Football Friday Week 3: Vikes Hold Off Pack, Devs and Panthers Fall Short, Cloud, Lions Win Without Running a Play
Tri County 20 Fremont 12
The Vikings collected their second win in a row by scoring three times in the opening frame before the Packer defense stiffened, holdingTC back while fighting to get back in the game.
Just before intermission Payton Mansfield broke free for a 38 yard score After a missed PAT the teams went to the locker rooms with the visitors up 20-6.
Defense ruled the third with neither team crossing the goal line and it was well into the final period when Mansfield found Gabe Van Vleet from 5 yards out to make it 20-12 after a failed 2 point conversion.
Mansfield led the Pack in rushing as he piled up 171 yards and tossed for 26 more. Elijah Shears caught 2 of those passes for 14 yards.
On defense Van Vleet and Michael Romero led the teai tackles while Gabe DeLong tallied a pair of tackles for loss.
The Pack (0-3) will look to get on track Friday when they face Chippewa Hills (0-3) while the Vikes (2-1) will visit the CM Hornets (2-1)
Morley Stanwood 28 Hesperia 12
After falling behind 14-0 i the first half the Panthers closed the gap by scoring twice to pull within 14-12 midway through the quarter thanks to a Mack Baird pick 6 which he followed up with a 56 yard punt return for pay dirt.The Mohawk offense kicked in again scoring twice to pull away and capture the win.
Baird finished with 79 yards on the ground and another 43 on catches from Johnny Majersky. On defense River Roberson led with 10 tackles and Kile Pomeroy finished with 8.
Hesperia now falls to 1-2 overall and will host Holton (2-1) in their rivalry game. It will be homecoming for the Panthers
Kent City 30 Holton 12
In a hard played physical game the Devs struggled to get some early traction but it was their missed red zone opportunities that led to the loss.
Late in the game Holton had a shot at pulling within a score of the Eagles but a missed field goal gave KC the ball and they drove down the field for the final TD.
Coach Jados: “We are really close to being a really good football team! We are doing a lot of things right but we struggle to finish. As we go forward this is something we need to get better at.”
Red Devil QB Austin Fowler was 13-20 for 150 yards and a touchdown adding , 11 yards rushing and another score.
Austin Hawkins led the ground game with 73 yds rushing on 13 carries and added 3 catches for 68 yards including a 55y yard reception for a TD.. Dylan Cartwright led the team with 10 tackles Hawkins collected 9 and Jaden Israel added 8.
Holton goes a tad north to take on Hesperia for bragging rights in their annual rivalry matchup’
Newaygo 1 Grant 0
White Cloud 1 Lakeview 0
A pair of wins for the Lions and the Cloud but neither came on the field of play.
The Tigers and Wildcats were forced to forfeit due to concerns surrounding the ‘Rona.
Newaygo (2-1) travels to Coyote country Friday to take on Reed City (3-0) while WC will head to Kent City to take on the high flying Eagles (3-0)
Reed City 36 Central Montcalm 20
Big Rapids 27 Chip Hills 13