Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Grosse Ile @ Chelsea

Grosse Ile (7-2) is coming off of a 63-0 victory over Hazel Park while Chelsea beat Haslett 21-6. These two teams have never met in football. Both teams failed to qualify for the playoffs last season. That broke a streak of 15 straight trips for the Bulldogs.

Grosse Ile finished 3rd in the Huron League after finishing 5-4 last season. The Red Devils are led by Senior QB Andrew Mitroka. Sophomore Andrew Vollmerhausen is a rugged RB who gives GI a solid ground attack. Sophomore receiver Justin Moores gives Mitroka a big target on the outside. The offensive line is anchored by senior Max Gilliam.

On defense, senior LB Phil Camilleri is the leading tackler while DL Dominic Trombley is having a big sophomore year. Senior DB Derek Judd is avergaing 6 tackles per game to go along with 4 INT's on the season.

Chelsea is averaging 33 ppg against what is mostly a Class A schedule. Junior QB Justice Staton leads the offense. He has two reliable receivers in Juniors Noah Van Reemesma and Bailey Edwards. The Bulldogs also boast a solid RB in senior Ty Nelson.

Chelsea doesn't have a great defense , but they have been solid most of the season in the high scoring SEC. The Bulldogs give up 21 ppg. Senior LB Mason Bailey leads the Bulldog defense.

I'm not sure how this game will go. Grosse Ile is playing really well right now, but were handled by the two best teams on their schedule. Chelsea is used to playing big schools and playing in Division 4 may give them a huge advantage. The Red Devils have talent, but I'm going to go with the team with more depth and a tougher schedule. Prediction: Chelsea 34 Grosse Ile 20


34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go Bulldogs! Enjoy your last playoff game ever coach bonder.

Anonymous said...

GI's run is over!

Anonymous said...

go away troll

Anonymous said...

In all seriousness, GI will get stomped by Chelsea. Bad luck for them that they dropped to D-4.

Anonymous said...

GI is rolling boys. Chelsea will get knocked off this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Just curious - 11:32 poster. Why?? What on Earth was that intended to do?? I'm rarely speechless & can generally see both sides of any argument. I have nothing. What's this site about?? Oh yes - high school football. You are clearly a person with some deep issues. Please work them through somewhere else.

Red Devil men - great season. Congrats on making the playoffs. Play hard and enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

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PROJECT A MATCHUP


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[2014] Chelsea (MI) 35, [2014] Grosse Ile (MI) 22


Wonder where Chris got that score from.

Chris Schultz said...

I pick my own scores thank you very much. Always have always will.

Anonymous said...

Chelsea is used to playing the big boys... they win 35-14.

Anonymous said...

That is just your Grosse Ile stalker Chris. Doesn't matter what you write he always has a smart comment for you. You probably don't give his kid the credit that daddy thinks he deserves.

Chris Schultz said...

LOL!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
That is just your Grosse Ile stalker Chris. Doesn't matter what you write he always has a smart comment for you. You probably don't give his kid the credit that daddy thinks he deserves.

October 28, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Blogger Chris Schultz said...
LOL!

October 28, 2014 at 8:52 PM



posted at the same exact time, come on Chris. I have noticed you doing things like this before.

Chris Schultz said...

Gee there Mr 3:07 am, when I happen to be sitting on my computer at home, notifications jump up on the screen when a post is submitted. I can post them instantly and I can respond instantly. Sheeeeeeesh. I realize you don't appreciate me picking Chelsea over Grosse Ile, but get over it. I hope GI wins.

I noticed you posted anonymously again Mr. Chicken.

Anonymous said...

Chelsea is an obvious pick. They could win by 30.

Anonymous said...

Rather unfair to allow people to post anon and then call them names for doing so.

Anonymous said...

6:15
I didn't say anything to student athletes of GI. I said enjoy your run coach bonder. It's over. GI is not making the playoffs for another 20 years. Thin years coming for the devils.
I actually hope you beat Chelsea..is it likely, NO. I am a realist though. Is it ok to be realistic or did you hurt your feelings? Kids and coaches read this it's ok for them to see this post it's real life. Actually real life could be much rougher than this or fantasy island.

I'm off to my tennis lessons- good day!

CoachTom48160 said...

Posting anonymous is a choice. Chris allows folks to do it, and he has stated his reasons why numerous times. A troll shouldn't be shocked, however, when they're called out for being a fake internet tough guy when they post bombastic crap anonymously.

As for this being anyone's last playoff game, don't count on it. This isn't like the days of old when a number of very good teams with great seasons sat at home because they lost the popularity contest to join the playoffs. More than two dozen 5-4 teams are continuing their seasons this weekend.

Saying that 5 or 6 wins is beyond hope for GI in future seasons is just hater talk.

Wanna have an opinion, that's great. It's even better when you back it up with some reasoning. Make your case!

Chris Schultz said...

Grosse Ile plays quite a few undeclassmen and the JV team seemed pretty competitive to me. GI always has athletes and they are well coached. They will continue to have a shot at the playoffs on a yearly basis.

Anonymous said...

Again im stating my opinion not hating. GI doesn't have a class coming up like they have this year. They will always have some good athletes, but I don't think they're that well coached. They have talent a ton of it. Low numbers and kudos to their HC for being in the right system, but in HS football if you have talent you're going to win. GI had the same coach when they lost 20 straight games. They ran the same stuff, they just didn't have talent. Their run of talent is coming to an end. Their JV wasn't very good. They had a few good kids up but they're not going to ever beat SMCC Huron or Riverview in the future. Air will be better Jefferson and FR will be bad and these cupcake teams are going to wake up and not play them in non league games. I see 4-5 3-6 in the future of the red devils. Only time will tell.

Remember you've had Robby White, and Andrew Mitroka the past 8 years. You have nothing even close to that in your system. This great coaching will shine through next year? We will see.

Chris Schultz said...

So the coach doesn't get any credit for developing those QB's?

Anonymous said...

You my friend have no clue. Their GIYRA program(youth football qualified all three teams for the playoffs. Also their middle school team just went 5-1 for the year (2nd straight season at that record I believe). Kids are getting really good coaching on the island. If they weren't they wouldn't be able to achieve so much with these low numbers. The coaches at the high school level are as passionate, knowledgeable and committed as any coaches around. You can believe me if you want when I say they will be competitive for some time coming.

Anonymous said...

Well said 1139. Lot's of GI talent coming up through the ranks. I might add last year's MS team was 5-1 as well. JV would have beat Huron and CC this year if they had the sophmores they moved up like Moores and Trombley. Speaking of Moores he's going to be a great quarterback for the Devils the next 2 years. Gi is going to tough for years to come.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Ken!

Anonymous said...

This game could have easily went the other way. Turn overs and not converting in the red zone killed the Devils. Gi definitely out-hit Chelsea. All in all a good season for GI. good job boys.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad someone brought up GIYRA. This is the program that really nurtured and developed these past several years of talent. In my view, the high school coaches simply reaped that benefit. I'm not one to minimize the significant impact any level of coach can have on a young ayhlete; and, I am sure the high school coaches have been impactful. But let's not kid ourselves, the true development of these kids' fundamental understanding of the game, possibilities, their respective jobs, and technique came from their GIYRA coaches. The success of the high school program this past several years owes as much, if not more, to them than any other adult. Well done! And thank you for setting these young men up for success so well!!

Anonymous said...

yes giyra helped these gi kids i will give them that ... but talented kids with a drive to win and there great attitudes and there gi high school coaches made them who they are!!! not daddy giyra ,lets be honest you coached your kids and they played the most!! and in high school you giyra daddys again squeezed yourself in there to get a pat on the back..because you thought your kids couldnt do it without you there.. well i m hear to say ..great job to those fine athletes and there great high school coaches bodner,kelly,anderson,gieger,raup and reume,mitroka they made them who they are and those athletes did it for themselves !!!!!not giyra.. im so over you daddy giyra coaches with big heads. the best giyra coach ever to come to high school football was coach mitroka because he is the most humblest as they come thanks for him he is a great coach and person... good job GI athletes and to the high school coaches great year !!! we will get our chance next year again !!!

Anonymous said...

yes giyra helped these gi kids i will give them that ... but talented kids with a drive to win and there great attitudes and there gi high school coaches made them who they are!!! not daddy giyra ,lets be honest you coached your kids and they played the most!! and in high school you giyra daddys again squeezed yourself in there to get a pat on the back..because you thought your kids couldnt do it without you there.. well i m hear to say ..great job to those fine athletes and there great high school coaches bodner,kelly,anderson,gieger,raup and reume,mitroka they made them who they are and those athletes did it for themselves !!!!!not giyra.. im so over you daddy giyra coaches with big heads. the best giyra coach ever to come to high school football was coach mitroka because he is the most humblest as they come thanks for him he is a great coach and person... good job GI athletes and to the high school coaches great year !!! we will get our chance next year again !!!

Anonymous said...

I agree, coach Mitroka is a talented coach and fantastic man. He is kind and committed, knowledgeable and genuinely humble. He has done a lot for the boys. His genuine care for these young men is evident to anyone who has watched a game, seen practice, or even just observed interaction off the field.

Also, I am the 8:29, poster. I am not a GIYRA daddy nor do I have my own child playing. I'm just a community member who has observed both programs over the last ten years and thinks that the impact GIYRA (a big part of which was coach Mitroka, among others) had on these kids and in preparing them shouldn't be forgotten, but rather commended as we take stock of how the program sits and where it's going. Its just a part of the equation that shouldn't be overlooked.

I wish the team next year the best of luck and have great faith in the wonderful group of seniors who will be moving on to great things, I'm sure!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the gi men on a great season. You have a lot to be proud of - especially seniors and those who faced adversity along the way, like battling back from injury or sickness, dealing with stressors at home, and juggling demands of school and social life and anxiety about the future. Well done and God speed!!

Anonymous said...

to the im not a coach of giyra or have a son in high school football ,i call bullshit!! get over the giyra past and move forward and give it too the kids and there hs coaches, not patting yourself again and again with daddy football coaching ....get over yourselves..oh yah thats all folks, lonny tune! over n out

Anonymous said...

You people attacking the GIYRA Coaches should be ashamed of yourselves. While you were doing nothing they were giving tons of time to your kids. As a parent of one of those kids I thank them. And oh ya, without the kids who dads were involved with the GIRYA program in one way or another, we wouldn't have won a game! Shame on you!

Anonymous said...

Well said! Bunch of haters, losers, and most definitely cowards. If you feel so strongly about ripping these guys who volunteered put your name to it. Truly classless.

Anonymous said...

I regret reading this only today knowing that there is a possibility that the people I direct this to are no longer reading because GI is out of the running. I regret that other teams who also practice this type of behavior won’t read this. I would post to your Thoughts and Questions, but that may be construed as self-serving, but here goes.
I am trying to wrap my mind around the reasons why people are negative about coaches, players and programs in this forum. Do you realize that other schools, potential players, and young athletes coming into your program can read this? You should be lifting up your program, not attempting to crumble it. I read a lot of people complaining that people jump ship and go to SMCC. You won't see a bunch of their own bashing their program. Makes you think.
Let us discuss this GIYRA coach/ GIHS coach debate. Who made the players who they are today? Your parents teach you to walk, talk and how to eventually live life as an adult. Friends and teachers teach you about social skills when away from your homes. TV and the internet teach you about a life that you don't get to experience yourself. The point is, everything we do, everything we experience, everything we learn makes us who we are. It is no different in football. The GIYRA coaches provide strong fundamentals and a love for the game. The high school coaches get you prepared for what happens Friday night, and beyond, if you are talented enough. Each man who steps into that field with your son makes them the player, and directly, the men they will become.
These men who coached GIYRA and some High School coaches are either volunteers or get paid less than $6 an hour. What? $6 an hour? The pay scales are posted on the district website and if you calculate the 30 hours on average the paid coaches spend on your son per week, it is indeed about $6 an hour (for those of you who are unaware, that's less than minimum wage.). So instead of complaining, volunteer your time to grow, evolve, nurture and improve the program you say you despise so much. You put in your time to make the program that you would like to see.
As far as the so called "daddy ball", it's been my experience that people who use that term feel as though they've been a victim of that practice. If your son, or you, were indeed a victim, then there are other programs, and eventually middle school and high school ball where you can display your talents. They won’t let a talented kid sit out because their own boy is in their position but stinks up the place! I can tell you that the GIYRA coaches liked to win far too much to allow a player with sub-standard skills to play and possibly lose because of it. It's football, not a social club. I can just imagine that conversation “Hey, dude, your kid kind of stinks.” As a matter of fact, I have overheard that exact conversation during GIYRA days. What about Vollmerhausen and Moores? I don't recall their daddies out there coaching GIYRA. Two starting sophomores...hmmmm.
So before you get on your keyboards and type, think about why you are posting to this blog. Do you want to contribute, or is this a forum to make you feel better about yourself? Do you want your program to succeed? Do you want others who read this to think “I would really like my son to play for them.” Or do you prefer your program have a bad reputation as being a bunch of spoiled brats not getting their way? Why don't you go on that field, in 23° wind-chill temperatures, snow pounding your face with 30+ mph winds and tell me, TELL US ALL, how you can get on your soapbox and complain. Tell me who dropped the ball when you were being raised where it was acceptable to be so cruel, so crude and have no merit in your comments. Maybe I need to put it in terms that you will understand. " ’Yo mama is so stupid, she didn't teach you how to capitalize, punctuate and create a coherent sentence or thought". Have a very nice day.

Chris Schultz said...

Applause!