I just got back from the Lowell Rockford game, and it was much worse than 28-7 final. The score was 28-0 at half, and Lowell just went to work on the clock in the 2nd half. Turnovers really hurt Rockford, but the loss of QB LaPrairie hurt the worst.
For Lowell Gabe Dean looked like the Division 1-2 player of the year he was last year. He looked great scrambling for yards and throwing the football.
For Rockford Ben Braden looked great. He definitely looks like a man among boys out there, and manhandled the DE # 34 all game long. He is massive, and is only going to get stronger when he gets to Michigan. I could definitely see this kid come in as a Right Tackle, and start at Right Tackle when Shane Morris is the strating QB. He has great leverage and really sticks onto the defender. I was impressed with Braden.
It appears Lowell could definitely make it back to Ford Field, and Rockford could struggle this season, especially if they lose LaPrairie for a length of time.