Grosse Ile (1-0) is coming off of a 47-0 thrashing of Annapolis while Huron (1-0) crushed hapless Summit Academy 49-8. The Red Devils won last seasons game 28-3 and have won 7 out of the last 10 in the series.
Grosse Ile is once again led by the dynamic Andrew Mitroka at QB, but the offense has an abundance of weapons and solid speed at the skill positions. Defensively, the Red Devils are led by Phil Camilleri and Dean Ziberi.
Huron has two major weapons on offense, junior QB Matt Hartwick is a clone of GI's Mitroka and senior RB Ian Robinson. Robinson has a good speed and has bulked up which allows him to run between the tackles. The Chief defense is young and energetic. They are led by two juniors at LB, Steele White and Jake Galzlka.
This should be a great early season matchup. GI has beaten the Chiefs rather soundly the last three years. A win by the Red Devils would be a key win over a league opponent capable of beating most anyone in the league. A victory for the Chiefs could help propel them to a special season.
There are a few things to watch for in this game. The size of Huron's offensive line versus the team speed of GI's defense. The other would be how each defensive coordinator handles the speed and explosiveness of the two QB's in the game. Prediction: GI 23 Huron 21