Week Five Prep Football Results

Jeffrey Cottrell

Nine weeks. All that separates eight schools from a state championship is nine weeks and some well played football games. For the teams on the brink, they have four weeks to get those all important six wins. It’s time to step it up, boys, or else you’ll be getting ready for basketball or wrestling. As for the coaches, keep watching those game films and get your teams ready because you have to ratchet up the pressure once again.

Detroit
Allen Park Cabrini 14 Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes 0

Cabrini beat Waterford for the first time since 1995. The boys were prepped and pumped for their homecoming game. They even chose to play the Lakers for homecoming because they had never beaten them and wanted an “all or nothing” game their senior year. Senior quarterback Ray Wojtala went 19-32 for 200 yards and a touchdown. He also scored the other, a one yard touchdown on a keeper. Cabrini held Waterford to only 108 yards on offense. Even with all the excitement of the football game, Ray Wojtala was also on the homecoming court.

West
Muskegon 44 Grand Haven 17

Muskegon won a game they should win if they want to repeat as state champions. Grand Haven proved that they are a good, tough, resilient team, but matching up against Muskegon and all their weapons is a tough battle to win. They did turn the ball over to Grand Haven a few too many times if they plan on a repeat title. Quarterback Chris Crawford’s running ability was described by one reporter as “he can keep the ball and run it himself, something he does better than any high school quarterback I've ever seen.” He had 21 carries for 191 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Overall, the Big Reds had 608 yards of total offense. Grand Haven needs to win two of their last four games to make the playoffs for the second time in school history.

Mid Michigan
Lansing Everett 19 Okemos 6

This was a game dominated by Everett’s defense. They only allowed 90 yards of total offense from Okemos and held their quarterback to 1-10 for 17 yards one touchdown and three interceptions. Reggie Williams Jr finished the game 12-20 for 162 yards and two touchdowns in the winning effort. His usual running stats lacked this week though, as a tough Okemos defense sacked him six times and held him to -29 yards rushing. That was ok though, Everett junior Devon Beauford benefited and rushed for 108 yards on 21 carries.

One of my favorite stories about historic football comes from a game between Lansing Everett and Saginaw High. If you’re interested in hearing the story, come on down to my exhibit, “Football in Saginaw County” at the Historical Society of Saginaw County/Castle Museum in Saginaw. I’ll even give you a tour of the building if you ask for me!

North
Kingsley 12 Benzie Central 7

In a close game, it all comes down to who executes. The Stags of Kingsley won a close league game behind a 17 carry, 80 yard one touchdown night from Maurice Sims. Their defense came up big behind three players. Justin Mueller had 15 tackles, Kirk Tuner had 13 and a fumble recovery, and Matt Golden had three sacks. That’s 31 plays right there by three players. Kingsley kept their perfect league record (3-0) and put themselves in a great position to win the Northwest Conference championship. Benzie Central is all but out of contention with their 1-2 league record behind Frankfort (2-1) and Suttons Bay (2-1).

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