HARPER WOODS (5-1) @ ALLEN PARK (5-1, 5-1 DRL)
After struggling their first lack of the season at dwelling to Woodhaven again in Week 4, Allen Park final week bounced again by cruising to a 35-6 victory over Edsel Ford. The offense for the Jaguars continues to go at clip, averaging about 35 factors by way of their first six video games of the season.
It’s Allen Park’s flip within the Downriver League rotation to step out of convention on the gridiron this week. The Jags on Friday will welcome in Harper Woods in what will probably be a battle of two state-ranked Division 3 groups. The Pioneers didn’t play final week as a consequence of a forfeit from Hamtramck. They made the playoffs in 2018 and ’19, going 13-8 in that stretch, after failing to make the playoffs within the eight years prior.
This would be the first-ever assembly in soccer between the 2 colleges.
ALEX: Harper Woods
FRANK: Allen Park
LINCOLN PARK (0-6, 0-6 DRL) @ SOUTHGATE ANDERSON (0-6, 0-5 DRL)
One thing has to offer on Friday as Lincoln Park visits Southgate Anderson in a battle of winless groups. A 54-16 drubbing by the hands of Wyandotte Roosevelt final week prolonged Lincoln Park’s lively dropping streak to 9 consecutive video games going again to final season. Anderson has additionally had a tough time getting something going. A 39-0 loss to Carlson final week means they’ve been outscored 125-6 over their final thrice out.
The 2 groups didn’t meet in 2020 as a consequence of COVID-19. Anderson has gained two consecutive conferences with Lincoln Park and is 16-13 all-time in opposition to the Rails.
ALEX: Lincoln Park
FRANK: Lincoln Park
GIBRALTAR CARLSON (5-1, 5-1 DRL) @ TAYLOR (1-5, 1-4 DRL)
After their shutout win of Anderson at dwelling final week, Carlson is on a season-high three-game profitable streak. The Marauder offense is averaging north of 36 factors throughout these three victories. They are going to be heavy favorites as soon as extra this Friday after they go to Taylor Excessive, which stepped out of league play final week and fell 35-6 on the street at Livonia Clarenceville. It was the fifth time in six video games this season that the Griffins have scored six factors or fewer, the outlier being a 44-6 blowout win over Anderson in Week 5.
Carlson has gained all three conferences with Taylor Excessive since 2018. They haven’t misplaced to a Taylor-based varsity soccer program since a 36-7 loss to the previous Taylor Truman again in 2013, a stretch of 11 consecutive wins.
DEARBORN EDSEL FORD (2-4, 2-3 DRL) @ TRENTON (3-3, 3-2 DRL)
The 35-6 loss to Allen Park final week was a season-high third consecutive loss for Edsel Ford. It’s a stretch wherein they’ve been outscored 93-6. The Thunderbirds will look to get again on monitor this week after they hit the street for the third time in 4 video games, paying a go to to Trenton, which fell onerous 44-12 to league-leading Woodhaven final week. That is the ultimate dwelling sport of the season for the Trojans as they’ve two essential street video games to finish the season that might make or break their playoff hopes.
Trenton is 14-6 all-time in opposition to Edsel Ford, together with each conferences since they turned league foes in 2018. The 2, nevertheless, didn’t meet final season because of the pandemic.
WOODHAVEN (6-0, 5-0 DRL) @ WYANDOTTE ROOSEVELT (3-3, 3-2 DRL)
Woodhaven continues to roll and is having fun with one more sturdy season. The win over Trenton final week gave them their third 6-0 begin to a season since 2014 together with two within the final three seasons total. In every of these earlier two cases, the Warriors finally capped off an ideal undefeated common season. They will go to longtime rival Roosevelt, which bought a much-needed win over Lincoln Park final week to get again as much as the .500 mark. Like Trenton, the Bears have to have a robust end to the season or else they may very well be on the skin of the playoffs for the primary time since 2005.
Roosevelt gained final 12 months’s assembly by a rating of 17-7, including to their 23-7 all-time report over Woodhaven. The 2 groups have cut up the final 10 conferences total, nevertheless.
FLAT ROCK (2-4, 1-4 Huron League) @ GROSSE ILE (1-5, 0-5 Huron League)
A Huron League tilt between two struggling groups will happen over on the island of Grosse Ile on Friday. Flat Rock has dropped three in a row following a 35-0 loss to Monroe St Mary Catholic Central final week. The Rams throughout that three-game slide have given up simply over 37 factors per contest. They are going to now go to a reeling Grosse Ile squad that has dropped 5 straight, which marks their longest single-season dropping skid since going winless in 2008. The Pink Devils in these 5 losses, together with final week’s 39-7 defeat by New Boston Huron, have been by a median of greater than 32 factors.
By way of the all-time sequence, Grosse Ile has gained 10 of 11 total conferences with Flat Rock together with a 40-0 victory a season in the past.
ALEX: Flat Rock
FRANK: Grosse Ile
MONROE SMCC (5-1, 4-1 Huron League) @ NEW BOSTON HURON (3-3, 3-2 Huron League)
Huron has appeared to show the nook. The large win over Grosse Ile final week gave the Chiefs a 3rd consecutive win following an 0-3 begin to the season, wherein they performed groups which can be presently a mixed 15-3 on the 12 months. The Chiefs in that stretch have scored on common simply over 40 factors throughout these three wins, after failing to attain greater than 20 of their first three contests. They return dwelling to host SMCC, which bounced again from their Week 5 loss to Riverview with a shutout of Flat Rock.
Huron gained final 12 months’s assembly by a rating of 26-7. It was simply the third-ever win for the Chiefs in 52 battles with the Falcons.
RIVERVIEW (6-0, 5-0 Huron League) @ CARLETON AIRPORT (3-3, 3-2 Huron League)
With a 42-29 victory over Milan final week Riverview remained undefeated and prolonged its regular-season profitable streak to 16 video games. With a win this week, the Pirates would safe not less than a share of the Huron League championship. It’s the second consecutive season that the Pirates have began the 12 months 6-0; final 12 months they gained all six regular-season affairs within the pandemic-shortened season. Riverview has gained every of its six video games this season by not less than two possessions. There may very well be a shootout happening on Friday as they go to Airport, which has the very best scoring offense within the Huron League thus far this season (38.4 PPG in league video games). The Jets final week rolled Monroe Jefferson, 49-28.
Riverview is 28-15 all-time in opposition to Airport, a sequence that features eight straight victories head-to-head for the Pirates.
DEARBORN HEIGHTS ANNAPOLIS (0-6, 0-5 WWAC) @ MELVINDALE (4-2, 4-1 WWAC)
After falling onerous at Dearborn Heights Crestwood 43-8 in Week 5, Melvindale answered final week by grinding out a 13-12 win at Romulus. The Cardinals have already doubled their win whole this season (4) than their complete first two seasons within the WWAC from 2019-20 (2). They return dwelling this week to host Annapolis. The Cougars fell 30-20 to Backyard Metropolis final week, giving them seven consecutive losses and 12 of their final 13 total going again to the beginning of final season.
Melvindale is 23-2 all-time in opposition to Annapolis, nevertheless, the 2 have cut up their first two conferences since Melvindale joined the league firstly of 2019.
ALLEN PARK CABRINI (3-3, 1-2 CHSL-INT 2) @ MARINE CITY CARDINAL MOONEY (4-2, 2-2 CHSL-INT 2)
Cabrini earned a 27-12 final Saturday at Grosse Pointe Liggett and improved to .500 for the season. The Monarchs now go on the street to face Cardinal Mooney, which was rolled 45-3 by division-leading Clarkston Everest Collegiate final week. The Cardinals have dropped two of their final three after beginning the season 3-0.
The 2 colleges didn’t face one another final season as Mooney was pressured to forfeit their matchup with Cabrini as a consequence of Covid-19 issues. Win by forfeit included, the Monarchs are 8-1 all-time in opposition to the Cardinals.
RIVERVIEW GABRIEL RICHARD (1-4, 0-2 CHSL-INT 1) @ MACOMB LUTHERAN NORTH (3-3, 1-1 CHSL-INT 1)
After having per week off in Week 5, Gabriel Richard returned to motion final Friday, dropping a detailed one at dwelling to a troublesome Madison Heights Bishop Foley crew 33-28. Richard has misplaced its final two video games by solely a mixed 12 factors, in comparison with a mixed 62 factors in its first two losses of the season. On Friday, they may go to Lutheran North, which snapped its personal mini two-game skid with a 20-3 win over Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood final week.
Richard is 5-2 all-time in opposition to Lutheran North together with 4 consecutive wins head-to-head.
DETROIT UNIVERSITY PREP (1-5, 1-1 MMAC) @ RIVER ROUGE (4-2)
After dropping to Ohio state energy Cleveland St Ignatius 24-12 in Week 5, River Rouge returned to the mitten and dominated Portage Northern on the street by a rating of 56-3. Excluding their win by forfeit over Hamtramck in Week 4, Rouge has tallied greater than 50 factors in every of their different three victories. Amazingly, the Panthers could have their first true dwelling sport of the 2021 season on Friday after they host Detroit College Prep. These Panthers bought off the schneid final week after they blanked Detroit College Prep Science & Math, 20-0.
Rouge has gained all 5 head-to-head conferences with College Prep, all in shutout style as nicely.
DETROIT VOYAGEUR (2-4, 1-2 CSC-WEST) @ ROMULUS SUMMIT ACADEMY (5-1, 3-0 CSC-WEST)
Summit Academy gained its fifth consecutive sport final week with a 64-0 drubbing of the Melvindale Academy for Enterprise & Tech. It’s the second consecutive season wherein Summit has gained 5 consecutive video games at any level within the season, after failing to take action in its earlier 16 years of taking part in varsity soccer. The Dragons have already clinched a share of the CSC West championship and cap off an undefeated league slate with a win over Voyageur Prep on Friday.
Summit has solely ever performed Voyageur as soon as on the gridiron, an 18-8 victory in Week 9 of the 2017 season.