Which score/result surprised you the most?
Chris: It wasn’t the result that surpised me, but the fact that Erie Mason hung 56 points on Sand Creek in their 18 point victory. The Aggies had only given up 55 points all season prior to that.
Gary: Mason’s dismantling of a very good Lansing Catholic Central tops my list this week. The Bulldogs make a huge statement, cementing their position as a top contender in their division.
Frank: I have to go with Ida putting the fear of God into Blissfield. The Royals beat Clinton and Hillsdale by double digits, and both of those teams beat the Blue Streaks by a combined score of 99-48. Yet somehow, the Blue Streaks went toe-to-toe with the Royals before dropping a heartbreaker in the final seconds. I will echo what I said last week, as it appears the pilot light has turned on for Jeff Potter and company, which is a potential sign that Ida could be a tough out in the playoffs. And should these two teams meet again, buckle up.
Which team is trending up?
Chris: I like how the Trojans have bounced back the last two weeks after falling to Saline. A season ending victory over an excellent Chelsea team could set the tone for a solid playoff run.
Gary: Im going to go with SMCC as a team that is starting to trend upward. A dominant performance over the Bears have the Falcons soaring high late in the season.
Frank: Much like Ida, SMCC appears to finally have turned the pilot light on after a strong performance in a 40-7 win over Jefferson. The Falcons will need to keep it rolling with a significant tune-up game against Detroit Southeastern in Week 9.
Which game are you looking forward to this week?
Chris: I really like the match up between SMCC and Detroit Southeastern. Southeastern is a quality opponent (5-0) that boast a special QB who can run and throw. The Falcons will counter with their ever improving rushing attack. If you get a chance, take a drive over to the eastside where the Jungaleers play in the shadows of the Jefferson North Assembly plant. Game time is Noon on Saturday.
Gary: Chelsea at Monroe is my game of the week coming into week 6. Chelsea is our #1 team in D3. Can the Trojans get a victory over an excellent team in Chelsea?
Frank: I’m going with Chelsea at Monroe. The Bulldogs have established themselves as a power in Division 3, while the Trojans have looked strong this season with a ball-hawking defense. Both teams will be looking to make some noise before postseason play.