Thursday, October 8, 2015

Thursday Night Scores

Airport 44 Grosse Ile 16
SMCC 48 Milan 14
Flat Rock 14 Riverview 8
Huron 35 Jefferson 8 4th

Walled Lake Western 17 Huron 14

SMCC @ Milan

SMCC (6-0) is coming off of a 49-7 victory over Airport while Milan (5-1) defeated Grosse Ile 44-7. SMCC won last year's game 43-0 and leads the all-time series 13-8.

SMCC relies on their running game and offensive time of possession. Senior QB Austin Burger has done a masterful job of running the Falcon offense. RB's Justin Carrabino and Kevin LaPrad have both been highly effective again this season. Defensively, Riley Woolford and Hunter Coombe lead a unit that is giving up just 9.0 ppg in league play this season.

The Milan offense has been explosive this season. The emergence of  QB Demetrius Barnes as a threat to create a TD on every play has opened up bigger and better running lanes for RB Trace Lindeman. Cortez Gray and Scot Steubben lead a defense that is giving up just 11 ppg in league play.

This is a great match up in what amounts to a league championship game even though there will still be another week of league games after this one. Carrabino and Lindeman are the two best offensive players in the league this season and undoubtedly will be relied on heavily this week.

This is the game of the year in the Huron League and both teams appear poised for long playoff runs. There should be a big crowd in Milan on Friday. I know I will be there. Look for the game to be an absolute barn burner with the game coming down to the final play. Pick: Milan 21 SMCC 20 OT

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Grosse Ile @ Airport

Grosse Ile (2-4) is coming off of a 44-7 loss to MIlan while Airport (1-5) lost to SMCC 49-7. Grosse Ile won last year's game 24-14 and leads the all-time series 37-26-2.

Grosse Ile is in the midst of a two game losing streak where both the offense and defense have struggled against the top two teams in the league.

Airport has lost three in a row. The Jets one dimensional offense has been hard pressed to put up points while their usual stout defense has been anything but that.

This is pretty much a pick'em game that could go either way. Give me John Bodner in this match up. Pick: Grosse Ile 20 Airport 14

Huron @ Jefferson

Huron (2-4) fell at home to Riverview 22-7 while Jefferson (2-4) defeated Flat Rock 20-6. Huron won last year's game 38-14, but Jefferson leads the all-time series 36-15.

Huron is in the midst of a four game losing streak. The offense has struggled the last four weeks while the defense has as well. Matt Hartwick and Jacob Fryer lead the Chief offense.

Jefferson took care of business last week and is looking to get their first victory over the Chiefs since 2011. Look for Jefferson to run the ball while be opportunistic with the pass.

This should be a tightly contested game that could go either way.Pick Huron 24 Jefferson 13

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

MLive State Game of the Week

Here we go again. The Milan/SMCC game is up for the biggest game in the state of Michigan this week. Please vote.

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Flat Rock @ Riverview

Flat Rock (2-4) is coming off of a 20-6 homecoming loss to Jefferson while Riverview (4-2) beat Huron 22-7. Riverview won last year's game 53-6 and leads the all-time series 35-5.

Flat Rock struggled offensively against a bigger Jefferson team last week. Turnovers killed the Rams. The offense will need to look to air it out against the physical Pirates while hoping to stop the running game.

Riverview seems to run only a few different plays on offense. Look for Eric Gant to carry off tackle at least 20 times. .

Not a good match up for the Rams. Riverview likes to line up and punch people in the mouth. This week will be no different. Pick: Riverview 35 Flat Rock 13

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