Blogs > Kosmo Seer Speculation

High school sports quick hits from Kosmo the all-knowing Oakland Press seer.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Surprising/disappointing teams from Week 1

After three days of breathtaking action, the first week of the high school football season is in the books. Judging by Kosmo's math, the regular season is already 1/9 over. That's about as much math as the all-knowing one knows ironically enough, so maybe he's not all knowing in some areas. Anyway, before looking ahead to Week 2 Kosmo wants to recap his most pleasant surprises and his disappointments from Week 1. Mind you, listing disappointments isn't meant to bash kids or coaches. On the contrary, it's just saying that those are better than they showed and that could easily rebound. Kosmo is just simply curious what happened the first week because it is out of character. Surprises Berkley - Maybe Kosmo shouldn't have underestimated the Bears, especially at home. Taking on defending OAA champion Groves, which happens to be a contender again this year for a league crown, Berkley made a major first impression with a 40-22 win. Great job by Jeff Burnside, his staff and his players. The running back tandem of Jeremy Shephard and Alec Sanom each ran for over 100 yards. Waterford Mott - Chris Fahr obviously is already making an impact for the Corsairs. For the first time in two years, Mott beat somebody besides Kettering by going on the road and recording a 34-14 win at Wayne Memorial. Senior Alex Moorer ran for 185 yards and four touchdowns and was unstoppable. A terrific start for a program in need of some confidence. Southfield - It's not that Kosmo was surprised Southfield beat Detroit Martin Luther King at the Prep Kickoff Classic because he picked the Bluejays to do so. It was the way Southfield won. The Bluejays never led in regulation but tied the game in the final minute before pulling out an OT win. In the past, this is not a game Southfield would win. But it's definitely a new era at Southfield with the character the kids and coaching staff showed in hanging tough when things weren't going well. This win could be a springboard to a memorable season. Disappointments Holly - Not sure what happened to the Bronchos in a surprising blowout loss at home to Swartz Creek. If there's a silver lining, it's that Holly has gotten off to slow starts the past two years and still made the playoffs. Troy Athens - Kosmo knows Athens can and will play better than it did in a 41-6 blowout loss at home to Warren Mott. Hopefully it was just one of those off nights and the Red Hawks can get back on track, although the task won't be easier with a game against Lake Orion at Ford Field on Friday. Walled Lake Western - The Warriors do have some inexperience on offense, but Kosmo still was a bit surprised that they struggled so much in a 27-14 home loss to Saline. This puts Western in a hole Kosmo didn't expect to start the season, but look for the Warriors to rebound. Coach Zdebski and his staff are too good.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home