Sports reporter Brandon Folsom picks the five biggest matchups of the week.
Hometown Life sports reporter Brandon Folsom is here to tell you which Michigan High School football teams are winning / losing in Week 6.
Livonia Franklin (2-3, 2-2 KLAA-Ost) in Livonia Churchill (5-0, 4-0), Friday 7 p.m.
Churchill is one of the top 10 teams regardless of division, both according to Mick McCabe’s Super 10 pool and in The D-Zone’s top 10 rankings this week. The Chargers dominated Dearborn on their 10th place win, both on the offensive and on the defensive. Expect them to keep doing the same in their first Crosstown rivalry of the season, especially when Franklin leaves a bye week.
Folsom’s choice: Churchill 52, Franklin 14.
Redford Union (4-1, 4-0 WWAC) at Redford Thurston (1-4, 1-3), 7pm Friday
It’s also rivalry week in Redford, but this game might not even be close. Thurston finally took his first win after beating a 0-5 Annapolis squad by eight points a week ago. Union has taken care of business every week and has even blown up some of their opponents.
Folsom’s choice: Union 42, Thurston 18.
Detroit Country Day (3-2) vs. Warren Michigan Collegiate (4-1, 3-0 CSC-East), 7pm Friday at the Bishop Foley
The Yellowjackets have lost two games in a row, but against two of the state’s best teams in South Lyon and Harper Woods. And Michigan Collegiate isn’t a slacker either. The Cougars are one of the top teams in Division 6. However, look to Country Day to win this matchup on a neutral side and end its losing streak.
Folsom’s choice: Country Day 38, Michigan College 28.
Rochester (3-2, 2-1 OAA-White) at Birmingham Groves (2-3, 2-1), 7pm Friday
Not only did Rochester upset North Farmington last week, but the win marked the first time the Falcons have beaten a team that featured legendary coach John Herrington. But Groves is a big win too, after beating Oak Park in extra time. This should be an interesting match for the second-placed teams among the whites.
Folsom’s choice: Groves 31, Rochester 21.
Brighton (3-2, 3-1 KLAA-West) in Canton (3-2, 3-1), 7 p.m. Friday
Canton impressed with their one-touchdown win over Novi a week ago. It’s homecoming week now. The Chiefs couldn’t ask for a better opportunity to break up this duel for second place in the West.
Folsom’s choice: Canton 35, Brighton 21.
Brandon Folsom handles high school football, basketball, and recruiting in Metro Detroit for Hometown Life. Do you have a story idea? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to follow him on Twitter.