After a loss to Lakeview last week, Tri-County looked to bounce back this week as they visited Central Montcalm, who also entered without a win. Tri-County scored the game’s final fourteen points, the last a seventy yard strike from Anders Leine to Tyler Whitney for the game-winning touchdown in a 14-13 victory.
Central Montcalm got on the board in the second quarter with a twenty yard touchdown pass to take a 7-0 lead into the locker room.
In the third quarter, the Hornet defense forced a fumble and returned it sixty yards for a touchdown. A crucial error in failing the extra point left Central Montcalm up 13-0 with 6:30 left.
Tri-County responded on their next drive as Anders Leine tossed a 43 yard pass to Gavin Mackenzie late in the third quarter to cut the lead to 13-6.
With less than five minutes to play, Tri-County got the football back still trailing by seven. Leine and the Vikings hit the air again as he found Tyler Whitney who scored on a seventy-yard passing play. Trailing 13-12, the Vikings opted to line up for a two-point try to take the lead rather than attempt a game-tying extra point. Leine again found Whitney, this time for a successful conversion, giving the Vikings a 14-13 lead.
Tri-County held on for a one point win, improving their record to 1-1, and starting their league record at 1-0. The Vikings will play their second league game next week as they host Big Rapids Friday night. Central Montcalm now sits at 0-2 on the season, and they will look for their first win when they travel to Grant.
|2Q 8:00||CM 7-0||H.Veltkamp 20yd pass to Z.Bigelow. (XP Good)|
|3Q 6:30||CM 13-0||W.Nava 60yd Fumble Return. (XP Failed)|
|3Q 2:39||CM 13-6||A.Leine 43yd pass to G.MacKenzie. (XP Failed)|
|4Q 4:40||TC 14-13||A.Leine 70yd pass to T.Whitney. (Leine pass to Whitney 2PT)|