Milan 21 Williamston 38 4th Final
FNV Thoughts from Chris: I really enjoyed watching this game. Two very good teams, but Williamston was the better team. After halftime, the Hornets offensive line imposed their will on the game. The defense stepped up repeatedly for Williamston, stopping Milan numerous times on 4th down during the course of the game. One thing I noticed during the course of the game was the outstanding sportsmanship shown by both teams. It appeared that the kids were happy to be playing and that showed in the way they treated each other after every play.
Everest Collegiate 35 Summerfield 0 Final
FNV Thoughts from Chris: Coming into this game, I thought it would be a mismatch. By looking at the score, you would think that was the case. I watched this whole game and I would disagree with that statement. Summerfield played well on defense. They were physical and made things hard for Everest. Offensively, the Bulldogs looked a little out of sync, especially for a team that averaged 28 ppg. I think that was a combination of the layoff and obviously the ability of the Mountaineer defense. Everest has a legit shot at winning the state title behind one of the best young coaches in the state, in Michael Pruchnicki.
Lansing Catholic 28 Grosse Ile 5 Final
FNV Thoughts from Chris: I was able to watch most of the game. I thought the better team won, but I don’t think the final score was indicative of how the game went. I was super impressed with Lansing Catholic’s Alex Watters. Definitely one of the better players the Red Devils have seen all year. Grosse Ile’s Joe Pizzo was his typical self, doing everything except selling popcorn at halftime (probably because the concession stand was closed). The Grosse Ile offensive line did an excellent job of protecting QB Nate Brown against the Cougars’ excellent and stat heavy defensive line, but the LCC secondary dominated with 3 Int’s and numerous pass breakups.