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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Martin Luther King Crusaders 2017 Football Preview

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.

- 2013 King preview

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