SMCC (6-0) is coming off of a 43-0 drubbing of Milan while Riverview (5-1) hammered Flat Rock 53-6. The Falcons won a shootout last season and have taken four of the last five in the series. These two teams are considered the traditional powers of the league based on all-time winning percentages.
SMCC continues it's dominance of the league with the same rushing attack along with an opportunistic passing attack. The defense ranks one of the best in the state and has given up just 14 points in 5 league games.
Riverview has simply reloaded from last season. The running game has been solid and the Pirates are capable of throwing the ball if necessary. The Pirate defense has been solid as well this year and are giving up 12 ppg if league play.
This should be the stiffest test that SMCC will face in the regular season. The Pirates are big and athletic and should be able to move the ball. Stopping the Falcons will be a different story.
Although there is one more league game left after this week, this amounts to a championship game. If Riverview wins they could get a share of the title, if SMCC wins they most likely win the championship outright. Prediction SMCC 32 Riverview 14