Most of the top football players in metro Detroit didn’t play in the second half because of blowouts — but did enough to merit some mention this weekend.
Here’s a look at some of the top teams and their players:
■ Ambry Thomas and Detroit King keep rolling toward their showdown with Detroit Cass Tech. The senior wide receiver/defensive back hasn’t lost since he was a sophomore, and King improved to 4-0 with a 59-0 victory over Detroit Western.
Thomas had a 53-yard TD reception and a 50-yard punt return called back because of a penalty. He finished with five tackles.
“He did pretty well,” coach Tyrone Spencer said. “Western was kind of down. He’s doing it both offensively and defensively. Our senior linebacker, Cepeda Phillips, has been strong. He’s going to Kent State. He’s averaging about nine tackles a game. I like how our sophomore quarterback (Dequan Finn) has been playing. He has three passing TDs and one rushing.”
■ Cass Tech (4-0) had a running clock in the second half of its 48-0 victory over Detroit Southeastern.
Defensive back Jaylen Kelly-Powell had four tackles and three receptions for 30 yards.
Senior wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones had two TD receptions, one for 20 yards and one for 30. “He’s been seeing a lot of double teams, but they didn’t double him,’’ coach Thomas Wilcher said.
Senior Donovan Johnson made his two carries work, covering 60 yards with a rushing TD.
Senior wide receiver Donovan Parker had an 8-yard TD pass, and senior quarterback Rodney Hall had three TD passes and 189 yards through the air.
“The game just went fast in the second half,’’ Wilcher said. “It didn’t seem like we were out there long.’’
■ Warren Fitzgerald (4-0, 3-0) is dominating the Macomb Area Conference Silver Division with a 24-20 victory over previous unbeaten St. Clair Shores South Lake.
Running back Najon Moore, 5 feet 9 and 175 pounds, carried 46 times for 291 yards. “He’s on pace for 4,000 yards for his career,’’ coach Gary Skop said. “He had 2,600 his first two years, and he has 800 this season. Our offensive line was dominant.”
Quarterback Chris Eddy ran for 110 yards and two TDs and threw for another. Senior defensive end Mike Kizer set a school record with 41/2 sacks.
“He’s a freak of nature,’’ Skop said of the 6-3, 235-pounder. “He had nine sacks last year and blocked five or six punts.’’
■ Junior quarterback Max Wittwer made his first half count for Utica Eisenhower in a 42-0 victory over Clinton Township Chippewa Valley.
Wittwer was 12 of 13 for 195 yards and five TDs in the first half. Slot receiver Jacob Albrecht had TD catches of 28 and 13 yards and ran in another.
The Eagles are 4-0, 2-0 in the MAC Red, with games in the next two weeks against defending Division 1 champ Romeo, undefeated L’Anse Creuse North and Warren Mott on Oct. 14.