Rivalry Week lived up to the hype. We had some great contests and a lot of spirited competition. I had the good fortune of being able to attend both the Hillsdale/Wayne contest, as well as the Ferris/GV game. While the weather was a bit grey, it was still an awesome day of football driving around the state of Michigan. I saw great student-athletes playing a game they love for their schools, families out enjoying the games, and a color tour along I-96 that was really quite something. If you
Updated 10-08-2012 at 08:32 AM by Tony Nicolette
Welcome, Gang, to GLIAC Rivalry Week! It's a shame that Notre Dame leaving will jumble this all up (more on that in another post to come), as I was looking forward to Rivalry Week being a cornerstone for the league slate each year. Perhaps down the road something will be put together...they might even be able to hold the bulk of it in place even with an odd number of teams. Time will tell I suppose, but for this one week we'll get it the way it was originally designed. Should be great! Let's
We had plenty of excitement in the first weekend of divisional play, including several overtime finishes. As we prep for "Rivalry Week", most of the clubs that were expected to be competitive have been looking the part. Can they keep things going as their schedule's continue to stiffen? Let's see how they faired on Saturday:
Findlay 43, Notre Dame 42 - 2OT
Hey...there's that Notre Dame team that we all know and love, playing in a high-scoring track meet!
Now that the crossover games are over, we start to get into the really interesting games. Not only are we going to start seeing some match-ups that are more "rivalry-based" in nature, but we will also see how a few clubs with solid records react to increased levels of pressure. They have seen some potential begin to form for them...can they continue their winning ways and make a push toward the post-season? The next three weeks or so should tell us a lot.
Notre Dame (0-3, 1-3)
Updated 09-29-2012 at 08:26 AM by Tony Nicolette
Hillsdale 63, Notre Dame 14
Not much to say here other than this was a case of utter domination by the Chargers. It was a short afternoon for the starters, and yet Anthony Mifsud still threw four TD passes and Joe Glendening had 102 yards and a score on the ground (plus one receiving). Hillsdale's defense got into the act as well by registering four interceptions and returning three of them for touchdowns.
Michigan Tech 35, Findlay 10