Clinton (9-0) defeated Whiteford last week 36-18 while SMCC (8-1) fell to Lansing Catholic Central 35-10. These two teams met last year with the Falcons prevailing 50-15. The Redskins have never beaten SMCC.
Clinton has only had one close game all season.That was week one 20-19 win over Manchester. Clinton is led by senior RB Matthew Sexton. Sexton is a burner who has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 25 TD's. He is joined in the backfield by fellow senior Noah Poore. Poore missed the first four games of the season and has rushed for 459 yards and 5 TD's the last five weeks. The defense is led by senior DE Ken Deshano and senior DT David Chantelois.
The SMCC offense is led by seniors Austin Burger and Justin Carrabino. Junior Kevin LaPrad will get some carries as well. Seniors Mitchell Poupard and Hunter Coombe anchor the offensive line. The defense is led by senior Riley Woolford and junior Justin LaPlante. Senior kicker Phillip Lehman has become a real weapon for the Falcons this season.
This should be a good game. I'm sure Clinton wished this game was being played at home. Last season was a blowout, but that shouldn't be the case this year. Pick: SMCC 40 Clinton 27