Believe it or not I find the area high school football game of the week next Friday finds Mason at Eaton Rapids. They both won opening games but Eaton Rapids is the headliner heading into this one. Former Holt coach Mike Smith is in his first year at Eaton Rapids and his team crushed Leslie 44-0 Thursday. Leslie won the same match up last year 50-28. And Eaton Rapids won its first season opening game in ten years against the Black Hawks. Mason won 24-14 at Okemos in a hard fought game that was close throughout. Both are hopeful and eager.
Other games of note-- Holt has an uphill battle at Rockford. Eastern is at Haslett, both looking for vast improvement off opening games and both desperate for wins with tough schedules ahead. DeWitt hosts a team from Ontario. East Lansing takes its speedy backs to Grand Haven. Saginaw Nouvel is against Lansing Catholic at Holt Middle School.