Franklin (7-3) defeated Woodhaven in week one of the playoffs 49-28 while Bedford handled Wyandotte 43-21. This is the first ever matchup between these two teams.
Franklin plays in the Kensington Lakes South Division and made it to the state semi finals last season losing to eventual champion Detroit MLK. The Patriots have lost to Livonia Stevenson, Canton and Novi. Senior QB Jacob Clark leads the spread offense attack while senior RB Nuke Crowell is an elusive back. Senior Chris Nahasil and Devin Visnaw are solid two-way players. Senior WR Jake Giacobbi is a solid receiver.
Bedford is a good team whose only losses have come to undefeated Saline and Detroit Country Day. The Kicking Mules have a solid running attack and pounded Wyandotte on the ground last week. Senior QB Joseph Weimer leads the offense and has another threat along side him in Joey Oehlers . Defensively, Bedford is opportunistic. Joey Shepherd led the kicking Mules last week with two interceptions.
This is a match up of two completely different styles, but both teams average nearly 35 ppg. Franklin looks to spread teams out and utilizes both the pass and the run while Bedford runs the ball 90% of the time. Both teams have played good competition and it should be a close game. Kick off is at 7:00 pm on Friday. Pick: Bedford 35 Franklin 33
(Gary's Pick: Bedford 30 Franklin 27)