The Manistee Chippewas made a lengthy road trip to the East side of Michigan. On Thursday night, they squared off with Lutheran Westland, a member of the MIAC. It was close early, before Manistee created some separation and held on for a 28-14 victory.

On their first drive of the game, Lutheran Westland got into the end zone, taking a 7-0 lead. Manistee would respond with twenty-one unanswered points to take a commanding lead. After the Warriors scored to get back within seven, Manistee would make some key stops and get a security touchdown to deliver a road win.

Connor Beaudrie was the star for Manistee on both sides of the football. He turned 24 carries into 114 yards and two touchdowns. On defense, he led the way with 11 tackles, a sack, and an interception.

Jeff Huber (10 carries, 66 yards, touchdown) and Luke Kooy (8 carries, 27 yards, touchdown) added to the rushing attack for the Chippewas. Kooy had one of the most pivotal plays in this win, as he fielded a punt and returned it to the twenty. This set up the Chippewas’ third touchdown of the evening.

Next week, Manistee (1-1) will take on their archrival Ludington in a Lakes 8 opener. Lutheran Westland will square off with Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest in their MIAC opener.