TC/Grant face rematch
Grant 48 Orchard View 16
The Grant Tigers traveled to Muskegon Orchard View open view to open the 2020 State
Playoffs. The Tigers went deep on the first play from scrimmage and Senior QB Brendan
connected with Senior Brett Long on a 53 yard pass down the sidelines. Keelean run the ball
in from 4 yards out with 11:34 remaining in the 1 st quarter to give the tigers a 7-0 lead.
The Cardinals answered with an 80-yard kickoff return for a touch, taking the lead 8-7. The Tigers went to work later in the first quarter, with 2:40 remaining Keelean ran it in from 4 yards out to make the score 14-8 Tigers.
In the 2nd quarter the Tigers found the end zone on all three of their possessions to take a commanding lead into halftime. Senior Orion Evans scored on a 3-yard run with 10;51 remaining, Grant 21-8. On the next possession Keelean ran it in from the 6-yard line, Grant 28-8. The final score of the half came with 1:14 on the clock when Evans punched it in from 6 yards out for a 34-8 lead at halftime.
In the 3rd quarter Senior Trevor Lowry scored a 5-yard TD run to make the score Grant 41, OV 8. OV scored on a 75-yard run just before the end of the 3rd quarter to make the score 41-16.
In the 4th quarter Chase Kazemier found paydirt from the 5-yard line to make the final score Grant 48-16.
The Tigers amassed 331 yards rushing and 7 touchdowns on 53 carries. The leading rusher was Trevor Lowry with 87 yards on 14 carries. Keelean was 4-6 passing for 81 yards.
The Tigers defense held the Cardinals under 125 yards total offense. Senior Brett Long led the defense with 9 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 TFL’s. Junior Brady Jacobs contributed 6 tackles and 1 PBU. Isiah Powell and Treyton Railling both had 6 tackles as well.
The Tigers will face Tri-County at home in round two.
Holton 23 White Cloud 17
With 2 minutes left in the game Austin Fowler hit Bret Hosmer who took it to the house for the lead and the Devil D did the rest holding off the Cloud for the win and a trip to round two of the playoffs.
Coach Jados “We played a tough game tonight. White Cloud fought and played well. We turned the ball 5 times tonight and had multiple big penalties that hurt us, but our kids kept fighting to pull off a win.”
The Red Devil O-line of Jaden Israel, Dylan Cartwright, Gabe Reed, Chris Hall, Jarod Coburn.
opened the door for the Holton running attack who piled up 245 yards.
Fowler and Kaleb Nichols accounted for the other two RD scores while Kevin Ericson (77yds) and Chase Albright (67yds) led the rushing attack.
On defense Dylan Cartwright and Hunter Hoofman led the team with 8 Tackles each.
Holton will hit the road next week to face the Eagles of Fowler
Pewamo Westphalia 46 Hesperia 14
The defending state champion Pirates blasted their way to a 46-0 lead by halftime and while the panthers fought back in the second half to score twice it proved to be too little too late and the Hesperia season came to an end.
Brandon Quinn scored one of the Panther TDs and gained 63 yards on the night and Kile Pomeroy accounted for the other Hesperia TD.
Tri County 33 Central Montcalm 7
Tyler Tompkins tossed for 187 yards and a TD pass to Cam Friend and tore it up on the ground as well piling up 109 yards and a pair of scores as the Vikings won their first playoff game since a 2004 victory over Fremont.
“The kids played great,” said Coach Phil Butler. “ Played with a ton of emotion and heart. We're very proud of the players.”
Nate Lovell averaged over 5 yards a carry tallying 102 yards and a touchdown for TC who now advance to the nest round and a rematch with the Tigers of Grant.
Bryce Thomas led the defense with 11 tackles and Trent Behrenwald added 9
Spring Lake 48 Fremont 0
Ravenna 31 Morley Stanwood 0
Clare 41 Kent City 6
Oakridge 40 Chippewa Hills 6
Reed City 44 Cheboygan 6