Truman is top Downriver League contender


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Taylor Truman head football coach Eric Stiegel has his Cougars squad beginning to peak as a top contender in the 10-team Downriver League.


Taylor Truman head football coach Eric Stiegel has his Cougars squad beginning to peak as a top contender in the 10-team Downriver League. As of last week, Truman was only one of three team still unbeaten in the local high school circuit.

The Cougars have made an explosive start, beating Southgate Anderson 43-0 and Woodhaven 36-8. Their heavy competition will be when defending league champ Wyandotte Roosevelt visits Truman in a late September tilt.

“We are off to a very good start and I’m happy with our kids’ performance on the field,” said Stiegel, now in his third year at the school.

Does he have enough talent on his 2012 team to beat the Bears? The answer to that question will come at 7 p.m. Friday.

Truman is led by quarterback Devin Goodyear, a senior signal caller who has been effective in running a potent offense.

Can the Cougars continue to surprise future opponents on their schedule? If they can get by Wyandotte and Gibraltar Carlson (Oct. 12), they may be headed for an all-elusive gridiron title.

Allen Park and Woodhaven have good teams and both are expected to be in the top half of the league standings by the time the regular season comes to an end.

LOCAL WESTERN WAYNE GRID ACTION HEATS UP
Anything is possible when it comes to gridiron action within the Western Wayne Athletic Conference Blue Division.

Edsel Ford, Dearborn High and Fordson are bunched up in the division. These three teams meet each other in league matchups as the regular season moves along.

Edsel and Dearborn got things rolling last Friday when the two teams met at Dearborn. Fordson hosts Dearborn at 7 p.m. Friday, and Edsel hosts Fordson at 7 p.m. Sept. 28.

Fordson is the defending champion from 2011 and could repeat. However, “Focus on Sports” thinks that any one of these teams are capable of winning their division.

In the WWAC Red Division, Dearborn Heights Robichaud and Crestwood are in competition to make plenty of noise among other league foes as the season heads into the fifth week of play.

The two teams face off at 7 p.m. Friday at Crestwood.

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