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DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS MAKES A COMEBACK!

CITYBALLER COLUMNIST MS. AL

 

DETROIT, MI - A Detroit Public School (DPS) official informed Cityballers.com that they are in the process of developing an aggressive Five-Year Strategic Plan. This plan serves as a response to the inquires of students, parents, community partners, school board members and union leaders to reform the school district into a world class school system. The programs and services will be offered to existing students and parents, and if it is successful will aid the district in retaining students as well as attracting new students.

One of the Phase I Initiatives of the Five Year Strategic Plan, will offer after school arts, music and athletic enrichment. This opportunity will be extended to all K-8 school students district wide. Included in this initiative will be middle school tackle football. According to DPS, “The challenge or opportunity is to establish a high value K-8 program that leverages our size to create economies of scale, enhance competition, enable a feeder system for HS Athletic Programs, and reduce liabilities and risks.”

The registration fee for all sports are $10 and for tackle football $25. The tackle football season is set to start the week of September 28, 2014. The first middle schools scheduled to take part in tackle football program (6-8) are Carson, Clark, Garvey, Earhart, Mackenzie, and Ludington.

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DETROIT, MI - Detroit Western Cowboys WR/DE Jaye Patrick had 66 receiving yards, a two point conversion, and touchdown against Doug in last fridays game, moving the Cowboys to 3-0.

 

 

 

 

CITYBALLERS TOP 10 HIGH SCHOOLS

 

1. LONG BEACH POLY 3 - 0


2. ST JOHN BOSCO (Los Angeles Metro)
3 - 0


3. WHITEHAVEN HIGH (Memphis, TN)
4 - 0


4. DETROIT CASS TECH
3 - 0


5. DETROIT ML KING
3 - 0


6. MEMPHIS EAST HIGH
4 - 0


7. McCLYMONDS HIGH (Oakland, CA)
3 - 0


8. DEARBORN FORDSON (Detroit Metro) 3 - 0


9. SERRA HIGH (Los Angeles Metro) 2 - 1


10. OAK PARK HIGH (Detroit Metro)
2 - 1

 

 


 

 

High School Football - AUGUST 6, 2014

Lindrell Mitchell

EAST ENGLISH VILLAGE PREP - DETROIT, MI

 

tigers CITYBALLER COLUMNIST JOEY GIBS

DETROIT, MI -There is one word that best describes East Indian Village wide receiver Lindrell Mitchell... BEAST.

Here is a guy who's the epitome of everything you want in a football player. At 5'11, he has good height for a 16 year old junior receiver. When looking at how he navigates through coverages and eludes would-be tacklers, you can tell that his on-field vision is amazing.

"I think the best parts of my game are my vision and my hands. I have good, clean route running, & I catch the ball really well in traffic. I can catch the ball, get tackled, and still hold on to it. I'm real physical too."

Mitchell is coming off a sophomore year where he racked up 1000+ yards, 66 receptions, and 5 touchdowns. If he improves his speed, he could not only replicate, but could easily obliterate those stats. Also, with the character, personality, and positive attitude he exudes, he can help his team to be successful as a whole.

"I'm a team player. I don't ever hold anything against anybody. If somebody messes up, I'm not going to talk down about them, or anything like that. I have a good on-field personality. I'm not ever really mad or anything. I just lift my team up and go on to the next play."

Touting a 3.6 grade point average, Lindrell is obviously a smart kid. On top of that, he's ambitious and hungry. He alluded to his goals for the upcoming season.

" I plan on going all-state and all-city. I plan on having more than 10 touchdowns. I want to have more than 66 receptions, because I had that last year. So, I want more than that. I want more than 1,000 yards. I want to win the state championship. The city championship is fine, but I want to win the state because my coach has never won one. So, I want to do that for him."

From what's been seen, Mitchell is nice on and off the field, hungry, and smart. If he continues on this path, and maintains the urge to improve, he can become one of the best receivers to ever play. I believe that he can do it.

 

 

 

 

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    High School Football - AUGUST 6, 2014

    Mark Patritto

    ADAMS HIGH - ROCHESTER HILLS, MI

     

    tigers CITYBALLER COLUMNIST JOEY GIBS

    DETROIT, MI - The Rochester Adams Highlanders are looking to make some real noise this football season. Coming into his sophomore year, wide receiver/Cornerback Mark Patritto looks to play a huge role in the accomplishment of that goal.

    Standing at 5'11 and 150 lbs., Patritto is a big target, yet, he remains a threat in the slot position. He possesses deceptive speed, shiftiness, and quick feet. He has a knack for getting open and reeling in the football.

    "I think my strong points are probably my hands and my route running," he proclaimed.

    Patritto is a product of a football father. His dad, Tony Patritto is the head varsity coach of his team.

    "My dad coached me while I was growing up. So, I'm comfortable with him coaching me now. He pushes me harder and expect more out of me, but, it's because it helps me to improve. I definitely want to improve on getting stronger, I want to gain more weight, and I want to get faster. I just want to make him proud. So, he's my motivation."

    Patritto looks to build on a freshman season where he burst on the same as a touchdown machine. He had 10 touchdowns last season... 6 receiving and 4 rushing.

    "This year, I'm looking to keep up on varsity, and hopefully gain a starting position. I just want to play my role and do anything to help us win."

    In the words of the late, great Al Davis... "Just win, baby."

     

     

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