Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Flat Rock @ SMCC

SMCC (1-0) is coming off of an impressive 35-13 win over Tecumseh while Flat Rock (0-1) fell 28-21 to Riverview Gabriel Richard. The Falcons won last seasons match up 50-7 and have won 12 consecutive in the series.

Offensively, the Falcons rely on the running game, but do have a feared passing attack with QB Bryce Windham and WR Travis Vuich.  Junior RB Justin Carrabino is one of the best backs to come through SMCC in quite a few years, but is just one of three or four capable backs.

Defense is where the Falcons will hang their hats this season and will likely determine their ultimate success. Senior Trystin Robinson and junior Darius Marks will lead the defense this week against the Rams.

Flat Rock scored 21 points in the opener against GR and that was more than any game last season. The Rams are led on offensive by explosive sophomore Dontel Hampton and junior QB Justin Roberts.

The Ram defense gave up 28 points in the opener and that was certainly much better than the 51 ppg that they gave up last season. This week players like Eric Antolak and Robert Salter on the defensive line will need to step up to stop the Falcon high powered offense.

This is certainly a tough opener for the Rams who are much better than a season ago. This looks like an opportunity for SMCC to get everyone some playing time. Prediction SMCC 49 Flat Rock 7


18 comments:

Anonymous said...

They have to play first Chris. Us Milan folk are pulling for the upset! It's a long shot, a very long shot but you never know.

Anonymous said...

Flat rock can surely win. They are much improved. CC will have big heads. Going flat 24-21

Anonymous said...

CC by 35

Anonymous said...

No one from Milan but that guy gives a sh-t about SMCC until week 6. We are focused on Riverview. One week at a time.

Anonymous said...

The score of that Tecumseh game isn't indicative of how it really went. If someone..not saying FR will.. can stalemate them up front like Tecumseh did then it will be a battle. If not SMCC will name the score. I don't buy that FR can score points on them. If the explosive offense of Tecumseh only scored 13 then FR won't score at all maybe a cheap 7. 49-7 is accurate

Anonymous said...

Realy? I think its prety safe to say that flatrock has no chance at winning this game

Anonymous said...

FR should pray to god they come out of this one healthy

Anonymous said...

It's called a blog there genius. That's what you do, talk about other teams and your opinions. Not just brag about your kid or your team.

Anonymous said...

It is most likely a long shot for Flat Rock to win, but I'm just waiting for someone to devise a run defense to stop SMCC. I'm not a football guru, but in watching their system, that they have done for years, maybe Coach Oestrike would be the one to do it. Their downfield blocking looks to be the key. What gives? I know SMCC is good at what they do, but with the right defense, you never know. GO RAMS!!

Anonymous said...

I'm no football guru, but it seems to me that the old stunt 4-3from the Pittsburgh Steelers iron curtain days could be effective. It would take away the area between the guards. I'm sure someone else can give a more detailed reason why it would work.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! lets make a defense on this blog right now. There's enough quality people on here for that.

Anonymous said...

You're right you're no Guru. Don't you think that for the last 15 years the coaches of this league and others have tried to find a way to stop their offense? It's called an adjustment, you use a different defense, they change their blocking scheme. It's like a game of chess. Unfortunately for Flat Rock I don't think CC will dumb it down to checkers. CC 64 FR 7

Anonymous said...

A 5-3 defense would do the trick.
With a cover 1 or cover 2 for the occasional pass. This defense would crush their run. Seen it work many times.

Anonymous said...

Milan shut them down the last two years. Ask them lol

Anonymous said...

Does anyone in the league run the stunt 4-3?

Anonymous said...

Whats wrong with checkers?
Blocking schemes?? come on this is the Huron league. There are no schemes and formations.

Anonymous said...

Holy Sh*t!!! I believe you mean the Steele Curtain. Hence "Steelers"..... Thanks for your 2 cents. UW

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an idea to me. We will work on it tonite.