Lowell, the undefeated OK White Champions, re-matched with their week five opponent Greenville in the first round of the MHSAA Playoffs. Their result in Week 5 was a 35-10 blowout, and tonight in the Pre-District Round, the result was very similar. The Lowell Red Arrows played the game very close, yet they emerged victorious 42-17.

David Kruse, the quarterback of the Lowell Red Arrows, has been a sturdy offensive player throughout the entire season, and he played great again tonight. He rushed for a trio of first half touchdowns to lead the offensive campaign, with a long of twenty one yards.

Senior tailback Nate Stephens stepped up to carry the load for the Red Arrows in the second half, as he ran for three touchdowns on runs of five, twenty-two and fifty-three yards. He and Kruse were aided by the strong offensive line of the Red Arrows.

With the win, Lowell advances to the MHSAA Division 2 Region 1 District 1 Finals, where they will take on Traverse City Central, who squeaked out a narrow 13-12 win over inner-city rival Traverse City West on Friday night.

SCORING SUMMARY

TimeScoreScoring Play
1Q 7:36LOW 7-0D.Kruse 7yd run.
1Q 2:30Tied 7-7C.Syrjala 10yd pass to K.Casson.
2Q 11:45LOW 14-7D.Kruse 15yd run.
2Q 9:32LOW 21-7D.Kruse 21yd pass to A.Buckius.
2Q 5:15LOW 21-10Greenville 21yd FG.
2Q 1:36LOW 28-10N.Stephens 22yd run.
3Q 1:30LOW 34-10N.Stephens 53yd run.
4Q 11:05LOW 42-10N.Stephens 5yd run.
4Q 5:49LOW 42-17C.Surjala 1yd run.