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To start the 2016 high school football season, Detroit News already has Detroit Cass Tech ranked No.1 in the state.

On Sunday afternoon, they showed why they have the ranking as they blew past Oak Park 45-27 in the the Prep Kickoff Classic game at Wayne State.

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Highly coveted wide receiver, Donovan Peoples-Jones had just 3 catches, but they covered 100 yards and accounted for two touchdowns.

“I really enjoyed myself today,” Peoples-Jones said. “I came out here and really competed today, working with my brothers, and it’s been something we’ve been working for all summer. We just focused on the goal and wanted to get the W; we just had to execute.”

“We’re real dangerous,” Peoples-Jones said. “We’re dangerous because we’re versatile. We’ve got so many athletes on this team.”

Speaking of athletes, Cass Tech quarterback Rodney Hall, a Northern Illinois commit, finished 9-of-15 for 77 yards and a touchdown, and he also had 10 carries for 70 yards and a touchdown.

However, Cass Tech did employ a dual-quarterback system, as Aaron Jackson also saw time, going 3-for-3 for 101 yards, with both touchdowns to Peoples-Jones.

Defensively, Cass Tech defense also came up big as they eliminated the big plays and forced Oak Park sophomore transfer Dwan Mathis to throw three interceptions.

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