Week Three Thoughts.

Written Saturday September 9th at 12:21 AM

West Bloomfield: The Lakers had a very unusual night despite winning 40-33 against Stoney Creek on Friday night. West Bloomfield has some concerns defensively. It should be a very interesting with Lake Orion looming next week.

Lake Orion: The Dragons overcame a slow start by a tough minded Oxford team by winning 38-14 over the Wildcats on Friday night. Billy Roberson was not 100 percent but gave it a go. Tristian Hill played well for Lake Orion. The defense was shaky early give Oxford credit but they settled down late. The Dragons have a big one looming with West Bloomfield next week.

Clarkston: The Wolves defense really improved since the Northville disaster when they allowed 24 points. They have allowed the same amount of points but in two games in a very impressive 28-7 win over Adams. Desman Stephens really carried the Wolves in that game with his receiving, passing, and throwing the football along with defensive presence. Clarkston led 21-0 early and never looked back. They have a really interesting matchup with Stoney Creek looming next week.

Adams: The Highlanders had a rough night with Clarkston falling 28-7 on Friday night. Adams missed assignments and just didn’t play well. They need to get back to the drawing board especially with a tough Oxford program coming up.

Oxford: The Wildcats had a rough night on Friday night in Lake Orion falling to the Dragons 38-14. Luke Johnson had two touchdowns to lead Oxford. The Wildcats will be fine, no panic. They have a shot against Adams next week.

Stoney Creek: The Cougars hung tough with West Bloomfield in the Swamp which should help them going forward despite falling 40-33 on Friday night. Jayden McCarthy has proven that he can compete with the best of them at quarterback. Stoney Creek will be fine as mentioned. They have Clarkston looming next week.

Southfield Arts and Tech: The Warriors survived a very talented Harper Woods team winning 34-26 on Friday night. Southfield Arts and Tech has a great chance ahead of them when they play Groves next week.

Harper Woods: The Pioneers lost a tough one to Southfield Arts and Tech 34-26 on Friday night. Harper Woods will be fine going forward. They have Rochester looming next week.

Groves: The Falcons did not play well but did manage to get a big 26-7 win over Farmington on Friday night. Groves has a huge opportunity ahead of them when they head to Southfield Arts and Tech next week.

Farmington: The Falcons struggled in their 26-7 loss to Groves on Friday night. Farmington will be fine going forward. They have Bloomfield Hills looming next week.

Bloomfield Hills: The Blackhawks had a really slow start but battled back in their game with Rochester on Friday night. However it wasn’t enough as the Falcons won 21-14 over the Blackhawks. Kierran Crosley played well. Bloomfield Hills has Farmington looming next week.

Rochester: The Falcons got a much needed win over Bloomfield Hills 21-14 on Friday night. Rochester wore their USA jerseys in the game. Jack Lower had two touchdowns. The Falcons get to go to Wayne County to play Harper Woods next week.

Seaholm: The Maples snapped on the Raiders Friday night in the Maple Forest winning 56-20. Seaholm is back to Seaholm again especially Colton Kinnie who was responsible for five touchdowns and Jack Lewis had 150 yards rushing. The Maples have Berkley looming next week.

North Farmington: The Raiders are really struggling defensively falling 56-20 to Seaholm on Friday night. North Farmington has allowed 134 points in three weeks which is not good. The Raiders have Troy Athens looming next week at Ron Holland Field.

Oak Park: The Knights earned their first win of the season with a hard fought 30-24 overtime win over Troy Athens. Oak Park has Troy looming next week in Knight Valley. The Knights have a great chance to win that game.

Troy: The Colts had no problem with Royal Oak winning 21-0 on Friday night. Their defense should be tested next week when they head to Knight Valley to play Oak Park next week.

Troy Athens: The Red Hawks lost a tough one to Oak Park in Knight Valley 30-24 on Friday night. Troy Athens has North Farmington looming next week.

Ferndale: The Eagles got a forfeit win over Pontiac because of their COVID-19 outbreak. Ferndale has Avondale looming next week.

Avondale: The Yellow Jackets had no issue with Berkley winning 35-0 at Hurley Field. Avondale has a big game looming with Ferndale next week.

Berkley: The Bears had another rough week falling 35-0 to Avondale on their home field. Anytime you get outscored 112-0 in three weeks it’s not good. To make matters worse for Berkley they have Seaholm looming next week. The Bears and Coach Sean Shields are going through some tough times right now.

Royal Oak: The Ravens had a rough night with Troy falling 21-0 on Friday night. Royal Oak has Pontiac looming next week.

Pontiac: The Phoenix had a COVID-19 outbreak impact their program. I’m not pressing the panic button on Pontiac. They will be fine and they have Royal Oak next week.