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Friday, November 09, 2012's Tony Nicolette: Week 11 Previews

Here is Tony's preview of the Chargers and Timberwolves.

Northwood (4-5, 5-5) at Hillsdale (6-3, 6-4)

The two private schools in the North Division will conclude the slate with 2012 installment of the "Pat Riepma Bowl". Riepma was a standout player at Hillsdale, and in his early coaching career was an assistant at his alma mater. He then went on to build Northwood into a perennial GLIAC power and playoff contender. Riepma is still at Northwood as the AD, and there may not be a finer GLIAC Man out there. We'd love to know if he really is OK with whomever wins this one, although we'd hardly fault him either way!

In any case, this year's versions of the Timberwolves and Chargers saw promising results escape them over the past month. The Woodies finally halted their five-game losing skid last week after opening 4-0. Hillsdale, on the other hand, had control of their own destiny in the North and possibly in the playoff race...but two straight losses have dashed those hopes. Now, it's about pride for both of these clubs...the Woodies can get to the good side of .500, and the Chargers don't want to see one of their all-time greats go out on a three-game skid.

So who gets it done? Well, we have to say we were perplexed at how ineffective Hillsdale was offensively last week. It's been a long time since we've seen such a poor output, and it's hard for us to see that being repeated again...especially back within the confines of Muddy Waters. While Mark Morris has made large leaps forward in play at QB for Northwood, we're still not sure if NU can play the kind of game that has troubled HC's defense of late, and that's power. This should be an entertaining affair, but it's just so hard for us to see Hillsdale dropping three straight. Hillsdale 27, Northwood 22.

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