Football Results Week VI: Lions. Tigers and Vikes Fall Short; 3 in a Row for Panthers; Crusaders Crush Devs
Central Montcalm 47 Newaygo 21
The hometown Hornets took control early scoring three times before the Lions got on the board when Brenden Brechting found Remington Wells for a 46 yard touchdown pass. The score and point after by Ashton Stephens made it a 20-7 game heading to the half but CM’s Isaac Johnson took the ensuing kickoff 80 yards into the endzone and the hosts went up 26-7 at the break.
Brechting and Wells hooked up again early in the third to get the Lions back in the game but the defense could not contain the Hornets who scored twice more before the third Brechting to Wells big play, this time an 80 yard connection. By then the Hornets were in control holding a 40-21 advantage then adding another score before time expired in the third.
The Lion ground game never got traction with Brechting’s 51 yards leading the way but it was the passing game that moved the ball for the visitors. Brechting completed 11 paasses on the night including 6 to Wells for an impressive 237 yards and the three Newayo TDs. Edward
Hammond caught 3 for 36 yards, Jayden Joseph pulled one in for a 19 yard gain and Grant Harkness was on the receiving end of a 68 yard gainer.
While both teams piled up offensive yardage combining for nearly 900 yards the Hornets were able to take advantage of turnovers intercepting Brechting 3 times and recovering a Lion fumble
The teams will now await Sunday’s official announcement to see who they will face in the opening round of postseason play.
Hesperia 34 White Cloud 15
The Panthers grinded out the real estate on the ground, piling up 419 rushing yards against a White Cloud defense that struggled to contain much less stop the visitors running game.
Mac Baird scored twice while Johnny Majersky, River Montague, and Brandon Quinn each found paydirt as well and Hesperia extended their winning streak to 3 heading into next week's playoff game.
Baird finished with 107 yards, Majersky tallied 97, Quinn posted 91 and Hunter Billman added another 82.
Quinn led the defense with 9 tackles with Mason Taylor and Gabe Prado collecting 5 apiece.
On Sunday both teams will learn who their first round opponent will be
Muskegon CC 60 Holton 0
The Crusaders are cruising into the postseason, eager to add to a playoff legacy that includes 14 appearances in the finals and 11 state championships.
Unfortunately for the Red Devils MCC performed like a well oiled machine as they prepped to share a bracket with undefeated teams from Montague and Clare.
Coach Jados: “ MCC is a really good football team and we didn’t show up to match their play. I will say I was happy with the way a few guys played. Chase Albright, Gabe Reed, Jaden Israel, Dylan Cartwright, and Rice Robins played with heart and played well until the final whistle. We need to regroup and get ready for our playoff game next week.”
Reed City 36 Grant 20
The Tigers took an early lead with Scott Keelean finding his way into the endzone but the Coyotes answered and a successful 2 point conversion made it 8-7. The score remained the same when the teams reached the halfway mark but Reed City’s Landon Tomaski who caught the first TD of the game ran the second half kickoff back 65 yards for a score and the hosts took a 16-7 lead.
The Tigers took advantage of a missed snap on a RC punt and Orion Evans scored two plays later from 4 yards out. The PAT failed and the Coyotes were in front 16-13.
Noah Jones was the next ‘Yote to score running away from the defense for a 65 yard sprint and a 22-13 lead. Grant wasn’t done and when Keelean ran it in from 4 yards out the conversion pulled the visitors to within a pair of points at 22-20 with 4 minutes left on the game clock. The ensuing try for an onside kick failed and the Coyotes marched the ball down for a score. The Tigers stopped the extra point try and down 28-20 they had one more shot but Coyote Seth Jackson had a tipped pass fall to him and 40 yards later put the game out of reach with the pick 6.
Fremont 1 Big Rapids 0
Not a lot of offense in this one.
Not a lot of defense either but that’s what happens when the players don’t take the field.
Chalk this victory up to the pandemic.
Chippewa Hills 19 Tri County 16
The Vikings hit halftime holding a 16-6 lead after stopping a Warrior drive in the closing seconds. Chip Hills came out of the break recovering an onside kick and two plays later ran it into the endzone to make the score 16-12,.
The Warriors inched ahead as Gage Todd scored his second TD of the night and following their first successful PAT the hosts held a 19-16 lead. From there on it was on the CH defense and they came up big, keeping the Vikes off the board and securing their second win of the season.