Monday, September 1, 2008

WEEK 1: South Lyon vs. Walled Lake Central

**South Lyon's Anthony Baskin**
**Baskin pounds his way into the endone**

**Walled Lake's QB Cory Davis fights for yards**

Eastern Michigan- South Lyon and Walled Lake Central kicked off the fourth annual Big Day Prep Showdown at Eastern Michigan University. South Lyon's game plan was simple- they wanted to commit theirselves to the run game, and who wouldn't when you can feature a back like Anthony Baskin. Early in the second quarter Baskin broke loose and got his Lions on top with a 62 yard touchdown. Baskin again found the endzone late in the second quarter to give South Lyon a 14-0 lead going into the half.

A South Lyon fumble was recovered by Walled Lake's Alex Michal giving the Vikings the ball with great field position, however all Walled Lake could muster was a 39 yard field goal from Brad Lyons making the score 14-3.

On the Lions next possession they put the game away when Justin Butler connected with Will Marnell for a 35 yard touchdown making the score 20-3.

Central did manage to find the endzone late in the game to make the final score 20-9. The score was a two yard dive by fullback Chris Jones. The TD was set up by a 30 yard catch from Marcus Jenkins to put the ball on the two yard line.

GAME MVP: Anthony Baskin set the tone early with his two touchdowns. Central put all of their focus on trying to slow Baskin down, allowing other South Lyon players to find running room. Baskin only had 11 rushes but produced 104 yards and the two TD's. He also did a solid job defensively, from his outside LB position. Baskins added a sack and two tackles for loss.

Standout players

Will Marnell, South Lyon- the athlete moves around in the Lions offense. He is a good change of pace back to compliment Baskin. He doesn't have the speed to blow you back, but he is very shifty and runs hard. He runs allot of misdirection plays.

Eric Wedesky, South Lyon- the 6-5 /250 pound lineman gets off the ball fast at both his positions of O-tackle and D-end. He keeps his side contained and did a good job of pressuring the Walled Lake QB's and keeping them in the pocket.

Cory Davis, Walled Lake- the 6-2 QB has above average accuracy and can make plays with his feet. He didn't have allot of time to throw the ball but he was able to buy himself an extra second by moving around in the pocket.

Marcus Jenkins, Walled Lake- Jenkins is a big receiver at 6-4 and 225 pounds. He has great hands in traffic, he made four catches and every single one was a tough one while he took a big hit. Central should of found a way to get the ball in his hands more.

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