It did last Friday night anyways. With thunder and lightning surrounding Northern Ohio, Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) Brother Rice senior quarterback Alex Malzone made short work of Toledo (Ohio) St. John’s as he led the Warriors’ to 31-7 victory in the weather shortened contest.
The game was suspended with less than four minutes the first half of play.
“It was good to get a second win,” Malzone said. “Two solid wins versus out of state opponents. Going into the game we knew we knew matched up with Toledo St. John’s. We knew they have been down the past couple years. We maintained out focus and came out and had another strong game. Obviously, the game got cut short.”
With less than half of work, Malzone still showed why he is one of the best quarterbacks in the country. He completed 6-of-8 passes for 124-yards and two touchdowns. He threw his lone interception on a underthrown deep ball minutes before the delay.
With the win, Brother Rice has now tied a school record with 24 straight wins. BR (2-0) next plays at Pickerington (Ohio) North (0-2) this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Malzone Talks Michigan Loss
Last Saturday was a down moment for Michigan football program. The Wolverines had lost their final game 31-0 against rival Notre Dame for the foreseeable future, and were shutout for the first time in 30 years.
Like many Michigan fans, Malzone, who has been committed to the Wolverines since May, watched the primetime matchup versus the Irish.
“All of us definitely watched the game,” Malzone said. “Obviously it wasn’t the best performance. Especially on the offensive side of the ball. I feel like Michigan just didn’t play well. I feel like Notre Dame played very well. I know it’s something that coach [Brady] Hoke said. I know he’s done a great job since that game trying to get his team ready. It’s one game. It’s one day. They got 10 more games to go, and he’s going to get them prepared for them games just like he can. I feel like they stillare going to have a great year.
“I have been talking to the other commits and they all watched game. [They] obviously saw what happened. But we’re all Michigan. We’re behind Michigan. I feel like they are going to have a stronger performance this week moving forward.”
“We’re all still Michigan,” Malzone said. “No doubt in our minds.”
In the meantime, Malzone says he is focusing his efforts on getting a few more recruits to join him in Ann Arbor next season. He says he’s been focusing his attention on Marcus Lewis, Keisean Lucier-South, Auden Tate and Asmar Bilal.
“Those are definitely the top four guys that Michigan wants,” Malzone said. “that me and other commits are reaching out to. Another guy is Tyrone Wheatley Jr. So will see how things work out.”