Titans running into league’s big boys

Photo by Larry Caruso.

Hank Minckiewicz
– Southgate Star

After winning three of its first five games this season, the Anderson football team has run into the meatgrinder portion of its schedule, as the Titans knew they would.

The final four teams on Anderson’s schedule this season were a combined 31-13 last year and all four went to the Michigan High School Athletic Association state playoffs.

And two of the four have already shown the Titans how good they really are. On Oct. 4 defending Downriver League champ and currently league leader Woodhaven beat Anderson 35-0. A week later, Trenton went even further, spoiling the Titans’s homecoming night with a 42-0 beatdown. 

After being shutout on back-to-back week, the Titans could use a bit of a break, but it won’t be forthcoming. On Oct. 18 the Titans welcomed Roosevelt, a team on track to record it’s 14th straight state playoff appearance, and then they close with Allen Park, a team that has been to the playoffs 25 of the last 30 years and one almost assured to go gain this year.

The last time the Titans scored was the last time they won, back on week five of the season when they built a big lead and hung on to bet nonleague Royal Oak 19-14.

Anderson went up 19-0 in the game on touchdown runs by Aaron Jaciuk, Roman Bell and Matt Thomas. It was 19-0 heading into the final quarter of play when the visitors scored twice to make the final score close.

Anderson is attempting to avoid it seventh consecutive 3-6 season, but they need a win over Wyandotte r Allen Park to do it.

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