Football returned to Raiders Field in DeTour for the first time since 2004 as the Cedarville/De- Tour Trojans upended the Brimley Bays 43-20 during a Bridge Alliance 8-Man Football League contest Friday, September 9.
“This was a great event to have DeTour host their first football game since 2004,” said Trojans Coach Scott Barr,” and to have Kaden Barbeaux, the only DeTour player on the varsity, have the game he had was very special. We hope to continue this each year.”
Fans that numbered more than 1,000 from DeTour, Drummond Island, Cedarville, Brimley and throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula were on hand.
“Our co-op program has been successful,” said Barr. “I was pleased with our effort before fans from around the area.”
Junior Patrick Weaver picked off a fumble and rambled 56 yards for the Trojans’ second touchdown and Krackowski and Hill hooked up on the two-point conversion for a 15- 0 advantage before Krackowski scored on a quarterback sneak and Barbeaux kicked the extra point for a 27-0 lead after the first quarter.
Cedarville increased its lead to 37-0 at halftime after Krackowski completed a 37-yard scoring pass to Hill and Barbeaux kicked the extra point and Bouschor hauled in a eight yard pass from Krackowski and the pair also made the twopoint conversion.
Justin Graham scored the Bays’ first touchdown on a 35 yard run in the third quarter and, in the fourth quarter, Donnie Lewis scored from 12 yards out and Graham dashed 58 yards for Brimley’s final touchdown and Tommy Aikens scored the two-point conversion.
Barbeaux, the junior from De- Tour High School, scored the Trojans’ final touchdown on a 15 yard run.
Trojans offensive statistics: Kaden Barbeaux, 20 carries for 164 yards; Bobby Krackowkski, 10 of 17 for 190 yards, seven carries for 64 yards; Keith Bouschor, five receptions for 80 yards; Todd Hecht, four carries for 76 yards; Matt Hill, three receptions for 54 yards; Dylan McDonald, one reception for 35 yards.
Trojans defensive statistics: Todd Hecht, 16 tackles, one fumble recovery; Jason West, 12 tackles; Dylan McDonald, 12 tackles, Kaden Barbeaux, 11 tackles, one sack; Matt Hill, nine tackles; Keith Bouschor, five tackles.
In the battle of two undefeated Bridge Alliance League teams, Cedarville will travel to Engadine Saturday, September 17, with kickoff set for 7 p.m.
Running Attack Lifts Saints Over Bucks
St. Ignace continues to ride its running game and six players rushed for 308 yards to lift the Saints to a 45-15 non-conference road win over the Pine River Bucks Friday, September 9.
Saints offensive statistics: Parker Simmons, 11 carries for 123 yards, two receptions for 10 yards; John Eby, nine of 11 passing for 107 yards; Galloway Thurston, 14 carries for 54 yards, one reception for five yards; Richard Bentley, 11 carries for 45 yards; Wyatt Orm, seven carries for 42 yards; Curtis St. Louis, three receptions for 42 yards, three carries for 21 yards; Joe Ostman, three receptions for 30 yards; Joe Krause, three carries for 23 yards; Cody Therrian, one reception for 23 yards.
Saints defensive statistics: Nate Montie, 12 tackles, one sack for two point safety; Joe Ostman, eight tackles, one fumble recovery; Richard Bentley, seven tackles, one sack; Lou Radecki, Curtis St. Louis, Galloway Thurston, six tackles; Dylan Leveille, five tackles, two sacks, one fumble recovery; Levi Thompson and Brennan Danielson, five tackles; Parker Simmons, four tackles;
Joe Krause, three tackles; Wyatt Orm, Trevor Blair, Kris Gustafson, two tackles; Tyler Barthelemy, Trevor Metz, one tackle.
Simmons scored his second touchdown on a run of 11 yards and St. Louis completed the twopoint conversion pass to Joe Ostman. Thurston then scored from two yards out and Eby connected with Simmons on an eight-yard scoring pass, while Eby kicked the two extra points for a 29-7 halftime advantage.
The Bucks scored the only touchdown in the third quarter and added the two-point conversion before Eby and St. Louis hooked up on a 23-yard scoring pass and Eby kicked the extra point. Orm scored from two yards out and Therrian made good on the extra point kick, and Montie then tackled the Bucks quarterback in the end zone for a two point safety.
Engadine Stays Perfect With Win Over Mid Peninsula
The Engadine Eagles will return home after three consecutive Bridge Alliance 8-Man Football League road wins that included a 48-22 decision over the Mid Peninsula Wolverines Friday, September 9.
The stage is set for the league matchup between two undefeated teams, at 3-0, as the Eagles will host the Cedarville Trojans with kickoff set for 7 p.m. Saturday, September 17. The junior varsity teams will battle at 4:15 p.m.
Against Mid Peninsula, Engadine opened a 24-0 lead as Victor Collins scored the first two touchdowns on runs of 17 and 10 yards and Bobby Leverty and Connor Frisch added the two point conversions.
Frisch threw to Jeffrey Bomber for a 15 yard scoring pass and Laverty recorded the two-point conversion for a 24- 0 margin before the Wolverines scored to cut the Eagles lead to 24-8 at halftime.
Mid Peninsula opened the second half with a 23-yard touchdown to close the Eagles margin to 24-14 before Eagle Lester Livermore returned the ensuing kickoff for a 74 yard touchdown and Collins tallied the two-point conversion for a 32-14 advantage.
The Eagles completed the game with two touchdowns and the Wolverines added one score. Bomber completed a 27 yard scoring pass from Frisch and Jeffrey Dishaw dashed 47 yards for the Eagles final score and Leverty and Dishaw notched the two point conversions.
Eagles offensive statistics: Victor Collins, nine carries for 85 yards; Connor Frisch, three of eight passing for 63 yards, four carries for 56 yards; Jeffrey Dishaw, seven carries for 73 yards; Jeffrey Bomber, three receptions for 63 yards; Bobby Laverty, three carries for 40 yards; Dyan Formolo, two carries for six yards.
Eagles defensive statistics: Bobby Laverty, 15 tackles, one pass interception; Victor Collins, 10 tackles, two sacks; Jeffrey Dishaw, nine tackles, two sacks; Michael Beaudoin, nine tackles;
Dylan Formolo, eight tackles, one sack; Nathaniel Miller, seven tackles, two sacks; Robert Miller and Hunter Sherbrook, seven tackles; Kyle Spencer, six tackles, one sack; Jeffrey Bomber, five tackles, two interceptions; Lester Livermore, five tackles, one interception; Cody Flatt, five tackles; Connor Frisch, four tackles, one fumble recovery, one sack; Michael Ramelis and Fred Gribbell, two tackles.
Pickford Breezes Past Onaway in Non-League Contest
The Pickford Panthers offense was in high gear during a 38-6 nonconference home win over the Onaway Cardinals Friday, September 9.
The Panthers scored two touchdowns in the first and second quarters, one in the third period, and closed out the game with two in final 12 minutes.
Matt Gough passed to Jared Hatfield for the Panthers’ first two touchdowns, 22 and 15 yards, while Danny Babinsky added the two point conversion for a 14-0 lead.
Babinsky scored the third touchdown from four yards out and Gough and Jordan Lavigne hooked up on a 36-yard scoring pass to build a 26-0 halftime margin,
Gough scored on a three yard quarterback sneak in the third quarter and Hatfield and Lamont Grigsby closed out the Pickford scoring with a nine yard touchdown pass.
Panthers offensive statistics: Danny Babinsky, 14 carries for 149 yards; Matt Gough, five of 11 passes for 114 yards, three touchdowns, nine carries for 25 yards; Jordan Lavigne, 12 carries for 31 yards; Jarred Lavigne, five carries for 31 yards; Jared Hatfield, five carries for 23 yards, two of three passing for 23 yards.
Panthers defensive statistics: Aaron McBride, six tackles; James Bonnell, five tackles; Jordan Lavigne, Jared Lavigne (fumble recovery), Aaron Dilday, four tackls; Blake Kauffman, three tackles; Jared Hatfield, Jason Hill, two tackles.
Rudyard Drops Double Overtime Heartbreaker to North Central
The Rudyard Bulldogs dropped a non-conference, double overtime heartbreaker to North Central, 20- 14, Friday, September 9, on the road.
“We need to improve in the redzone and take advantage of the situations,” said Bulldogs Coach Pat Maloney.
North Central took an 8-0 lead in the first quarter before Tyler Wilson plunged over from the two yard line and John Rosebrock added the twopoint conversion to send the game into the first overtime, tied at 8-8.
Rudyard had three opportunities in regulation inside the Jets 20 yard line, but failed to score.
The Jets scored and converted the extra two points in the opening possession of the first overtime and the Bulldogs answered with a Wilson one-yard touchdown to send the game into the second extra period, tied at 14.
Rudyard failed to score in their possession of the second overtime period and North Central scored to post the non-conference win.
Bulldogs offensive statistics: Caleb Salo, seven of 18 passing for 141 yards; Brandon Radle, two receptions for 70 yards; Tyler Wilson, 10 carries for 59 yards, two receptions for 49 yards; John Rosebrock, 14 carries for 52 yards.
Bulldogs defensive statistics: Scott Smith and Tyler Wilson, eight tackles; Tyler Fountain, seven tackles; Chad Mesner, five tackles; Elliot Diepenhorst and Caleb Salo, four tackles.
Rudyard To Hold Homecoming Contest Against Newberry
Rudyard High School will hold its annual homecoming football game when it plays host to the Newberry Indians Friday, September 16.
The 2011 court includes seniors Cora VanSloten, Sam Rafaele, Morgan Zeeryp, Hunter Perry, Lindsey McCoy, Elden Salo, Jacob Mitchell, Tyler Wilson, Jared McCoy, and Caleb Salo, juniors, Dominique Tremblay, and Garrett LaPonsie; sophomores, Brooke Tremblay, and Brandon Hughes, and freshmen, Kasey Roe and Michael Musielak.
The king and queen will be crowned during halftime.
Upcoming Football Schedule
Friday, September 16
St. Ignace at Rogers City
Newberry at Rudyard
Rapid River at Brimley
White Pine (Ontario)
Saturday, September 17
Cedarville at Engadine