2016-10-06 / Sports

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP


The Trojans’ Kamen Labinski (22) stiff-arms the defender from Charlton Heston during Cedarville’s 55-12 win over the Patriots Friday, September 30. The Trojans’ Kamen Labinski (22) stiff-arms the defender from Charlton Heston during Cedarville’s 55-12 win over the Patriots Friday, September 30. Cedarville Shuts Down Charleston Heston Academy 55-12 in Annual Game at DeTour

Every year the Cedarville (6-0) football team plays one game in De- Tour with football fans in the easternmost community on the Upper Peninsula mainland treated this year to a 55-12 victory over the Charlton Heston Academy Patriots (1-5) Friday, September 30. The Trojans made a lot of progress on the ground as they combined for 341 yards of rushing with more than a dozen players taking their turn as the ball carrier.

Cedarville controlled the game from start to finish as a first-quarter offensive onslaught gave them a 42- 6 lead before it pulled back on the reins. It led 49-6 at halftime with both teams scoring a final touchdown in the fourth quarter. The entire second half was played with a running clock.


The Trojans’ Jordan Bailey (60), one of the best kickers in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, is one of the players from DeTour/Drummond Island in the co-op program. The Trojans’ Jordan Bailey (60), one of the best kickers in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, is one of the players from DeTour/Drummond Island in the co-op program. “It went the way we expected,” Cedarville coach Scott Barr said. “Heston has a good quarterback and receiver combination, and it gave our secondary a good test. Even if the score was lopsided, there were some benefits from playing this game.”

The Cedarville team is a cooperative effort that also includes five players from the DeTour school district. Friday’s game allowed Trojans players Gunner Fountain, Patrick Sterling, Trevor Warner, Jordan Bailey, and Grant Plowman to all show their stuff in front of their hometown crowd.

The game was played as a doubleheader alongside a junior varsity football game. Mr. Barr said De- Tour’s field is well maintained even though it sees varsity football action just once each year. The field is used throughout the rest of the year for peewee football games.

Trojans Offensive Statistics: Trey Norris, two of three passing for 23 yards and a touchdown, three carries for 61 yards and a touchdown; Dakota Fairchild, one 17 yard touchdown reception; Chase Massey, six carries for 103 yards and two touchdowns; Jordan Bailey, seven carries for 98 yards and two touchdowns; Kamen Labinski, three carries for 30 yards, two punt returns for 80 yards, one kickoff return for 37 yards; Grant Plowman, one rushing touchdown; Eli Miller, one rushing touchdown.

Trojans Defensive Statistics: Chase Massey, nine tackles; Trevor Kohlmann, seven tackles, two interceptions; Evan Rye, three tackles, one interception; Dakota Fairchild, three tackles, one interception.

St. Ignace Stifles Gaylord St. Mary Cathedral

The St. Ignace Saints varsity football team defeated the Gaylord St. Mary Cathedral Snowbirds 36-8 during the Snowbirds’ homecoming Friday, September 30.

With the win, the Saints took control of the Northern Michigan Football League. The Snowbirds had technically occupied first place in the league prior to the game, despite playing three fewer conference games than the Saints.

Both teams have an overall record of 5-1. The Saints have a conference record of 5-0. The Snowbirds have a conference record of 2-1.

“We controlled the game right from the get-go,” Saints coach Marty Spencer said. “We scored on our opening drive and that took a little bit of the wind out of their sails at their homecoming.”

Despite three offensive fumbles and multiple penalties, the Saints were never challenged by the Snowbirds. Runningback David LaVake, recovering from an ankle injury, scored less than his usual performance, but still, with 188 total offensive yards, did not seem too bothered by his injury.

Coach Spencer said David would likely continue to recover from the injury for several weeks.

Runningback Mitchell Peterson continued to put up impressive numbers for the Saints, with 178 total yards.

This week, the Saints will take on Central Lake, for homecoming.

Coach Spencer said, “Homecoming is always a tough week for our team because there’s so many other things going on, too, but we’ll have them focused and ready to go.

Saints Offensive Statistics: Steve Seccia, 9 of 20 completions for 121 yards, one touchdown pass; Mitchell Peterson, 17 carries for 174 yards, one reception for four yards, two rushing touchdowns; David LaVake, 12 carries for 75 yards, five receptions for 113 yards, one receiving touchdown; Garrett Kellan, four carries for 45 yards; Kenney Rickley, eight carries for 28 yards, one touchdown; Robert Rountree, four carries for nine yards; Preston Mayle, one reception for three yards.

Saints Defensive Statistics: Kody Rickley, 16 tackles; Jared Helms, 16 tackles, one sack; Alex France, 13 tackles; Mason Gustafson, 13 tackles; Mitchell Pe- terson, 12 tackles; David Van- Heuvelen, seven tackles, one sack; David LaVake, six tackles, Drew Marshall, six tackles; Garrett Kellan, five tackles; Carter Tallaire, four tackles; Kenney Rickley, four tackles; Micah Davis, three tackles; Trevor Soblasky, two tackles; Luke Valletta, two tackles.

Engadine Remains Undefeated in Game Against Rudyard

The Engadine Eagles varsity football team defeated Bridge Alliance conference contender, the Rudyard Bulldogs, 20-56, in Engadine, to remain undefeated for the season Friday, September 30.

“We played like a team,” Engadine Coach Joe Austin said. “We did a lot of things right.”

Engadine quarterback Trevor Brawley had another big game, passing for 182 yards, and rushing for 23 yards. Receiver Andrew Blanchard scored three touchdowns throughout the night, with 113 passing yards.

Engadine Offensive Statistics: Trevor Brawley, six of eight completions for 182 yards, three carries for 23 yards, four touchdown passes, one rushing touchdown; Scout Bigger, 12 carries for 124 yards, two touchdowns; Jarrett Dailey, 11 carries for 70 yards; Andrew Blanchard, three receptions for 112 yards, two carries for 18 yards, three touchdown receptions; Carter Frisch, two receptions for 74 yards, one touchdown reception, Dalton Zdebski, one reception for -4 yards.

Engadine Defensive Statistics: Scout Bigger, 16 tackles; Jarrett Dailey, 11 tackles; Dalton Zdebski, seven tackles; Kyle Schroeder, six tackles, one sack; Trevor Brawley, six tackles; Carter Frisch, five tackles; Dawson Massey, five tackles; Braden Haney, four tackles; Devon Legault, four tackles; Jon Brown, two tackles; Andrew Blanchard, two tackles; Joe Snider, one tackle.

Rudyard statistics unavailable.

Pickford Rolls Through Ewen-Trout Creek

In a non-conference game against the Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers in Ewen, the Pickford Panthers were victorious 64-26 Saturday, October 1. Senior Wyatt Boik had a big game, rushing for 336 yards throughout the course of the night. Pickford used six ball carriers during the game, making it hard for Ewen-Trout Creek to defend against the run.

Pickford took control of the game early, going ahead 20-6 in the first quarter, and never let up.

Pickford moved into third in the Bridge Alliance Conference, behind Engadine and Cedarville. Friday, October 7, Pickford will play Onaway at home, in a battle for third place in the conference.

Pickford Offensive Statistics: Jonah Bailey, six of 10 completions for 101 yards, two carries for -4 yards; Wyatt Boik, two of two completions for 39 yards, 18 carries for 336 yards; Jon LaMothe, six carries for 85 yards, two receptions for 41 yards; Garrett Reed, five carries for 72 yards; Lane Warner, three carries for 16 yards; Ben Sullivan, three carries for 11 yards; Trevor Shaw, one carry for one yard; Joey Boik, one carry for 0 yards; Derrick Edington, two receptions for 80 yards.

Pickford Defensive Statistics: Chuck Goeschel, six tackles, one sack; Derrick Edington, six tackles, two sacks; Garrett Dodds, six tackles, one sack; Wyatt Boik, five tackles; Lane Warner, four tackles, one sack; John Eckola, four tackles; Garrett Reed, four tackles; Jon LaMothe, four tackles; Jack Horton, four tackles; Joey Boik, three tackles; Trevor Shaw, one tackle.

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