Nicholas Stegmeyer and Northville (6-1) travel to Canton (7-0) in KLAA crossover game Friday. (Bryan Mitchell / Special to The Detroit News)
Top five games this week
All games at 7 p.m. Friday
Birmingham Groves (7-0) at Birmingham Seaholm (7-0): This is for the OAA Blue Division title and bragging rites. The teams have split the last 10 meetings and it’s the first time both teams are 7-0 before playing each other.
Clinton Township Chippewa Valley (7-0) at Macomb Dakota (7-0): The two heavyweights in the Macomb Area Conference, from the same school district, will determine the MAC Red Division champion. Dakota’s defense has been stifling all season, having allowed just 35 points. Dakota has won 12 straight in this series.
Northville (6-1) at Canton (7-0): The KLAA crossovers are this week and this is the marquee game matching the South Division winner (Canton) against the Central. Both teams are physical. Northville’s offensive line averages 260 pounds and has but one senior. It’s possible these teams will meet in the Division 1 districts.
St. Clair (7-0) at Marine City (7-0): The word before the season is that this could be St. Clair’s best team. It will be tested by a Marine City team whom Clawson coach Jim Sparks said is the best he’s faced in 10 years. St. Clair is averaging 54 points but hasn’t defeated Marine City since 2005.
Taylor Truman (6-1) at Wyandotte Roosevelt (7-0): Wyandotte can clinch at least a share (it would be its fourth in five years) of the Downriver League title with a victory. Truman stumbled at Allen Park two weeks ago, but its offense got back in gear last week (54-0 over Taylor Kennedy). Wyandotte won both games last season.
Top five games last week
Farmington Hills Harrison 60, Oak Park 52: The lead changed hands five times in the last 5:09. Oak Park all-purpose back John Kelly recovered an onside kick, then scored on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Chauncey Loman to give Oak Park a 52-51 lead with 53.8 left. Sophomore Alex Bolstrum made his first varsity field goal try from 29 yards out to give Harrison a 54-52 lead with one second left.
Marlette 48, Sandusky 46: Matt Schaub’s 58-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter gave Marlette (7-0) a 48-38 lead. Schaub ran for 187 yards and four touchdowns, and threw for 167 yards and three touchdowns.
Melvindale 21, Trenton 14: Quincy Gibbs’ 1-yard touchdown run brought Melvindale (6-1) within 14-13 with eight minutes left but it missed the conversion. On fourth-and-12 from the Trenton 42, J.J. Doyle threw a touchdown pass to Malik Boynton with 4:30 left for the victory. Melvindale coach Jason Carriveau said, “This was a program win.”
New Baltimore Anchor Bay 23, Utica 20 (2 OTs): To start the second overtime, Brandon Cobb’s interception ended Utica’s possession. Matt Dennis’ 25-yard field goal won it for Anchor Bay. Cobb and teammate Gary Landless had nine tackles. Landless also had a 75-yard touchdown reception. Utica’s Brian Balaj kicked field goals of 40 and 48 yards.
Warren Michigan Collegiate 24, Detroit Old Redford Academy 20: Myric El’s 1-yard touchdown run with seven seconds left completed a 96-yard drive and gave Collegiate (5-2) the victory. El (10 carries, 142 yards) also scored on a 76-yard run and recovered a fumble that led to a touchdown.