Melvindale (9-2) is coming off of a 35-31 playoff victory over Milan while St. Clair (10-1) defeated Detroit Mumford 46-24. These two teams have never met.
St. Clair has a high powered offense that is averaging 49 ppg. The Saints are led by QB Jared Toby who is a huge threat to run the ball but is also capable of passing when needed. Brothers Bo and Blake Meldrum are both excellent backs that are capable of scoring every time they touch the ball.
While the defense doesn't have the gaudy numbers as the offense does the Saints are more than capable of holding opponents down if necessary. The defense is led by Stephen Foley and Larry Ochadleus.
Melvindale is looking forward to playing on the beautiful turf at East China Stadium. The fast, skilled passing game led by QB Jason Doyle. Receiver Malik Boynton is know for his acrobatic catches while RB Quincy Gibbs is enough of a threat to keep defenses honest.
Defensively, the Cardinals take a team approach. Ben Konarski is the emotional leader of a defense that has been just good enough most of the season.
Tough call here. The Saints have a very good team but the Cardinals may have an advantage playering on the field turf. Pick: St. Clair 34 Melvindale 31