Author: Nick Tuori

Freeland Blows Out Carrollton

For Freeland football, blowout conference wins are becoming a habit. The Falcons took on Carrollton on Friday night, a team that had given up just six points in their first two games. Freeland exploited their defense en route to their third straight blowout victory, a 56-19 win. After Carrollton scored in the first quarter to tie the game at seven, the Falcons responded with thirty-five unanswered points to blow the game wide open. Running back Jacob Kelsey found the end zone twice in the win, leading the team in touchdowns. The Falcons have shown a balanced running attack all year as they have had a different back lead them in rushing in each game so far. Week one leader Gahret Metiva scored once, as did Max Kubiak, Chris Bell, Tyler Shea and Zachary Townsend. The Falcons appear to be strong favorites to win the Tri-Valley Central yet again this fall, and they will take the next step towards that next week when they host Alma. Also, there were technical difficulties that resulted in some difficulty during the Freeland broadcast. We here at Michigan Sports Radio apologize for the inconvenience and the issue should be resolved for next Friday’s contest. SCORING SUMMARY QuarterScoreScoring Play 1FREE 7-0J.Kelsey 2yd run. (XP Good) 1Tied 7-7J.Miles 36yd run. (XP Good) 1FREE 13-7J.Kelsey 1yd run. (XP Failed) 2FREE 21-7G.Metiva 12yd run. (2PT Conversion Good) 2FREE...

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Jo Jo Whitley’s Four Rushing Touchdowns Lead Panthers Past Coopersville

Comstock Park and the Coopersville Broncos faced off Friday night in the OK Blue Conference openers for both teams. Coopersville, who had not scored in four straight games against the Panthers, scored first when Riley Johnson hit Nate Lemieux on a 13 yard slant pass into the end zone.  They then went for the 2 point conversion and didn’t convert. The Broncos kicked off to the Panthers which they took to their own 45 yard line.  The first play from scrimmage saw Jo Jo Whitley explode off of the Right tackle and streak down the sideline for a 55 yard score.  The PAT by Nate Hughes was good, making the score 7-6. A big play in the contest took place when Coopersville fumbled at the 3 yard line as they were about to score and it was recovered by Comstock Park in the end zone for a touchback.  This score would of put the Broncos out front. Comstock Park took advantage of this turnover and scored 5 seconds into the 2nd quarter on Jo Jo Whitley’s second touchdown run, this one from nine yards. Nate Hughes missed the PAT, as Coopersville’s Jake Domanski was able to break through the line and block the kick, making the score 13-6. The Broncos responded with a big play on a quick screen pass to Cayden Schneider from Riley Johnson.  Cayden then scampered for 64 yards down the near sideline for the...

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Zeeland West Controls Time of Possession and Game in Battle of State Champs

Photo courtesy of Laurie Timmer   This week, in perhaps the most anticipated non-conference matchup of the regular season, defending Division 4 State Champion Zeeland West, winners of sixteen in a row, hosted the defending Division 5 State Champion West Catholic Falcons, winners of thirteen straight contests. These two offenses, primarily run oriented and high scoring, proposed an entertaining high scoring affair on paper, and for the Dux, they did not disappoint. Zeeland West controlled the line of scrimmage and time of possession, scoring thirty eight points in a convincing sixteen point win. The Dux had four different players...

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Rockford Finds the Win Column in Week Three Over Mona Shores

Rockford football entered their Week 3 contest in a position that it has not found itself since 1978. Two years after America’s bicentennial, the Rams were 0-2 entering their third game. In the thirty-seven seasons following, Rockford has managed to win at least one of their first two games. This year, the Rams had to forfeit their first game, then ran into state finalist Lowell in Week 2. These circumstances made Friday’s contest against Mona Shores a must win, which the Rams did 37-23. Rockford jumped out to a quick lead as Conrad Hayes took a Sailor punt fifty yards for...

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Tri-County Gets Stop on Conversion to Top Big Rapids

Just three games into the season, it appears the Vikings have found a love for the dramatics, as for the second week in a row, a key play late in the fourth quarter helped them win a one-point game. Tri-County football won on Friday night against Big Rapids 13-12 after getting a huge stop on a two-point conversion try. Tri-County started the scoring with five minutes left in the first quarter as Kyle Proctor found the end zone for the first time in 2016. Proctor had a strong game on the ground as he took eighteen carries and turned them into 116 yards. The extra point was blocked however, so the Vikings led 6-0. The strong defensive play on both sides kept either team from scoring the remainder of the first half. Halfway through the third quarter, the Cardinals evened the score as tailback Avery Montgomery ran twenty-two yards to the end zone. The score would remain tied as Big Rapids missed their extra point. In the fourth quarter, Caden Luchies took to the air and he found Quentin Stevens for a 63-yard touchdown strike, putting the Vikings up 13-6 with 8:26 left. Just four minutes later, Big Rapids answered as quarterback Braeden Childress escaped out of the pocket and ran ten yards for the score, closing the gap to one. The Cardinals lined up to go for two to...

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