Day: October 1, 2016

Freeland Clinches Playoff Berth in Win over Shepherd

Headed into the sixth week of the season, a handful of teams across the state of Michigan are trying to earn their sixth win to clinch an automatic berth to the playoffs. Freeland, one of those teams, was successful in securing a playoff berth as they scored the game’s final thirty-five points to take home a 35-7 win. Shepherd started the game with a 24 yard touchdown run to take a 7-0 lead, but from there things just got worse for the Bluejays. Max Kubiak scored a pair of touchdowns for the Freeland offense, whose rushing versatility allowed four different players to carry the ball across the goal line. Freeland has continued their dominance in the Tri-Valley Central this season as they are currently 5-0 in league play, and they are riding a fourteen game winning streak in league play. They have started to garner some attention across the state from media outlets as they are in Mick McCabe’s rankings for Division 5, and they have also been in the Remax United Power Poll multiple times this season. Next week, they will try to close in on their goal of a TVC-Central title when they take on Saginaw Swan Valley. For our West Michigan readers, Saginaw Valley hung with Zeeland East in their season opener this season, so this will be a formidable test for the Falcons. SCORING SUMMARY QuarterScoreScoring...

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West Catholic Blows Out Comstock Park 61-7

Photo Courtesy of Laurie Timmer   West Catholic has won sixteen of their last seventeen games dating back to last season. This week, they continued their strand of dominance as they handily defeated traditional OK Blue power Comstock Park 61-7. The Falcons wasted no time in scoring as Alex Fortier scored just twenty seconds into the game to put West Catholic up 7-0. Fortier would find the end zone three more times in the game as they led 41-7 at halftime. In the second half, they padded on twenty additional points to reach the eventual 61-7 margin. West Catholic...

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Grant’s Geers Churning in Victory over Tri-Country

Tri-County and Grant met Friday night in a battle of teams that were looking for a key win in their push for the postseason. The Grant Tigers entered the game at 3-2, while Tri-County entered with a 2-3 record. A lot of running as a result of the rain played in Grant’s favor as Casey Geers scored twice in a 21-14 victory. In the first quarter, Casey Geers opened the scoring column for the Tigers as he scored on a 30 yard run. He later scored in the third quarter on an 81 yard run to give Grant a 14-7 lead. On the night, Greers had eight carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns. For Tri-County, Quinten Stevens was the workhorse tailback as he had 26 carries for 114 yards and two touchdowns, and his score with 10:31 to play tied the contest at fourteen. With 7:31 left to play, Grant’s Jared Evans punched it in from one yard out to give them the 21-14 lead that they would hold the remainder of the contest. Grant improves to 4-2 with the victory, and they will take on 0-6 Fremont next week in an attempt to move them within one win of automatic playoff qualification. For Tri-County, they now sit at 2-4 on the season, and they are still alive mathematically in the playoff hunt, even though they will have...

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Rockford Grinds Out Low Scoring Rain-Soaked Win over Grandville

Photo Courtesy of Miles Postema   Tonight in a rain-soaked affair in Rockford, the two best teams in the OK Red clashed in a physical, low-scoring affair. The Grandville Bulldogs, 5-0 on the season and fresh off a 980 yard offensive attack, traveled to Rockford who are winners of three straight games in a battle of first place teams in the OK Red. After a critical stop on a two-point conversion, the Rams emerged victorious 7-6. Both defenses are amongst the area’s best as the teams had given up an average of 13 points per game or less this...

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