Sunday, September 30, 2012

Elite Eight - Making a Statement

8. Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes defense
The Lakers have been quietly dominant through the first six weeks of the season, thanks in large part to their defense, which came up big once again on Saturday afternoon, holding Cranbrook to just six points on the day, while racking up sacks left and right.

7. Richie Wilson - Birmingham Detroit Country Day RB
Wilson didn't flirt with the 200 yard total like he does in most weeks, but what he still left the field on Friday night with an impressive stat line. Along with going over the century mark, the junior running back tallied a total of five touchdowns on Friday night in Country Day's win over Hazel Park.

6. David Houle-Anthony Darkangelo - Novi Detroit Catholic Central RB's
Both Houle and Darkangelo each found their way into the end zone twice for the Shamrocks on Saturday as Catholic Central topped U-D Jesuit in dominating fashion. Darkangelo also tallied 12 tackles on the afternoon on the defensive side of the ball.

5. Sean Scullen - Stoney Creek
Scullen did a little bit of everything on Friday night as he accounted for over 220 yards of total offense and three touchdowns on the ground, and also tallied two interceptions on defense to help lead the Cougars to a narrow win over Troy Athens.

4. Dalton Christie - Lakeland RB
Christie had another big week out of the Lakeland backfield as he rushed for 212 yards in Friday night's win over Walled Lake Central. 105 of Christie's yards came in the second quarter as he scored a pair of touchdowns, including a 65 yarder.

3. Birmingham Seaholm defense
The Maples put together one of the most dominant defensive performances that you will see this season, holding a high-powered Avondale offense to zero points until the midway point of the fourth quarter, holding a 28-2 lead for much of the game.

2. Connor Mohr - Farmington RB
Mohr was once again dominant in the Falcon's run game as he rushed for 247 yards and two touchdowns, while accounting for double digit tackles as well to help lead Farmington to a 41-29 win over Rochester Adams on Friday night.

1. Orchard Lake St. Mary's defense
The Eaglet's defense has now put together back-to-back-to-back dominant performances as St. Mary's outlasted Birmingham Brother Rice on Saturday night. The Eaglets limited the high-powered Warrior offense to just two touchdowns on the night just one week after allowing just one score to Cass Tech. The Eaglets might not have the same "big name" players on defense as they did last year, but this defense is as good as any in the state.

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