The Frankenmuth Eagles and Swan Valley Vikings squared off on Friday in a game between two teams with undefeated league records. It did not end until Saturday, as a result of the severe weather in the area. When things picked back up Saturday, Frankenmuth was able to hold off a late comeback attempt and win 23-20.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Eagles started things off with an eleven yard pass from Davin Reif to Chris Mills. Swan Valley responded with a lengthy drive that was capped off by a pass from Avery Goldensoph to Ethan Champney for a 17 yard score, evening the game at 7. Right before halftime, Frankenmuth took the lead on a pass from Reif to Corey Thompson. This gave the Eagles a 14-7 advantage entering the locker room.
Frankenmuth pushed the lead to 10 points when Ryan Brenner kicked a 17 yard field goal. The Vikings cut the lead to four when Goldensoph and Champney converted on a six yard touchdown pass.
With two minutes to play, Frankenmuth extended their lead back to ten points when Reif ran it in from a yard out. Swan Valley was able to cut the lead to march down the field in 1:32. Goldensoph found Trent Alworden for a five yard pass to bring the Vikings within three at 23-20. They were unable to score anymore in the final minute of the game, and the Eagles held on for the victory.
Frankenmuth is now in sole possession of first place in the TVC-Central with a 5-0 overall record and a 4-0 league record. They will take on Essexville Garber. Swan Valley suffered their second loss of the season to slide to 3-2 on the year, and 3-1 in the TVC-Central. They will face Standish-Sterling next week.