Detroit Cass Tech ushered in the Marvin Hurrying coaching era with hundreds of passing yardage in a 49-22 victory Saturday more than Southfield A&T in the Xenith Prep Kickoff Typical at Wayne Condition.
Junior quarterback Leeshaun Mumpfield was the triggerman as the lefty went 18-for-22 passing for 259 yards and 6 touchdown passes in the convincing triumph at Adams Discipline.
The Technicians, 9-1 a year in the past, apparently have not missed a conquer just after dropping 3-time state winner mentor Thomas Wilcher, who left to come to be an assistant at Michigan Condition through the offseason.
In the first half, the crafty Mumpfield, in his 2nd year as the starter, was razor-sharp as he completed 14 of 16 passes for 169 yards.
“Not currently being cocky, but no one can do what I can do,” said Mumpfield , who stands 5 feet 9 in cleats and weighs 175 lbs after an offseason in the excess weight home. “My capability, I believe that in myself and I know what I can do. I imagined I performed good. 6 touchdowns converse for alone. We viewed movie so I noticed anything they had been carrying out and running on film, but we organized properly. The performs we had had been to get men and women in area and score touchdowns. I got much more obligation (this calendar year), but just guide the crew.”
Just prior to the formal commence of apply, Hurrying was named the head mentor soon after serving as Wilcher’s offensive coordinator.
But the transition proved to be seamless in the time opener.
“Honestly, we have been so busy with making an attempt to handle every thing and make selected I hadn’t overlooked just about anything, I didn’t have time to believe about getting the video game right now,” Rushing claimed. “Particularly at the conclude of the video game it got a minimal emotional. Mentor Wilcher has been about right here 28, 30 a long time or whatever it’s been, not with us … it’s been a traumatic offseason. We dropped a few coaches (who died) … so this was therapeutic for our young ones and for the coaching workers proper now, and now get out and have some pleasurable and get previous some of our losses while we pay a tribute to our brothers that who are no extended with us.”
Mumpfield’s fifth TD pass of the sport arrived on the opening drive of the 3rd quarter when he linked with Javen Sewell for a 24-yarder with 10 minutes, 9 seconds left to get started a running clock with a 35- direct. And he adopted with his sixth of the video game with 52 seconds to go in the third, on a 23-yard move to Elijah Jordan in advance of exiting to start the fourth.
“To be honest, this is what we predicted of him,” Rushing stated of his 2nd-calendar year starting QB. “He had to chance to perhaps begin as a freshman. He’s a leader and I do not consider people today can obstacle his sizing, but he will make all the throws and can make all the calls. He’s anything.”
The scoring began after the Specialists stopped Southfield on its very first possession, using gain of a 23-lawn punt. Cass scored in just 5 performs with Mumpfield hitting tight end Khamari Anderson on an underneath drag route for a 25-garden TD with 7:15 left in the opening quarter.
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An additional shorter rugby-type punt — this time just 16 yards — led to Mumpfield’s 2nd TD go of the quarter, a 30-yard strike to Jemeel Gardner with 4:01 left in the very first.
Southfield’s offense show signs of everyday living, highlighted by a 47-yard pass from Isaiah Marshall to Tashi Braceful, though driving down to the Cass Tech 2. But the offense was denied immediately after a pair of back again-to-back again crushing stops at the line of scrimmage by Deone Walker.
At the start of the 2nd quarter, Cass Tech turned the ball over when Southfield’s Dominant Johnson stripped the ball from receiver Nate Briggs and recovered a fumble at the Technicians’ 29.
But in spite of favorable field place, the Warriors misfired on a few straight passing attempts and ended up forced to quick punt.
Cass Tech wasted very little time in scoring heading 96 yards over 7 performs capped by Mumpfield’s 3rd TD pass of the fifty percent, this time on a 12-property hookup with tight stop Julius Faulkner to make it 21- with 7:34 remaining in the second.
An interception by Miles Gilmore established up Cass Tech’s fourth TD of the half as Mumpfield feathered a 10-garden scoring pass to Bowling Environmentally friendly commit Jemeel Gardner with 3:37 to go in the 50 percent for a 28- cushion.
Southfield received on the board with 4:58 still left in the 3rd on Isaiah Marshall’s 38-lawn TD go to Al’lik McCain. Southfield additional yet another scored with 11:24 left in the activity on Marshall’s 67-yard strike to Nigel Dunton.
The operating clock began yet again with 7:11 to go when backup Cass Tech QB hit Derrick Jackson for 14-property TD ahead of Southfield struck again on a 5-property keeper by Marshall.
It was also the head coaching debut at Southfield for Aaron Marshall, who is the uncle of his starting off QB.
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