Grosse Ile (9-1) is coming off of a 14-12 playoff victory over Chandler Park while Dearborn Heights Robichaud (9-1) defeated St. Clair Shores South Lake 41-6. Grosse Ile and Robichaud last met back in 2001 with the Islanders winning 31-6.
Robichaud, the champions of the Western Wayne Athletic Conference Red Division are led by senior QB Chris Davis. Davis has thrown for nearly 1,600 yards and 20 TD's this season. His main targets are seniors Darius Phillips and Torin Anderson. Leading the ground attack for the Bulldogs is 900 yard rusher Cedric Patterson.
Defensively, the Bulldogs are led by the monstrous Marquis Clayton at DT. Robichaud boast a strong LB corp with Devonta Walker, Jaisaun Simpkins and William Melchor. The Bulldogs give up a meager 12.5 ppg and their lone loss came at the hands of state football power Dearborn Fordson in week 8.
Grosse Ile is led by QB Andrew Mitroka. The sophomore runs the Red Devil spread attack efficiently and has thrown for 9 TD's against only 1 INT while rushing for 806 yards. Grosse Ile has two equally effective RB's in Brian Christen and Jordan Nellenbach.
On the defensive side of the ball Grosse Ile looks to Chris Trombley. The senior DT is one of the best players in the Huron League. Senior Keeton Ross is a rugged LB while junior DB Dan McCarty leads the Red Devils in tackles. Last week McCarty teamed with Nellenbach to shut down Chandler Park superstar and Michigan bound Csonte' York.
This should be an entertaining game and it could certainly go either way. Field conditions should be perfect as this game will be played on the beautiful turf field at Romulus Middle School. Pick: Grosse Ile 27 Robichaud 22
Robichaud's Chris Davis Video