SMCC(3-3) is coming off a 50-28 victory over Airport while Milan(6-0) defeated GI 27-6. SMCC won last season's matchup 41-14 and leads the all-time series 14-8.
SMCC seemed to right the ship offensively scoring a season high 50 points last week. Doing it of course on the ground, chewing up yardage.
Milan flexed its muscle with a profound victory over a very good Red Devil squad. The Big Reds are poised to seize the coveted Huron league crown which has eluded them the last 2 years.
When you look at this game on paper, Milan would jump out at you as the odds on favorite and without a doubt they should be. Something tells me however that Milan will have a bit of a hangover from the high of beating GI in the battle for the HL crown. I think the Falcon stars, LaPlante, O'Brien and Woolford bottle up the "make you miss" Milan stars in Lindeman and Barnes just enough to give them a chance. Milan has had trouble stopping the T in recent years. SMCC scores just enough, while controlling the time of possession, frustrating the Big Reds. This Falcons will play as if their season rides on this game, because it does. Can Navarre Field engulf another foe with speed and agility to burn? I think so.
PICK: SMCC 22 Milan 21
Schultz's Pick: Milan 33 SMCC 24