Monday, February 19, 2018

Top 10 Huron League Teams

We decided to put together a top 10 Huron League Champions over the last 20 years.  This is certainly up for debate and mainly done just for fun.


1) 2014 SMCC

2) 1999 JEFFERSON

3) 2005 SMCC

4) 2004 RIVERVIEW

5) 2010 SMCC

6) 2003 AIRPORT

7) 2017 RIVERVIEW

8) 2009 SMCC

9) 2015 SMCC

10) 2012 Milan

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

CC 05 is my vote , and I've been watching CC for 40 years .

Anonymous said...

I don’t think the 2002 Riverview team won the league but they went to the dome

Gary Hauf said...

2002 Riverview lost 4 games. Obviously a good team, making it to the finals but probably not top 10.

Gary Hauf said...

2005 CC was a great team. Was 2004 CC better? I think maybe so.

Anonymous said...

Obviously Gary wrote this. The SMCC heaviness is very apparent.

Anonymous said...

There is no bias in this article. Smcc has just purely dominated the Huron Legaue over the past 20 years!

Gary Hauf said...

I tried to fit in more of the Milan and Airport teams but couldn’t squeeze them in.

I went by league dominance and then playoff success, if needed.

Let’s see your top 10.

Anonymous said...

Forgetting about the 1997 Riverview team that went to the state championship is a travesty. Team was loaded with 3 year starters and had a very athletic line. Nick strok was a beast!

Gary Hauf said...

If anyone can make a case for any of those teams being knocked out of the rankings..... make it!

Gary Hauf said...

1997 was 21 years ago. Great team but out of our scope.

Anonymous said...

Obvious that 2014 smcc team was number 1. Man were they dominant

Anonymous said...

I say 2003 cc... I was on that team and we went 10-3. My reason for that besides being apart of the team was in 2000 as freshman coach giarmo pulled us aside and told us that if we stuck togethor and if we belivied in each other we would be the class that brought tradition back to smcc. Our junior season 2002 we went 4-5 and we came back in 2003 and went 10-3 and he was 100% right. We started the double digit wins and we started the streak of deep playoff apparences. We paved the road like he said we would and the streak started with us. He was a great coach and left along term influence on my life for sure.

Anonymous said...

2004 SMCC was tough as well. Lost on a last second pass to Constantine who would go on to dominate in the state finals that year. That SMCC's team only loss was to Riverview would won the league championship that year.

Anonymous said...

2004 CC...beat a D-4 semi finalist 46-6 that year! That was the half time score by the way!!!

Anonymous said...

2014 Huron??

Anonymous said...

There was also something extra in the water back then as well...

Anonymous said...

CC 04 was tough , they would be real hard to beat for any of these teams

Chris Schultz said...

Huron didn’t win the league. Only league champions were considered.

Anonymous said...

Can't argue with that list, all deserving teams. 2014 SMCC deserves the top spot for winning it all. That 03 Airport team might have had the best defense in that time span. EM

Anonymous said...

2014 Smcc team dominated the Huron league teams.. nobody with in 3 touchdowns..

Anonymous said...

2014 pounded the h$$$ out of everyone that year , wasn't even close... TOTAL domination !!!

Anonymous said...

I get why out of the smcc teams 2014 team is at the top, because they won it all. Deserve it. I do not think they were the best team however. I think 2009 does not get enough credit, played with a ton of juniors who went to become a great 2010 team. They played arguably the best team smcc has faced in the last 10-15 years in Detroit Crockett and lost on a late last second touchdown that team went on to go far in the d4 playoffs. 2009 was probably better than the 2010 team. Both the 09 and 10 team played top quarterbacks in the state finals regardless of division, and if. It for a couple not so smart mistakes in 2009, they could have really won.

Would love to hear everyone's thoughts on this. It's so tough to gage, but everyone always has solid arguments and valid points.
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Would love to hear your thoughts about the above statements Gary.

Anonymous said...

Also, to go with my previous statement. The 2010 is the all time point leaders in smcc history, and if anyone had watched those games, you know most of the starters were on the bench by halftime all the way up until the semifinals. Just so many things to go offf

Anonymous said...

Huron League football was way better in late 90s through 2000. Most teams from that era would destroy later league teams. No mention of the Airport teams with Duffy, Anderson or mention of the Milan teams with Hoskins, Stines or White? Those teams would dominate today.

Gary Hauf said...

2009 SMCC was very very good. I had 2010 better because they gave up the same amount of points but scored 150 more.

The biggest slight was probably to the 2004 CC team. They lost to View and didn’t win the league, thus not making it on the list due to our criteria. I can make a case that’s the 2004 team may have been the best at CC..... ever?

Anonymous said...

Garry that team was loaded big time , 04 would be hard to beat for any of the CC teams ..

Anonymous said...

Gary, the only reason the 04 team loss the state championship was because of the way they played D.. they were not aggressive on the D side of the ball when Clauson was D coordinator..we lost a lot of heartbreakers because of him..

Anonymous said...

No doubt, my grandson was a senior on that team, last play of the game in the semifinals against Constantine the defense is playing man on man, last play of the game , no one was back in the end zone , no pressure on qb either. Kid makes a heck of a catch we lose...that was the worst defensive play call I have ever seen in my life.. defensive coordinator would have had to find his own way home after that game ...

Gary Hauf said...

2004 SMCC gave up 7.69 PPG and had 6 shut outs. I think they played defense pretty well as a whole.

Anonymous said...

Not the point Gary !!!

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it Smcc will be playing Algonac Muskrats..is there any truth to this Gary? Smcc sure doesn’t shy away from competition.. if so I like Smcc in this game by 3 scores..

Anonymous said...

Is this true ?

Anonymous said...

03 airport team would have beat everyone on that list. Their defense was to good.

Anonymous said...

03 Airport team not getting enough love, lets not forget about he 02 teams as well....

Anonymous said...

No not true , CC still has no first game.

Anonymous said...

Lol..no Airport team is beating any of them CC teams ...lol , that has to be a joke

Anonymous said...

2012 and 2013 MILAN teams are you kidding me two of the most dominant teams after all the things you said in the preseason both years where’s those two at?

Anonymous said...

03 airport not getting love cuz not a team to remember? What they do ?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a bunch of haters who lost to those Airport teams, you must still be in high school and not around to see the 02 or 03 Airport teams what did the 03 team do? They dominated the Huron League and didn’t give up more than 15 in any game and only gave up 7ppg.... I guess haters are going to hate

Anonymous said...

Very impressive, I would be so proud just like you... you go boy !!! Dominated ?

Anonymous said...

2014 CC was too fast and too talented for any Huron League Team. May not have had the toughest Line but could throw the ball and stop the pass against talented quarterbacks. Something most Huron league teams failed at in the playoffs when it mattered

Gary Hauf said...

2012 Milan is on this list. As well as 2003 Airport.

Need to win more than 1 playoff game however if you want to be considered great. 2012 Milan snuck in on this list.

Anonymous said...

Yet you put the 2015 C.C. team on here who didn’t even win a playoff game... 02 Airport doesn’t make the list? Can’t argue with the success that catholic central has had but this story no’s of homerism (yeah that might be a word) lol

Anonymous said...

Surprised to see any Airport comments, didn’t think they were allowed to participate on the blog.

Gary Hauf said...

That’s fair. However 2015 SMCC dominated the HL, lost to 2 state runner-ups and my step son was on the team :)

Gary Hauf said...

It was a tough call between 2002 and 2003 Airport. Who was better?

Anonymous said...

The 02 and 03 Airport teams also dominated the league and lost to the eventual state runner up. It’s tough to pick between the 2 but the 02 team has Cliff Whitehouse and he was the best QB that they have ever had and I’m not talking about athletic ability but leadership and smarts so I’d probably go with the 02 team even though the 03 team was better defensively. The 02 playoff game against DeWitt is still probably the best high school game I’ve ever seen and DeWitt QB Chad Alger is probably the best high school QB I ever watched in person. I love talking about this topic and for the person who said “I didn’t think Airport was allowed to talk about this subject” or whatever I don’t see any Flat Rock, Huron, or Grosse Ile teams on here and I’d put the 02 or 03 Airport team up against anyone on this list and I’d put money on them coming out on top... unfortunately we could never prove that so let’s just have fun taking about it.

Anonymous said...

What about Al Bundy, Polk High 4 touchdowns in state playoff game. The best I have ever heard of.

Darrel Spalding said...

Not sure how you could not put JHS 1994 State Champions Team on your listing. Their only loss that year was to perennial power Dewitt and that I believe was on the road and a very close fought game.

How does a State Championship team not make your top 10??

Gary Hauf said...

We only went back 20 years Darrel. If we had went back further, yes that 94 Bear team would have been near the very top.