Sunday, November 26, 2017

All Huron League 2017

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.

1st Team Defense
DL Chris Beck Sr. Milan
DL Tyler Dively Sr. Riverview
DL Thomas Eads Sr. Jefferson
DL Tommy Gardner So. Riverview
LB John Blanzy So. Grosse Ile
LB Kyle Naif Sr. Riverview
LB Chase Smith Sr. Airport
LB Sameer Tayeb Sr. Flat Rock
DB Tristen Hines So. Milan
DB Brett McKay Sr. Huron
DB Steven Rice Jr. Riverview
P    Austin Atherton Sr. Huron



1st Team Offense
QB Jacob Dotson Sr. Flat Rock
RB Mike Foor Sr. Airport
RB Zach Guthrie Sr. Riverview
RB Cam Hitchen Sr. Huron
OL Jack Demare Sr. Riverview
OL Jared Fleck Sr. SMCC
OL Mike Furtney Sr. Milan
OL Mason Hamilton Sr. Flat Rock
OL Nathan Maher Sr. Riverview
E    Cas Sarnaki Sr. Riverview
E    A.J. Harbin Sr. Flat Rock
K   Justin Trout Sr. Airport



Player of the Year
Cam Rogers Sr. Riverview

Offensive Player of the Year
Hunter Aeschbacker Jr. Milan

Defensive Player of the Year
Collin Woolford Sr. SMCC

These are the All League Players that Friday Night Victors considers the best of the best. All players from each of the 8 teams are considered. Players are only picked one side of the ball or the other. This year was extremely tough, because there were so many good players. We don't do 2nd team or honorable mention.


Friday, November 24, 2017

Huron League 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.

Cam Rogers of Riverview has been named the Huron League Player of the Year. This award epitomizes who we feel is the best overall football player in the Huron League while meaning the most to his team.

The 6-0, 210 lb senior RB/LB/SS ran for 1,310 yards and 18 TD's while recording 74 tackles and an interception from his multiple defensive positions. Rogers led the Pirates to their first league championship since 2004.



Rogers broke his collar bone in the district final against Carlson, but remained the emotional leader of the Bucs who eventually lost in the state semi-finals to Farmington Hills Harrison.

Rogers also plays baseball and has a 3.3 GPA.

Click Here ----> Cam Rogers Highlights

Other players considered for the award were; Mike Furtney (Milan), Zach Guthrie (Riverview), Collin Woolford (SMCC), Hunter Aeschbacker (Milan), Jack Demare (Riverview) and Sameer Tayeb (Flat Rock).


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Huron League Defensive 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.

SMCC DB Collin Woolford has been named the All-Huron League Blog Defensive Player of the Year. The 5-8, 185 lb senior has been a starter for the Falcons since his sophomore year.

Woolford recorded 76 tackles, 3.5 TFL's, 7 pass break ups, 1 INT and 2 fumble recoveries for the 7-5 Falcons. The  rugged senior was known for his big hits coming up from his strong safety position.

Woolford was instrumental on both sides of the ball for the Falcons during their small play-off run that saw them recover from a 1-3 start to losing in the Regional final to Madison Heights Madison.

Click Here -----> Collin Woolford Highlights

Other players considered for the award were; Tristen Hines (Milan), John Blanzy (Grosse Ile), Tyler Dively (Riverview) and Sameer Tayeb (Flat Rock).

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?