Top games for Week 5: Romeo faces Eisenhower
Top games this week
Romeo (3-1) at Utica Eisenhower (4-0), Friday, 7: Romeo is the defending Division 1 state champion, but Eisenhower is the class of Macomb County so far. Romeo has bounced back nicely following an opening-season loss to Oxford. Eisenhower has put up big numbers, including a 42-0 rout of Chippewa Valley Friday. Junior quarterback Max Wittwer is playing at a high level, throwing five first-half TDs in the latest win, connecting on 7-of-8 passes for 146 yards.
Detroit East English (3-1) at Detroit Cass Tech (4-0), Saturday, noon: This will be a PSL East Division showdown with Cass Tech showing why it’s the state’s No. 1 team through four weeks, averaging 52.5 points and blanking its last three opponents. East English has won three straight since a season-opening loss to Brighton at the Big House with senior quarterback Delvin Washington playing well, completing 12 of 16 for 230 yards and five TDs Friday in a 48-18 win over Denby. Cass Tech has won all four games in the series (33-8 last season).
Grosse Pointe South (4-0) at Grosse Pointe North (3-1), Friday, 7: The rivalry continues with South winning five of the past six games, including 25-6 last year. South has a strong passing attack in quarterback Logan Mico and receiver Michael Braker, who have hooked up for at least one touchdown in every game. North gets the job done on the ground. Jared Jordan rushed for 247 yards and four TDs in a 35-28 win over Port Huron Friday.
Top games last week
Oak Park 44, Rochester Adams 43 (OT): Najee Trinity scored three TDs and also scored on the conversion run in overtime for Oak Park (2-2). Kyle Wood directed Adams (3-1) on a 67-yard TD drive in just 75 seconds to force overtime, then helped them take the lead in OT before Oak Park scored eight points.
Warren Mott 27, Macomb Dakota 20: Mott (4-0) came back from a 20-7 second-half deficit to defeat Dakota (2-2). Courtland Cross rushed for 118 yards and two TDs, including a 22-yarder for the difference. He also scored on a 15-yard run to start the comeback. Jaalon Brown had a 23-yard TD reception with three minutes left, then recovered an onside kick that led to Cross’ clincher.
Warren Fitzgerald 24, St. Clair Shores South Lake 20: Fitzgerald (4-0) handed South Lake its first loss of the season behind Najon Moore’s 291 yards rushing on 46 carries. Fitzgerald could have scored more, but turned the ball over on downs six times inside South Lake’s 10. Quarterback Chris Eddy ran for two TDs and threw for another score to lead Fitzgerald, scoring on a 9-yard run with 7:09 left for the difference. Fitzgerald also came up big with two safeties and had a school-record 4 1/2 sacks from 6-4, 235-pound defensive end Mike Kizer.