Truman Cougars at Woodhaven Warriors Sept 7th 2012
Game time 7PM ET
Video provided on tape delay also available on the MI PrepZone
Truman (2-0) at Woodhaven (2-0): Through two games this season, the two best players Downriver might be Woodhaven quarterback Nick Maher and Truman’s signal-caller Devin Goodwell.
Friday night they meet on the field in Woodhaven to determine which quarterback heads the better team.
The Warriors and the Cougars are each 2-0 this young season and both of them have been led by their senior quarterbacks, quarterbacks who rely on their legs.
Maher has rushed for an amazing 375 yards this season – best Downriver – and Goodwell is not that far behind with 266 rushing yards.
Both head high-scoring offenses – Woodhaven has rolled up 76 points in two games, Truman an amazing 100.
The two QBs don’t do it alone, naturally, and each team has talented runners in the backfield to take the pressure off their main guys.
Woodhaven has Mickey Sutton (318 rushing yards) and Garrett Weirich (184) and Truman has a fleet of backs, led by Osiris Smith (212 yards) and D’ante Barrow (132 yards).
These two offenses say Friday’s game will be a shootout. The defenses say different.
Truman’s defense, which flies to the ball, surrendered an early TD to Trenton in its opener and then another late in garbage time against the Trojans. Last week, the Cougars dominated and shutout Anderson 43-0.
Woodhaven gave up three first-half touchdowns to Anderson on opening night, but has surrendered just 13 points in the six quarters since then.
This is far and away the most important game on the Downriver League schedule this week and will go a long way in determining who will be in the hunt for the championship at the end.