Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Huron League Offensive Player of the Year

Because the blog started with the Huron League and we cover all eight Huron League teams we will be picking our All League Teams and Players of the Year again. 

We will pick an Offensive Player of the Year, a Defensive Player of the Year and an Overall Player of the Year. We will then pick 11 offensive players, 11 defensive players a kicker and a punter for our All-League teams. Our Players of the Year will not be included in these All League teams.

Milan RB Hunter Aeschbacker has been named the All-Huron League Blog Offensive Player of the Year. The 5-9, 190 lb junior was a threat to score every time he touched the ball this season.

Aeschbacker ran for 1,274 yards and 13 TD's. He also caught 12 balls for 137 yards and a TD while returning 4 kick-offs for TD's.

Milan qualified for the playoffs for the 5th time in the last 6 seasons and finished in a tie for 2nd place in the Huron League this season with a 5-2 record even though injuries limited the Big Reds to 19 healthy players come playoffs.

Click Here ----> Hunter Aeschbacker Highlights

Other players considered for this award were; Jacob Dotson (Flat Rock), Zach Guthrie (Riverview), Mike Furtney (Milan), and Cam Rogers (Riverview).




Monday, November 20, 2017

Final 2017 Power Rankings

1. Riverview (11-2), Pirates played well in semi-final loss to Harrison, but couldn't punch it in the end zone.

2. Carlson (9-2), 1st year under Jack Giarmo exceeded expectations.

3. Bedford (6-4), Mules say goodbye to another solid senior class.

4. SMCC (7-5), Falcons showed many what the future looks like.

5. Ida (8-3), Bluestreaks rebounded well after huge graduation losses a year ago.

6. Flat Rock (7-3), Ram post best season in 27 years.

7. Milan (5-5), Big Reds were the walking wounded this season.

8. Huron (5-5), Chiefs lose 4 straight to closeout the season, but manged to beat two playoff teams.

9. Monroe (4-5), Trojans lacked a quality win this season.

10. Airport (4-5), Jets were better this season, but the defense couldn't stop anyone.

11. Grosse Ile (2-7), rebuilding year included victory over 7-3 Flat Rock.

12. Dundee (3-6), Vikings were one play away most of the season.

13. Jefferson (0-9), Bears have first winless season since 1970.

14. Erie Mason (1-8), young Eagles can only get better.


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thoughts and Questions?

Congrats to Riverview on a fine season.

Were the Airport faithful happy with the season?

Who is the favorite in the Huron League for next season?

Does Bedford reload again or rebuild?

We will have our All-Blog team soon. Please submit any nominees to fridaynightvictors@gmail.com

Will Carlson be better in year two under Giarmo?

It was a good year, although very tough to cover 14 teams. We could use some help.

Will Dundee turn the corner?

There were 6 new coaches this season, they finished with a combined 25-29 regular season record.

Does Erie Mason take a step forward?

Gary and I each picked those coaches to finish with a combined 25-29 regular season record.

Will Flat Rock return to obscurity or is this the new norm?

Look for the final Power Rankings in the next day or so.

Look for Grosse Ile to make a return to the upper echelon of the Huron League next year.

Look for our All-Huron league team shortly.

Will Huron finally win a league title in football?

Will there be another Ida reload?

Does Jefferson rebound from their winless season?

Can Milan find some depth in a school of 780 students?

I hope Monroe can get back on track.

I don't see Riverview going away any time soon.

SMCC is my early season favorite to win the Huron League.

Go Green!

Go Blue?







Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saturday Semi-Final Score

Please submit your updates. I will get the score posted ASAP.

Riverview 0 Farmington Hills Harrison 21 Final

Friday, November 17, 2017

Riverview vs Farmington Hills Harrison Pick

Sorry no video this week folks.

Riverview (11-1) vs Harrison (9-3)
Chris's Pick: Riverview 35 Harrison 34 OT
Gary's Pick: Riverview 27 Harrison 25


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Riverview (11-1) vs. Farmington Hills Harrison (9-3)

Riverview is coming off of a 36-31 road victory over Divine Child while Harrison beat Linden 34-21. The Pirates are the champions of the Huron League and beat Gibraltar Carlson and Trenton before their Regional game at DC. The Hawks defeated Warren Woods-Tower and Warren Fitzgerald in the districts. Harrison is one of the blue bloods of Michigan high school football and has qualified for the playoffs 33 times and has won 13 state titles. Harrison tied for the OAA White Division championship this year. Riverview is known in the coaching fraternity in Michigan as the "Cradle of Coaches" and is led by Derek McLaughlin while John Herrington is the states all-time winningest coach and the only head coach Harrison has ever known. This game will be played at Rochester High School at Noon on Saturday.

Harrison  is led by a host of talented players. They are led by senior QB Noah Hendricks and junior RB Roderick Heard. Heard rushed for over 250 yards last week and scored 3 TD's. Senior FB Rapana Filemu is a bruising runner while senior WR Ovie Oghoufo is a big play threat that has committed to Notre Dame. Senior Caleb Sparks and junior Maverick Hansen anchor a solid offensive line  On defense, junior DE Caleb Williams is an imposing figure along with senior MLB John O'Connor, senior  OLB Jerrin Harvey and senior DB Nick Cotton.

For Riverview, the Pirates are led by junior Dom Wood who was nicked up against DC. If he is unable to go, senior Hunter Walker will take over the signal calling for the Pirates T offense. The offense will centers around a very good offensive line that includes Cameron Pruitt, Nathan Maher and Cas Sarnaki and a trio of backs all capable of running the ball, but none better than rugged senior Zach Guthrie. Defensively, Zach Warlick, Jack Demare, Andrew Ditzhazy, Tyler Dively, Steven Rice and Kyle Naif are physical players that do just enough to give the Pirates an edge when the offense takes the field. 

This should be a good game between to very good teams and programs. Harrison's past has no bearing on this game as it is a battle between the 2017 teams from each school. Excellent coaching staffs lead both teams that are a bit dinged up, but that is expected this time of year.