Month: November 2016

Walled Lake Western Advances to Ford Field After Topping Lowell

In 2015, Walled Lake Western and Lowell battled in their season opener, a narrow 42-40 win by the Warriors. In last year’s semifinals, Lowell worked their way past Walled Lake to advance to the championship game with a 49-35 win. For the second straight year, Lowell and Walled Lake Western met in the state semifinals with a berth to the finals against Detroit King on the line. Some explosive offense by Cody White, a Michigan State commit, was enough for Walled Lake to reach the state finals. Two rushing touchdowns in the first quarter put the Warriors in control early. Cody White, who has spent time at quarterback and wide receiver throughout the season, accounted for two touchdowns in the first half, on two runs of 24 and 61 yards. At halftime, Walled Lake Western led 31-14, appearing well on their way to the title game. Walled Lake scored first to start the third quarter as Cody White hit Kam Ford on a 40 yard touchdown pass. It appeared over for Lowell as they trailed by twenty three points with just under ten minutes left in the third quarter. Just nineteen seconds after the touchdown pass, Lowell’s Nate Stephens burst through the hole for a fifty-four yard touchdown. Senior quarterback David Kruse added a pair of touchdowns, and with about eight minutes left, Walled Lake Western’s lead was cut...

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West Catholic Forces Seven Turnovers to Win Regional Championship

Photo Courtesy of Laurie Timmer   For the West Catholic football program, their magic number was seven on Saturday afternoon. Seven was the amount of points that the Falcon defense held an otherwise potent Berrien Springs offensive¬†unit all season (38.3 points per game average). Seven was also the amount of turnovers that they forced in the game, two of which they returned for touchdowns. As a result, West Catholic advanced to their seventh straight Division 5 semifinals with a thirty-three point victory. From the start, West Catholic was all over the Shamrocks. Quarterback Gaetano Vallone found two-way star Sam...

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Catholic Central Shuts Out Escanaba to Advance to State Semifinals

Photo Courtesy of Louis Murray Check out lots of photos from the game here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/45681226@N02/albums/72157676513372325   On Saturday at Catholic Central, the Cougars and the Eskymos of Escanaba faced off in the Division 4 Regional Championship game. A spot in the state semifinals was on the line, a place Catholic Central had not reached since 2010, and Escanaba since their 1981 State Championship season. After a slow start, the Cougars got a key punt return touchdown by Antonio Strong to propel them to a 34-0 victory. Catholic Central struck early in the first quarter as Michael Brown put the...

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Lowell Pulls Out Narrow Victory over FHC, Advances to State Semifinals

Photo courtesy of Louis Murray Check out lots of photos from the game here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/45681226@N02/albums/72157676528494535 Throughout the course of the regular season, the Lowell Red Arrows were seldom challenged. One of the few games that they struggled with was their contest against the Rangers. Forest Hills Central led throughout a majority of that contest, before Lowell scored an eventual go-ahead touchdown to win. Tonight, these OK White foes met in the Division 2 Regional Finals, where Lowell looked to make their second straight trip to the semifinals, while Forest Hills Central looked to get there for the first time since...

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