The Gull Lake Blue Devils, fresh off a 35-0 shutout of Otsego, hit the road to square off with Lansing Waverly. It was a competitive football game, but in the end, the Blue Devils secured a 28-21 win.

Gull Lake got off to a strong start with a 16-yard touchdown run by James Romyak. Waverly would respond with a touchdown pass of 33 yards from Joseph Pizzo to Evan Walker to even the score at 7. Silas VanWormer broke off a 41-yard dash through the Warriors’ defense to give the Blue Devils a 13-7 lead.

Neither team scored in the second quarter, but Pizzo and Walker paired up again on a 56-yard score that gave Waverly a narrow 14-13 advantage. Silas VanWormer would not be denied a victory, as he took over offensively the remainder of the third quarter. First, VanWormer toted a 50-yard touchdown carry. James Romyak converted the two-point run. Later in the third, VanWormer recorded his third touchdown of the night on a 30-yard carry. This put the Blue Devils ahead by 14 with a quarter to play.

Waverly scored the lone fourth quarter touchdown, a 5-yard carry by Ty Miller. This would not be enough for the Warriors, who fell seven points shy of victory.

Silas VanWormer led Gull Lake with 157 rushing yards and three scores on 15 carries. James Romyak added 57 rushing yards and a score on 11 carries. Nolan Greenwood added 56 rushing yards.

Next week, Gull Lake (3-4) will take on Loy Norrix. The Knights took a tough loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford, suffering their 14th straight defeat. Lansing Waverly, now 2-5 after this loss, returns to CAAC-Blue action against DeWitt next Friday.