Grosse Ile (5-2) is coming off of a 49-7 victory over Jefferson and Riverview (5-2) is coming off of a 33-0 loss to SMCC. The Pirates won last years league finale 45-42. These teams have split the last twelve regular season games.
Grosse Ile has really rebounded well after a slow start to the first half of the season. The come back against Milan has catapulted the Red Devils to a solid season. The defense has been very good while a diversified offense is putting up just enough points.
Riverview was flying high the first half of the season, but have lost two of the last three games. The Pirate defense will need to shore things up while the offense will have to regain the form it had early on.
This is a great match up. These teams literally go back and forth each year on who wins the game. A win for either team may help secure a home playoff game.
If I go by the year and my early season forecast, I should pick Grosse Ile. If I go by Riverview's size, I should pick them. The Pirates looked really slow last week against SMCC, but something tells me they are going to win this battle for the Colvin Cup. Prediction: Riverview 28 Grosse Ile 27