Matthew Schoch The Detroit News Published 4:31 PM EDT Jul 30, 2019 Allen Park — A few of the Lions standouts stopped by football practice at Detroit Central High last fall, highlighting a season that resulted in a playoff berth. With hopes of lifting the Lions to the postseason, the Trail Blazers returned the favor on Tuesday. Matthew Stafford, Devon Kennard and Marvin Jones Jr. visited Central last year after the franchise pitched in to fix the scoreboard and press box, and also funded two uniform sets, practice equipment for the players, and sideline technology for the coaching staff. “We have a kinship with the organization,” Central defensive coordinator Keith King said Tuesday. “They really took care of us. They did a really nice job. They said that it cost about $100,000 what they did.” Fifteen Central players, along with head coach Jimmie Macon and King, attended Lions training camp with their jerseys on, standing out in the crowd as young players itching to get their own season started. More: Detroit King gearing up to keep seat on football throne The Lions’ visit to Central, which is on Linwood Street on the city’s west side, was chronicled by the NFL during last season’s Thanksgiving… Read full this story
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