Grosse Ile 2021 Schedule Analysis

By Frank Vajcner

We now go island hopping for our next stop in the schedule analysis series. Grosse Ile continued their trend of being successful in even-numbered years, but will the schedule allow for success in an odd-numbered year?

2021 Schedule:

Aug 27: @ Riverview Gabriel Richard

Sept 2: @ SMCC

Sept 10: Milan

Sept 17: @ Airport

Sept 24: Jefferson

Oct 1: New Boston Huron

Oct 8: Flat Rock

Oct 15: @ Riverview

Oct 22: @ Clinton Township Clintondale

Gut-Check Game: at SMCC. Between Chris, Gary, and myself, none of us thought that SMCC would come to The Island and knock off the Red Devils. That was a swing and a miss, as a young Falcons team swooped in and ran wild to the tune of 580 rushing yards and a 47-40 victory. The Devils will now have to open up Huron League play at the friendly confines of Navarre Field, where they have not won since 2011.

Trap Game: Jefferson. The Devils faced the Bears twice last season, winning both. This year’s matchup comes at the end of a brutal September slate.

Snoozer: I’m not going to keep beating a dead horse. Just refer to the same section on Airport’s schedule analysis.

Non-Conference Challenge: The Devils will hit the road for both non-conference games. Riverview Gabriel Richard will mark the season opener. The Pioneers went 6-2 last season. Clinton Township Clintondale will mark the regular season finale. The Dragons were 3-5 last season, including a 36-8 loss to the Devils.

Notable: The Devils will play three straight home games from Weeks 5-7.

Frank’s Thoughts: The last odd-numbered year that John Bodner and company made the postseason was 2011. In order to get back there, surviving a tough first four weeks will be key. If the Devils can get through at least 2-2, there will be reason to believe a postseason trip is in the cards.

Thought’s from Gary: We will find out how good the Red Devils are right out of the gate. Weeks 1-3 should prove to be a great test for the Islanders.

Thoughts from Chris: Two tough road games could set the tone for the season before the Red Devils host always tough Milan in week 3.

3 thoughts on “Grosse Ile 2021 Schedule Analysis”

  1. My prediction for the Islanders

    1- Grosse Ile over RGR
    2- SMCC over GI
    3- Milan over GI
    4- GI over Airport (upset special pick)
    5- GI over Jefferson
    6-Huron over GI
    7- GI over Flat Rock
    8- Riverview over GI
    9- GI over Clintondale

    Will that be enough to get in the playoffs Frank?

    1. The new playoff point format has yet to be tested. There is no way of knowing.

      A 5-4 GI would be VERY close to not making it in my opinion.

      BUT lets be positive, a 5-4 GI would be also be VERY close to making it as well.

      Edit: I just noticed you asked Frank… Frank, what say you?

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