SMCC (6-1) is coming off of a wild 56-49 victory over Riverview last week while Jefferson (1-6) dropped a tough 20-12 game to Grosse Ile. The Falcons won last season's game 29-24 but the Bears have won 8 of the last 14 games in what is the league's best football rivalry.
SMCC continues to just win games. The offense was outstanding once again last week but the defense struggled against Riverview's powerful running game.
Jefferson dropped a golden opportunity last week to get another victory. The offense was good enough while the defense continued to struggle.
On paper this looks like a blowout, the records are virtually the same as last season when the game was decided by 5 points. The rivalry factor will be big as new Jefferson coach Bruce Pickens gets his first shot at SMCC. Pick: SMCC 30 Jefferson 12