Flat Rock is coming off of a 60-6 victory over Summit Academy while Milan lost to Marshall 20-19. Milan won last year's game 42-14 and lead the all time series 23-10.
Flat Rock looked good getting their first win in over two years. The Rams will get a chance to find out how much they have improved when they meet the Big Reds. Seniors Justin Roberts and Jalen Smith will lead Flat Rock's offense again this week. Zac Tennison and Anthony Higginbotham will lead a defense that will be forced to tackle in space against Milan.
Milan will most likely be welcoming Trace Lindeman back to the line up this week although don't be surprised if he sits out until the following week. Junior QB Demetrius Barnes has emerged as a serious home run threat on every snap of the ball. Cortez Gray leads a physical Big Reds defense.
I would like to think this would be a close game, but this appears to be a mismatch. Flat Rock has really improved, but Milan will challenge for a league title. Pick: Milan 34 Flat Rock 13