Athens, Walled Lake Northern need to back it up
While there are multiple squads in that boat, two in particular as Kosmo see it have an opportunity to make a "statement" on Friday.
By no means has Troy Athens and Walled Lake Northern done any sort of trash talking or boasting, so the K-Man isn't saying that at all.
But both feel they are improved squads this year, and Friday is a good chance for them to back up their feelings with good play on the field.
Athens hosts Clarkston, which seems vulnerable right now. The RedHawks were disappointing to say the least in a 42-3 shellacking at the hands of Pontiac last week, so there shouldn't be any more talk of a changed culture or playoff appearance unless Athens can beat traditional power Clarkston at home.
There really are no excuses.
Another team with a good opportunity is Walled Lake Northern, which hosts its biggest game in school history against Walled Lake Central on Friday. The Knights are 2-0 to start the year and have never beaten Central, coming agonizingly close last year when Central scored the game-winning touchdown with 23 seconds remaining.
Northern is excited about this game, and rightfully should be. All that's left is to back up that excitement by playing a great game on the field against what's a tough Central team.