By Ken DeLaat, N3 Sports
Newaygo at Tri County
After a pair of shutouts the Lions put one in the W column during a visit to Morley Stanwood. The ‘Hawks who are having a down year and may still be looking for their first win for a while if they don’t put on an inspired performance for the home crowd this week in their game with Lakeview.
Oh, and Tri County hasn’t lost yet.
Newaygo found a bit more offense last week as Harkness to Wells scored twice and Bazzett added a pick 6 on defense.
But they are facing an explosive team that makes few mistakes and they will need a whole lot of big plays on both sides of the ball if they are going to stay with Coach Butler’s high octane scoring machine. The Vikes are averaging 44 points a game and with Behrenwald and Gould pacing the run attack and Sheehan’s ability to put the ball in the hands of his receivers they will be tough to stop.
When I look at the Lion schedule I can see the chance for more wins, but it would likely take a nearly errorless effort and a whole lot of breaks going their way to make this game one of them.
Fremont (2-1) at Grant (1-2)
This Packer team possesses a new culture and the players reflect a toughness that has motivated and inspired them. When their rugged O-line opened a bit of room last week Dirheimer delivered the yardage and the defense once again came up big against a potent Oriole offense.
The Tigers ran into the solid Viking team we mentioned above and got pummeled but they weren’t the first nor will they be the last team to have that experience this season. Hard to say what the Tigers have got. They have a win over Chip Hills and stayed close to Comstock Park.
And they’re at home.
Fremont has a tough schedule ahead and this is the first of four straight games on the road. If they continue to show the line play we’ve seen so far this season they should be notching a 3rd win here.
White Cloud (2-1) at Kent City (3-0)
That was a big win over a good Panther team last week.
But now The Cloud ventures into Eagle territory to face undefeated Kent City.
In all likelihood and despite not even being halfway through the regular season the winner here will probably be headed for the Silver crown.
This is the best team White Cloud has put on the field in many years.
Whether it’s enough to derail an Eagle team on a roll remains to be seen.
North Muskegon (2-1) at Hesperia (1-2)
The Norse can score a lot of points if they get on a roll. The Panther defense will be called on the hold back a team that has scored over 90 points their last 2 games and the offense needs to keep the D off the field as much as possible. Hesperia’s going to need a few breaks to stay with NM.
Mason County Central (0-3) at Holton (0-3)
Two teams looking for win #1.
The Devs are at home but will need to generate some offense to send the fans home happy.