Week 4 Predictions

It is judgement week for a lot of teams as we try to separate contenders and pretenders. Several undefeated teams face stiff tests in week 4, we break down the big matchups and give you our predictions in what should be a great week for football in the state of Michigan.

Battle Creek Central @ St. Joseph
St. Joes has jumped out to a quick 3-0 start in impressive fashion. They'll get their biggest test of the season thus far when the athletic Bearcats come into town tonight, bringing with them one of the state's top backfield lead by junior Larry Caper. But, the St. Joseph defense has been strong this season and the Bearcats' line has had its share of early struggles. The difference is in the trenches tonight.
Prediction: St. Joseph - 28, Battle Creek Central - 20

Byron Center @ GR South Christian
Byron Center is 3-0 and riding high heading into this game. South Christian only has one loss this year, a narrow one to GR Christian. Sailor quarterback Brent Geers has been playing well of late and the Byron Center defense has given up some points, so I see South Christian taking this one in what should be a fairly high scoring affair.
Prediction: South Christian - 42, Byron Center - 28

Detroit Denby @ Detroit Cass Tech
Cass Tech is really struggling and it won't get much easier today against a tough Denby team. The Technicians have struggled to move the ball and face a stout Denby defense featuring big defensive tackle Archez Marks and tackling machine Krashawn Ray-El. On the other side, Denby will pound the rock with Glenn Winston and speedster Allante Shy, meaning Cass Tech's top cover man Boubacar Cissoko won't be able to impact the game as much.
Prediction: Denby - 30, Cass Tech - 12

Detroit King @ Detroit Crockett
Crockett is hot after a big 26-0 win over Cass Tech and King has been untouchable, winning its first three games by shutout. Something has to give today in what should be an outstanding contest. The biggest matchup will be a Crockett offensive line, in particular LT Shelton Gaines going up against King DE Nicholas Perry who already has 13 sacks this season. The Rockets must protect sophomore QB Tony Lippett to have a chance. It'll be close, but I think King continues their roll, don't expect another shutout though!
Prediciton: King - 21, Crockett - 16

Rockford @ Grandville
This will be a good test for the Rams in this OK-Red matchup.But, with talented junior guard Steve Fegel opening holes and QB Robert Banaszak continuing to do a fine job running the offense, I can't see the Rams going down tonight.
Prediction: Rockford - 28, Grandville - 14

Oak Park @ Clarkston
Clarkston is hot right now winning all of its first three games comfortably. On the other hand, Oak Park comes to town with a running game that has shredded opponents of late and junior RB Edwin Baker who has over 500 yards in the last two games. With a number of talented athletes like RB/DB Joevall Hoesay and DE Robert Cross, I see Oak Park ending the Clarkston win streak.
Prediction: Oak Park - 28, Clarkston - 24

Saturday - Detroit Catholic Central @ Birmingham Brother Rice
Tough game to call as both teams have been playing well, with Brother Rice playing tough against Cincinnati Moeller last week. DCC has run roughshod over its last two opponents. Brother Rice will again start sophomore Frankie Popp who took over for injured starter Andy Lentz and has performed well, but Mike Martin and company will make it tough on the youngster. Upset? Looks like a good chance.
Prediction: DCC - 20, Brother Rice - 14


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