Week Six Results - Bulls On Parade

Jeffrey Cottrell

MHSAA

We are quickly approaching the end of the season. With week six in the books, only three games remain for those who are not making the playoffs. Other teams have already punched their ticket to the MHSAA Football Playoffs. The games last week were awesome. Many of them were very close or at least closer than the score indicates. Let’s get to the results from last week. Watch out for those Bulls On Parade.

Mid Michigan

Genesee 44 Byron 20

In a tough game between two undefeated Genesee Area Conference Blue Division squads, it was a pass from a running team that broke it wide open. Late in the first half, quarterback Donovan Aleman hit Carl Youry for a 28 yard touchdown strike as time expired and took a 30-20 lead into halftime. Youry was the leading rusher as well, amassing 223 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries. Aleman gained 73 yards and two scores on 16 carries and was also one of two passing for that 28 yard touchdown strike. Brandon Small ran 13 times for 57 yards. Caleb Quintanilla had 18 tackles and two sacks on the game. Those 18 tackles were more than the amount of plays Byron ran in the second half. For Byron, Zane Brugger ran for 185 yards and two scores on 28 totes.

Capital Area

DeWitt 47 Fowlerville 0

It was the Caleb Higbie show on Friday night. He passed for 249 yards and four touchdowns while also running for 140 which includes an 80 yard scoring run. The offense was averaging 10 yards per play and racked up 521 yards of total offense. Running back Nathaniel Deak ran 10 times, but only gained 27 yards and scored once. He did catch eight footballs for 123 yards. Higbie completed 15 of his 22 passes. Fowlerville quarterback Tim Wedesky completed eight of his 16 passes for 65 yards. Chad Soja caught three footballs for 30 yards. Josh Sefton toted the rock 13 times for 52 yards. Jordan Jabara ran nine times for 35 yards.

Detroit

Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 27 Macomb Lutheran North 14

The Fighting Irish quarterback Don Eaton veered from the “pound the rock” mentality that AA Gabriel Richard went in with. He hit Stevie Tracy for a 40 yard scoring strike in the first quarter. It wasn’t the last pass he’d attempt; Eaton completed 13 of his 20 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran 11 times for 49 yards and intercepted a pass on defense. Eaton exploited the fact that Macomb was vulnerable to the short pass and Eaton was completing passes left and right. Lutheran North capitalized on an Eaton misfire and moved the ball into the end zone to cut the lead to seven points at the break. Receiver Nathan Donnellon caught three passes for 66 yards and a score. Matt Wagner caught four footballs for 54 yards. On the Macomb Lutheran North side, it was all about Zachariah Bielecki. He ran the ball 22 times for 171 yards and a score. No one else had that kind of stats for the team. Michael Visbara completed four of his six passes for 38 yards.

North

Elk Rapids 21 Grayling 13

It was a very close game but in the end, a huge stop on fourth and inches on the Elk Rapids seven preserved the win for the Elks. It wasn't just one big play; ER made multiple huge plays like stuffing a two point conversion to keep a 14-13 lead. The defense also came up huge many times. Elks quarterback Derek Sentieri hit Jeff Xaver on an 89 yard scoring strike. He also ran 27 times for 91 yards and a score. Xaver finished with 105 receiving yards for the Elks. Viking quarterback Zach Wolcott finished 20 of 45 for 268 and a score.

West Coast

St. Joseph 35 Portage Central 28

Sometimes, it all comes down to one big play. The Bears can thank Ty Taylor for the win because of his blocked punt he returned 25 yards for a score with less than three minutes left in the game. Running back Eddie Montgomery rushed 34 times (more the double his carries on the season - 31) for 160 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Jeremy Rush completed nine of his 12 passes for 147. 122 went to Joel Bergman. Portage Central's Aaron King rushed 10 times for 145 yards and three touchdowns.

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