Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday Night Scores

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Riverview 44 Summit 12
Grosse Ile 55 Hazel park 28
Flat Rock 18 Stockbridge 8
Huron 41 Annapolis 8
Country Day 40 Milan 0
Lansing Catholic Central 48 SMCC 18

Tecumseh @ Airport

Airport (3-5) is coming off of a 45-27 loss to Milan while Tecumseh (5-3) defeated Adrian 31-12. The Indians won last years game 42-21 and leads the all time series 23-15 with one tie.

The Jets have lost four straight after starting the season 3-1. The running game has been effective all season, but the defense is giving up nearly 30 ppg.

Tecumseh gives up a lot of points, but is well coached. The Indians have two quality wins and gave Huron League Champion SMCC a game for the better part of three quarters.

Tecumseh needs a win to guarantee a trip to the playoffs while Airport could end the season on a positive note and help some league teams along the way with a victory. Prediction: Tecumseh 34 Airport 28

Country Day @ Milan

Milan (4-4) defeated Airport 45-27 while DCDS (4-4) fell to Muskegon CC 30-0. These two teams have met twice over the years with each team winning one game.

Milan has won two straight games after dropping three straight. The running game has picked up while the defense has done just enough.

This is not a vintage DCDS team, but the Yellow Jackets have played a tough schedule. Although they have only one quality win, there are some players capable of making big plays.

Both teams need a win this game to give them a shot at the playoffs. A DCDS win should give them enough points to get in at 5-4. Milan may need some help with a win to get into the playoffs, but the opportunity is there. Prediction: DCDS 27 Milan 21

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SMCC @ Lansing Catholic Central

SMCC (8-0) is coming off of a 47-7 victory over Jefferson while LCC (8-0) beat Detroit Community 48-6. The Falcons won last years game 49-20.

SMCC steamrolled through the Huron League schedule this year. This week 9 match up may provide the toughest test of the year thus far. The Falcon defense will be challenged by a team that throws the ball a lot, but is able to run the ball as well.

The Cougars are led by 6-7, 235 lb  QB Tony Poljan. The junior has thrown for over 1700 yards and rushed for nearly 700 yards while accounting for 33 TD's. In LCC's closest game of the year, a 34-20 victory over Ionia he threw for 282 yards and 3 TD's while rushing for another 238 and a TD.

The Cougars may remind many Falcon faithful of the teams the they faced at Ford Field back in 2009 and 2010. This team is a lot like Monatgue and Ithaca, they all had Division I QB prospects although Poljan is most likely to play DI basketball. Prediction: SMCC 31 LCC 27

Stockbridge @ Flat Rock

Flat Rock (0-8) lost to Huron last week 46-6 while Stockbridge (5-3) defeated Durand 61-19. Stockbridge won last seasons game 60-16.

The Panthers are a scoring machine that is averaging 45 ppg. They are also giving up 43 ppg. Stockbridge needs this victory to qualify for the playoffs.

Flat Rock has lost 17 straight games and this will be the last game for Flat Rock graduate and head coach Tom Oestrike before he leaves to take the athletic director job at Dundee.

I don't think the Rams will be able to stop the Panthers high powered offense, but if the Rams can keep their turnovers and penalties to a minimum then they should put up some points. Call me crazy, but I think Flat Rock can win this game. Prediction: Flat Rock 48 Stockbridge 47

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Huron @ Annapolis

Huron (7-1) beat Flat Rock last week 48-6 while Annapolis (3-5) fell to Livonia Clarenceville 41-20. The Chiefs won last years game 42-6.Huron holds an all time edge in the series of 18-5.

Huron is in the middle of their best football season ever. They broke a school record for wins last week. This should be a chance for Huron to get everyone playing time before the playoffs start.

The Cougars seemed to have won the games they should have on the schedule and lost the ones they should have as well. Don't look for things to change.

Huron looks like they may have out grown this long non-league rivalry. Prediction: Huron 45 Annapolis 6