September 30, 2009
Great Lakes Gridiron: 'It Was Easy'
DETROIT - William Gholston and his Detroit Southeastern teammates picked up their fourth straight victory over Detroit Public School League rival Cass Tech and moved their season record to 5-0 with a 35-0 win over the Technicians on Homecoming.
The decisive victory sets up a showdown between two teams with perfect records in the PSL. This Friday, the Jungaleers take on Detroit Martin Luther King in a game that will factor large in the PSL championship picture.
MLK has a 4-1 overall record and a half-game lead on Southeastern atop the PSL standings with a 3-0 conference mark. Southeastern has 5-0 thus far and 2-0 mark in league play.
The Jungaleers will be amped up to play MLK on Friday. It will, however, be difficult to match the emotion they played with against their bitter rival Cass Tech.
Gholston was dominant. The state's top player had at least three sacks in the game and also picked up his second touchdown of the year on offense.
The duo of Gholston and defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins made it impossible for Cass Tech to find any sort of rhythm on offense.
"It was easy," said Gholston afterward. "We came out with a good game plan, it was homecoming weekend, everybody was focused during practice, we knew all of their plays before they happened. We made a couple of mental mistakes, but that is going to happen in a football game."
With each game, Gholston and Southeastern appear to be cycling up toward what could be a memorable season for the Jungaleers.
Gholston is focused on being a leader on the team, breaking Nick Perry's single season sack record, and winning a state championship, a feat also accomplished by Perry when he was at King as a senior.
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