Wednesday, October 22, 2014

West Bloomfield QB Trishton Jackson, Week 8 Player of the Week Presented by Varsity Nation

Jackson in week 1 action vs. Dearborn | Source: Ken Dettloff / The D Zone



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For the 8th week of the 2014 MHSAA football season, we have selected West Bloomfield 2016 QB Trishton Jackson as the Week 8 Player of the Week Presented by Varsity Nation.  Trishton Jackson led the West Bloomfield Lakers in a shooutout 54-29 win vs. Stoney Creek, in their final OAA Red game of the season this past week.  West Bloomfield 2016 QB Trishton Jackson accounted for 7 of the Lakers 8 touchdowns.

West Bloomfield QB Trishton Jackson threw for 3 passing touchdowns of; 46 yards, 44 yards, and 11 yards.  On the ground Jackson added 4 touchdowns of; 45 yards, 65 yards, and 2 short yardage touchdowns according to the Oakland Press.  Trishton Jackson finished with over 150 rushing yards and 300 passing yards to put a staple on West Bloomfield's OAA Red division run that included an unforgettable 39-0 shutout on Lake Orion

Trishton Jackson will look to continue the teams success in a playoff prepper / crossover with Southfield on Friday afternoon.








Stay tuned for the week 9 and other future Players of the Week Presented by Varsity Nation

Week 9 Division 3 Key Matchups, Overview and Predictions

What's projected in Division 3 per AuldSchool from Snooze2you.com:  Highest enrolled Grand Rapids Northview - Zeeland West

The breakpoints used in Snooze2you projections are created by member, AuldSchool from MichiganHSFootball.com.

Snooze2you is your playoff source, they project the 256 teams in the playoffs and this late in the season are extremely accurate.  Tonight they will release a predicted bracket when they take into consideration the future schedules (this weekend).

- 18 teams in that group have already locked in their playoff ticket.


Cody came along way since week 1 to be in the position they are now | Source: Jeff Corrion / The D Zone



Bolded represents our pick


Lamphere at Lake Shore
The Shorians have at times struggled this year but is a big favorite to win their 5th game over Lamphere.

Northwestern at Renaissance
An evenly matched PSL game, as Renaissance looks for their decisive 6th win while Northwestern looks to improve to 5-4.

Northview at Greenville
Greenville has a long rock to climb but it starts with a win over already playoff bound, Northview to win their 5th game.

Trenton at Gibraltar Carlson
Carlson needs the win a lot more at 4-4, while Trenton needs the win to safely get into the playoffs with 6 wins.  It's really a toss up as both teams are evenly skilled.

Reeths-Puffer at Kenowa Hills
Kenowa Hills looks for their 5th win in divisional game.

Loy Norrix at Battle Creek Central
BCC travels west to Kalamazoo to get their 5th win and then hopes for the best.

Holland at Hudsonville Unity Christian
Both are 4-4. Holland is Class A and Unity Christian is Class B.

Cody vs Mumford at Ford Field
PSL awarded 2 of its teams to play before Cass and King, it's an important one.  Both are 5-3 so the winner definitely sees another week.

Battle Creek Lakeview at Richland Gull Lake
Unfortunately for Gull Lake they'll need an improbable upset over a very strong Lakeview team to win their 5th game.

Avondale at Waterford Kettering
Avondale looks for their 6th win and Kettering looks to boost to 5-4 record from their 49 points.  

Mount Pleasant at Saginaw Heritage
Mount Pleasant won't have many problems winning their 6th game vs. an underachieving Heritage team with some people's #1 prospect in the state.  The Oilers were upset last week and shouldn't mess around this week.

Detroit Community at Mason
Mason didn't schedule a tough week 9 opponent but their points are regardless.

Portage Central at Saint Joseph
It will be a tough win for SJ to get #5 vs. already qualified PC.

Redford Thurston at Redford Union
It's rivalry by default of Redford but this shouldn't be close if Thurston is for real.

East Grand Rapids at Jenison
EGR is playing greatly, Jenison will be their 6th win and get them into the post season.

Riverview at Romulus Summit
Riverview has a favorable game to clinch a spot in the playoffs.

Alpena at Gaylord
Gaylord can't ask for a better situation, having the chance to get their 6th win but they worked their way to it.

Middleville Thornapple Kellogg at Grand Rapids Catholic Central
Both teams took advantage of a soft schedule, losing the games they're expected to.  GRCC looks for win #5 and Middleville looks for their 5th win.

Caledonia at Grand Rapids Christian
GRC looks for their 6th win vs division opponent Caledonia who is already in.

Fruitport at DeWitt
Fruitport looks for their 5th win on a long trip to DeWitt.

Sault Sainte Marie at Newberry
Newberry clinches with a win and Sault Area qualifies with their 5th win.

Lakeshore at Niles
Niles looks for their 6th win but it will be a challenge.

Haslett at Chelsea
Haslett played with nothing to lose in win over Williamston, will look to carry that over to being the underdog at Chelsea.

Tecumseh at Carleton Airport
It won't be easy but Tecumseh should ground Airport and get their 6th win.

Fitzgerald at Warren Lincoln
It's been quite the turnaround at Fitz.  A focused squad on Friday could lift the Spartans into postseason with win #6.


Week 9 Division 2 Key Matchups, Overview and Predictions

What's projected in Division 2 per AuldSchool from Snooze2you.com:  Highest enrolled De La Salle - Farmington.

The breakpoints used in Snooze2you projections are created by member, AuldSchool from MichiganHSFootball.com.

Snooze2you is your playoff source, they project the 256 teams in the playoffs and this late in the season are extremely accurate.  Tonight they will release a predicted bracket when they take into consideration the future schedules (this weekend).

- 19 teams in that group have already locked in their playoff ticket.

The Pilots aim for their 6th win and then await if they'll be D1 or D2  | Source: Jeff Corrion / The D Zone



Bolded represents our pick

Pershing vs. De La Salle at Catholic Central
DLS may have 1 tough win this year but they'll crush an overmatched 4-4 Pershing team to get their 6th win.  Consider this Division 1-2 territory.

Davison at Lapeer
Davision under 1st year head coach, Kyle Zimmerman is at 4-4 and needs a major upset win to be eligible over Lapeer, 8-0.  Consider this Division 1-2 territory.

Western International at Canton
Western at 4-4 will look for the monumental upset to boost their chances of getting in at 5-4.

East Detroit at Clawson
East Detroit looks for their 5th win while Clawson is on search for #6 and to clinch.  East Detroit would be D2 and Clawson D5.

Midland vs. Midland Dow
Midland has a lot at stake, it's been since 1976 they've had a losing season and playoffs aren't guaranteed either with a win.  Midland at 4-4 would love nothing than to shatter their rivals 8-0 confidence heading into the playoffs.  Can Dow finally beat the Chemics though, is the burning question?

Westland John Glenn at Southfield-Lathrup
After taking some heavy shots in the KLAA South, Glenn has managed to be in spot to win their 6th game. Southfield-Lathrup is Division 2 and looking for their 5th win.

Allen Park at Southgate Anderson
SGA looks to upset AP for their 6th win, as they are 5-3.  AP is in safely.

Battle Creek Harper Creek at Lansing Everett
Both are 5-3, the winner gets in.

Edsel Ford at Wayne Memorial
Edsel Ford should get their 5th win and will hope for the best after that.

Southeastern at East English Village 
EEVPA needs a focused game to win their 6th game or get swallow into an unfavorable situation.

Benton Harbor at Portage Northern
Portage Northern shouldn't have any issues with Benton Harbor and get their 6th win.

Saint Clair at Grosse Pointe North
SC punched in their ticket while GPN needs an upset win over the 6-2 Saints to lock in their 6th win of the year.

Ann Arbor Huron at Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti should pick up their 6th win, while Huron looks to play spoiler.

Flushing at Swartz Creek
Swartz Creek looks for their 6th win vs. newcomer Flushing who has had a nice debut year in the FML. Swartz Creek has won 4 in a row but none of the 4 teams have winning records now.

East Lansing at Okemos
Okemos came out of nowhere this year to have a 5-3 record so far, will look to cash in on their transition with a win vs. 1 win East Lansing.

Bay City Central at Bay City Western
Central last week played with nothing to lose and it resulted in a major upset over Mount Pleasant.  Any hope of a playoff depends on a road win at Western to get their 5th win.

Kalamazoo Central at Mattawan
Mattawan who was relatively unproven prior to upsetting Stevensville Lakeshore will continue their 4 game winning streak and get their 6th win over Kalamazoo Central, barring an upset.