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.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Riverview @ Divine Child Highlight Video

Here is a highlight video from Friday's Regional Championship courtesy of Riverview Football:

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Friday Night Victors Thoughts and Questions

Hats off to the Riverview Pirates!

Super impressed with "Big Play" Theo Day, glad he is headed to E. Lansing.

Great job SMCC rebounding from 1-3.

Sometimes your in perfect position and athletes just make plays.

Recipe for team success? Heart, love for teammates, a hatred of losing and a common goal.

Divine Child was as good as advertised.

How was traffic out to Madison Heights?

Sure was cold last night.

The coldest high school game I ever attended was November 12, 1982. Monroe vs Fordson @ Lincoln Park.

Madison appears to be a team of destiny.

Any word on game location for Riverview/Harrison?

Shout out to my friend Nic Ploucha, sorry I missed you last night.

I wish they would have asked me to be the color guy for the fox sports broadcast last night.

I bet their are quite a few kids down in Monroe ready to get to work with one eye on Madison.

Go Green!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Week 3 Playoff Predictions

SMCC (7-4) @ Madison Heights Madison (11-0)
Chris's Pick: Madison 27 SMCC 24
Gary's Pick: SMCC 22 Madison 20

Riverview (10-1) @ Dearborn Divine Child (10-1)
Chris's Pick: Riverview 30 Divine Child 28
Gary's Pick: Riverview 28 Divine Child 27