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