After an on-field brawl during Detroit King’s semifinal game on Friday night against Cody, King has forfeited the PSL Division 1 Championship Game.
According to Detroit Public Schools, the game, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23 at Ford Field, will be deemed a Cass Tech forfeit.
King beat Cody 20-2 in the semifinal game, and will finish 8-1 overall on the season with the forfeit. They will be allowed to resume play in the state playoffs.
Cody’s football team has been suspended for the rest of the season because of the brawl, and the entire coaching staff has been placed on indefinite suspension.
Detroit Public Schools has released the following statement on the situation:
A fight between the football teams from Martin Luther King Jr. Sr. High School and Cody High School occurred on the field after the completion of the DPS PSL Division I semi-final playoff on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. The fight was in violation of PSL policies and resulted in both teams being suspended from further PSL play for the regular season. This suspension caused King to forfeit their right to play against Cass Tech in the PSL Division I Finals game scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23. Cass will win the PSL Division I finals game by forfeit. This will not affect either team playing in the State playoffs.