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EAST LANSING, Mich. – July 25 – Highlighted by what was then a Finals game kickoff return record, Muskegon takes on Detroit Martin Luther King in this week’s 80’s Finals Flashback series on MHSAA.TV. The fifth game in our weekly summer series is the 1988 Class A Football Final between the Big Reds and the Crusaders.
Here’s a look at this week’s game:
Week of July 25 – Muskegon 16, Detroit Martin Luther King 13 – 1988 Class A Football Final - Muskegon's Marcus Longmire dashed 89 yards for a touchdown on the opening kickoff of the second half as the Big Reds downed Detroit Martin Luther King, 16-13, in the Class A Final. Longmire's TD gave Muskegon a 16-0 lead, but the Crusaders did not fold. On second down of the following series, King quarterback Zolton Hall hit David Bowden on a 76-yard touchdown pass. Hall scored with 3:36 remaining in the third to cut the lead to three, but the Crusaders were unable to score again. (Click here to watch Longmire’s kickoff return)
A new game will be posted online each Monday through the week of August 22. DVD’s may be purchased directly from the MHSAA.TV Website – just click the Get DVD button below the player.
Next week’s game is the 1986 Class B Girls Basketball Final between Dearborn Divine Child and Okemos. The 80’s Finals Flashback series runs through the week of August 22.