Both teams enter the Huron League opener in a different frame of mind. Milan crushed Ypsi in week one by a score of 42-8. The Bears were beaten badly at home by Tecumseh 49-14. Milan beat Jefferson last season in week two 25-13.
Jefferson led last week 14-7 after one quarter but the Indians took to the air and that spelled doom for the Bears. The defense held up well against the rush and that should be enough to keep them in the game this week.
Milan did most of their damage on the ground last week against Ypsi although the Big Reds appear capable of throwing the ball. Coach Jesse Hoskins must find a way to get the ball to Arthur Dukes on the ground while throwing enough to keep Jefferson off balance.
Conventional wisdom says to go with Milan after week one but something makes me think the Bears will win this game. Maybe it's the home field advantage or maybe it's the fact that Cisco has been coaching nearly twice as long as Hoskins has been alive. Pick: Jefferson 21 Milan 20