DETROIT (WWJ) - The Wayne State Warriors will be making history Saturday when the football team competes for the school’s first ever national championship.
Gloria Herman will be in the stands in Alabama, watching her son, Warriors Defensive Back Jeremy Jones, take on Pittsburgh State.
“They have worked so hard for this, they have pulled out all the stops. I feel very confident that win or lose, we have created a legacy for Wayne State. This many wins, taken to the playoffs, and never ever in the history of Wayne State in 93 years, this is very exciting. We love Wayne State,” Herman said.
Wayne State student Fala Zwan said the championship is not only good for the school, but for the whole City of Detroit.
“A lot of my cousins have been talking about it like this is a wonderful thing to happen to Detroit. There hasn’t been much good news here in a while so, this may brighten it a little bit,” said Zwan.
Matt Cunningham, Director of Player Development at Wayne State, said the team has a good shot at a win.
“We’ve been a pretty physical team all year so, we’ve got to be able to control the run, both run the ball and stop their run, but these guys just have to believe they can compete with anybody. They’ve beat a lot of good teams thus far and now it’s anybody’s game,” said Cunningham.
The team prepared for the big game by practicing at Ford Field and remembering a teammate who was killed this summer. Read more, here.