It is not often that a high school football team forfeits a game that has already started but that is exactly what happened on Friday when Detroit King and Detroit Pershing squared off.
King, who is considered to be one of the top teams in the state, took just 14-seconds to score their first touchdown. Before long, the score was 27-0 and the King players were getting ready to kick the extra point. The only problem is, according to a report from thedzone.com, the Pershing squad refused to come back out onto the field and instead, forfeited the game.
“The teams are supposed to be lining up for an extra point and the Pershing team is refusing, just sitting on the bench. It’s 27-0 less than 7 minutes in, King has only run two offensive plays. This is going to be a forfeit in the most offensive excuse for a game I’ve ever seen.”
The teams are supposed to be lining up for an extra point and the Pershing team is refusing, just sitting on the bench. It’s 27-0 less than 7 minutes in, King has only run two offensive plays. This is going to be a forfeit in the most offensive excuse for a game I’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/XCmZAftCMT
— Tony Garcia (@RealTonyGarcia) September 7, 2018
The wait is just about over as the Detroit Lions will take the field against the New York Jets on Monday Night Football in less than a week.
Will the Lions improve on their 9-7 (non-playoff) 2017 season or will they take a step back. Heck, to be honest, it is quite possible that they have a better all-around team but do not post a better record because of a tough schedule.
With 53-man rosters finalized around the league (or at least as finalized as they can be as they are fluid), it’s time to take a stab at predicting each and every Detroit Lions regular season game. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
(W) WEEK 1 – vs. New York Jets (Monday Night Football)
The Lions will be licking their chops for this one as rookie quarterback Sam Darnold will get the start for the Jets. You can bet that Matt Patricia will have his team ready for this one.
Lions 27 Jets 17
(W) WEEK 2 – @ San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers finished strong in 2017 and they are the sexy pick by many to take another step in 2018. That being said, with a trio of tough matchups on the horizon, this is a game the Lions have to win.
Lions 24 San Francisco 23
(L) WEEK 3 – vs. New England Patriots (Sunday Night Football)
Matt Patricia’s first matchup against his former team comes at Ford Field on Sunday Night Football. You can bet the fans will be loud and the team will be fired up but the Lions lose a close one.
Patriots 31 Lions 27
(L) WEEK 4 – @ Dallas Cowboys
Personally, I do not believe the Cowboys will be a very good team in 2018. Unfortunately, the Lions will have to go on the road and that will spell trouble.
Cowboys 24 Lions 20
To read the rest of the predictions, please click on the link below.