With Flint Northern slated to be closed, will Southwestern take the spoils?

Posted: March 20, 2013 by Jared Field in High School
Ray Ray Lewis, junior guard, Flint Northern.

Ray Ray Lewis, junior guard, Flint Northern.

As many of you have heard, the Flint Community Schools Board of Education voted to close several schools including Flint Northern High School at the end of the school year. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, as FCS has sustained too many buildings operating at far less than capacity.

All that being said, as the District starts the process of re-drawing high school boundaries, will they gerrymander around the homes of Ra’mon Lewis, Amariontez Thomas and Kaylin Johnson? Those three are really talented and if they were added to an already loaded roster at Southwestern Academy, we’d have a team in Flint that could compete with the likes of class A powers Saginaw High and Detroit Pershing.

Southwestern has already been pegged as a team to watch over the next few seasons, as the Knights’ top players are all returning (Neshua Wise, Miles Bridges, Jaire Grayer and Malik Young). Is this a team that could bring a state title to the city limits for the first time since Flint Northern in 1995? With the right coach, certainly. Is Keith Gray the right coach? We’ll find out.

  1. Freddie McCoy says:

    Northwestern need the most help, talent level with down very much beside Kelvin Tolbert Era, Flint Northwestern had only one decent team since 1988 excluding Kelvin Tolbert(1999-2001)

  2. Jared, unless the rules have changed those student-athletes should be immediately eligible no matter which school they choose to attend. Previously under MHSAA guidelines this was permissible when the school a student-athlete was attending ceased to exist.

  3. Marvin says:

    They were speculating about this back when I went to Flint Southwestern and Academy combined. I personally think East-side Detroit combined……..it would be a SUPER-power! I can’t tell you the amount of kids that go the same church anyways.

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