Jeffrey Cottrell

Mid Michigan

Lansing Everett 29 East Lansing 7

It’s tough to win a game when the opposing safety can outscore an entire team (Lavelle Walker). The Everett Viking defense was led by Mike Getz and Anthony Wallace who had 27 tackles between them. Quarterback Reggie Williams had 252 passing yards on 10 completions and two touchdowns. For East Lansing, Temwa Phiri had 101 yards, but the Trojans turned the ball over three times. The positive they can take from the game is that they only allowed 24 rushing yards on 25 carries.

Up North

Saginaw Nouvel 17 Traverse City St. Francis 14

All of the scoring for Nouvel came in the first half. They were not able to do much once halftime was over. Luckily, the defense had a fantastic fourth quarter and their two first half fumble recoveries were turned into 10 points. Nouvel quarterback Ryan Henris tossed two touchdown passes, completed 15 of 22 passes, and gained 158 yards through the air. Four turnovers by the Gladiators didn’t help them much. In the first half, they had a total of 15 yards offensively. They were able to get things going in the second half, but couldn’t get the job done. Behind the Nouvel bench read a sign that said, “Revenge.”

West Coast

Holland West Ottawa 29 Wayland Union 28

Sometimes, it’s all about scoring in bunches. Holland West Ottawa scored three times in an eight minute period to win this game. Luckily, those eight minutes began late in the third quarter. All three touchdowns came from the arm of HWO quarterback Tyler Van Tubbergen. He finished the game with 20 completions on 37 attempts for 226 yards and four touchdowns. Anthony Castaneda scored twice for Wayland Union and Brady Forcier had a 78 yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

The D

Macomb Dakota 24 Chippewa Valley 14

The first half of this game was very close. In fact, Dakota only led by three points at halftime thanks to a field goal by Adam Mazza (45 yards) with 1.6 seconds remaining in the half. It was a heads up play because Mike Romanchik was sacked on third down with no time outs left. Sophomore Gerald Jackson had a 44 yard punt return to the 2 yard line of Chippewa Valley in the second half.  Brandon Hughes scored his first touchdown of the night on the next play. He also had a 51 yard scamper with slightly over three minutes remaining in the game to seal the victory. Joe Smith returned a fumble 34 yards for Chippewa Valley to give them an early lead. Devin Kohn scored the other touchdown on a reverse.


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