Another week has ended and there were some surprises this week. Games that I thought would be close were blowouts and teams I thought didnâ€™t have much of a chance came through with the victory. Thatâ€™s one of the great things about football; each week they play, either team can win. The boys (and sometimes girls) play their best and work hard for the victories. There are only two games left in the regular season and the pressure is way up on teams that donâ€™t have their six victories yet. For a list of whoâ€™s in and whoâ€™s one game out going into the games Friday night, check MHSAAâ€™s website.
Boyne City 26 Elk Rapids 15
Boyne City was ready for their homecoming. They had big plays, the one thing that can really help a team. Not only did they have one, they had three. BC scored three times on three consecutive offensive plays in a four minute span in the second quarter to take the lead over the Elks. Both of the coaches agree that Boyne City controlled the line of scrimmage and thatâ€™s what really helped the Ramblers win the game. Another big time contribution came from BCâ€™s defense. They had four takeaways and five sacks. This Friday night has Elk Rapids taking on Traverse City St. Francis, the only team undefeated in Lake Michigan Conference play.
Flint Southwestern Academy 47 Mount Pleasant 42
Whoa nelly! I think both teams left their defense in the locker room! The Oilers were up 21-13 at halftime, but a flurry of four touchdowns in the third quarter for FSWA put the game within reach. The game winning touchdown came in the fourth quarter on a 74 yard kickoff return with only eight minutes remaining on the clock by sensation Mark Ingram. He also intercepted a pass with a little over two minutes to play and rushed for the first down that sealed the victory. Mark Ingram had 215 yards on 27 carries in the game. Each team took the lead multiple times in the fourth quarter.
Birmingham Brother Rice 17 Warren De LaSalle 7
Caulton Ray ran for 120 yards on 17 carries. The win by Brother Rice makes it a three way tie for the lead in the Catholic League Central Division in regards to conference win/loss records with BBR, De LaSalle, and Orchard Lake St. Maryâ€™s. Warren has the edge in overall wins with six, but OLSM has 5 (Week Two was open) and Birmingham has 5 wins with two losses. De LaSalle and OLSM play this week and will be a factor in who plays for the conference championship. This is a big game week for all the teams at the top of the division.
Muskegon 52 Hudsonville 0
Wowzer! Hudsonville was spanked in front of over 12,000 people! Muskegonâ€™s offense racked up 367 yards of total offense as compared to an offensive 64 yards for Hudsonville. There was a running clock by halftime and there were only two turnovers in the game, both by Hudsonville. The Big Reds knew they had to play flawless, and I would consider this pretty flawless! Muskegon quarterback Chris Crawford rushed 22 times for 138 yards and three touchdowns. Hudsonville had zero yards passing.