The Manistee Chippewas took on the Hesperia Panthers in a non-league battle on Friday. It was a one-sided affair, as Manistee cruised to a 56-0 victory.
Connor Beaudrie added to his strong 2021 campaign with an effective rushing attack. Beaudrie turned seven carries into 103 yards and two touchdowns. Ben Ceplina added 89 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. Isaiah Davis also scored, finishing with 39 yards rushing. Nick Hornkohl entered the scoring column for the first time this season, with 29 yards and a score. Kaden Kott turned two carries into 45 yards and a score.
Quarterback Jeff Huber accounted for two touchdowns, one passing and one rushing. Connor Rischel hauled in both of Huber’s passes, scoring a touchdown on 67 yards. Rischel also added a 76-yard punt return to flip the field.
Defensively, Connor Beaudrie led the team with 7 tackles. Hornkohl and Carter Fredericks each added 6 tackles. As a team, Manistee finished with 9 tackles for loss. This is the second shutout by Manistee this fall, as the Chippewas shutout Mason County Central in Week 6.
Next week, Manistee concludes its regular season against Tri-County. Hesperia’s final 2021 contest, as the Panthers search for their first win, will take place against Shelby.