After getting by Detroit Western in the first round of the postseason, Fordson had to face unbeaten Detroit Cass Tech on Saturday Nov. 7.
The Tractors trailed the powerful Technicians by only 14 points after three quarters of play on the unseasonably warm afternoon in Detroit.
However, Cass added three touchdowns in the final quarter, including one each from twin brothers Kobe and Kalen King, and Fordson’s 2020 season came to an end with a 42-7 defeat in what was a Division 1 district semifinal.
For the Tractors (5-3), the lone points on Saturday came courtesy of a 63-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Alex Osman to receiver Antonio Gates. Kicker Hadi Saad nailed the extra point for Fordson.
It marked the seventh consecutive season that the Tractors and Technicians (8-0) have met up in the postseason. Fordson is 1-6 in that stretch, with the only victory coming in a 2018 district championship game.
This fall, the Tractors bounced back from a tough 0-2 start, including a lopsided shutout at Belleville, and they had won five games in a row heading into the meeting with Cass.
Overall, Fordson earned its 14th consecutive winning season and advanced to at least the second round of the playoffs for the fourth year in a row.
The Technicians moved on to face Woodhaven for the district championship.