Thursday night is high school football night this week for teams' second games. The Labor Day weekend is the influence and then most schools open for class next week. Some players will go to class for the first time with an 0-2 record.
Among the games Thursday:
I like East Lansing at home over dangerous Chelsea. East Lansing is good at getting the ball to its best athletes. Jevon Haynes and Famous Tyra will make plenty of noise this fall and Holt is the only team I see beating East Lansing in the regular season if anyone can.
Rockford at Holt is a toughie, but Holt is at home and wins a close game. Holt is good defensively and I don't think Rockford can score enough.
Eastern gets crushed at Lowell. Not a good match up. Haslett is at Okemos and the loser is 0-2 and discouraged. Okemos wins at home in a very close game.
DeWitt is rugged again and has plenty of speed. Too much for Everett even though the Vikings will make it much closer than the 48-7 loss at DeWitt last year.