seasons: 90-27

Head Coach: Ty Spencer

Head Coaching Experience: 2 years

Assistant Coaching Staff:

Terel Patrick-Assistant HC/OC

Zach Carr-Oline

Brandon Walker-Tackles/TEs

Jerrel Noland-QBs

Donovan Dickerson-WRs

Richard Small-RBs

Aronde Stanton- DL

Leon Crenshaw- DTs

Matt Green- LBs

An'Tjaun Smith-DBs

Captains: TBD

Returning Starters on Offense: 7

Returning Starters on Defense: 5

Returning Key Players:

Jaeveyon Morton WR/DB 2018, Dequan Finn QB 2019, Jeremiah Hardge OT 2018, Josh Mayberry OG 2018, James Davis OC 2018, Aric Thomas OG 2018, Tyrece Woods TE/DE 2019, Jalen Bell DT 2019, Marvin Grant FS/RB 2019, Maurice White DE 2018, Aaron Pitts SS 2018

Upcoming Players:

Ray Williams CB 2019, Deshawn Ingram OG 2019, Jalen McGaughy WR 2019, RaShawn Williams WR 2020, Josh Bogan 2019 QB, Walt Landers DT 2019

Team Strength(s) for 2017:

Overall Team Depth, Offensive and Defensive Lines

Biggest Shoes / Holes to Fill in 2017:

Cepeda Phillips at LB, Ambry Thomas and Jesse Scarber at Corner

2017 Season Outlook:

We have a tough first two games in our schedule with Cathedral and Toledo CC. We hope those games will prepare us for the state playoffs.

Outlook on Conference/Division:

We have three separate divisions this year. It's going to be important for us to win our division. One mistake can possibly have us looking outside in on a conference title opportunity.