Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Riverview @ SMCC

Riverview (5-1) is coming off of a pasting of Flat Rock 71-7 while SMCC (5-1) was dealt their first loss by Milan 21-14. The Falcon won last year's shootout 61-42 and are 8-2 in the last 10 games of this series between two of the top 50 programs historically in Michigan.

Riverview's offense has been virtually unstoppable this season with senior RB's Josh Smith and Marcus Samuels. The defense has been good enough most of the season and is much improved from last year.

SMCC is a young team that is still looking for a homerun threat on offense although Justin Carrabino has shown signs of just that. The defense has been great all season and was able to keep the Falcons in the game last week against Milan.

This should be a great game matching the big and fast Pirates against the young and smaller Falcons. I had this one pegged as a Riverview victory at the beginning of the season.  I don't see the SMCC defense slowing down the Pirates but Riverview may have the same problem. Don't be surprised to see the Falcons score a few times through the air this week. Pick: Riverview 34 SMCC 29

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I sure hope Riverview plays Melvindale in the 1st Round!

Anonymous said...

Riverview could dominate this game

Anonymous said...

Melvindale will unload on Riverview

Anonymous said...

Having watched my team okay both teams, I think SMCC has the best chance. What they do offensively is tough to stop. The defense they have is faster than what I thought they would be. I think the pirates will have a harder time stopping cc on offense. Good luck to both teams.

Anonymous said...

Riverview has a great offense, SMCC will have a hard time with this. Should be very close.

View 42 SMCC 38

Craig M said...

I doubt that Riverview and Melvindale will be in the same division. View as almost 993 kids, Mel has 860 kids in the school.

Anonymous said...

CC 35 Riverview 28. CC gets 1 more stop than Riverview. EM

Anonymous said...

SNCC will dominate on offense.

Anonymous said...

Melvindale is in downriver league. They may even be athletic. But the downriver league is poor and they've not seen the challenge the Huron league brings. I'll take Riverview in that match up.

Anonymous said...

Nouvel isn't in the league

Anonymous said...

whats the most and least amount of kids you have to have to be in D3?

Anonymous said...

Check Snooze2you the website. Also Chris has it attached to his homepage. If the playoffs started today Melvindale and Riverview would play. The Downriver league is much faster and athletic than the Huron League. Milan would lose to Wyandotte, Allen Park, Melvindale and Taylor Truman.

Anonymous said...

This is probably the best week for matchups... 3 good games.

-bn

Anonymous said...

Huronleaguefootball said...
Well....Milan graduates 21 seniors including my two Player of the Year picks. No JV team really hurts the depth of Milan and it is really tough to ask kids who played freshmen ball to jump all the way to varsity in one season.

Flat Rock graduates 22 seniors from a 31 man roster that went 4-5. My Alma Mater may be hard pressed to win a game next season.

Riverview has most of their skill and speed players back although they must figure out how to defend people.

SMCC is loaded, GI will be tough again. Airport will at least have some stability to go with some solid talent and Huron could have possibly their best team ever.

Of course this is just one man's opinion. Please remember though, nobody outside of Milan picked the Big Reds to do anything this season.

Anonymous said...

Do you want a cookie?

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Ypsilanti! Oops I mean Milan

Anonymous said...

I checked your preseason list and reposted it chris..pretty spot on..not perfect, but close..you do your homework..i like it!

Anonymous said...

The View will prevail.

Smcc will be in shock.

View 48- SMCC 28

Anonymous said...

No kids even came from ypsilanti. Please do your research.

Anonymous said...

Having faced and beaten both these teams, it is clear that RV's defense did not do a great job against Milan.

It was 20-14 at half and Milan scored another 28 points in the 2nd half.

With CC, Milan got 21 total.

Both offenses had a couple of good drives against Milan.

__ Offenses (even)

__ Defenses (edge goes to SMCC).

__ Key factor (SMCC passing game)

What surprised Milan fans is the CC throwing game. They completed several 3rd and long passes.

With those two factors the edge goes to SMCC.

Look for 4 long CC drives to score.

Look for RV to get a couple big plays.

28-14.

-- From A Milan fan.

Anonymous said...

Even though I am a Riverview fan and want them to win, I agree with you.

Anonymous said...

In the Milan View game, the View offense had 6 turnovers, 3 of which were in their own territory. had they prevented even just 2 of those turnovers, the game would have gone down to the last second. View-42 CC-30

Anonymous said...

Both teams lost to Milan but CC kept it closer. Cc 28-14