Out of more than 15,000 high school football teams, King is ranked No. 56 in the nation by MaxPreps. MaxPreps is a CBSSports.com site accessible to college recruiters and high school athletes.
To celebrate the high ranking, the Army National Guard sponsored an event held in the King Center. Michigan Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Gryphon Dickerson presented a banner and trophy to the team.
“You (King) finished No. 56 in the whole country because your statistics were so good,” said MaxPreps representative Andy Auclair. “For a division two school to be within the top hundred — that’s pretty phenomenal.”
King was chosen by a computer system that takes statistics and determines where the team ranked in the whole country. Because all high school teams in the country cannot play each other, this technological assessment is used.
“Only 50 schools are selected to receive the trophy,” said Auclair. “You had to be highly ranked, you had to be undefeated, and to win your state championship.”
Said linebacker and fullback Damontae Smith: “It felt good to know that all the hard work we put in paid off.”