SMCC (3-0) is coming off of a 40-7 thrashing of Huron while Grosse Ile (2-1) rebounded nicely with a 42-7 victory over Flat Rock. The Falcons won last season's match up 29-8 and have won three of the last five in the rivalry.
Grosse Ile will welcome Andrew Mitroka back into the line up against the Falcons. Sophomore Justin Moores led the Red Devils to the blowout of Flat Rock. The defense was able to step up and play well and will certainly be needed against SMCC's powerful offense.
While everyone seems to focus on SMCC's powerful offense, the defense has quietly led the way for the Falcons this season. The defense looked very good against the two pretty good offenses of Tecumseh and Huron. Tha Falcons have used a solid scheme, good speed and physicality while giving up just 6.7 ppg.
Before the season started I thought this could be a real barn burner. I think SMCC is better than everyone thought while Grosse Ile may not be the team they were a year ago this time. The Red Devils do have a chance because of Mitroka and a pretty solid defense, but I think this SMCC's game to lose. Prediction: SMCC 35 Grosse Ile 13.