Week 3 was frankly, (or "Fredly") NOT one that presented a lot of great match ups. Then the rain and lightning affected and delayed so many games, even postponed a few---so it caused havoc on area Prep Football weekend.
Lansing Everett continues to impress. The Vikings with a 3rd straight win, moving to 3-and-0 for the first time since 2008 with a 34 to 17 victory over stubborn, tough-luck Okemos. Big game Anthony White with a big game, gaining 151 yards on the ground and Everett getting a big play for the 2nd straight week as sophomore Leondre Terry returned a kickoff 85 yards for a TD to turn the game around. This coming one week after Everett's Chaquon Love returned an interception 104 yards for a touchdown in a victory over DeWitt. Everett IS for real and will get a stiff test this Friday against Holt.
A Lansing city team going in the opposite direction---the Sexton Big Reds. Sexton was completely outclassed by a better Grand Ledge team 35 to 8, the first time Sexton has been 0-and-3 since 2006 and only the 2nd time that's happened in 20 years. Rebuilding year for Coach Dan Boggan, who has produced MANY players over the years who went on to play college football on scholarship and his program will rebound from this in time.
East Lansing a local power again---the Trojans untested in a 41 to 0 win at Jackson. After another expected breather this week against Lansing Eastern, E-L gets two tough tests in a row, facing Holt and unbeaten Everett in successive weeks. Trojan wide receiver Javon Haines is the real deal, folks. He caught a 95-yard TD strike from the improving Jake Pendred, who tossed 3 TD strikes in a 3rd straight victory.
A salute to Perry runningback Dillon Brooks, who a year ago played one game—a fantastic game with nearly 300 all-purpose yards, then broke his leg the Monday after his big game and missed the season. Brooks is back and better than ever, his 5 touchdowns leading the Ramblers to their first win of the season, 40 to 8 over Lakeville. Brooks will be the first honoree of the 6 Sports Player of the Week and will be featured on 6 News this week. If YOU HAVE a player or team you want to nominate for future "PLAYER OF THE WEEK" OR ‘TEAM OF THE WEEK" please do so thru our web-site. And it need NOT BE restricted to football.
Kudos' to two local schools who took the time and energy to salute the people who gave their lives to protect our freedom and make this the greatest country in the world in which to live. Grand Ledge staged its 3rd annual "Fallen Hero's Night" with the players wearing the names of soldiers who have perished at war on the backs of their jerseys. Same deal at Charlotte High School, where the players on the Orioles did the same, and donated their slick camouflage uniforms to the families of those who lost their lives at war. The games are still just games. Nice to see these schools go the extra mile to honor what's truly important.
Better match ups in Week 4. The season flies by. See ya Friday night at 11:15 on the Dean Trailways 5th Quarter!
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