For the most part, I have limited my thoughts to our local teams during the season. I have a few more things to say today.
Playoffs: I do not like the new playoff point system, too much credit is given to the size of your opponent. While there should be a point difference based on school size, it should be half of what it is.
Playoffs: Seriously, how does a 9-0 Riverview team end up on the road at a 7-2 team in week 1?
Playoffs: I know they are big schools, but Lincoln Park, Taylor, Southgate and Edsel Ford would have finished behind Jefferson, Flat Rock and Grosse Ile in the Huron League. That isn’t a bad thing.
Playoffs: Do you really think everyone should make the playoffs? Imagine an undefeated team playing a winless team in week 1 of the playoffs. That makes no sense.
New Leagues: I think you could see the formation of some new leagues or the expansion of leagues in our area based on the new playoff point system in football. Really? Just based on football? Yep unless something changes. Remember football drives high school sports programs.
Transfers: This transfer garbage is out of control. Until Coaches follow the rules and AD’s along with the MHSAA hold people accountable, it will continue.
High-Level Football: The time has come for an IMG type of high school football here in Michigan. Someone needs to take these Division 1/2 College recruits in Michigan and put together a virtual high school or two that allows them to play together and go play a national schedule. Maybe this would stop the cheating among MHSAA high schools coaches.
Something to think about: If these thoughts on transfers and cheating offends you, maybe you need to look in the mirror.
Airport: Not surprised by this score at all, Robichaud would have been winless in the Huron League.
Bedford: Good ho-hum victory, the Mules have a solid chance at a Regional Crown.
Carlson: Great victory for the Marauders, but before you heckle us here at FNV, please know that nobody outside of Gibraltar thought Carlson would win this game.
Dundee: I’m happy that Dundee will make the playoffs. They may win a game or two as well.
Erie Mason: It looks like the Eagles will get into the playoffs. I would expect an old LCAA match-up.
Flat Rock: League affiliation matters, the Rams would be a league title contender in quite a few other leagues. (Relax, I believe they should be in the Huron League and never leave)
Grosse Ile: The Red Devils almost made me look right in week 9. They would have won if this game was played at home.
Huron: Nice to see the Chiefs in the playoffs again. I expect a rematch with Milan.
Ida: I honestly think Ida has what it takes to get to Ford Field.
Jefferson: Thank you for winning. Too much nonsense over there at that school you played last night for my liking.
Milan: I do believe the Big Reds could have scored a hundo last night.
Monroe: After a 3-6 season, well a 4-5 season, I don’t have anything to say other than I expected more.
Riverview: I told you, people, that Riverview would win. That’s a special group of seniors over there along with great coaching.
SMCC: It’s a simple game. Gary was overthinking on his prediction.
Summerfield: Although the Bulldogs are neighbors to most of the D8 “Big Boys”, I could see a favorable draw.
Whiteford: Ford Field or bust!
Remember folks, These are My Thoughts, Not Yours.