Grant 41 Central Montcalm 13
The Tigers hosted Central Montcalm Friday for their final home game of the season, Senior Night. After what Coach Geraghty called “a successful week of practice” Grant found their offense and beat the Hornets 41-13
The Tigers scored on their opening drive when Senior QB Brendan Keelean scrambled right and ran it in from 5 yards out. Gonzalo Magana was successful on the point after giving the Tigers a 7-0 lead. Central Montcalm answered on their opening drive and tied the score, 7-7.
Early in the second quarter Magana kicked a 35-yard field goal to give the Tigers a 10-7 lead. The Hornets scored on a 25-yard pass (PAT failed) to make the score 13-10 Hornets. The Tigers Scored next on a 20-yard pass from Keelean to Junior Brady Jacobs (Magana PAT) to make the score 17-13. The Grant defense notched a safety (Senior Reid Williams) making the score 19-13 Tigers. Grant received the free kick, and took only 47 seconds to find the end zone again when Keelean threw a long pass (56 yards) to senior Isiah Powell for the touchdown. Keelean ran in the 2-pt. conversion to make the score 27-13 at the half.
During the third quarter Keelan found the end zone again on a three-yard run (Magana PAT) giving your Tigers a 34-13 lead. Grant's defense rose to the task in the second half not allowing the Hornets to score.
Keelean scored again in the fourth quarter on a 31-yard run (Magana PAT) to complete the scoring- Grant 41, Central Montcalm 13.
Keelean led the ground attack with 24 carries for 145 yards and 3 TD’s. Brady Jacobs had 2 carries for 52 yards.
Keelean was 9 for 18 passing for 142 yards and 2 TD’s. Jacobs collected 3 receptions for 39 yards, Brett Long caught 2 for 21 yards and Jonah Nelson had 2 catches for 17 yards.
The Tigers defense had another stellar performance holding the 3-1 Hornets to two scores. Junior Treyton Railling had 9 tackles including 1 TFL. Junior Colin Millett had 8 tackles (1 TFL). Senior Brett Long had 7 tackles including 1 sack and 1 TFL. Senior Reid Williams had 2 tackles including a safety. Senior Orion Evans also had 2 tackles and an interception.
Coach Geraghty: “I’m very happy for these kids, especially the Seniors! Our coaching staff put together a great game plan on both sides of the ball and these kids executed the plan! Central Montcalm is a well-coached team with some incredible athletes. “
Next week the Tigers (2-2) travel to Reed City to take on the Coyotes (5-0).
Reed City 46 Fremont 6
Payton Mansfield found an open Elijah Shears for a 33 yard scoring strike in the first quarter.
Unfortunately that proved to be all the scoring the Pack could muster as Reed City claimed the conference crown for the 9th time in 10 seasons with a convincing win on the road.
The Coyotes held a 16-6 lead after one but by intermission they were in control behind a 38-6 edge.They scored four times on the ground, once in the air, and once on a pick 6.
Kam Hornof paced the defense with 7 tackles while Michael Romero and Gabe Van Vleet collected 5 apiece.
Mansfield (55yds) and Tristen Marfia (33yds) led the team in rushing.
Fremont (1-4) winds up regular season play next week with a trip to Big Rapids (3-2) while Reed City (5-0) finishes at home against Grant (2-2)
Morley Stanwood 32 Holton 24
The Red Devils tossed everything they had at Morley coming back early to take an 18-16 lead at the break.
But the ‘Hawks scored twice in the second half before the Devs got back into the game and though both teams scored 4 times, MS converted each of their two point tries while Holton could not pick up any extra point attempts
Coach Jados: “We played well in the first half but came out a little flat in the third quarter to let them take the lead. After we drove down at the end of the fourth to score our fourth touchdown of the night we couldn’t stop them with the under three minutes to go to get the ball back.
“We’re really close to be in a really good football team and have a
tough game against Muskegon Catholic next week that will show how good we can be going into the playoffs.”
Austin Fowler fired off three TD passes and ran in for another . Austin Hawkins was the beneficiary of 2 TD tosses by Fowler and Rice Robins gathered in the other.Hawkins also led the team in tackles with 10 while Cam Edgerton and Dylan Cartwright each had 8 tackles.
Holton (2-3) faces the Crusaders(5-0) on the road Friday. MCC has outscored their 5 opponents 191-18
Big Rapids 29 Tri County 22 (OT)
The Cards prevailed in an overtime made possible by a failed extra point attempt by the Vikings.
TC grabbed a 14-0 lead they looked to hold as the teams headed toward intermission but Cardinal sophomore qb Wil Strickler led a drive that covered the field in 30 seconds and culminated with a TD as time expired in the half.
Theteams battled through a rugged second half and when TC scored to tie it up with just over 2 minutes to play it came down to the conversion and the Cardinals rose to the occasion to preserve the tie.
BR scored in their first OT possession and a Viking fumble sealed the win for the Cards.
Big Rapids (3-2) will host Fremont 1-4)) and TC will hit the road to face Chippewa Hills.
Hesperia 36 Perry 21
Perry scored first on the opening drive to take a 7-0 lead, but then the Panthers woke up and took control the rest of the way.
Johnnie Majersky ran one in from 3 yards out then Mack Baird scored on a 39 yard sprint’ Brady Quinn was the next Panther to score, blasting through a hole for a 28 yard touchdown and at intermission Hesperia led 22-14.
The second half saw Majersky finding River Roberson for a 10 yard score and Quinn capping off the scoring with a 3 yard plunge.
Baird finished with 12i yards rushing and Quinn added 83.Quinn also led the team in tackles with 10 and Majersky picked a pair of Rambler passes
Hesperia (3-2) willplay their season finale at White Cloud.