Fall is definitely in the air.Â The leaves are changing quickly and itâ€™s much cooler than it has been.Â This should be expected though; itâ€™s nearly October 1, if you can believe it!Â Teams are in the heart of their conference schedule and nearly every game has title implications.Â On the opposite end, some teams are already out of the playoff hunt.Â There is still a ton of football left to be played.Â I doubt anyone has a conference title wrapped up at this juncture.Â Letâ€™s see how the games went this past week
Portland 40 Williamston 7
For the first time this season, Portland was losing.Â Then they rattled off 40 straight unanswered points.Â A 39 yard completion from Chaz Moore to Ray Duncan gave Williamston an early lead, but it didnâ€™t last too long.Â The rain didnâ€™t help as Portland forced four turnovers.Â Portland quarterback Auston Brant ran in a score and tossed another one.Â In the third quarter, he returned a punt 87 yards for a score.Â Tanner Allison ran in two scores and Jacob Kimmell scored one as well.
Midland 41 Mount Pleasant 34
These two teams combined for 40 second half points and both made lots of big plays.Â Most of those scores came in the 4th quarter, with the shortest score being a five yard run and the longest being an 82 yard scamper.Â For Mount Pleasant, quarterback Cory Williams completed 11 of his 21 passes for 180 yards and two scores.Â He also ran 13 times for 112 yards and a score.Â Running back Michael Tweh carried the rock 30 times for 179 yards and two scores.Â Antonio Povinelli caught six balls for 107 yards and two scores.Â In the winning effort, Alec Johnson completed five of his 10 passes for 70 yards and three scores.Â He also ran nine times for 74 yards and a score.Â Not only did he do all that, he also caught a 33 yard pass.Â A pretty good game for the Midland quarterback, if you ask me.Â Ryan Singer was the leading receiver with three receptions for 40 yards and a score.Â Travis Patten and Cam Short also caught touchdown passes.Â Patten also was the leading rusher with 14 carries for 98 yards and a score.
Traverse City West 40 Cadillac 11
This was a huge win for TC West.Â They need the momentum going into a rivalry showdown with TC Central.Â Nick Paquet hit a 22 yard field goal to get Cadillac on the board first, but TC West scored the next 20 points.Â Cadillac running back Jalen Brooks scored on an 80 yard run and finished with 234 yards on 25 carries.Â For TC West, quarterback Donny Cizek completed all 11 of his passes in the first half for 193 yards and they scored on the last five possessions of the half.Â Instead of using their traditional Wing T attack, they switched to the spread and the offensive line came up huge with the protection needed.
Detroit Catholic Central 31 Warren DeLaSalle 30 (OT)
Well, we had two close games and two blowouts.Â This one needed overtime to figure out the winner.Â For DCC, Anthony Darkangelo ran for three scores.Â Quarterback Garrett Moores completed nine of his 16 passes for 100 yards.Â He also nailed a 44 yard field goal late in the fourth quarter that tied the game and pushed it to overtime.Â In overtime, he hit the winning extra point.Â For DeLaSalle, quarterback Giovanni Rescigno completed 20 of his 28 passes for 220 yards and scored a rushing touchdown.Â Damorria Lilly toted the rock 18 times for 117 yards and three touchdowns.