Flat Rock/Grosse Ile: Flat Rock has won 3 in a row against the Red Devils including last years shutout 32-0. Grosse Ile has proved all year that they can move the ball on anybody.
The Rams are fresh off an impressive win over their main rival Huron. Look for the Rams to run the ball virtually every play while sprinkling in a pass here and there. Defensively the Rams will need to contain Grosse Ile's three-headed monster of White, Teen and Cameron.
Grosse Ile piled up 500 yards in offense against against SMCC last week. The problem is they gave up a mind boggling 61 points to the Falcons. The Red Devils will need to stack the line of scrimmage to stop the Flat Rock running game that came to life two weeks ago.
Both Grosse Ile and Flat Rock feel pretty good about themselves coming into this game. GI has proved that they can compete. The Rams have won two in a row and seem to be playing with confidence. This is basically a pick'em game and may come down to coaching which gives the Rams an advantage. This game may just come down to special teams as well and I would give the Red Devils the advantage there and a win this week 21-20.
Jefferson/Riverview: Riverview is leading in this series 17-13. The Bears won last year's game but the Bucs won in 2007. The Bears have struggle lately and Riverview is still trying to give their new coach his first win.
Jefferson was on many people's preseason favorite list but the Bears have fallen on some hard times lately. The Bears need to get their running game going and start defensing a little better in order to stop their three game losing streak.
Riverview ran into a finely tuned machine last week in Airport but the Bucs may be getting Jefferson at an opportune time. Jeff Stergalas knows how to stop a good running game. The Pirates just need to be able to score some points and take care of the football.
Jefferson could be ripe for the picking and the Pirates desperately need a win. This may be another pick'em game but I will go with the team I thought would be playing well all year. Jefferson wins 27-21.