It was quite the opening night for the Traverse City Central Trojans, as they began 2022 in a showdown with St Joseph at Ferris State University. The Trojans started the season with a 13 play, 80-yard drive which resulted in an Alex Bocardo 5-yard touchdown run. St. Joseph would get their equalizer immediately, as the ensuing kickoff ended with a 71-yard crib call for Hudson Lange.

Josh Klug would score on a 12-yard touchdown run the following possession for the Trojans. The Trojans would add to the tally with a Reed Seabase score early in the second quarter, jumping ahead 21-7.

St. Joseph would respond with a nice 69-yard touchdown run from Trey McGinnis. Both teams would trade scores until the 3:13 mark in the first half, when Josh Klug ran for his second touchdown in the first half. The Trojans would command a 35-20 lead over the Bears at the break.

The Trojans would bust the game open with a pair of Josh Klug touchdowns in the third, which would be enough to take a 49-28 victory back to Traverse City.

Traverse City Central was led with a superstar game from QB Josh Klug. Klug had four touchdowns on the day to go with 156 yards on the ground and 100 yards through the air. Reed Seabase complimented Klug with 120 yards on the ground and a touchdown. Brayden Halliday and Alex Bocardo joined in on the fun as well with a receiving touchdown for each.

St Joseph saw Matt Lanier struggle passing, completing just 3/10 balls for 90 yards. Trey McGinnis had a solid performance with 99 rushing yards on 9 carries. Bobby Nate scored a touchdown and racked up 84 yards to pace the Bears’ recievers.

Traverse City Central will take on Lapeer at home next Friday. The St. Joseph Bears will look to bounce back at home next Thursday against Unity Christian.