My goodness, what a Week 4 it was.
Video games coming right down to the wire, groups selecting up enormous wins, and enchancment being proven all around the gridiron by a number of gamers across the Cheboygan space.
Actually, I would say it was most likely essentially the most thrilling week of the highschool soccer season up to now.
The opposite good factor is that there is a lot extra to come back as we’ve got now hit the halfway level of the common season.
With that being stated, let’s have a look again at an exhilarating Week 4 and look at what’s forward in Week 5.
Trying again at Week 4: You speak about a response from the Cheboygan protection, the Chiefs confirmed it throughout final Friday’s dwelling contest towards Ogemaw Heights.
Whereas the Chiefs suffered a heartbreaking 19-16 loss to the Falcons, the protection of the Chiefs was magnificent within the second half. Except for a particular groups fourth-quarter kickoff return for a landing that received the Falcons the competition, the protection of the Chiefs pitched a shutout over the ultimate two quarters. This was enormous for a unit that is struggled in limiting huge performs all season lengthy. After a standout efficiency by these gamers, it is going to certainly give them confidence as they enter what can be a tricky three-week stretch that features Traverse Metropolis St. Francis and Grayling in Weeks 6 and seven.
General, the Chiefs confirmed loads of enchancment defensively, however additionally they acquired large help from one of many extra spectacular and vocal dwelling crowds Western Avenue Area has seen in recent times. Having that sort of help seemingly performed a job within the Chiefs delivering the kind of second half they did.
Regardless of the setback, this Cheboygan group confirmed it is not afraid to compete with anyone.
Let’s have a look at what they will do over the following few weeks.
Heading into Week 5: What’s subsequent for the Chiefs is without doubt one of the extra distinctive street matchups they’ve had in a while.
This Friday, the Chiefs will take a few four-hour bus experience to the Lansing space to sq. off with the Dansville Aggies in a non-conference conflict. This needs to be a great alternative for the Chiefs to snap a three-game shedding streak, however street video games are by no means simple. That features this lengthy journey to face the Aggies, who can be seeking to recover from the .500 mark as soon as once more.
For the Cheboygan protection, it will be a chance to ship back-to-back stellar performances, whereas the Chiefs’ offense hopes to seek out the endzone extra after some missed alternatives towards Ogemaw Heights. Regardless that this can be a street recreation, it feels just like the Chiefs are near having their most full soccer show of the autumn.
Possibly it is going to come Friday.
INLAND LAKES BULLDOGS
Trying again at Week 4: Final Saturday night time was an eventful (and emotional) one for the Bulldogs, who took management of the Ski Valley 8-Participant Convention after hanging on for a slender 44-40 victory over convention rival Gaylord St. Mary.
The Bulldogs (3-1, 3-0 Ski Valley) seemed primed to blow out the Snowbirds after constructing a 36-8 lead late within the second quarter, however the Snowbirds confirmed loads of coronary heart by battling again to make it a four-point contest with just some minutes left to play. The Bulldogs did not have an ideal defensive efficiency by any means, however they got here up with the essential cease wanted to edge the Snowbirds and take management of the league.
Because the Bulldogs enter the house stretch of the Ski Valley marketing campaign, they’re going to be seeking to discover extra consistency on each side of the ball. It wasn’t fairly for the Bulldogs, however they received the job carried out of their largest recreation of the marketing campaign up thus far.
Heading into Week 5: It will as soon as once more be a brief week for the Bulldogs, who proceed their Ski Valley slate with a house conflict towards winless Forest Space on Thursday.
The Bulldogs will look to inch one step nearer to a Ski Valley repeat towards the Warriors, who simply suffered an unpleasant loss at Onaway final week. For the Bulldogs, this could possibly be a chance to begin quick and provides youthful gamers helpful varsity expertise in a matchup that can closely favor the house aspect.
Trying again at Week 4: It was a feel-good homecoming night time for the Cardinals, who completely obliterated the Forest Space Warriors in a 73-8 triumph final Friday.
This victory was so wanted for the Cardinals, who’ve been enhancing every week however simply have not gotten the fitting end result but. On this night time, nevertheless, the Cardinals delivered far and away their finest efficiency, as each side of the ball have been equally spectacular towards the Warriors. Whether or not it was the stellar working of tailback Hudson Decker, or the sturdy defensive exhibiting from Justin Kramer-St. Germain, the Cardinals had loads of gamers contribute in what was a whole show.
This win offers confidence to a Cardinals group that also has many powerful checks awaiting on its schedule.
However for now, Cardinal followers can exhale and know that they have been on the profitable aspect of issues at the very least for one week this fall. Let’s have a look at if they will give you a good stronger exhibiting this Friday.
Heading into Week 5: Whereas the Cardinals have been dominant in Week 4, issues will get a lot, a lot more durable this week once they journey to Gaylord St. Mary to tackle the Snowbirds, who fell simply wanting what would have been a memorable comeback victory at Inland Lakes. As an alternative, the Snowbirds, who misplaced 44-40 to the Bulldogs at Shanley Area, are trying up at Inland Lakes on the prime of the standings and can want a victory this week to maintain their probabilities of a Ski Valley championship alive.
For the Cardinals, they’re going to look to place up one other sturdy offensive efficiency, however the important thing right here will seemingly be their protection, which can face a strong offensive assault within the Snowbirds. Led by junior Dillon Croff, who accounted for six whole touchdowns and 250 yards speeding at Inland Lakes, the Snowbirds will look to maintain their offensive momentum going towards a protection that is struggled for a lot of the season.
It will be a tricky check for the Cardinals, however stranger issues have occurred up to now.
Trying again at Week 4: To say it has been a tough two weeks for head coach Jack Carter and his Hornets can be an understatement.
Over the past two weeks, the Hornets have allowed 40-plus factors to their opponents, with a type of coming in a 44-28 homecoming loss to Central Lake final Friday.
This was a candy revenge recreation for the Trojans, who have been in a position to have nice offensive success towards a struggling Pellston protection. In the meantime, accidents are beginning to pile up for the Hornets, a group that misplaced a pair talent gamers within the defeat to Central Lake.
The Hornets want to get wholesome once more, however they’re additionally hoping to enhance on each side of the ball. After Friday’s loss, it is unlikely that the Hornets will earn a share of the Ski Valley crown, particularly with unbeaten convention foe Inland Lakes now having a two-game lead within the standings.
Heading into Week 5: It will be again on the street for the Hornets, who’re truly 2-0 away from dwelling this fall.
This time, it will come towards a 3-1 Mesick group that simply captured a 14-point victory over a strong Brethren squad.
With the Hornets being ravaged by accidents, this could possibly be an uphill climb to finish what’s now a two-game shedding streak. But when there’s one factor about Jack Carter’s groups, they play laborious from begin to end. If the Hornets win this one, it will be their finest victory of the season up to now, and a much-needed morale enhance after a painful final couple of weeks.
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR WEEK 4
Forest Space (0-4, 0-3 Ski Valley) at Inland Lakes (3-1, 3-0), Thursday, 7 pm
Cheboygan (1-3) at Dansville (2-2), Friday, 7 pm
Onaway (1-3, 1-1 Ski Valley) at Gaylord St. Mary (2-2, 2-1), Friday, 7 pm
Pellston (2-2) at Mesick (3-1), Friday, 7 pm