SMCC (8-0) is coming off of a 47-7 victory over Jefferson while LCC (8-0) beat Detroit Community 48-6. The Falcons won last years game 49-20.
SMCC steamrolled through the Huron League schedule this year. This week 9 match up may provide the toughest test of the year thus far. The Falcon defense will be challenged by a team that throws the ball a lot, but is able to run the ball as well.
The Cougars are led by 6-7, 235 lb QB Tony Poljan. The junior has thrown for over 1700 yards and rushed for nearly 700 yards while accounting for 33 TD's. In LCC's closest game of the year, a 34-20 victory over Ionia he threw for 282 yards and 3 TD's while rushing for another 238 and a TD.
The Cougars may remind many Falcon faithful of the teams the they faced at Ford Field back in 2009 and 2010. This team is a lot like Monatgue and Ithaca, they all had Division I QB prospects although Poljan is most likely to play DI basketball. Prediction: SMCC 31 LCC 27