Like a perfectly-tuned race car, Birmingham Seaholm was firing on all cylinders on the football field Friday night, as the Maples hummed their way to an emphatic 56-28 drubbing of Auburn Hills Avondale on the road in a critical early-season grudge-match of Oakland Activities Association Blue Division favorites.
"We played with purpose and a great deal of passion,' second-year Seaholm coach Jim DeWald said. "There were a lot of different guys that came up big and the scores we gave up I think we're more them (Avondale) making outstanding plays, than us making serious mistakes. Those are both good signs."
DeWald is looking to lead the Maples (2-0) to a second consecutive OAA Blue crown.
Out of the gates this fall, Seaholm appears equally, if not more dangerous than last season.
In Week 1, the Maples trounced Ann Arbor Pioneer 24-0, the second year in a row the team has opened the campaign with a shutout
On Friday, they were purring and preening the entire way.
Staking out to a 21-7 advantage in a first half chalk full of "home-run plays," from both squads, Seaholm found itself tied 21-21 in the final minutes of the second quarter, before its special teams play sparked a string of four straight touchdowns by the Maples that put the contest ou