Huron (9-1) is coming off of a 40-21 playoff victory over Huron League rival Riverview while Trenton (7-3) defeated Romulus in the first round by a score of 20-6. This is the first meeting between these two teams in football.
Offensively, Huron continues to ride the big play ability of junior QB Matt Hartwick and senior WR Devin Collins. All nine of Hartwick's TD passes have gone to the speedy Collins while the quick footed Hartwick has eleven rushing TD's and is averaging over ten yards per carry.
The Chief's defense continues to do just enough and made some slight changes last week after giving up 14 points to Riverview in the 1st quarter. Defensive ends Justin Carey and Jacob Davis anchor a physical defensive line while junior LB Steele White leads the linebacking corp.
Trenton is led by veteran coach Bob Czarnecki and started the season with two straight losses. The Trojans have won seven of eight games since. The Trojans are led by senior Christian Mercure. The athletic QB missed three games this season due to injury, but is a big threat through the air and on the ground. Senior RB Brad Boler has found the end zone seven times this season while senior Nick Porreca leads a capable receiving corp.
The Trojan defense is led by senior LB"s Conor Cunningham and Ryan Coleman. Junior Grant McClellan and senior Luke Steffke provide solid depth while junior Jake Nabonzy leads the Trojans in INT's.
This should be a good match up between two solid teams. I saw Trenton early in the year and they have improved immensely since. It will be a cold night, but expect a big crowd. Prediction: Huron 28 Trenton 20