Playoff Preview: Trenton @ Riverview

Editors Note: We planned on providing previews of all the games, but didn’t receive info on a few of the teams not from the FNV coverage area. We can’t provide a preview if we don’t have the info.

Trenton finished the regular season with a 5-4 record and finished in 4th place in the Downriver League while Riverview finished the season at 8-1 and shared the Huron League title with Carleton Airport.


Head Coach: Reggie Glon

Trenton Playoff Record: 12-23

Record vs. 2023 Playoff teams: 0-4 ( L 29-8 vs Anderson, L 28-23 vs Carlson, L 42-14 Allen Park, L 17-14 Chelsea)

Passing: Keegan Lewis 34-85 568 yards 6 TD’s 5 Ints

Rushing: Ashton Rooney 544 yards 5 TD’s; Nathan Ariganello 535 yards 4 TD’s; Keegan Lewis 482 yards 11 TD’s; Drew Carson 456 yards 5 TD’s

Receiving: Ashton Rooney 14 receptions 384 yards 5 TD’s

Tackles: Ansel Fater 81, Brock Culpepper 80, Mike Bacha 71, Caleb Kidd 61

Linemen to Watch: Andrew Hawkins, Drew Dishnow, Mason Carrol

Notable: Trenton runs the flexbone triple option which is rarely seen in high school football these days. This is the 10th straight playoff appearance for the Trojans.

Tidbit: Junior LB Ansel Fater’s father Kyle played basketball for yours truly over at Flat Rock back in the day.


Head Coach: Derek McLaughlin

Riverview Playoff Record: 19-20

Record vs. 2023 Playoff teams: 3-1 (L 48-27 vs. Airport, W 36-24 vs. Flat Rock, W 35-13 vs. SMCC, W 42-6 vs Milan)

Passing: Caleb Dibrano 10-18 260 yards # TD’s 0 Ints

Rushing: Ian Adams 1108 yards 16 TD’s, Nate Pinkava 903 15 TD’s,

Tackles: Charles Singleton 57, Lucas Thompson 40, Jorden Smiechowski 37

Linemen to Watch: Gavin Labadie, Braedyn Evans, Joe Avouris

Notable: The Pirates have won or shared 4 straight Huron league titles.

Tidbits: Riverview has one of the best concession stands around; including their famous “Double Cheeseburger”.

Overview: While Trenton doesn’t appear to have a quality win on the schedule, the Trojans have 3 quality losses in games that could have gone either way, all of which were against playoff teams. Riverview has continued their dominance over the Huron League with the early season exception of the loss to Airport. Riverview will run their usual straight T offense with Trenton running the flexbone triple option. Expect a high scoring game with two veteran coaches matching wits to figure out how to stop the other team.

8 thoughts on “Playoff Preview: Trenton @ Riverview”

  1. Just my point of View

    Hopefully Riverview is prepared this year! Open that play book. We all seen what happened last year against Goodrich & that Riverview team was no joke! Learn from your mistakes & make a name for yourselves! Not that typical 2 & out team, in division 3. The T is great when it works but what happens when they stop Adams as Goodrich did with their stellar 3 back last year. I think the Trenton game will be a shootout & the View will win. However Rouge/Southgate that’ll be a different animal! Best of luck in the playoffs Riverview hopefully your coaches did their job this year!!

  2. Wow, you didn’t even mention the center who’s been destroying people every game and is the biggest, strongest guy on the line.

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