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X-Factors to watch for in the Division 2 Football Semifinals

Football   | Jeff Dullack

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With the MHSAA Division 2 Football Semifinals taking place over the weekend, here are four X-Factors to keep an eye on for Saturday:


Kam Ford – Walled Lake Western

Cody White gets the majority of the attention from opposing defenses, and for good reason, but Ford has quietly had a very strong season for the Warriors, proving to be a deep threat in the passing game. Ford is a player who can make some big time plays and I expect him to make those big plays and be a big difference maker for the Warriors on Saturday afternoon.

Nate Stephens – Lowell

Stephens has been a focal point of the Lowell offense all season long and figures to play a big role again for the Red Arrows on Saturday. Stephens and the Lowell rushing attack will be a key in controlling the game for the Red Arrows, going up against a high-octane Western offense on Saturday. Lowell can put up points as well, but if the rushing attack can sustain long scoring drives while keeping Western’s offense off the field, Lowell has a better than good chance at returning to Ford Field.

Kevin Willis – Detroit King

The King passing attack has had quite a bit of success throughout the postseason, but Willis can be the difference maker in this game. Groves has one of the top defenses in the state, but look for Willis and the King offensive line to try and wear down the Falcons, which could then open up more big play success for the aerial attack.

Beau Kewley – Birmingham Groves

The Birmingham Groves defense has been stellar all season long, but as the playoffs have gone on, it seems like the Falcons’ offense, led by Kewley at quarterback, is starting to round into form. King has proven it can put points up against just about any defense, and if that happens again on Saturday, it’ll be Kewley and the Groves offense that will have to keep up, and look for Kewley to do just that.