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Malcolm Davis, 81, returns a kickoff for the Alma High School football team, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 against Chesaning High School at Alma High School. (Photo by Neil Barris/@Neil_Barris)
PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDS: Carson City, Mt. Pleasant and Beal City win big
Alma High School quarterback Justin Doyle, passes the ball against Chesaning High School, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at Alma High School. (Photo by Neil Barris/@Neil_Barris)
Alma High School running back Jonny Goulette, 24, runs the ball against Chesaning High School, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at Alma High School. (Photo by Neil Barris/@Neil_Barris)
The Carson City-Crystal football team continued its historic season Friday evening with a 30-6 win at Montabella.
With the win, the Eagles improve to 6-0 for the first time in program history and qualify for the MSHAA playoffs for the second consecutive year, also a school first.
“6-0 is certainly better than 5-1 or 1-5,” said Carson City head coach Devin Pringle. “I’m really pleased with how the kids played and I’m happy for them.”
Will Beedy opened the scoring for Carson City in the first quarter when he scored on a 58-yard run with 2:30 remaining, giving the Eagles a 6-0 edge.
Beedy then scored from 14-yards out with 11:54 left in the second quarter as Carson City took a 12-0 lead.
The Eagles carried a 15-0 lead into halftime following a 21-yard field goal make with 6:41 left in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, Robert Failing scored on a 1-yard rush with Rhett Pringle adding the two-point conversion to give Carson City a 23-0 lead with 4:26 left.
Beedy scored again with 1:11 left in the third, this time on a 56-yard rush.
Montabella’s touchdown came with 8:54 left in the contest when Zach Taubitz scored on a 30-yard run.
For the game, Beedy led all rushers with 268 yards on 22 rushes and the three touchdowns, while Arron Haines ran for 50 yards on seven carries.
Defensively for Carson City, Garner Cusack registered an interception.
For Montabella (1-5, 0-3 MSAC), Brady Burggren completed 13-of-29 passes for 110 yards, while Taubitz rushed for 58 yards on 16 carries.
Tommy Wisner recorded 15 tackles and Landen Burns 14 tackles to lead the Mustangs, while Taubitz recovered a fumble.
Mt. Pleasant 49, Saginaw 14
SAGINAW - Mt. Pleasant improved to 5-1 overall and to 5-0 in Saginaw Valley League action Friday as it topped host Saginaw 49-14.
The Oilers opened the scoring in the first with a Makyo Dye 17-yard run to make it 6-0.
Mitch Ridley, who went 7-for-7 in PATs, then nailed the point after to make it 7-0.
In the second the Oilers got a 10-yard scoring pass from quarterback Robert Backus to Zach Rogers to make it 14-0 before Michael Tweh scored on an 11-yard run to close the scoring out at 21-6 going into the half.
In the third lineman Erik Belco smashed it in from three yards out before Dillen Elliott added in an 11-yard run and Dye a two-yard scamper.
Donny Stoner closed the scoring out in the fourth with a 13-yard run.
Dye ran for 130 yards on 16 carries while Shane Seelye had 84 yards on 10 carries. Tweh also had 52 yards on eight carries.
Backus completed 8-of-9 passes for 72 yards and one score while Rogers had four catches for 28 yards.
Joe Genia added in 32 yards on three catches with Evan Huber adding in one catch for 12 yards.
Tyler Jackson led the defense with seven tackles while Seelye had six tackles and one interception.
Beal City 74, Pinconning 0
Top-ranked Beal City played host to Pinconning in non-conference action Friday and rolled to a postseason berth via a 74-0 throttling.
The Aggies (6-0) raced out to a 28-0 lead at end of one and scored 35 more in the second.
Hayden Huber opened the scoring with a one-yard run before Ty Rollin added in a 36-yard score. Later in the first Ryan Tilmann reeled in a four-yard pass from Kurt Gross to make it 21-0.
Gross then hit Alex Schafer with a seven-yard scoring pass to close the first quarter out.
In the second Tilmann caught a 49-yard pass from Gross for a score before the Aggies secured a safety.Ty Rollin added in a 60-yard kickoff return on the next play before Huber took it to paydirt from 30-yards out.
Tilmann also caught another 17-yard pass for a score while Tucker Gross and Chase Rollin both added in rushing scores.
Ty Rollin went 10-for-10 in point after attempts.
For the game Gross completed 7-of-10 attempts for 96 yards and four scores.
Ty Rollin had 124 yards on the ground on three carries while Chase Rollin had 43 on three and Huber 34 on three.
Tilmann caught three passes for 70 yards and had three scores.
Defensively Tucker Gross had 5.5 tackles and a fumble recovery while Tilmann and Huber both had two sacks.
Kevin Straus added in three tackles and a sack while Jacob Flaugher had 3.5 tackles and a sack.
Clare 34, Farwell 0
Clare picked up a Jack Pine Conference win Friday as it rolled at Farwell 34-0.
The Pioneers (4-2, 4-0) took a 6-0 lead into the half before exploding for 28 second-half points,.
Quarterback Colton Punches opened the scoring with a 25-yard run in the second to make it 6-0.
In the third he hit Joe Huston with a 30-yard pass for a score before connecting with Charlie Bugbee for a 40-yarder later in the quarter to make it 20-0 after a Logan Emery kick.
In the fourth Jordan Gross had a 16-yard scoring run and Bugbee covered a botched punt snap in the end zone for the final score.
Gross ran for 88 yards on 15 carries while Emery had 40 yards on five carries.
Punches also ran for 23 yards on 10 carries while completing 10-of-13 passes for 169 yards.
Huston head five catches for 92 yards with Emery notching four catches for 37.
Joe McGuire had 10 tackles for Clare with Lee Cole and Kyler Zinser adding in seven apiece.
Noah Wilson led Farwell (1-5, 0-5) with 29 yards on 11 carries while Curtis Robinson completed 3-of-5 passes for 29 yards. Walter Mosby had all three catches.
Wilson led the defense with 11 tackles with Trent Johns adding in 10 tackles, a fumble recovery and a tackle for loss. Devin Warner also had nine tackles, including one for loss.
Breckenridge 26, Carrollton 25
Breckenridge registered its first win of the season Friday night with a 26-25 victory over visiting Carrollton.
Mitch Miller had the big night for the Huskies (1-5, 1-4 TVC Central) with four receptions for 117 yards and two touchdowns, while also completing one pass for 28 yards. Miller had touchdown receptions of 76 and 45-yards, while also returning a kickoff 99 yards for a score and tallying 13 tackles defensively.
Bo Collins completed 7-of-13 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 26 yards and a touchdown on seven carries.
Wade SanMiguel was also 2-of-5 passing for 74 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing once for 28 yards. SanMiguel also led the Huskies defensively with 19 tackles and an interception.
Chase Siller recorded 20 yards on the ground on four carries and Bruno Borghetti connected two extra points.
Chesaning 43, Alma 36
Alma fell 43-36 to visiting Chesaning Friday on its homecoming.
The Panthers (1-5, 1-4 TVC Central) trailed 23-14 at halftime as quarterback Justin Doyle led Alma by completing 17-of-31 passes for 189 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Jonny Goulette led Alma on the ground with 23 rushes for 110 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown.
Corban Buckner had five receptions for 84 yards and touchdown receptions of 16 and 32-yards.
Matt Young caught four passes for 50 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown reception.
Aidan Kunkel tallied 10 total tackles and a fumble recovery to lead Alma defensively, while Boyd Hubbard chipped in with eight tackles.
Reed City 42, Chippewa Hills 7
Chippewa Hills lost 42-7 to visiting Reed City Friday evening in CSAA action.
Quentin Gossett scored the lone touchdown for the Warriors (3-3, 3-3 CSAA) on an 11-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Ryan St. John added the extra point.
Gossett led all rushers with 95 yards on 19 carries, while Hunter Conley had nine rushes for 25 yards. Conley also completed 4-of-14 passes for 76 yards.
Marcus Merrill led Chippewa Hills defensively with 18 tackles, while Tyler Williams tallied seven tackles.
Beaverton 34, Harrison 22
Harrison dropped a 34-22 contest to visiting Beaverton on its homecoming Friday night.
Josh Wilson led the Hornets (1-5, 1-3 JPC) on the ground with 10 carries for 41 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson had touchdown runs of 23 and 26-yards, while Justin Yager went 1-of-8 passing for 37 yards and rushed for an additional 28 yards on five carries. Yager also added an 11-yard scoring run.
Matt Haskell collected 30 yards on six carries and Gavin Rhodes had 23 yards on three rushes for Harrison.
Fowler 21, Fulton 14
Fulton fell to 2-4 overall and to 1-4 in CMAC play Friday as it lost to rival Fowler 21-14.
The Pirates took a 7-0 lead in the first when quarterback Jake Litwiller raced in from a yard out to make it 6-0. Jordan Buck nailed the PAT to up the lead to 7-0.
Fowler then scored 21 unanswered points to claim a 21-7 lead in the fourth before the hosts returned a kickoff 87 yards to make it real interesting.
Dalton Trefil returned the kick for a score for Fulton to make it 21-14 and the Pirates had ample chances to tie the game only to fall just short.
Randy Johnson led the Pirates on the ground with 30 yards on four carries while Tyler Spade had 21 yards on six carries.
Josh Stephens also had 18 yards on six carries. Litwiller completed 4-of-12 passes for 52 yards with Trefil leading the receiving corps with two catches for 26 yards.
Brendan Hulbert had 19 tackles to lead the defense while Nate Davis had 17.
Ovid-Elsie 33, Shepherd 12
The Shepherd football team dropped a TVC Central contest on Friday night as it lost at home to Ovid-Elsie 33-12.
The Bluejays (0-6) opened the scoring in the first when quarterback Nick Sponseller hit Skyler Neyome with a 56-yard scoring pass to make it 6-0.
OE took a 13-6 lead into the half and pulled away in the final half of play.
Brandon Stresman had a 1-yard TD run for the Bluejays in the second half.
Sponseller finished 6-of-22 passing for 135 yards while Neyome led the rushers with 39 yards on five carries.
Tim Kirby added in 31 yards on nine carries while Stressman had 30 yards on 14 carries.
Neyome had 91 yards receiving on two catches while Cecil Neal had 44 yards on four receptions.
Clayton Long led the Shepherd defense with 11 tackles while Kirby had eight. Eric Curtis, Ben Carney and Stressman also had six apiece.
Last Updated: 10/4/2013 11:18:46 PM EST