Huron/Grosse Ile: Huron has won the last two in this series including last years game 49-21 as the Red Devils took Huron's place in the basement of the league the last two years. Prior to that Grosse Ile recorded 18 straight victories over Huron.
Huron has fallen on hard times lately as they haven't been able to recover from their narrow loss to SMCC in week 4. After high expectations the Chiefs can salvage the season somewhat by beating GI and Crestwood and finishing 4-5.
Grosse Ile has a chance to finish the season at 5-4 if they can slip by the Chiefs then beat Ida in week 9. That would be a huge turnaround for a team that had lost 20 straight entering the season.
This could be a fun game to watch this week if Huron decides to trust their coach and just play. GI loves the offensive side of the ball and so does Huron. Each team has an excellent quarterback, running back and receiver and the difference may come down to the defenses stepping up. I think Huron has a chance to win this if they play their best game. My gut says the Chiefs might but they have let me down the last few weeks. GI wins this game 27-24.
Jefferson/SMCC: Jefferson has won two in a row against their arch-rivals in this series and much like this year each time SMCC had the better team. Jefferson has also won 7 out of the last 10 against the Catholics.
Jefferson has gotten back on track the last few weeks against Riverview and Flat Rock. Those two teams aren't world beaters by any stretch but confidence can go a long way when your playing a good team. Jefferson has been running the ball better and teams must respect their quarterback.
SMCC is quite simply, rolling along. The Falcons are peaking at the right time and two more wins against quality opponents could help them immensely as the State playoffs approach.
I'm guessing that this game will be the usual hard fought game that you see every year from these two teams. This also may be one of the fastest games you'll see all year as their probably won't be many passes. Don't be surprised if the Bears bite the Falcons again this year but I'm going with the team I picked to win the league 27-14