Here are my picks for week 1 of the season.
Flat Rock/Ida, the Bluestreaks beat Flat Rock on a late 2 point conversion in OT last season winning the game 29-28. That loss catapulted the Rams to an 0-9 season. Not this season. Flat Rock 28 Ida 21
Huron/Erie Mason, the Chiefs have dominated the series since it started and both teams will be playing different openers next year. Huron won this game last season 40-14. This season will be no different. Huron 34 Erie Mason 13
Airport/Bedford, Bedford won last season's opener 48-29 after Airport had won the last two. This should be a good game but Airport is most likely a little overmatched. Bedford 30 Airport 27
Grosse Ile/Onsted, this could be the best game to go see in week 1. Onsted has a solid program while Grosse Ile is thinking playoffs this season. Air attack vs. ground attack usually has an obvious outcome. Onsted 35 Grosse Ile 34
Riverview/Crestwood, everyone seems to think the Pirates are playoff bound and beating Class A Crestwood would be a good start for playoff points. Riverview won this game last season and should do so again. Riverview 21 Crestwood 7
Jefferson/Tecumseh, the Bears won this game last season and don't return much experience from that team. This old Huron League rivalry takes a turn the other way this season. Tecumseh 21 Jefferson 14.
Milan/Ypsilanti, this is the first game in Jesse Hoskins varsity head coaching career and the Big Reds are in rebuilding mold. This will be a tough game for the Big Reds and the Phoenix are looking for revenge. Ypsilanti 28 Milan 24
SMCC/Plymouth, the Falcons may have bit off more than they can chew in this season's opener. Plymouth has a boatload of players back from last season's Division I runner-up team. SMCC will have a fine season but must just hope to survive the game at Rynearson Stadium. Plymouth 42 SMCC 14