Huron (10-1) is coming off of a 44 -27 victory over Trenton while Thurston (8-3) defeated Divine Child 37-17. These two teams met twice in the 1950's with Thurston winning once and the two teams tying the other.
Huron is riding an 8 game winning streak behind the big play ability of QB Matt Hartwick and WR Devin Collins. The Chief offense is capable of grinding things out with junior RB Jacob Fryer runnng behind a solid offensive line.
Last week Huron was lit up by Trenton through the air as the Trojans threw for over 300 yards. The Chiefs usually do just enough defensively to give their offense a chance to win. Chase McKay and Jon Krug have been steady all year along with LB Steele White.
Thurston comes into the game winning 7 straight and appear to be playing their best football of the season. The Eagles have a two-headed monster at RB with Chris Johnson and Laymon Giddings-Whatley. QB Travis Wessenberg is a 6-4, 195 lb senior capable of throwing the ball if the Eagles running game struggles.
The defense which gives up about 16 ppg is led by Alonzo McKoy who had a huge game in the Eagles week 1 playoff victory over Mumford.
It's hard to believe that either of these teams are one win away from a birth in the state semi-finals. Both teams have been good enough defensively to put themselves potentially in a position to make it to Ford Field. Tough call here, but I will go with the home team. Prediction: Huron 23 Thurston 21