The West Catholic Falcons, the five-time defending State Champion in Division 5, took a tough defeat last week against Jackson Lumen Christi. This week, they attempted to bounce back when they took on Lansing Catholic. In a tale of two halves, the Cougars put together a strong fourth quarter and edged out a 15-14 victory.
In the first quarter, the Falcons started the scoring as Spencer Zobro found Jack Schichtel for a five-yard touchdown pass. The second score of the first half was about three minutes before halftime as Zobro found Nick Dorato for a thirty-seven yard pass to put the Falcons up 14-0.
After a scoreless third quarter, Lansing Catholic’s offense came to life in the final frame. Josh Kramer ran the ball 22 yards for a touchdown to cut the lead to seven. Just a few minutes later, the Cougars defense made a huge play as Zach Gillespie recovered a fumble for Lansing Catholic. The next play, Josh Kramer ran through the defense for 49 yards and a touchdown.
The Cougars elected to go for two and again Kramer’s number was called. He delivered as he carried it across the line to give Lansing Catholic a 15-14 advantage.
Spencer Zobro finished 9 for 15 with 108 yards and a pair of touchdown passes for West Catholic. He also rushed ten times for eleven yards. Zach Patin led the rushing attack for West Catholic for 98 yards. Logan Thomas (44 yards) and Nick Dorato (36 yards) led the way on the receiving end.
For Lansing Catholic, Josh Kramer led the offense with twenty carries for 111 yards. He also was 15 of 19 for 116 yards passing the football.
With the loss, West Catholic drops to 0-2 for the first time since 2013. Of course that season, they started their run of State Championships with a win over Menominee. They will try to right the ship and get back in the win column as they begin OK Blue play versus Comstock Park.
TIME SCORE SCORING PLAY
1Q 1:34 WC 7-0 Schichtel 5yd reception
2Q 2:27 WC 14-0 Dorado 37yd reception
4Q 11:53 WC 14-7 Kramer 22yd run
4Q 3:04 LC 15-14 Kramer 49yd run