Author: Nick Tuori

Leine’s 70 Yard Touchdown Strike Leads Tri-County to First Win in 2016

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...

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Wyoming Scores Final Thirty Points in Huge Win Over Comstock Park

Wyoming and Comstock Park have met in each of the past four seasons, all wins by Comstock Park a combined 120-56. This year, the Wolves scored thirty unanswered points to end the game, a 37-8 blowout victory, their first ever win against the Panthers. Donnie Burritello led the Wyoming offensive charge as he found the end zone four times. He scored on a two yard run in the first quarter to open the scoring column. After Comstock Park scored in the first quarter to take the lead, Burritello responded with another two yard touchdown to give the Wolves a 16-7 halftime lead. The second half was all Wyoming as they scored 22 points. Burritello scored two more touchdowns in the second half of twenty-one and three yards respectively. Wyoming’s defense also contributed to the scoring column as they saftied Comstock Park in the fourth quarter. For the Wolves, the 2-0 start is their best since 2012, when they won a program record five games. They will begin OK Gold conference play next week as they host Grand Rapids Christian. Comstock Park drops to 1-1 on the year, and they will begin OK Blue play next week as they travel to Coopersville. SCORING SUMMARY QuarterScoreScoring Play 1QWYO 8-0D.Burritello 2yd run. (2pt good) 1QWYO 8-734yd INT return. (XP Good) 2QWYO 16-7D.Burritello 2yd run. (2pt good) 3QWYO 24-7D.Smith 2yd run. (2pt good) 4QWYO 30-7D.Burritello 21yd run. (2pt...

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Hudsonville Blows Out Holt to Start 2-0

For the second week in a row, the Hudsonville Eagles took on a member of the CAAC-Blue as they travelled to Holt Thursday night after a 21-14 win over Grand Ledge a week ago. This week, Hudsonville had a far easier time as the absolutely dominated Holt from the start in a 38-7 win. Hudsonville scored on their first four offensive drives to take a commanding 28-0 halftime lead. Jack Mandryk opened the scoring with a 18 yard touchdown run. On the last play of the first quarter, Mandryk took to the air as he connected with Drew Hicks for an eight yard touchdown. Mandryk hit Brice Atkins for the third touchdown in the middle of the second quarter to put the Eagles ahead 21-0. Hudsonville took a four touchdown lead into the locker room at halftime after Sami Baine scampered two yards into the end zone. The Eagles played over half of the second half with a running clock as Jomar Williams put them up 35 with 6:47 left in the third quarter. A 38 yard field goal tacked three more points onto the lead headed into the game’s fourth quarter. Trailing 38-0, Holt scored their first touchdown of the season, snapping a 78:17 scoreless streak which included last week’s 44-0 blowout loss to Grandville. The Rams have had a tough start to the 2016 season facing two...

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2016 Week 2 Broadcast Schedule

  After a very thrilling Week 1, high school football returns with more thrilling matchups in the second week of the season. Half of the Remax United Power Poll Top Ten will be broadcast live by Michigan Sports Radio and its broadcasting teams. This week ten games will be broadcast live, including the very first Kalamazoo Game of the Week. In addition to this, Michigan Sports Radio will be running a live scoreboard throughout the night. Below is the list of games that will be broadcasted live: THURSDAY Hudsonville @ Holt Last week, Hudsonville knocked off Grand Ledge 21-14, while Holt was blown out by Grandville 44-0. This week these two teams will meet in Holt as the Eagles will try to start 2-0 against teams from the CAAC-Blue. These teams have faced each other each of the past five seasons, and Hudsonville holds a 4-1 edge, their lone loss coming in 2012. Coopersville @ Hamilton Both teams are coming off convincing season opening wins, as the Broncos defeated Fruitport and Hamilton took care of Middleville. Coopersville is looking for their second consecutive 2-0 start, while Hamilton can match last season’s win total with a win Thursday. These teams have played every season since 2008, splitting the series. Coopersville was victorious in last year’s meeting 40-12. Tri-County @ Central Montcalm After a tough season-opening loss to Lakeview, Tri-County will try and...

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Core Power Performance Players of the Week: Wk 1

Throughout the high school football season, the Michigan Sports Radio staff will be selecting players that will serve as the Core Power Performance Players of the Week. The Week 1 Core Power Performance Players of the Week: Aaron Sleeman (Zeeland West): In a low-scoring 14-9 win in which the Dux had two drives of ten plus minutes in the second half, Aaron Sleeman found the end zone twice for Zeeland West. His touchdown with 1:43 in the game put them up for good over Cedar Springs in the lone battle of ranked teams. Cameron Robinson (Caledonia): Robinson caught his first three varsity touchdowns in the Scots 55-52 win over Fenton. His seven yard catch in the second quarter brought the Scots within seven. In the fourth quarter, he hauled in two touchdowns, a 56-yard strike to pull the Scots within three, and a touchdown with 4:36 to play that sealed the victory. Connor Bolthouse (West Catholic): Bolthouse was a key player in the secondary and on special teams for the Falcons in their 30-13 win over Jackson Lumen Christi. Bolthouse hauled in two interceptions as well as returning a kickoff 75 yards to the house for a score. Dalton Agers (Hudsonville): Hudsonville topped Grand Ledge 21-14 Thursday night in the Eagles’ season opener behind three touchdowns from Agers. He scored from 37 to open the scoring column for Hudsonville, then scored on runs...

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