Devils move to 5-1, Tigers defeat Packers, Lions win 4th in a row, Eagles stay undefeated with win over Panthers, Morley shuts out Cloud
Grant 25 Fremont 0
It was homecoming in Grant and the Tigers did not disappoint the full house Friday night as they shut down the Packers 25-0.
In the first quarter Chase Lowry found favorite target Billy Ostyn for a 22 yard strike o put the hosts on the board. Early in the second a dominant offensive line surge opened a hole for Trevor Lowry who blasted through and sprinted 15 yards to the end zone and the score. Later in the second Trevor Lowry capped off a Tiger drive with a one yard plunge into paydirt and the teams reached intermission with Grant holding a 19-0 advantage.
After the break and the homecoming festivities the game evolved into a defensive battle as the teams exchanged possessions through most of the mhalf. The Tigers managed to put more points on the board toward the end of the third when Chase Lowry hit Brett Long for a 29 yards score to put the final touches on a 25-0 victory.
“The bulk of the credit goes to the Grant defensive coaching staff for stopping a very disciplined Fremont team,” said Tiger Coach Darren Geraghty. “ The Tigers had a solid game plan defensively and executed often times running close to 11 hats to the ball.”
Trevor Lowry led the Tiger rushing attack with 172-yards on 20 carries. Chase Lowry had an efficient night passing going 7 for 11 for 136-yards and two touchdowns.
The defense was led by Jarod Howell, Chase Lowry, Kyle Williams, Isaiah Powell who all had recorded 9 tackles.
For the Packers Brandon Taylor (51 yds) Zane Stroven (41) and Kane Widing (41) led the team in rushing while Cody Andree completed a trio of passes to Widing, Christian Kennedy and Cody Moon.
Stroven and Brandon Taylor led Fremont in tackles with 5 while Courtland Carson and Chris Redder finished with 4 apiece.
Fremont falls to 1-5 on the season and will host the Vikings of Tri County next week.
The win puts Grant at 4-2 on the season and sets up next week’s rivalry game as crucial to the Tiger playoff hopes.
Not that Newaygo/Grant ever needs any added incentive, of course.
Holton 34 Lakeview 24
Holton Coach Jack Nummerdor credited an early stop by the Devil defense as a key factor in the big win for his team.
“The defense set the tone for the entire game by coming up with a stop to hold Lakeview scoreless on the first drive.”
And now the Red Devils team (5-1) finds itself not only on the cusp of fighting their way into the playoff picture for the first time since the seniors were first graders but taking a shot at a share of the conference crown as well.
Holton needs one more win to ensure entry and next week will be no picnic as they face an undefeated Kent City squad on the road.
Aaron Herron fired off a 276 yard performance on the ground including a trio of touchdowns while Derek Pouch raced for 125 yards and a score. Quarterback Drew Trygstad also scored on a run for the hosts.
“Very exciting night,” said Coach Nummerdor. “The boys came out and executed. The line along with Derek and Aaron took control of the game offensively. “
Draven Wyant led the defense with 10 tackles while Kaleb Kitchka and Herron snared 8 each. Nathan Slowik picked off an interception off a Wildcat pass.
“Very proud of the way we played all 48 minutes. Lakeview gave us a run for our money in the second half and played very well.”
“ I know our kids are excited to be in position to play for a share of the league title next week with Kent City.”
Kent City 56 Hesperia 22
The Eagles punched their playoff ticket with their 6th straight win and kept their hold on the top spot in the Silver.
“Kent City proved why they’re undefeated as they just wore us down,” said Panther Coach Doug Bolles. “We only dressed 13 players tonight and I’m really proud of the effort my guys showed by not quitting and playing until the end!”
The Panthers had a few bright spots on the night including Logan Pearson breaking loose for an 83 yard touchdown on a kickoff return. Logan Balkema hit on 9 passes including a touchdown toss to Jacob Klemundt and also led the team in tackles with 9
“Logan Balkema played a solid all around game on both sides of the ball,” added Coach Bolles. “ He’s really coming into his own.”
Newaygo 49 Tri County 14
The Lions made it four in a row and held onto second place in the Gold with a convincing win over the Vikings to disappoint the homecoming crowd at TC’s home field.
The Newaygo offense was clicking again finding the end zone 7 times on the night. The Lions are averaging 47 points a game during the win streak.
The loss puts the Vikings at 2-4 on the season with a matchup at Fremont next week.
Newaygo moves to 4-2 and will host their rivals from the south during week’s homecoming game.
Morley Stanwood 42 White Cloud 6
The Mohawks held down the Cloud to move closer to a possible playoff berth while the Indians continue to search for their first win.
Tucker Kooman (8) and Alex Doke (7) led the team in tackles, Steven Holt rushed for 30 yards and Adrian Rodriguez completed 5 passes, 3 to Levi Graham and 2 to Donavan Stevens.
Morley Stanwood is now 4-2 needing 2 wins in the final three games to play beyond the regular season. They will face Hesperia next week at home. White Cloud will visit Lakeview to take on the Wildcats.
Other CSAA games:
Chip Hills 31 Central Montcalm 14
Warriors get to 3-3, Bees drop 6th of 6
Reed City 58 Big Rapids 22
Coyotes move to 6-0 on the season and a spot in the post season. Cardinals fall to 3-3