Mike Lantry, 1972
Currently airing on Fox Sports Detroit (7:00-8:00pm). Good luck to all the local playoff teams on their quest to make it to Ford Field.
Well it's that time of year again. MHSAA playoffs start this weekend, by no means will I be able to give a complete run down but here is my attempt at key games this weekend. Some games are good matchups, others simply involve Michigan recruits/targets. If I blatently miss one please let me know.
Traverse City West (6-3) at Rockford (7-2)
Perennial state championship contenders both very solid programs historically. Should be a very sound football game.
Catholic Central (5-4) at Hartland (8-1)
Tough season for CC, but their record could be misleading due to a very tough regular season schedule. *key player* Wyatt Shallman Catholic Central RB/DE
Cass Tech (7-2) at Grosse Pointe South (8-1)
Cass Tech has so much talent it is hard to believe they finished 7-4. *Key players* Jourdan Lewis Cass Tech CB, Jayru Campbell Cass Tech QB, David Dawson Cass Tech OG.
Farmington Hills Harrison (6-3) at Fenton (8-1)
Fenton enters the game ranked #10 in the state (current Michigan Punter Kenny Allen's alma mater) Harrison is always loaded with talent, and should be the favorite even on the road. *Key player* Lorenzo Collins Harrison RB (Class 2014)
Brother Rice (7-2) at Port Huron (7-2)
Once again Brother Rice should factor into the State Championship. Although I think Midland and Muskegon are the top teams in the division.
Marysville (6-3) at Detroit East English Acadamy (7-2)
Michigan recruit Khalid Hill (TE) leads the PSL runner-ups into the playoffs.
Chandler Park (6-2) at Gross Ill (8-1)
Michigan recruit Csont'e York plays for Chandler Park... Sorry I don't have more info.
Also, for a found this website that has complete brackets for all 8 Divisions.
Interesting article from Mick McCabe on the perils of 7-on-7 football...
Armageddon has come to the world of high school football -- and its name is 7-on-7.
Wildly popular in the South, 7-on-7 football is a relatively new phenomenon in Michigan.
Until recently, 7-on-7 in this state was limited to high school teams playing in summer passing scrimmages. But now there are two organizations with 7-on-7 all-star teams that travel to other states during the spring and occasionally summer.
"I was wondering when that was going to happen," said Lowell coach Noel Dean. "They're exploiting the hell out of kids. It's just incredible. It's kind of like AAU basketball meets football now."
Click here for the rest of the article: http://www.freep.com/article/20110522/HSS1201/105220568/1048/rss03
So Devin Gardner and the Inkster Vikings are going to be in my neck of the woods at Southgate Anderson this week. I will be there for that. Anyone else going? Should be a blast to see him in person.