By N3 sports
What's up in the Gold? The Hornets alone at the top and every other team at 1-1 except for the 0-2 Pack. Holton shows why the numbers game is crucial these days with enough players sidelined with injuries to make it implausible to say nothing of downright impractical to field a competitive team. Kudos to the school for pulling the plug this week and allowing their kids to get a little healthier before, hopefully, taking the field again.
The Lions ‘Yotes and Vikes are coming off losses while the Warriors and Cards are finding new life and the Tigers look to build on their takedown of RC in a bruiser of a contest
Newaygo at Big Rapids
The Lions were the latest to feel the sting of the Hornets last week while the Cards got into the win column and showed some offensive explosiveness with a first quarter outburst against Fremont. Both teams stand at 1-1 in the Gold and a second loss would likely fade away any title aspirations as well as leaving a rough road ahead when it comes to the playoffs. The Lion running game will need to exploit some of the defensive struggles BR has shown while the defense will have to find a way to contain Cardinal Maurice Camphor who had his way in Fremont last week.
Oh, and it’s homecoming in Cardinal country.
Fremont at Central Montcalm
The Hornets have some serious mo going in the early part of the season coming off a winless season and have taken the lead in the Gold as the only undefeated team. They aren’t dominating anyone with a victory margin of just 14 points over all three games but they do enough to win.
The Pack finally showed some firepower on offense and played a decent game after the first quarter but they are playing in Stanton and the Bees aways are tough at home. Difference this year is they’re on a roll that isn’t likely to stop just yet. CM has a rugged stretch ahead on the schedule and they don’t need a stumble going into it. The ackers will likely have their hands full here but they could very well make a game of it if they don’t get buried early on.
Grant at Chippewa Hills
Wow, two teams coming off big wins in a game that has title implications written all over it. Probably the game of the week in the Gold.
The Tigers stifled the always potent Reed City squad while the Warriors shook off some early season offensive struggles by finding the end zone 6 times against the Vikings.
It’s homecoming in Remus, a time that brings a lot of spirit to the school and headaches for the coach with all the distractions during the week. Coach Geraghty’s team could be forgiven a letdown after the emotional win last week but he will have them ready when they get pile out of the bus after that lengthy ride. The Warriors are looking at a pair of rugged road games after this one.
Holton forfeit to Morley Stanwood
The Devils are just too banged up to field a team this week. Injuries have decimated Coach Jados’ team and they will try to recover enough to finish the season.They’ll get another week off with White Cloud next on the schedule and see what they can put on the field in two weeks when they will travel to Lakeview.
White Cloud forfeit to Hesperia
The Panthers will head to Lakeview next week to face the Wildcats and with this forfeit will have the potential of going 3-0 in the Silver should they pull off a road win there.
Tri County at Reed City
The Vikes fell to a surging CH team last week after a pair of wins to open the season. The Coyotes will not be the best of hosts coming off their first conference loss since their seniors were 7th graders.
If TC is indeed a contender they will need to show it here but the points are going to be hard to come by and while the offense of the Yotes is not what it has been in recent years they could do some serious damage if the Viking defense yields the kind of yardage they did last week.
Lakeview at Kent City
The Cats are 0-3 and are playing in the Eagle aerie this week. Kent City is well rested after a home loss to OV two weeks ago and a forfeit over the Cloud last week.
Got a feeling the Eagles will fly to a big win here.