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Week 1 previews and predictions

2013 records are in parentheses



All games are to be played at 7 p.m. on Aug. 28, unless otherwise noted



Roosevelt (11-1) at Trenton (4-5) - Roosevelt has a lot of new faces taking on starting roles this year, especially on defense. However, standout quarterback Donovan Stewart is back under center. Trenton has quite a few strong returners this year, such as quarterback Christian Mercure and WR/DB/K Brady Tanguay, yet there also has some question marks. Bottom line here in Week 1 is that Ron Adams’ teams historically rise to the occasion every year, no matter what. While it’s possible that this matchup may not be the completely lopsided affair it’s been in recent years, look for the Bears to come out on top.

Frank – Roosevelt

Sam-Roosevelt



Lincoln Park (1-9) at Southgate (4-5) – Lincoln Park finally snapped its ugly losing streak last year and heads into 2014 with some talented players on the roster. The challenge now is whether the Rails can embrace a winning attitude and keep their heads up when things don’t go their way. As for Anderson, it doubled its win total from 2012 to 2013 and is back with some potentially big playmakers on both sides of the ball. At the same time, the Titans do have a new quarterback for 2014 and the squad had to adjust to a coaching change in the offseason. While the Rails may have a shot to hang around in this game, it’s likely Anderson will be too much for them to handle.

Frank – Anderson

Sam- Anderson



Carlson (2-7) at Kennedy (0-9) – Carlson has several key players back this season, including running back Marvin Franklin and three-sport standout Zach Kohn. The Marauders suffered some key injuries last year and were a much better team than their record indicates. On the other side, 2013 was a nightmare for Kennedy. While the Eagles seemed dedicated to improvement in the offseason, chances are Carlson will win this game big.

Frank – Carlson

Sam- Carlson



Truman (8-3) at Woodhaven (4-5) – All signs point to a rebuilding year for Truman, as all of its high-powered offensive weapons from 2013 have graduated and the team is now headed up by a new coach. Woodhaven finished strong last year and should carry that momentum into 2014, led by returning quarterback Niko France and FB/LB Jake Przybylo. The Warriors should be able to take control of this game early and go on to a victory.

Frank: Woodhaven

Sam- Woodhaven



Summit (2-7) at Huron (5-4) Aug. 29 - Huron has quite a bit of talent back from last season, including quarterback Matt Hartwick and running back Ian Robinson. Summit looks to have some players capable of big things under first-year coach Vince Levigne. However, the Dragons may need a little bit of time this year before they start to hit on all cylinders, which gives the Chiefs a big advantage in this game.

Frank: Huron

Sam- Huron



Richard (5-4) at Flat Rock (0-9) – The Pioneers crushed the Rams when they met last year in Week 1. Signs are pointing to some improvement in Flat Rock, but at the same time Richard has many of those same athletes back this year, with the likes of Jake Lipetzky and Tyler and Josh Blaszczak set to take the field again. Chances are good that Richard will be starting its season 1-0 again.

Frank: Richard

Sam- Richard



Riverview (7-3) at Garden City (4-5) Aug. 29 – Riverview will have a new look this year on offense and this will be the first time it is unveiled. The Pirates’ two standout running backs from the past three years are gone, meaning first-year Coach Derek Mclaughlin and his staff have to come up with a new way to put points on the board. No matter what, this battle outside the conference should serve as a good tune-up for the Huron League season.

Frank: Riverview

Sam- Riverview



Grosse Ile (5-4) at Annapolis (4-5) – The main storyline here is that it will be the first game back for Grosse Ile quarterback Andrew Mitroka after he suffered a season-ending injury early in 2013. Last year, Mitroka and the Red Devils rolled over the Cougars 35-6 in Week 1. If the standout signal caller is 100 percent, and doesn’t show any rust, the outcome will probably be similar.

Frank: Grosse Ile

Sam- Grosse Ile



Cabrini (3-5) at Everest Collegiate (7-3) This time last year Cabrini was forced to wait an extra week before it hit the gridiron, as an opponent backed out and the empty spot couldn’t be filled in time. This season the Monarchs will head up to Clarkston and face Everest Collegiate in a Week 1, non-league battle. The contest will be a chance for new quarterback Eddie O’Neil and the rest of the Cabrini team to prepare for Catholic League play.

Frank: Cabrini

Sam- Cabrini





Last Updated: 8/27/2014 7:01:57 PM EST

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