Prep football: Rob McDaniel of Peck High was named the Michigan high school coach of the week. McDaniel led his team to a 59-0 win over Carsonville-Port Sanilac. It was the seventh straight win to start the season for the Pirates, and the team’s 20th consecutive victory dating to last season. The coach of the week, sponsored by the Lions, is voted on by a panel of media members, including Mick McCabe of the Free Press.
Prep football: Detroit Osborn 36, Detroit Allen Academy 8: Quarterback Dajon Watson completed 13-of-20 passes for 200 yards and one touchdown for Detroit Osborn (3-5). Shayone Bonner had two catches for 95 yards total with one touchdown and had three rushes totaling 85 yards; and Dejon Johnson ran the ball six times, racking up 62 yards and a touchdown for Osborn. On defense for Osborn, Watson had two interceptions for touchdowns (60, 48) at safety; and Dupree Vaughns had seven tackles, two sacks and two fumble recoveries. Detroit Allen Academy is 1-7.
Detroit Western International 35, Detroit CMA 0: Romello Ross had 13 carries for 193 yards and three touchdowns; and Khalil Banks had five carries for 63 yards for Detroit Western International (4-4). On defense for Western, outside linebacker Antonio Ailecea had 12 tackles and three sacks. Detroit CMA is 1-7.
Detroit Pershing 38, Detroit Douglass 12: Nyassinu Crowell ran the ball 10 times for 190 yards total and two touchdowns; and Fredrick Roberts had nine carries for 110 yards total for Detroit Pershing. On defense for Pershing, safety Desmond George ran an interception back 40 yards and had five tackles.
Prep volleyball: Detroit Renaissance 25, 25, 21, 25 (4); Detroit King 11, 15, 25, 15 (1): Arielle Sears had two aces, six kills, two blocks and 15 assists; Lydia Faulk had four aces and six kills; and Malaika Alles had six aces and seven digs for Detroit Renaissance (9-0). Detroit King is 7-2. On the 23rd, Detroit Renaissance will play Detroit Cass Tech in DPSL championship at 7:00 p.m. at Western International.
Athletics: Grand Rapids was named the host city of the 2017 State Games of America. San Diego, Lincoln, Neb., and Hampton Roads, Va., were the other finalists vying to hold the annual showcase of 30 competitions. The State Games of America is an Olympic-style event with competition among medal winners from the 31 states that conduct sports festivals.
Men’s basketball: Detroit Mercy was selected to finish third in the Horizon League preseason poll. Oakland was picked to place seventh, according to the survey of the league’s coaches. Green Bay was chosen to repeat as league champion. UDM’s Juwan Howard Jr. and Oakland’s Corey Petros were named to the all-conference first team. Howard, a forward, averaged 18.3 points and 5.3 rebounds last season. Petros, a center, averaged 13.3 points and 8.2 rebounds. UDM guard Kahlil Felder, who averaged 9.5 points and 6.4 assists, made the second team.
College hockey: Michigan State coach Tom Anastos named Joe Cox, Travis Walsh and Justin Hoomaian alternate captains. Cox is a sophomore who was named team rookie of the year last season; Walsh is a junior defenseman who tied for the Big Ten lead in blocked shots last season (85); and Hoomaian is a junior forward and a two-time academic all-Big Ten. Junior Michael Ferrantino is the team captain. The Spartans open the season at home tonight against Massachusetts.