Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Night Scores

Airport 28 Riverview 20
SMCC 32 Huron 22
Milan 38 Jefferson 14


Alabama/Michigan

Obviously I put the poll up for a reason regarding the Michigan/Alabama game. Can those of you who voted for Michigan please explain to me why the Wolverines will win the game? I just don't see it. Now I do realize why fans vote a certain way for their team but please let's here some solid input on why Michigan will win this game.


Blog Decorum

I usually post this every year but please note that I do not allow some comments to come through and be posted on the blog. This is for numerous reasons. I don't want the blog to turn into a bashing forum. We can save that for mlive or twitter.

Players are off limits to call out and be critical of. They are just kids who are playing a game that they happen to love. I usually allow some criticism of coaches and their coaching decisions because they are paid professionals. They know this and most don't seem to mind.

Also, if you ever need to contact me you can send me an email @ huronleaguefootball@gmail.com. I get tons of fan mail on a daily basis.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday Night Scores

Varsity
Grosse Ile 28 Flat Rock 3

JV
Airport 50 Riverview 7
SMCC 42 Huron 6

Freshmen
Milan 47 Jefferson 6
Riverview 22 Airport 20
SMCC 39 Huron 12

Airport at Riverview

This is a match up of two of the top teams in the league. Last week the Jets made a nice comeback at Adrian and escaped with a 25-24 win. The Pirates jumped out to a quick lead on Crestwood but had to hang on in the 2nd half to win 30-28. Airport won last season's battle at home 35-7.

Airport has a solid ground attack and can throw the ball when needed to. Defensively the Jets will be one of the best in the league again and this is why many have them tabbed to capture the title.

Riverview has plenty of speed in the backfield but was dominated up front last week in the 2nd half. The Pirates will have to do a better job against the run and stay away from mistakes if they plan on upsetting the Jets.

This is an intriguing match up because of the caliber of last weeks opponents. Airport won against a strong team and program while Riverview struggled against a perennial losing program. There may be more to the game tonight as Airport may be a bit shorthanded. Pick: Airport 28 Riverview 21


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday Night Scores

JV
Grosse Ile 30 Flat Rock 0
Jefferson 44 Romulus 22

Huron at SMCC

The Falcons opened the season at home with a 44-6 win over Detroit PEC while the Chiefs were forced to accept a 2-0 forfeit over Dearborn Heights Annapolis. SMCC won last year's meeting in New Boston by a score of 12-6

SMCC won't change what they have been doing from over the years. They still have the best coach in the league in Jack Giarmo. The Falcons have a stable of running backs and will simply ride the hot hand most of the game.  Defensively the Falcons will be physical as usual while trying to force turnovers.

Rust may be the biggest concern for the Chiefs after they were dealt a forfeit win over Annapolis last week. Fullback Steve Curnett will likely shoulder most of the load for Huron offensively. Overall team speed will be one of the strengths for the Chiefs in this game and could have a hand in the outcome.

This is an interesting matchup. Last year's game was a defensive struggle but this game will most likely feature more scoring. Both teams are probably a year away from fielding really strong teams but the victor may have something to say in the season's league race. Pick: SMCC 30 Huron 28


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Grosse Ile at Flat Rock

Grosse Ile opened the season with a 42-21 victory at Onsted last week while Flat Rock opened the Tom Oestrike era with a 12-7 loss to Ida. Grosse Ile won last season's match up on the Island 51-12.

Grosse Ile dominated  an inexperienced Wildcat team last week by running for over 300 yards. The Red Devils were pretty one dimensional, as they only threw the ball four times at Onsted. That may have been by design as Onsted only returned five defensive starters from last years 3-6 squad.

Flat Rock is coming off of a disappointing loss to Ida. The Rams dominated the line of scrimmage against a team that qualified for the playoffs last season. Flat Rock must find a way to improve in the red zone as they converted only one of five trips in scoring territory.

This could be an interesting match up. The Red Devils certainly have had more success recently but Flat Rock has twenty-two seniors on the roster. Grosse Ile will most likely have to throw the ball a bit more this week if they want to move the ball. Pick: Grosse Ile 27 Flat Rock 21


Monday, August 27, 2012

Milan at Jefferson

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




Saturday, August 25, 2012

Huron League Thoughts and Questions

Impressive win by Milan over Ypsilanti

Same goes for Airport over Adrian

Shame on Annapolis

Did Grosse Ile really only throw four passes against Onsted?

Either Riverview isn't very good or Crestwood has improved

Did Jefferson really get rolled by Tecumseh?

Tough to tell if SMCC has improved (I would like to see them schedule PEC in hoops)

Flat Rock deserved to win that game against Ida

I have to believe that Airport is the favorite to win the league (the fan poll agrees with me)

How good is Grosse Ile?

Do I DVR the MSU/Bosie State game Friday and catch a high school game?

Do I bother watching the Alabama/Michigan game next Saturday?




Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Night Scores

Airport 25 Adrian 24
Ida 12 Flat Rock 7
Milan 42 Ypsi 8
Tecumseh 49 Jefferson 14
SMCC 44 Plymouth Educational Center 6
Grosse Ile 42 Onsted 21

If you attended a game this evening please give us your thoughts.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Scores

Varsity
Riverview 30 Crestwood 28

JV
Onsted 28 Grosse Ile 6
Monroe 35 SMCC 21
Ida 52 Flat Rock 34
Huron 52 Annapolis 12
Riverview 25 Crestwood 23

Freshman
SMCC 21 Monroe 6
Wyandotte 58 Huron 0
Crestwood 22 Riverview 12

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Week 1 Picks

Huron 2 Annapolis 0, Chiefs win in a forfeit.

Ida 27 Flat Rock 13, Rams got beat up in their scrimmage, could be a long season.

Grosse Ile 27 Onsted 26, Islanders beat the Wildcats for a second straight season.

Ypsi 26 Milan 21, Big Reds can score but struggle defensively.

Tecumseh 14 Jefferson 13, Bears have won three straight in the series but fall short in opener.

SMCC 42 PEC 21, Young Falcons beat  2011 playoff qualifier.

Airport 28 Adrian 21, Jets avenge last seasons playoff loss to Maples.

Riverview 25 Crestwood 14, Easy win for the Bucs in the opener.




Sunday, August 19, 2012

2012 Players to Watch

Here are a few players from around the league to keep an eye on this season. Please feel free to add others.

Airport:
Brandon Potcova QB
Scott McCormick DB
Adam Donnelly LB

Flat Rock:
Mike Blosser RB
Colin Knoch FB
Dakotah Dockter DL

Grosse Ile:
Jordan Nellenbach RB
Vince Alongi LB
Andrew Mitroka QB

Huron:
Steven Curnett FB
Jimmy Williams SS
Mike Long OL

Jefferson:
Ty Grancitelli QB

Milan:
Arthur Dukes RB
Justin Aceves QB
Ty Peterson DB

SMCC:
Drew Antonelli LB
Troy Hilkens RB
Jarrad Whited DL

Riverview:
David Laurian DL
John Logan OL
Josh Smith RB




Saturday, August 18, 2012

Huron League 2012 Predictions


1. Airport

2. SMCC

3. Riverview

4. Grosse Ile

5. Huron

6. Flat Rock

7. Jefferson

8. Milan


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Open Forum

There won't be much going on with the blog this season. Not enough time to do the blog justice. Please feel free to post your thoughts. I will make sure to get things posted.