West Bloomfield will pose test for Farmington Harrison

David Goricki
The Detroit News
John Herrington

John Herrington is proud of how well his Farmington Hills Harrison defense has played the past couple of weeks.

But the legendary coach knows his defense faces a challenge against West Bloomfield on Friday night in an OAA crossover at Harrison.

“It should be a great game,” Herrington said of facing West Bloomfield quarterback Bryce Veasley. “He can do it all. He throws the ball deep really well. He’s big, tough to tackle and they have great receivers so it’s going to be a challenge to stop their passing game.”

While Harrison (2-1) has played well defensively in victories over Farmington and Birmingham Seaholm, Herrington has worked with two quarterbacks, Noah Hendricks and Jimmy O’Connor.

“(It’s) not the greatest thing, but the last game Jimmy O’Connor played the whole game because Noah Hendricks was hurt and Jimmy did a nice job, going 9-for-12 for 150 yards,” Herrington said.

Pick: West Bloomfield by 8

Other top games

All games 7 p.m. Friday 

Macomb Dakota (2-1) at Warren Mott (3-0): Mott’s defense has seven points in each of its three victories. Dakota, upset last season by Mott, could be without senior Kaiser Carleton (knee). Pick: Mott by 2

U-D Jesuit (3-0) at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (1-2): Jesuit is off to an impressive start behind Elijah Collins, who had six TDs last week, including INT and kickoff returns. St Mary’s has faced a tough schedule, but has won 12 straight in the series. Pick: St. Mary’s by 10

Birmingham Brother Rice (2-1) vs. Warren De La Salle (2-1) at Wayne State: Brother Rice is playing better after a rare sub-.500 mark last season. Pick: De La Salle by 1

Detroit News prep picks: Week 4