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Son of Swami: Week 5 Michigan high school football picks

Son of Swami

Son of Swami

The big news in the universe this week is the breakup of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and no one is taking it harder than the Son of Swami.

Unlike the rest of the people on earth, SOS saw this coming.

You see, Mrs. SOS is missing. She claims she is in Hilton Head this week, vacationing with one of her “eccentric” sisters, while the All-Knowing One remains here, working hard to deliver the best high school coverage to Free Press readers across the globe.

But when Jolie filed for divorce, SOS got suspicious. Jolie cited “irreconcilable differences,” and if you type “irreconcilable differences” into your Google machine, you will notice pictures of SOS and Mrs. SOS.

SOS has the feeling — no, it is not rigor mortis — that Mrs. SOS and Pitt are really keeping company somewhere in the south if France, which is shocking. After all, it was just over 41 years ago that SOS handed Mrs. SOS her passport to paradise, beginning Mrs. SOS’s unparalleled 41-year reign as the undisputed Luckiest Woman on the Face of the Earth.

SOS does understand the attraction to Pitt. After all, in Mrs. SOS’s universe, she is only halfway to 70, while any math teacher might say she actually is halfway to 130. But why get hung up on a few years for someone still classified as a hot babe?

While SOS waits to see whether Mrs. SOS continues to cavort with Pitt or comes to her senses and returns to lovely Allen Park, here are the picks for this week’s top high school football games:

Week 5 high school football schedule

Romeo (3-1) at Utica Eisenhower (4-0), 7 Friday. Ike quarterback Max Wittwer doesn’t throw a lot, but when he does, he completes his passes, making Ike’s running game more effective. But how about the Ike defense that shut out Chippewa Valley last week? Romeo, the defending Division 1 state champ, has rebounded nicely from the Week 1 loss to Oxford. Romeo has a trio of running backs — Kade Messner, Ryan Medley and Nathan Goralski — who find ways to make positive yardage against the toughest defenses. They will be tested this week. I Like Ike 21, Wherefore Art Thou Romeo 17.

Millington (4-0) at Frankenmuth (4-0), 7 Friday. This is for the TVC-East title. SOS may not know a lot, but he does know that Frankenmuth, No. 4 in Division 5, can forget about picking off four passes in the first half like it did last week. Millington QB Bryce Bearss is too talented to allow that to happen to the No. 1 team in Division 6. Jared Davis is Frankenmuth’s two-way standout at quarterback and in the secondary; he had three of the interceptions last week. Corky’s School 30, Chicken Dinners 28.

Romulus (4-0) at Dearborn (3-1), 7 Friday. This is for the Western Wayne Red Division title. Romulus has made the playoffs the last two seasons but has been one-and-done both times. This team may stay awhile. This is the first time since 2000 that the Eagles are 4-0, which might be why they seem to be flying under the radar. If Romulus hopes to make it 5-0, not only will it have to stop the passing of Mikey Phillips, but it will have to deal with Dearborn’s defensive line, one of the best in the area. Dearborn Sausage 28, Romulus and Remus 19.

Detroit East English Village (3-1) at Detroit Cass Tech (4-0), noon Saturday. East English has a good passing attack with strong-armed Delvin Washington and surehanded Sammy Womack. But Cass Tech has Jaylen Kelly-Powell and Donovan Johnson, who are capable of shutting down any passing attack. East English’s defensive backs are going to be busy trying to cover Donovan Peoples-Jones and, if they can do that, QB Rodney Hall can take off for big yardage. Momma Cass 33, It Takes a Village 20.

Novi Detroit Catholic Central (4-0) vs. Birmingham Brother Rice (3-1) at Berkley, 7 Saturday. The memory of Rice’s 2-7 record last season might not be forgotten, but it is fading fast. The Warriors’ defense was impressive last week in not permitting Warren De La Salle to score a touchdown. Doing the same thing to CC might be another story. CC combines a smashmouth running attack with an efficient passing game. The Vatican 24, Shrimp Fried Rice 20.

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