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Saline Knocks Out Cass Tech in D1 Heavyweight Semi-Final, 30-15
It's the game on the bracket everyone in
Saline and Cass Tech entered this Heavyweight battle with as much momentum as possible, Cass Tech defeated Chippewa Valley and Saline defeated Canton the previous week. Cass Tech entered the game on a perfect 12-0 streak and Saline had won their previous 11 games after losing their opening game vs. Mona Shores.
For The D Zone's preseason rankings, both Cass Tech and Saline were highly thought of. Cass Tech was ranked #3 and Saline was #4. Both teams more than proved their rankings leading up to this battle.
To start the game it was Saline who immediately made their intentions of what they would do to the previously committed Michigan RB, Mike Weber who tore through Chippewa Valley the previous week for 404 yards and 5 touchdowns. Saline quickly forced a 3 and out, stopping Weber in hordes of Hornets and the punt was muffed and Saline took over at the Cass Tech 30 yard line. Cass replied back with their stout defense forcing a 3 and out and a
The 1st quarter would be back and forth as would the 2nd
Like a true heavyweight fight, Saline would return the punch. Aided by some pinpoint throws by 2016 QB Josh Jackson, Saline quickly got
It would not last that long though as Cass Tech was quickly forced to punt, following a high snap on 3rd down that Hall had to fall on, the snap was low and Saline would get the ball in the red zone. They couldn't translate the momentum into a touchdown but a
Cass Tech got into
Saline would start the 2nd half with the ball and 2015 DB Tyrone Miller fielded the kickoff, burst upfield and cruised through the Cass Tech coverage team to give Saline a huge 17-7 lead. Before people could sit down they were in awe
Saline would come up with another huge stop on Weber and Cass Tech as they pushed him out of bounds a yard shy of the marker on 4th down. The previous play was a
Cass Tech would quickly put
Just as quickly as Saline had Cass Tech 6 feet deep, Cass Tech turned the tables with a
Cass Tech nearly flipped the tables completely on Saline when the kickoff was bouncing towards the end zone when a Saline player touched the ball at the goal line and was hit into the end zone. Cass Tech recovered the ball. It was initially ruled a touchdown but a calm, Coach Joe Palka on the Saline sideline echoed the rule to the sideline referee, who went in to have a discussion with the other referees before it was ruled a touchback.
According to the National Federation of State High School Association which is the body that writes the rules of competition for most high school sports and activities in the United States. It was a touchback for this reason as published in the rule book, "It is a touchback when: A fumble is the force, or a muff or bat of a backward pass or a fumble after either has touched the ground is
Saline about wrapped up the game a few players later on their own
Saline will meet Clarkston at 1pm on Saturday, 11/29.
Mike Weber had 40 carries this week and was held under 150 yards and after having 32 carries the previous week for over 400 yards. It was simple, the Saline defense was extremely zeroed in on Weber and schemed to perfection, hardily was Weber one on one with a defender. When he was one on one, he was hit squarely and tackled.
Both Offensive Line's were phenomenal as the QB's
Both young QB's did all they could to lead their team to wins. Josh Jackson made all the throws and had few rushing yards but still was able seemingly
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