High-SchoolMichigan: Cass Tech

Cass Tech stars earn spots on ESPNHS All-American team

December, 22, 2011
Cass Tech seniors Royce Jenkins-Stone and Terry Richardson have a new accolade to go with their championship hardware, as both players earned a spot on the ESPNHS All-American football team.

Jenkins-Stone made the first team as a linebacker. According to the list...

"(The) Michigan pledge led Cass Tech to its first state title, recording 145 tackles and five sacks while rushing for 12 touchdowns on offense."

Richardson, a defensive back, made the second team.

For the full list of ESPNHS All-Americans, click here.

Get Familiar with Cass Tech's Jayru Campbell

December, 5, 2011
Check out the ESPNHS Football Blog today for a story on young Cass Tech phenom Jayru Campbell. The freshman quarterback was electrifying throughout the postseason, including a big state championship game effort to help the Technicians win the Division 1 state championship.

In the state final last weekend, Campbell tied a state record with five touchdown passes as Cass Tech beat Detroit Catholic Central, 49-13.

For the full story, click here.

Cass Tech title dampened by racist letter to coach

November, 30, 2011
Cass Tech completed an improbable run to the state title last weekend, beating Detroit Catholic Central, 49-13. But this week, the talk around Michigan isn't about the Technicians' incredible victory but rather a letter to the coach sent after the team's victory.

Tuesday evening, a photo of a letter circulated around Twitter, addressed to Cass Tech head football coach Thomas Wilcher. The author of the letter called Cass Tech football players "utter failures," took shots at the Public School by labeling it as a "holding tank" and made allusions to players one day being "in jail, addicted to drugs, or worse."

According to The Oakland Press, records indicate Cass Tech is one of the strongest academic schools among the Detroit Public Schools and had a 95.5 percent graduation rate last year.

Detroit Catholic Central President Richard Ranaletti addressed the letter in remarks to MLive.com. The letter was signed, but according to multiple sources, the school could not identify the alleged author of the letter in student or alumni databases.