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Anybody going to the Airport-Riverview game I appreciate the updates in advance. Me and the wife welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world on Tuesday. EM
Smcc 0, Huron 0 - End of first
End of 1st quarter Riverview 14Airport 0
Milan 7 Jefferson 0
14-0 pirates end of 1st. Going to be a long night
Smcc 0, Huron 7 - 2nd
Milan 7 Jefferson 0 end of 1st.
Congratulations on your new baby!
Milan 7 Jefferson 7
14-6 GI 2nd
Unfortunately I had to miss the first quarter. Beginning of the second, Milan and Jefferson are tied 7 to 7.
Sounds like the one who is supposed to be dominating for AP is not again.
14-7. Spoke too soon. Nice drive by AP
Milan 14 Jefferson 7
Smcc 0, Huron 7 - half
HalfRiverview 14Airport 7
He blew up a 4th down w a diving blitz over center. Great play. AP then drove n scored.
21-7 Milan. Half
Milan 21 Jefferson 7 Half
Appreciate it. Thanks for the updates. EM
21-12 GI at half
GI 21 to 12 at half
So Dad is still building the highlight reel?
He is the best defensive player in the league. They know to run the ball the opposite way! Duh
End of 3rdRiverview 14Airport 7
That's just nonsense. Been hearing it all year but not seeing it.
Smcc 0, Huron 7 - end of 3rd
Huron QB is injured and has been down for a while
Milan 21 Jefferson 15
22-7 riverview. Don't want to hear a word about coaching at AP. Well called game. Nice use of swing passes when needed. It's about execution. Pirates executed.
Helmet off, seems to be a leg injury or concussion for Hurons QB, hope he's ok
Ugly injury in the Milan SMCC game qb McKay looks like possible ACL
GI 29 to 12. Mid 3rd
I have never complained about refs but these guys at Jefferson are terrible.
1:33 left in the gameRiverview 30Airport 7
35-12 GI 3rd
Coaching is still bad!!!! Has been all year.
How are QB's from HURON and SMCC doing?
FinalRiverview 30Airport 14
Milan 21- Jeff 15. 4th
GI 35 FR 12
Smcc 6, Huron 7 - 2pt conversion coming up after the timeout with 1:33 left on the clock!
Smcc 6, Huron 7 - 1:33 left 2pt conversion no good
Any injury updates from earlier information?
GI 41 FR 12
Great win Chiefs! But when did they outlaw the PREVENT defense in high school? 🙄
22-20 bears. 6 to go
Smcc 6, Huron 7 - final
Milan 21 Jefferson 23.
Huron wins 7-6 over SMCC
GI 41 to 12 end of 3
Wow congrats Huron! EM
Now that's an old fashion Huron League score 7-6 great to see I'm tired of all these blow out games.CC alum
Thanks everyone. EM
Milan 29 Jefferson 23. 4:52 left
SWEET-CC goes down-it's all there for the Red Devils to take now!! Someone knows how to stop that T offense. Way to go Chiefs 46-2 against them now!!
I would love to hear everyone's thoughts on Airport? But a lot of what you try to execute in a game does start from your coaches.
Wow a few surprises right now
Great job chiefs!!
Milan 35 Jefferson 23
Congratulations Huron. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut twice in 50 years.
With Hurons QB being out why wouldn't CC kick the extra point for OT?? Pretty gutsy call though.
Holy crap! HURON WITH THE W OVER SMCC!!!! Congratulations boys!!! Wish like hell I could've been there to see this one go down!!!KC
35-31 Milan Final
Unless Chris goes to bed early I predict the blog is very active tonight!
Any update on the Milan final???
Did Jefferson beat Milan?
Airport looked dull. Didn't attack the line, they got pushed around. You can't win a game with that many penalties and turnovers. Discipline.
Worst officiating I've ever seen at Jefferson. Flags 10-1 on Milan. 3 touchdowns called back. Guys were really bad. Other than that. A super gritty and tough Jefferson team. The running back for Jefferson is the real deal. Super impressed. Milan Fan
They don't have a kicker
Nice win Huron!
Flat Rock gave up a score and all the momentum going into the half down 21-12 when it should a been 14-12. If flat rock is gonna make the playoffs and compete in this second half of the season they have to put 2 half's together.
Huron beating SMCC was not a real upset. Figured it to be close. Huron won the LOS battle. And special teams. Punt return led to only touchdown. Good win
Every Coach in the league will want the Huron CC film. How to stop the T 101! Way to go Chiefs.
GI 49 FR 20 Final
Huron's defense did a nice job. So did SMCC's defense. Good game.
Let them talk Chris!! Lol
Keep it civil people, please.
Playoffs ! I think of Jim mora when I here that!
Finally back to Red and White uniforms. Great game Chiefs!
LOOKS LIKE THE LEAGUE WILL GO TO MILAN..LINDEMAN AND BARNICLES ARE THE REAL DEALS.
Yea but that blind squirrel is having a feast tonight. Stay humble.
Jefferson/Milan excellent game. Not sure if Jefferson was underrated or Milan overrated, either way, great to watch. 1 turnover whole game. Lots of great plays.Jefferson was up in the 4th but Milan opened up it with 2 late TD's.Jefferson made it closer with a late TD, tried onside kick to no avail. Great game, the next few weeks will be very interesting. GI still team to beat.
Did you forget about GI? They beat Jefferson in the 1st quarter a couple weeks ago. Milan barely beat Jefferson.
Milan was uposted 21 to 7 at half. Mike Furtney was a major part of why the Big Reds won. Them bears ran away from him all night. Mike is the best defensive player in the league period.
Milan barely pulled that one off guys. I wouldn't get too excited. No rush defense,Humphrey had almost 200 yards.
Airport fan here..... It’s not the play calling, it’s not the coaches fault, it’s the lack of talent,you can only call the plays you think may work for the personnel you have..... the best quality of a good coach is to get every bit of skill, energy, heart and passion out of a player. Was Redmond better than Baas at that?? Maybe. Airport has very little talent, 3or4 players - that's it. No lineman, either side of the ball and slow small linebackers. Redmond had more talent and got every ounce of it out his players, even the fair talented ones. Airport might beat Flat Rock next week but that’s it.
BLIND SQUIRREL WTH!!
Bears, you should be PROUD! Fought to the very end!!
Jeff ran from #9 actually. Milan's rush defense was pathetic. #7 was rolling
NO MORAL VICTORIES IN FOOTBALL, BEARS!
Wow, I know these boys. There is more than 3 or 4 talented boys out there . Goins has a good season every year. Doesn't that say something about talent level and coachinf I'm not a baas hater, but these boys deserve better than that.
#9 FROM MILAN LINDEMAN SAM LINEBACKER THEY WAS RUNNING FROM HIM..
The officiating was not the reason this game was close. Jeff run game was rolling but Milan's offense is very good
MILAN IS THE BIG BOYS IN THE HURON LEAGUE. BUT SMCC IS THE TEAM TO BEAT..MILAN WOULD FAIR DIFFERENTLY IN SEC WHITE; MORE COMPARABLE TALENT TO MILAN LIKE CHELSEA.
7 was a monster. I actually went up to him after the game and told him that. I like the way that kid plays. My thoughts of Jefferson is that they are a team that actually did what they should have. They kept the ball on O and and drove it down the field. But Milan has a very explosive offense and they are going to score points. 9 had 2 carries for 115 yards and 2 TDs that was called back on penalties. Jefferson played an A game but fell a little short and MIlan did enough. The next 3 games will decide the Champs.
#9 NEEDS MORE RECOGNITION VERY EXPLOSIVE PLAYER, CLOSING IN ON 6000 TOTAL CAREER YDS. HAS SUCH A GREAT UPSIDE HOPE HE GOES TO COLLEGE D1A DII GLEAC
Your dead wrong ! Move your TE to wing back and take away carries from actual RB's! That's Dum! Goretski and Bondy 4 touchs between them! Players in wrong places that's it!
Lol where is Airport
SMCC MUST BE DOWN THIS YEAR! THEY LOST ALOT FROM LAST YEAR, HAVE A YOUNG TEAM, OR THE COACHING WOES OF NEW COACH?
Milan and Jefferson wax a solid high school football game. Both teams played hard til the very end. I agree #9 dad, Bears running back is good. Not sure where the league assignor got the officiating crew from, but they were terrible. Side judge and referee couldn't keep up with the plays, we're trying to make calls from the other side of the field and/or made calls WAY after the play was completed. Milan needs to get better against the run in the next couple of weeks, but as they proved again tonight.....they can score fast. They scored tonight on the ground and through the air. Enjoyable game. Nice job Bears and Big Reds.
Must not have seen the same game I watched?Airport has the most predictable offense in the leauge, hands down!
I will bet anyone a six pack, FR makes the playoffs.......next year.This team / program is incredibly improved !
Believe or not, I felt #9 was held in check pretty good tonight. His explosive runs that didn't count were aided by holding on the ends. I don't know how many yards he had, but he was outshined by #7 today. 1-2 Jefferson almost majorly upset a 3-0 team. Milan was way out off gas at the end, they are lucky that game ended when it did. By the way, the BEARS were running from NO one. Power, Power, Power Boys.Furtney was double teamed all night, nobody else stepped up on D. Milan better fix that if they are going to win the league.GO BEARS !!
Nice "all caps"The league title goes through the island.Results dont lie
Lol 6 wins and you're in baby lets see it.... You do need to win the next game before you can count on hearing your name called on selection Sunday... When was the last time flat rock made the playoffs?? Good win GI Keep grindin
Goins good coach at JV level, but coaching competition at JV level, not too tough.Varsity level, a whole new world. I don't think much would change. Teams put their very best talent throughout the program on varsity. Nice guy though.
SMCC very exposed today. GI, Milan, and Jefferson will be tough wins for them. Plus LCC at the end. Could be getting ready for basketball early this year.
I disagree just a bit. 2 TDs called back. The helmet to helmet was bogus. The 4th down at the goal line for a defensive block in the back was bogus. Like I said I have never ever blamed or called refs out but they were bad. Jefferson did a good job on offense. Not trying to take anything away from them. But the refs were bad.
I'm in on the six pack. New Strohs please
Very exposed. 7-6? Cmon guy.
Nobody, and I mean nobody, should have to witness what happened in that phone booth SMCC.
How to stop the T.Step 1. Go in to phone booth. Step 2. Shut the phone booth door. Step 3. Proceed to whoop that....
Ok so #9 had 3 TDs but couldn't run? Ok whatever you say to make yourself feel better. Bye-felisha!
LoL outshined?? Dude that's funny, 7 had how many carries? 25-30 while 9 had about 11-15... No the difference was 7 got a lot more opportunity than 9 did. That has nothing to do with Jefferson but with the Milan coaches.
Goins coached one year at the varsity level the year before the Baas take over and Airport went to the play offs hmmmmm?
Chris how many times do you think a starting RB should carry the ball? Is Milan using Lindeman properly? What are your thoughts?
LIndeman is averaging 16 carries per game and Barnes is averaging 17 carries. Their offense is read based. I am assuming teams would key on Lindeman, so I am thinking 15 carries a game is about right.
Keep in mind 4-5 was predicted for SMCC.
That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Milan scored at will and the only time they didn't was when they threw phantom holding calls taking away touchdowns or long plays, or the best was the first play of the game when the side judge called a 70 td touchdown back on an offensive face mask called on a lineman from the side judge 15 yds away. Jefferson is a tough team with some gritty kids, but come on guys, those refs did everything they could to keep Milan from winning. The game isn't close if the penalties weren't called or for that matter called both ways. Did Jefferson run the ball well. They sure did and #7 is really good. Awesome football player. But some games are changed by the referees and this one was pretty obvious. Refs should never change the way the game is played and glad they didn't take the game away f rom the Milan kids tonight. It was as bad as I've seen in a long time.
Basicly they just got beat in the trenches.
Milan should move Furtney to nose tackle.
Wow that's genius! If they win 2 of those 4 games they won't be getting ready for basketball early.
I always find it interesting when people try to speculate on how the Milan coaches are using #9. It seems to me that they use him to move the ball down the field, to take attention away from the other players and to score touchdowns. Based on his current stats, it seems like whatever they are doing with him, he is fulfilling that role pretty dang well helping the Big Reds get to 4-0. While they didn't throw the ball in his direction much against Jefferson, you can ask Riverview how much damage she did catching the ball from the slot and out of the backfield. #9 is the consummate team player and is going to do whatever is necessary to help the team win whether it is scoring touchdowns, making a big stop on defense or breaking up a pass downfield.
I always find it interesting when people try to speculate on how the Milan coaches are using #9. It seems to me that they use him to move the ball down the field, to take attention away from the other players and to score touchdowns. Based on his current stats, it seems like whatever they are doing with him, he is fulfilling that role pretty dang well helping the Big Reds get to 4-0. While they didn't throw the ball in his direction much against Jefferson, you can ask Riverview how much damage he did catching the ball from the slot and out of the backfield. #9 is the consummate team player and is going to do whatever is necessary to help the team win whether it is scoring touchdowns, making a big stop on defense or breaking up a pass downfield.
@ 10:39PM Friday - who??? who are the others with talent? @12:51AM I recall Redmond - Barber - Vanwashonova and (maybe Goins helped him but never was the head coach) then Baas
The first play that got called back was obviously a penalty
Yeah and they also only scored 155 points, that's less than 2 out of the 3 years coach Baas has been the coach. Hmmm??? I love all the sit in the bleachers coaches on here
Love all of the "anonymous" Airport hate on here, fans didn't like coach Redmond either and all he did was win. It's sad really
It most definitely is a coaching issue on Airports side. You have a lot of thes boys that came up from JV last year that went 8-1. When you have coaches from other teams telling AP parents that they know what plays AP is going to run before we run them, that's a problem. Airport will not have a winning team again until there is some coaching changes. AP use to be in the playoffs every year until this coaching g staff took over. So don't tell me they don't have talent!!!!
What the what?
Humble is one thing, losing to Huron is a bit different. If I were Kipf, I'd make the team wear pink next week.
Vollmerhausen had 28 carries in just last night's game alone, no love for him? Not to downplay and other RB in the league, but it seems that when it come to offense, he should be on your list, Chris. Not everyone sends in stats to Maxpreps, but as of today, he's #5 in the State. And how about that GI line? They are making the real difference this year.
The Bears lost to 3 state ranked teams with a combined 12-0 Record. some winnable games in the future for them.
Please let me add that Vollmerhausen is #1 in the state for TDs and #2 in total points in the State of Michigan as well
4 played wonderful last night for airport as well as 15. However it did become blatantly obvious what was going to be called later in the game. When airport drove on view late in the game and were stuffed it was because they ran 2 plays the whole drive (15 jet and 4 off tackle) and view realized.Great game by both teams amd it was very close going into the 4th. Hope view can be prepared for Jefferson this week.View hopeful
I talk about Vollmerhausen all the time.
Someone's a little butt hurt about GI non-love.
The 8-1 record the Airport JV team had last year was largely because of the Freshman class who are now Sophmores this year. There were more Freshman starting on that team last year than there were Sophmores. Talent should be better next year but who really knows. Baas isn't using his players right. You shouldn't be handing your TE the ball to run sweeps. You don't see SMCC giving Laplante the ball. Airport players are on the practice field Saturday's and Sunday's. For what? Maybe they're burned out. There's no discipline anywhere in the program. Including JV level. How can kids look up to 20 something year old coaches for discipline?? Change must be made.
Nice win bucs! Keep working hard!
All season long for Airport if the coaches at Airport would have blitzed Mossberg less and let him sit back and read and react the defense would have been better. On offense you should have probably left the big kid at TE to block and open up holes for Bondy or Goretski to run sweeps. It makes no sense to take away your best blocker and have him run the football. This is where the coaching staff has failed this year. Play the game the way it's meant to be played. Blitz your LB only when needed, run the offense the way it's designed (with all 3 RB's). If you run the offense the way it should be ran you wouldn't have to pass 15-20 times a game.
What's the talk about the phone booth with SMCC?? Do tell!!
Agree that JV is different, but varsity staff still needs to change up the play calling. Maybe start with the no huddle and hurry up tempo that the JV deplores? At least keep the defense on its heels and guessing more. Way to predictable!
Nice stat 10:35. I was unaware of that.
Every podcast he is mentioned.
First off, WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING. Lol. And yes there are many moral vicotories in the game of football win or lose.
I could name names and you would argue them . So im not going to name a list of talented kids. I will say there is some untested talent as well. I'm not one of the baas haters. To some who say fire him be careful what you wish for you might get what you want. It can always be worse!
@ 9:36AM - who?? who is the talent?? i'm not bashing the kids nor the coaches, where is the talent?? JV is a whole diff world than Varsity. Maybe Goins should be the coach, i dont think he would do much better. i dont see the championship trophies anywhere for Airport JV losing only 2 games the past few years
Riverview last night was down 1 starting RB 1 starting lineman on top of season ending injuries to the QB and there most season LB and last night because of unsportsman like conduct against Airport they lost their starting safety for the 2nd half of the game! Riverview can't catch a break!
Midland defense looks bad
You know its so easy to criticize the coaches after the fact! I always taught my boys If you could do a better job then get out there and coach!!
That last name is pretty cool
Wow I know pewamo Westphalia isn't in the league but their last three games they've out scored their opponents 64-0, 49-0, and 76-0 😳😳 that's an average of 63-0 so we can tell smcc's defense is for real this year
I've come to the conclusion that SMCC is a Jekyll and Hyde team. Either way, Kipf needs to have a plan "B" when things aren't working. He also needs to start scouting the soccer team for a kicker.
As you post anonymous
I know the Milan kids feel like they lost last night. No disrespect to MJ. Burn the tape and move on Milan.
Do you really wanna debate which kids have talent and which ones don't? I agree no trophies for J.V. And there shouldn't be. I do think Coach Goins would do better. I don't think he would want the job anyways. Who is left. I disagree with you saying there's a lack of talent. I'm not listing kids for people to argue and I doubt Chris would publish it.
Ask one of the SMCC slaps, you'll find out.
If only all fan 'coaches' and parent 'coaches' could learn this. Go to the practices and see things for yourselves. I don't know if any 'closed' practices in all my years around the game.
How can you not talk about Vollmerhausen
Who's to blame then??
Way to find the silver lining!
I agree with the talent. There is talent!! Not sure how much better Goins would do. JV is totally different than Varsity.
These seniors on Airport have been losing so long! They forgot how to win! They have lost faith in the coaching staff! Once that happens everyone knows what happens! I say players you have to play for each other! Not mom or dad or yourself! Play your heart out for your brothers in battle! 5 more games to man up and kick butt!
Just a question: Who is leading the league in interceptions so far?
As mentioned above my son was injured in the Huron/SMCC game. After the game was over as we were getting him in the car the coach from SMCC came to the car to talk to him. It was a great show of sportsmanship and class. Good luck to SMCC the rest of the season. Go Chiefs!Huron #12 Dad
No idea let's just win overy flat rock
I'll have to watch them. Are they up north?
1st year in the Huron League. Just wondering why GI is always begging for respect. Are they the " red-headed stepchild" of the league?
That's why the other RB is mentioned as one of the best in the league. He gets as many yards on 10-15 carries as someone who is running the ball 28-30 times.
AP has quite a bit of talent on the team, lineman included. The kids think the coaches are a joke, they only utilize 3 or 4 players. AP parents,players, and fans have every right to be frustrated. Winning seasons UNTIL varsity...that has EVERYTHING to do with coaching whether it has to do with discipline, plays, or lack of motivation. Do not try to blame this on the kids. Watching the same kids through the years you know what talent is there and its heart breaking to watch it go to waste.
Exactly he is a team player! He is out there for the love of the game and his team! He does not care how many carries he gets, it's not about Trace, it's about his team. #9 mom
You say you're an airport fan? Must be a relative of coach as well and sticking up for him, which is the right thing to do. However, has made too many bad decisions this year and changed up personnel and formations that have not worked. That's on the staff!
Sorry about his injury. Most SMCC parents and coaches show class. I hope your son heals up quick.
Low hanging fruit
I think it's your son.
You should be ashamed saying " the kids think the coaches are a joke". You apply for the position of coach. That coach has spent his entire summer getting the kids ready for the season. Here's a thought: maybe, just maybe, the other teams in the league are JUST BETTER. I'm so tired of hearing AP people on this blog coming up with excuses as to the team losing. Memo: you want to win more, get back to work and get BETTER! Signed, The Rest Of The League
Well deserved win for the Pirates. They have overcome lots of obstacles in the first few weeks with injuries. They dug in deep asking their Seniors to play different positions and they did a great job. There is lots of talent in Riverview. I would not count them out. Also a big shout out to the AP coach who won the 50/50 and donating most of it back to the boosters. Class act! Lets go Bucs!!
Not sure what happened to your kid, but hope he's ok and for a speedy recovery. Milan Fan
Try to stay positive fans! Good coaches on all the teams this year! All dedicated gentlemen! I hope players and coaches stay focused and ignore the negative comments. Huron league is tough every year. Encourage your teams and don't give up on them. Next week is a new game and true fans will support their teams and let them know they are behind these fine young men for all teams!
Milan should move Furtney to nose tackle and have Lindeman be a " rover". Clog the middle and let #9 roam with some freedom. Someone from Milan please get this to the coaches. This could be a special year, but the D has to change something.
Funny thing is you say he was kept in check , I say did his job #9 may not have had as many touches but you can't take your eyes off him. Never know when he's going to pop a big run. That being said his job has been done in the past few games. How many of your players on defense stepped his way first or looked his way first to find where he's at. That free's someone up for a step or two. That's all they need.
Hmmmm I wonder who?
"they asked their seniors to play different positions" ... should always be the case. Kids (or dads) telling the coaches where they should play is just wrong. It is a team sport ... period. Play where you are needed ... period.
Before you chalk it up as stupid, hear me out. 90% of high school football is running plays. You can usually figure where the plays going by formation. Milan is good in pass coverage, their struggles are on interior runs, usually away from #9 and #74. Having 9 limited only at SAM is a waste. He's one of the smartest players I've seen. Let him roam and he'll probably have 25 tackles a game.
It was a joke. How bout Big number 74 getting tackled and face asked everyone he blew up the Jefferson O line. Or the best was the onside kick when Jefferson had the whole left side offsides by two yds and no call. Refs did a nice job to make it a game. Glad they didn't steal it from the Milan boys
I'd be more excited to be 4-0 on their way to the playoffs compared to 1-3 looking for a second victory for the season lol
Airport has talent and size. They can play with anyone as they showed against NB. Poor coaching. Defense should focus on being good at one thing rather than trying to do 10 different things. Offense trying to get too fancy. Just use the wing t and control the game. You have the players to do it. Riverview dad
Milan is not ranked and neither is GI according to the free press, news, or AP poll lol
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