Both teams are coming off of week one losses. Jefferson fell to Ida 33-7 while Grosse Ile lost to Parma Western 27-21. Gross Ile won last season's game 49-7 and have won four in a row in the series which Jefferson leads 25-23 overall.
A young Red Devil team played well against a Parma Western team that is considered to be the schools best in 30 years. Junior Justin Moores showed he is another good Grosse Ile QB in the making while RB Andrew Vollmerhausen is as rugged as they come. Josh Moskall and Time Beach lead an active defense that is sure to get better as the season progresses.
Jefferson was disappointing in the opener against Ida. The Bears have gone back to a running based offense, but the passing game appeared a bit more potent in the opener. Expect the Bears to try and establish the run and out physical the younger Islanders.
A win here for either team is needed at this point and could possibly launch someone to a solid season. A loss for either could mean a long season with wins getting harder to come by. Pick: Grosse Ile 27 Jefferson 14