Thursday, October 31, 2013

River Rouge @ SMCC

SMCC (8-1) is coming off of an impressive 49-20 win over Lansing Catholic Central while River Rouge (7-1) blasted winless Detroit Henry Ford 52-0. These teams last met in 1988 with SMCC winning that game 12-6. SMCC holds the all time series edge 9-2.

River Rouge returned to a repectable program in 2010 with the arrival of coach Corey Parker. The former Detroit DePorres and Eastern Michigan player has led the Panthers to 4 straight playoff appearances.

The Panthers have averaged over 50 ppg since an opening game shut out loss to state power Lowell. Rouge is led offensively by Juan Kemp and Justin Patterson. Defensively, Havert Beal and Kelan Reeder lead the defense which has pitched three consecutive shut outs.

SMCC  continues to just do what they do. The Falcons run the ball effectively with a host of RB's led by Josh Czarniowski. The offense is led by signal caller Bryce Windham and averages 40 ppg on the season. Defensively, the Falcons have struggled the last four games but three of those games still resulted in victories.

This is a tough game to figure out. Rouge has been impressive against a schedule that resembles a JV team with the exception of week 1. SMCC's only loss came at undefeated Milan. It might take the Panthers a quarter to get going after playing teams that were a combined 0-26 the last three weeks. That may be too little too late for Rouge against this traditional state power. Pick: SMCC 36 River Rouge 18

Monroe St Mary Catholic Central Falcons-Kestrels

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Downriver League Football Blog

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Redford Thurston @ Milan

Milan (9-0)is the two time defending Huron League champion and is coming off of a 20-13 victory over a solid Ypsi Lincoln team. Thurston has won 5 consecutive games and beat their arch rival Redford Union week 9 by a score of  56-6. This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.

Milan surprised many around the Huron League this season by reloading after heavy graduation losses last year including a handful that are now playing in the college ranks. The Big Reds are led by the best all around player in the Huron League in QB/S Robert Kanitz. Kanitz accounted for over 1,650 yards and 20 TD's this season and simply doesn't make mistakes. Defensively, he is a sure tackler and rarely allows teams the home run play.

The biggest surprise in the league this season is the arrival of freshman Trace Lindeman,. The 5-8, 145 lb speedster has rushed for over 1,100 yards and 10 TD's. Blowing holes for Lindeman are offensive linemen and senior captains Jake Friese and Chad Hall. The leading receiver for the league champions is senior Gage Smith with 35 catches for 525 yards and 4 TD's.

Defensively, the Big Reds are led by their linebacking corp of seniors Austin Hoover and Max Blackburn along with junior Josh Colville. Hoover is considered by many as the best defender in the Huron League. Junior DB CJ Duffiney is a two year starter and has an interception and two fumble recoveries on the season. Milan gives up a paltry 13 ppg.

Thurston was on the brink of missing the playoffs this season when they started 1-3 but reeled off 5 straight wins to qualify for the playoffs. This isn't a vintage Eagle team but their losses are to solid programs and they have a fine coach in Bob Snell.

Offensively Thurston is led by QB Tyler Bellis. The senior signal caller is a threat both through the air and on the ground. The Eagles boast a solid tandem at WR in Tommy Hailey and Curtiss Cobb. Hailey will also get a few rushing attempts per game when the Eagles line up in the wildcat formation.

The defense for Thurston is the reason they qualified for the playoffs. During the 5 game winning streak they have given up a meager 6 ppg. The defense is led by LB's Aaron Griffin and Robert Seton along with DL Deonte Jones.

Many times in the playoffs a 9-0 team is rewarded with an easy #4 seed. This certainly isn't the case with this match up. Thurston is capable of pulling off the upset and Milan cannot afford to look past this game. One advantage for the Big Reds will be playing on the grass at Milan as opposed to the beautiful turf in Redford. Pick: Milan 21 Thurston 17.

Milan Big Reds

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Riverview @ Melvindale

Riverview (7-2)  is coming off of a pointless 63-0 victory over hapless Summit Academy while Melvindale (7-2) took a beating at the hands of powerful Taylor Truman 58-28. These two teams last met in 2001 when the Pirates won 38-33. These teams have met thirteen times with Riverview winning eleven including six straight over a five year period that started in 1997.

Riverview is led offensively by the RB combination of Josh Smith and Marcus Samuels. Both of them have blazing speed and have combined for 2,400 yards and 39 TD's. Junior Drew Kroll is an opportunistic QB who has thrown 7 TD passes with 4 of them going to junior wideout Nolan Glime. The Pirates have rarely turned the ball over since their week 2 meltdown against Milan when they turned it over 4 times.

Defensively, Riverview has struggled with anyone that has had a offensive pulse this year. They managed to begin and end the season with shut out victories over bad opponents but the good teams on the schedule have been able to score virtually at will on the Pirates. Senior LB Jake Walsh leads the defense in tackles while DE Jake Mazer and speedy DB Trevor Boike are solid as well.

Melvindale finished the season in three way tie for 2nd place in the Downriver League. The Cardinals opened the season with an impressive 40-13 win over 7-2 Allen Park and surprised many by giving undefeated Wyandotte their best test of the season in a 17-10 loss to the Bears.

Offensively, the Cardinals are averaging 33 ppg and are led by QB Jason Doyle who has thrown for over 1,400 yards and 19 TD's. His main targets are Malik Boynton and KC Clark. The two have combined for over 60 catches and 13 TD's through the air. Quincy Gibbs leads the running game with over 800 yards rushing and 9 TD's.

Defensively, the Cardinals give up just 16 ppg but gave up a whopping 58 points to Taylor Truman last week. The defense is led by LB and senior captain Ben Konarski along with DL Roderick Tubbs. Melvindale's overall team speed on defense may be the best that Riverview has seen all year.

This game features two of the best players in all of the Downriver area with Riverview's Smith and Melvindale's Boynton. This game could end up being a track meet with the first one to 50 winning the game. The legendary Bear Bryant was quoted a long time ago as saying that offense fills the seats while defense wins championships.  This week I am going with the team that has the better defense. Pick: Melvindale 44 Riverview 42

Melvindale Cardinals

Sunday, October 27, 2013

MHSAA Playoff Pairings

Division 5
Region 4 District 2
River Rouge @ SMCC
Ida @ AAGR

Monroe St Mary Catholic Central Falcons-KestrelsRiver Rouge Panthers

Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard Fighting Irish
Ida Bluestreaks

Division 3
Region 4 District 2
Redford Thurston @ Milan
Riverview @ Melvindale
Redford Thurston EaglesMilan Big Reds
Riverview PiratesMelvindale Cardinals

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Huron League Thoughts and Questions

I was 8-0 last night if anyone is actually keeping track

Who ever doubted Milan?

Nice win by the Catholics over the Catholics.

Was there some defense being played by the Pirates last night?

Was that the first time that any Grosse Ile player has visited Hazel Park?

Chiefs look good in pink.

Long off season in Carleton.

Nice class showed by the host Jefferson Bears last night.

Why drive over an hour just to play a game?

I won't pick against the Big Reds anytime soon.

Most likely a tough road in Division 5 for SMCC.

Riverview is going to force somebody to play defense in the playoffs.

I think Grosse Ile will be very good next season.

Huron too!

Airport will say good bye to a very very good high school player.

Please don't schedule Bedford as your closer.

Will they declare unabhangigkeit?

Who makes a long playoff run?

MHSAA Playoff Points

This website will give you an idea of where everyone stands for the playoffs.

MHSAA Playoff Points

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Night Scores

Milan 20 Ypsi Lincoln 13
SMCC 49 LCC 20
Riverview 63 Summit Academy 0
Huron 42 Annapolis 6
Grosse Ile 26 Hazel Park 22
Tecumseh 42 Airport 21
Bedford 49 Jefferson 0
Stockbridge 60 Flat Rock 16

Huron/Dearborn Heights Annapolis

Huron (4-4) is coming off of a 48-7 victory over their arch-rival Flat Rock while Annapolis (4-4) dropped their second consecutive game by losing to Livonia Clarenceville 49-8. These teams have met numerous times over the last 20 years with Huron winning the last head to head meeting 36-7 in 2006.

Huron's offense has started to click with the emergence of a solid running game while the defense contiues to improve. Annapolis has rebounded nicely at 4-4 after not fielding a varsity team in 2012.

These two teams are both looking to finish the season with a winning record so expect a hard fought physical game. Pick: Huron 28 Annapolis 13

Grosse Ile Hazel Park

Grosse Ile (4-4) is coming off of a hard fought 45-42 loss to Riverview while Hazel Park (0-8) lost to North Farmington 69-28. These two teams have never met.

Grosse Ile has started to heal from some of their injuries and once again are putting a competitive team on the field. Hazel Park has struggled all season and is giving up nearly 50 ppg.

This game should help the Red devils achieve a winning season. Pick: Grosse Ile 34 Hazel Park 12

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday Night Scores

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Riverview 36 Summit Academy 0
Airport 48 Tecumseh 12
Huron 34 Annapolis 6


Airport (3-5) is coming off of a 29-19 loss to Huron League Champion Milan while Tecumseh (6-2) defeated Adrian 19-0. The Jets have won two in a row in this series including last season's 11-10 game.

Airport's offense is going to have to score some points this week and the defense will need to stop someone when needed. Tecumseh has won four games in a row and three have come by way of shut out.

This is a perfect match up between old Huron League foes. Tecumseh is prepping for the playoffs and has one of the best coaches in the state in Al Romano. Airport missed the playoffs for the first time in 15 years but will be ready to play. Pick: Tecumseh 27 Airport 6


Jefferson (1-7) is coming off a loss to cross town rival SMCC 48-34 while undefeated Bedford defeated Monroe High 34-17.  The Kicking Mules defeated the Bears last season 55-17 and are 3-1 since the series started back in 2009.

While Jefferson has improved as the season has progressed the Bears are giving up nearly 40 ppg. Bedford appears poised for a possible playoff run with a high powered offense and solid defense.

This game will be over early and I'm not sure how this game benefits the Bears or Mules at this point of the season. Pick Bedford 42 Jefferson 12

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SMCC/Lansing Catholic Central

SMCC (7-1) is coming off of a 38-24 victory over Jefferson while Lansing Catholic Central (5-3) beat Brantford Assumption College out on Ontario Canada 59-13. These two teams have never met in football.

LCC started the season 0-3 but have rebounded with five straight wins. The Cougars need a win to automatically qualify for the playoffs. SMCC has given up 104 points in the last three games despite winning two of the three.

This should be a great game but I will give a slight advantage to the home team. Pick: SMCC 29 LCC 24

Milan/Ypsi Lincoln

Milan (8-0) just wrapped up their second consecutive Huron League Championship with a 29-19 win over Carleton Airport while Ypsi Lincoln improved to 7-1 with a 27-20 victory over Ypsilanti. Milan won last year's game 36-14.

Both teams average around 30 ppg  but the Big reds appear to have the better defense.

This should be a great game that could go either way. I'm not about to pick against Milan again. Pick: Milan 21 Lincoln 20

Riverview/Summit Academy

Riverview (6-2) is coming off of a 45-42 Colvin Cup win over arch-rival Grosse Ile. Summit Academy (2-6) is coming off of a 38-0 shut out loss to Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard.

Riverview has a very powerful offense that Summit won't be able to stop. Summit will counter with some speed on offense that may give the Riverview defense some major problems. Pick: Riverview 42 Summit 27

Monday, October 21, 2013

Flat Rock/Stockbridge

Flat Rock (0-8) is coming off of a 48-7 loss to Huron while Stockbridge (3-5) defeated Bronson 56-20. These two teams have never met on the gridiron.

The Rams are trying to avoid going 0-9 for only the second time in school history while the Panthers are trying to put together back to back wins for the second time this season. Pick: Stockbridge 42 Flat Rock 12

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Huron League Thoughts and Questions

Congrats to Milan on the 2nd consecutive Huron League Championship.

Airport is now officially out of the playoffs for the first time in what seems like forever.

Can Riverview win a shoot out in the playoffs?

Pretty admirable the way Grosse Ile played against their arch rival.

Rivalry games are fun.

How on earth is Jefferson 1-7?

I'm sure Huron would like to have one of those four losses back.

Is Flat Rock's Cody Radcliffe okay?

Expect the league to go 4-4 possibly 5-3 in week 9.

Is it obvious who the offensive and defensive players of the year are?

The league is not down, that is just a way that people from the past tend to look at things.

Did anyone else notice that all the real speedsters in the league also run track?

Playoff runs by league teams will depend on who they are matched up with.

Air Giarmo was back at it in week 8.

Should I just tab Milan as the league favorite again for next season?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Night Scores

Huron 48 Flat Rock 7
SMCC 48 Jefferson 34
Milan 29 Airport 19
Riverview 45 Grosse Ile 42

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thursday Night Scores

Airport 28 Milan 0
Huron 42 Flat Rock 7
SMCC 30 Jefferson 8
Riverview 54 Clawson 19

Milan @ Airport

Milan (7-0) beat Flat Rock last week 41-14 while Airport (3-4) fell at Huron 28-21. Milan defeated Airport twice last season; 41-0 in week 8 and then in the 1st round of the playoffs 14-7.

Milan just keeps rolling along with a diverse offense and excellent defense led by Austin Hoover, Robert kanitz and CJ Duffiney.

Airport is most likely out of the playoffs for the first time since 1997. Things just haven't come together for the Jets this season. The offense and defense are both right there but haven't gotten over the hump when needed.

There doesn't seem to be anything that can stop Milan right now. Good coaching, toughness and speed are a great combination in high school football or any level for that matter. Pick Milan 35 Airport 14

Grosse Ile @ Riverview

Riverview (5-2) is coming off of a 56-49 loss to SMCC while Grosse Ile (4-3) got back in the win column by defeating Jefferson 20-12. The Islanders beat the Pirates last season 40-13 while the teams have split the last 10 games.

Riverview is capable of scoring on offense every time they run a play unfortunately the other team is capable of scoring every time that they run a play as well.

Grosse Ile rebounded nicely last week after everyone including this blogger had written them off for the rest of the season. The offense scored just enough while the defense shut down a Jefferson offense that had been playing well.

Both teams need this game. Riverview needs one more win to qualify for the playoffs while GI needs this game to keep their playoff hopes alive. Tough call, I would have liked to have seen both teams healthy here. Pick: Riverview 35 Grosse Ile 21

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

SMCC @ Jefferson

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

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Huron @ Flat Rock

Huron (3-4) is coming off of a 28-21 win over Airport while Flat Rock (0-7) fell to undefeated Milan 41-14. The Rams won last season's contest 19-14 and have won 7 of the last 10 meetings.

Offensively, the Rams are averaging just under 10 ppg. Senior Cody Radcliffe has been the bright spot most of the season for the Rams while playing multiple positions. The defense has given up a school record 357 points in the first 7 games.

Huron is fresh off of their first win over Airport since 1984. Sophomore QB Matt Hartwick and junior RB Ian Robinson have led the offense on the ground the last few weeks. The defesne has given up points the last few weeks but have been fairly good all year.

This is usually an entertaining game with great attendance. I'm not sure if that will be the case this year but you can usually throw out the records when these two teams play. Huron can expect Flat Rock's best game of the season. Pick: Huron 31 Flat Rock 14

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Huron League Thoughts and Questions

That sure is a lot of points the SMCC defense gave up. (scratch my head) That sure is a lot of points that the SMCC offense scored.

How could Riverview be so good on offense yet struggle so much on defense? (scratch my head again)

Airport's playoff streak is now over.

Did you know the last time Huron beat Airport was in the fall of 1984?

Nice to see Grosse Ile hang on and win.

Jefferson's Elijah Sandore has to be considered as one of the best two-way players in the league.

Congrats to Milan on their Huron League Championship.

It's almost over but you have a rivalry game to play yet.

Does anyone here believe in curses?

Airport's Scott McCormick should punt in college.

Can a Huron League team make a playoff run?

Is the Jefferson/SMCC rivalry game the same without Cisco?

It looks like Grosse Ile will still show up against Riverview

Is Jack still the best coach in the league or has Jesse taken that spot?

I am still amazed at how many people show up to see a 2-4 team battle a 3-3 team.

See what happens when you wear a headset and lead instead of being a glorified sideline cheerleader with the best seat in the house?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Night Scores

SMCC 56 Riverview 49
Huron 28 Airport 21
Milan 41 Flat Rock 14
Grosse Ile 20 Jefferson 12

Flat Rock @ Milan

Milan (6-0) is coming off of a big 21-14 win over SMCC while Flat Rock (0-6) was a 71-7 loser at Riverview. Milan won last season's game 42-10. Flat Rock's last win in the series was in 2011 when the Rams won 21-14.

Milan continues their march toward another league title. The offense has been explosive and the defense stout all season for the Big Reds.

Flat Rock's struggles continue and traveling to Milan won't help their struggling offense or defense.

Milan can probably name the score in this mismatch. It will be over early. Pick: Milan 42 Flat Rock 6

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday Night Scores

Riverview 38 SMCC 28
Jefferson 40 Grosse Ile 22
Milan 57 Flat Rock 0
Huron 28 Airport 22

Jefferson 21 Huron 19

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Jefferson @ Grosse Ile

Both teams are coming off of week 6 losses. Grosse Ile (3-3) continued it's downward spiral with a loss to Airport 27-7 while Jefferson (1-5) lost in a shootout to Huron 48-34. Grosse Ile has won two straight in the series after dropping the highest scoring game in Huron League history to the Bears back in 2010, 75-56.

At this point of the season, Grosse Ile is just trying to piece together an offense that can put up some points. The defense has struggled as well and will need to be sharp to keep the Islanders in the game.

Jefferson's offense have been effective lately behind the running of Elijah Sandore while the defesne continues to give up loads of points.

Three weeks ago this would have been a blowout win for the home team. I'm not so sure now. Look for the Bears to get another win. Pick: Jefferson 21 Grosse Ile 14

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

Monday, October 7, 2013

Airport @ Huron

Both teams are coming off of victories this past week. Airport (3-3) defeated a depleted Grosse Ile team 27-7 while Huron (2-4) upended Jefferson 48-34. Airport won last year's game in Carleton 14-13 and have won 28 in a row in the annual series.

The Airport offense has been clicking recently, teams must account for both the Jet's passing and running attacks. Defensively, the Jets are giving up a meager 16 ppg in league play and have been opportunistic forcing some turnovers.

Huron's offense has averaged 43 ppg over the last two contest but the defense has been giving up points as well. Huron QB Eli Scott should return from injury after missing the Jefferson game last week although sophomore QB Matt Hartwick stepped in and did a fine job.

Airport needs this win to keep their playoff hopes alive while Huron hopes to still finish with a winning record and stop the losing streak to Airport that dates back to 1984. Pick: Huron 23 Airport 21

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Huron League Thoughts and Questions

How much does Milan's Trace Lindeman weigh?

It looked like Air Giarmo at times last night.

Seventy-one points is the most Riverview has ever scored in a game.

Seventy-one points is the most that Flat Rock has ever given up in a game.

Is the the same Huron team that couldn't score earlier this year?

Jefferson's Elijah Sandore must be the real deal.

How is Grosse Ile's Danny McCarty?

They're trying hard to keep the streak alive in Carleton.

I enjoyed talking with Riverview's Jeff Stergalas at the MIlan/SMCC game.

Railsplitters win, Railsplitters win, theeeeeeeeeeeeeee Railsplitters win!

Did it rain anywhere else other than at Milan?

SMCC has a very nice team but probably a year away from making a run to Ford Field.

Milan's Robert Kanitz does everything, I swear that was him that sold me my popcorn at halftime.

I'm not sure if Grosse Ile will win another game this season.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday Night Scores

Milan 21 SMCC 14
Airport 27 Grosse Ile 7
Huron 48 Jefferson 34
Riverview 71 Flat Rock 7
Lincoln Park 34 Kennedy 20

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday Night Scores

Riverview 60 Flat Rock 13

Airport 18 Grosse Ile 8

SMCC 36 Milan 14

Huron 44 Jefferson 34

Huron 28 Jefferson 21

SMCC @ Milan

Milan (5-0) is coming off of as blowout win over Grosse Ile 40-6 while SMCC (5-0) beat Airport 27-7. Milan has won eleven in a row in league play which includes a 35-20 victory over the Falcons last season. SMCC has won 8 out of the last 10 meetings.

Milan enters the game on a roll. The Big Reds are averaging 32 ppg while giving up only 12 ppg. Robert Kanitz has been arguably the best player in the league this season. Freshman RB Trace Lindeman has been a pleasant surprise in replacing the departed Arthur Dukes III. Defensively, senior Austin Hoover is continuing his fine career at Milan while junior Josh Colville has become one of the best LB's in the league.

SMCC continues to plug along with their unselfish team play and system that has been ultra successful. The Falcons have given up just 22 points all season and are averaging 38 ppg offensively. SMCC is led by their junior QB Bryce Windham. Windham also starts at DB for the Catholics. The running game will fall on the shoulders of senior Josh Czarniowski, sophomore Justin Carrabino and  John Lako. Team speed is the strength of the Falcon defense and should pose problems for the high powered Milan offense.

This is a tough pick. has Milan ranked as the #53 team in the state regardless of class while SMCC checks in at #76. which is usually very accurate on game predictions has picked the Milan Big Reds 31-17. My mind says go with SMCC but I made a promise to myself not to get burned again by Milan. Pick: Milan 28 SMCC 26

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Flat Rock @ Riverview

Riverview (4-1) is coming off of a 40-37 victory over Huron while Flat Rock (0-5) fell at home to Jefferson by a score of 48-13. The Rams won last seasons game 38-3 but have only defeated the Pirates four times since Riverview entered the league in the fall of 1980.

Riverview's offense has been impressive and while the RB's seem to get most of the credit juniors Drew Kroll and Nolan Glime have become a nice QB/WR combination. The defense has still struggled against good offenses but the Pirates still only have one loss.

Flat Rock continues to struggle this season but is still playing hard. The Rams will attempt to shake off the injury bug and try to pull off the upset.

Flat Rock's first victory in the league series was back in 1983 when the writer of this blog was a skinny kid wearing #12. The wins have been few and far between for the Rams since then. Pick: Riverview 35 Flat Rock 12

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Huron @ Jefferson

Jefferson (1-4) got into the win column last week with a 48-13 victory over Flat Rock while Huron (1-4) lost a wild one to Riverview 40-37. Huron won last year's game 40-6 but the Bears have won 7 out of 10 against the Chiefs over the last decade.

Jefferson was able to get it going last week. The offense put up some points for the first time all season and the defense was solid.

Huron was able to find the end zone last week against Riverview while the defense struggled somewhat against the speedy Pirates.

Huron desperately needs a win while Jefferson is looking to start a streak. This should be a good game. Pick: Huron 28 Jefferson 20