OTTAWA LAKE – Whiteford tied a school scoring record and beat a Division 1 team for the first time in school history Friday, holding off Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, 76-40.

Cole Geisige rushed for 210 yards and scored four touchdowns, Jake Iott scored two touchdowns and ran for 72 yards and Shea Ruddy threw for two touchdown passes. Drew Knaggs also scored twice. Whiteford had 501 yards of total offense.

Loy Norrix, however, put up 492 yards of total offense. Quarterback Tyler Roberts threw for 423 yards and five touchdowns. Kevin Lucas caught four touchdowns, tallying 145 yards on six receptions. Tyson Calicutt led Loy Norrix with 10 tackles.

The Bobcats, however, overpowered the visiting Knights.

The start of the game was delayed for about an hour due to lightning that struck just before the Whiteford band started playing the National Anthem, sending both teams to shelter.

When the game did start, the Bobcats kicked an onside kick and Dylan Anderson recovered it. Giesige scored on Whiteford’s first offensive play, a 55-yard run. The Bobcats scored 30 points in the first quarter.

Rylan Joerin scored Whiteford’s final touchdown, which tied the school scoring record of 76 points set in 1968 against Summerfield.


Loy Norrix: 7-26-7-0–40

Whiteford: 30-22-12-12–76

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

W – Cole Giesige 47 run (Jake Iott run), 11:51

K – Zach Lacey 23 pass from Tyler Roberts (Neida James kick), 10:53

W – Giesige 55 run (run failed), 10:06

W – Luis Trejo 7 run (Iott run), 7:04

W – Drew Knaggs 20 run (Shea Ruddy run), 4:09

Second Quarter

K – Kevin Lucas 34 pass from Roberts (run failed), 11:51

W – Giesige 50 pass from Ruddy (Iott run), 11:08

K – Lacey 5 run (James kick), 9:32

W – Jack Andrews 25 pass from Ruddy (Giesige run), 8:49

K – Lucas 1 pass from Roberts, (pass failed), 5:28

W –Iott 3 run (run failed), 2:21

Third Quarter

W – Iott 1 run (pass failed), 7:14

K – Lucas 48 pass from Roberts (Jaimes kick), 5:15

W – Giesige 5 run (run failed), 1:08

Fourth Quarter

W –Knaggs 4 run (run failed), 11:03

W – Rylan Joerin 2 run (run failed), 2:25


Rushing: Giesige, W, 11-210; Iott, W, 10-72; Knaggs, W, 5-42; Trejo 6-39.

Passing: Roberts, LN, 19-28-423; Ruddy, W, 5-10-79.

Receiving: Lucas, LN, 7-213; Lacey, LN, 5-91; Kimbrough, LN, 4-61; Giesige, W, 2-42.