Week Two Thoughts.

Written Monday August 4th at 5:20 PM

West Bloomfield: The Lakers went to the air on Thursday night in Beverly Hills against Groves in a stunning 41-19 domination of the Falcons. Requan Nance played very well especially in the first half when he connected for two touchdowns to Elijah Durham and Marquis Morris. He went nine of 14 for 214 yards and three touchdown passes. Kamryn Flowers had 115 rushing yards and two touchdowns and Josh Tate added a rushing score. West Bloomfield is rolling right now. They have Stoney Creek next week.

Lake Orion: The Dragons made a statement going into Wayne County and shutting down a very talented Harper Woods team winning 28-6 on their new gray turf field. Lake Orion had a ton of balance offensively. Tristian Hill had two touchdowns while Raymond Payne and Billy Roberson added a touchdown each. Lake Orion was very impressive defensively forcing two interceptions and multiple fourth down stops. The Dragons have Oxford looming next week.

Clarkston: The Wolves defense played very well against the high octane Southfield Arts and Tech offense despite falling 20-17 on Friday night. Desman Stephens got a touchdown and his 10th career interception in the game. The offense is getting better which is a good sign for Coach Justin Pintar. Clarkston will be fine. They have Adams looming next week.

Adams: The Highlanders had no problem with Rochester winning 35-0 on Friday night. Adams has beaten Rochester 27 straight times and hasn’t lost to them since 1996. The Highlanders have a big game looming with Clarkston next week.

Oxford: The Wildcats got a good win at home against Oak Park 37-0 on Friday night. Oxford got some balance scoring on the night. They have Lake Orion looming next week.

Stoney Creek: The Cougars went and made a statement by blowing out Bloomfield Hills 57-7 on Thursday night. Stoney Creek fell 34-21 to Harper Woods last week but the Cougars made sure that didn’t happen twice. Coach Nick Merlo’s team has a tough one looming with West Bloomfield next week.

Southfield Arts and Tech: The Warriors had to survive a tough Clarkston program winning 20-17 on Friday night. Southfield Arts and Tech’s defense has been clutch in key situations which is shocking considering they have a high octane offense. The Warriors have Harper Woods next week.

Harper Woods: It was a rough home opener for the Pioneers on Thursday night falling 28-6 to Lake Orion. Ramonty House had a punt return for a touchdown which was Harper Woods scoring for the night. The Dragons defense shut down the Pioneers high octane offense. Harper Woods needs to bounce back in a big way. They have Southfield Arts and Tech looming next week.

Groves: The Falcons had a rough time with West Bloomfield’s passing attack on Thursday night in a 41-19 stunner in Beverly Hills. Cayden Hardy did have some moments in the game which included seven yard passing touchdown to Noah Woods but the Groves defense had a really tough time as mentioned with Requan Nance and the high octane Lakers offense. They have Farmington looming next week.

Farmington: It was going to be a tough matchup for the Falcons against Muskegon Reeths Puffer on Thursday night but they fought despite falling 34-18 at home. Farmington is going to be fine, no panic for Coach Jason Albright and his program. The Falcons have Groves looming next week.

Bloomfield Hills: The Blackhawks had a rough one with Stoney Creek on Thursday night falling 57-7 to the Cougars. Bloomfield Hills has really struggled as of late which is very concerning for Coach Dan Loria. They have Rochester looming next week.

Rochester: The Falcons extended their losing streak to Adams to 27 games falling 35-0 to the Highlanders. Rochester has a big game looming with Bloomfield Hills next week.

Seaholm: The Maples had it rough on Thursday night in Hazel Park falling to Detroit University-Detroit Jesuit 28-10. The Cubs were motivated for the Maples which it was going to make things very tough for Seaholm. The Maples should be fine going forward. They have North Farmington looming next week.

North Farmington: It was going to be tough for the Raiders against Caledonia on their home field. North Farmington fell 42-7 to the Scotts on Friday night. The Raiders need to win out if they want to think postseason. They have Seaholm looming next week.

Oak Park: The Knights were very disappointing on Friday night in Oxford falling 37-0. Oak Park is in deep trouble right now. They’ve played two tough games but they have only scored 14 points which is a concern. The Knights have Troy Athens looming next week.

Troy: The Colts had no problem with Detroit Mumford winning 39-0 at home on Thursday night. They had balance offensively and have outscored their two opponents by a combined 60-0. Troy hasn’t been battle tested. They have another familiar opponent in Royal Oak looming next week.

Troy Athens: The Red Hawks bounced back after a really disappointing loss to Fraser by winning 35-0 at Hurley Field over Berkley. Troy Athens needed a bounce back game like this to get the bad taste out of their mouths. The Red Hawks have Oak Park looming next week.

Ferndale: The Eagles are struggling defensively in their first two games. They allowed 68 points in two weeks including a stunning 37-20 loss to Holly on Thursday night. Ferndale needs to fix their defense and quick if they want to make a late run. They have Pontiac looming next week.

Avondale: The Yellow Jackets time possession offense and their defense came up huge in Ortonville stunning Brandon 17-14 on Thursday night on Salute to Service night honoring Eric Overall and going 2-0 for the first time since 2018. The Avondale offense controlled the clock most of the game keeping the Blackhawks defense on the field all night and getting the winning field goal from Hunter Petras from 25 yards out with seven minutes to play. Myles Moore had 24 carries for 169 yards and a touchdown for the Yellow Jackets. This is a huge win for Coach Bob Meyer and his program. He has the Yellow Jackets heading in the right direction. Avondale has Berkley looming next week.

Berkley: The Bears had another rough week falling 35-0 to Troy Athens on their home field. Anytime you get outscored 77-0 in two weeks it’s not good. To make matters worse for Berkley they have Avondale looming next week. The Bears and Coach Sean Shields are going through some tough times right now.

Royal Oak: The Ravens needed a defensive stand to beat Taylor 7-6 on Thursday night. Royal Oak has found a formula for success with their defense. Besides the second half of the Holly game, the Ravens have only allowed 13 points. Coach Collin Campbell has to be pleased with his defense. The offense is getting there but a win over Taylor is a good start. They have a tough one looming with Troy next week.

Pontiac: The Phoenix earned their second win of the season on Thursday night in dramatic fashion on their home field winning in triple overtime 44-42 over Detroit Lincoln King Academy on their home field which is the first win on the new field. Kayne Donaldson was the story for Pontiac. He had another masterful performance. The defense needs some work allowing 64 points in two weeks. Bottom line is the Phoenix are 2-0. They have a tough one looming with Ferndale next week.