Both teams are coming off of lopsided shutout losses last week. Grosse Ile (1-1) was beaten by Huron 35-0 while Flat Rock (0-2) lost 42-0 to SMCC. Grosse Ile won last season's game 42-7 and have the last five in the series.
Flat Rock was fortunate to get out of the SMCC game with no injuries and should be fully healthy on Friday. Dontel Hampton will once again lead the Ram offense while Eric Antolak leads the defense.
The big concern this week for GI is whether senior QB Andrew Mitroka will be available or not. If he doesn't play the Red Devils will be led by sophomore Justin Moores. The defense will also led by a sophomore in defensive lineman Dominic Trombley.
This match up totally changes if Mitroka is out of the lineup. The Rams could keep it close if he is out, but I see a victory for the Red Devils either way. Prediction: Grosse Ile 34 Flat Rock 14