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PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDS: Beal City wins overtime thriller

LAKE CITY - The No. 1 ranked Beal City High School football team pulled out a 42-35 overtime win at Lake City Friday evening in a battle of top-10 teams.

Trailing 35-28 in the fourth quarter, Beal Cityís Ryan Tillman caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kurt Gross with 3:06 left in regulation to pull the Aggies within a point. Ty Rollinís extra point tied the game at 35, where the score stood heading into overtime.

In overtime, Beal City opened with a 4-yard touchdown rush by Hayden Huber with Rollinís extra point giving the Aggies a 42-35 lead. Beal City then sealed the game on a Lake City quarterback fumble.

Lake City, the No. 4 ranked team in Division 7, scored on its first two possessions to take a 14-0 lead with 7:46 left in the first quarter.

Rollinís 7-yard run with 4:39 to go in the opening quarter put the Aggies (7-0, 5-0 Highland) on the scoreboard for the first time. Carson Salisbury caught a pass from Gross on the two-point conversion.

The Trojans responded though with four seconds remaining the first quarter on a 3-yard rush by Drew Marion to hand Lake City a 21-8 lead after the opening 12 minutes of action.

Salisbury would score twice more in the second quarter on 53 and 7-yard touchdown receptions from Gross to knot the score 21-21 with 1:38 left before halftime.

Lake City again responded, this time with 10 seconds left in the second quarter on a 47-yard touchdown reception by Jacob Truesdale. The extra point gave Lake City a 28-21 halftime lead.

Both sides added a touchdown in the third quarter, with Rollin scoring on a 39-yard reception from Gross for Beal City.

For the game, Huber collected 65 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, while Rollin totaled 36 yards and a score on 11 rushes. Gross completed 13-of-25 attempts for 288 yards, while Tillman led all Aggie receivers with five catches for 80 yards and a touchdown. Salisbury also caught four passes for 74 yards and two scores and Rollin corralled two passes for 71 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively for Beal City, Jacob Flaugher and Nick Hoogerhyde led the way with nine tackles apiece, while Huber tallied eight tackles and three sacks.



Ithaca 42, Michigan Lutheran Seminary 6

SAGINAW - Ithaca High Schoolís football team wrapped up a share of its fifth straight TVC West title Friday as it rolled to its 49th straight win, topping Michigan Lutheran Seminary 42-6 on the road.

Senior quarterback Travis Smith completed 15-of-18 passes on the night for 257 yards and two scores. He was also intercepted once.

In the first Travis Smith opened the scoring with a seven-yard run to make it 6-0. Alex Vanderploeg, who went 6-for-6 in point after attempts, then upped the lead ti 7-0.

Smith then hit Logan Hessbrook with a five-yard TD pass to make it 14-0 at the end of one.

In the second Bryan Shaw bashed his way in from a yard out to make it 21-0 before Derek Teed picked up a fumble and raced 17-yards to make it 28-0 at the half.

In the third Smith hit Hessbrook again with a 16-yard TD pass. Travis Smith then scored on a 49-yard run in the fourth to make it 42-0 in favor of Ithaca (7-0, 6-0).

MLS scored on the final play of the game to close the scoring out.

Travis Smith also ran eight times for 88 yards while Shaw had 81 yards rushing on 10 carries.

Hessbrook had five catches for 48 yards while Eli Villalobos had four catches for 64 yards. Jake Smith had four catches for 77 yards while Josh Hafner caught one pass for 55 yards.



Mt. Pleasant 40, Bay City Western 21

AUBURN - Mt. Pleasant overcame a slow start to lock up a postseason berth Friday as the Oilers outscored host Bay City Western 34-14 in the final three quarters to claim a 40-21 win.

Mt. Pleasant (6-1, 6-0 SVL) fell behind 7-0 in the first before rallying to make it 7-6 via a four-year Michael Tweh TD. In the second the hosts pushed the lead to 14-6 via a 22-yard pass play with 10:55 left before the Oilers took flight.

Tweh added in a three-yard score to make it 14-12 before Evan Huber scampered in from 49-yards out to make it 18-14. Mitch Ridley then nailed the PAT to push the lead to 19-14.

In the third Tweh had a 30-yard TD run before quarterback Robert Backus hit Kalebb Perry with a 12-yard score to make it 33-14.

In the fourth Backus added in a 15-yard TD run to put the game out of reach. Tweh finished with 178 yards on 19 carries while Makyo Dye had 68 yards on eight carries.

Backus had 59 yards on nine carries with Huber racing for 64 yards on two carries.

Backus completed 10-of-16 passes for 140 yards while Joe Genia had three receptions for 51 yards. Huber had 39 yards receiving on three catches while Johnny Clark had two catches for 16 yards.

Perry also caught two passes for 34 yards.

Tyler Jackson and Hunter Buczkowski had nine tackles each with Max Heeke adding in eight and Huber reeling in an interception.



Montabella 75, Ashley 8

The Montabella High School football team picked up a conference win Friday as it rolled over host Ashley 75-8.

The Mustangs (2-5, 1-3) got three rushing touchdowns from quarterback Brady Burggren as he dashed in from 11, 63 and 19-yards out.

He also tossed a 40-yard scoring pass to Daniel Cutler and was 2-for-2 passing for 58 yards.

Zack Taubitz scored on a 65-yard punt return for the Mustangs and ran in two more scores from four and 39-yards out.

Taubitz also hit Peter Taylor with a 50-yard scoring pass.

Chase Murray added in a four-yard score as well for Montabella.

Burggren had 135 yards rushing on seven carries while Taubitz had 74 yards on nine carries.

Landon Burns led the defense with nine tackles and a fumble recovery while Tommy Wisner had eight tackles. Travis Hanke added in three tackles and a fumble recovery while Tyler House had two tackles and a sack.



Bullock Creek 24, Shepherd 6

MIDLAND - The Shepherd High School football team fell to 0-7 on the season Friday as it lost to Midland Bullock Creek 24-6.

After a scoreless first quarter the Lancers took an 8-0 lead in the second.

Shepherd answered though as Brandon Stressman had a two-yard TD run to make it 8-6. Bullock Creek would push the lead to 24-6 by the half and then hold on.

The Bluejays got inside the 10 in the second half yet didnít score and also had two touchdowns called back in the game.

Stressman had 125 yards rushing on 28 carries while Tristan Foster had 46 yards on seven carries.

Nick Sponseller was 6-for-22 passing for 63 yards while Skylar Neyome had three catches for 47 yards.

Tim Kirby had 10 tackles with Eric Curtis notching eight. Clayton Long and Justin Shufelt also had seven tackles apiece.



Ovid-Elsie 41, Alma 14

ELSIE - Almaís football team came out on the short end of a 41-14 loss to host Ovid-Elsie on Friday night in TVC Central action.

The Panthers fell behind 14-0 in the first before getting on the board via a Justin Doyle 11-yard score that made it 14-6.

The hosts pushed the lead to 28-6 in the second before Alma scored the final points of the half on a Doyle 33-yard pass to Brevan Bender that made it 28-12. Matt Young then reeled in the conversion pass to make it 28-14 at the break.

This would be as close as it would get as the hosts posted the final 13 points.

Doyle completed 8-of-21 passes for 106 yards while Corban Buckner had five catches for 65 yards. Doyle also ran six times for 59 yards for Alma.

Jalen Pereida and Grant Fitzgerald both had seven tackles while Boyd Hubbard and Slade Martin had six.

Martin also had a sack. Alma was outgained in the game 472-223.



Coleman 56, Vestaburg 29

Coleman locked up its first playoff berth since 2011 Friday night as it steamrolled visiting Vestaburg 56-29.

The Comets (6-1, 3-1) outscored the Wolverines (4-3, 1-3) 43-15 in the second and third quarter to get the win.

Coleman signal-caller Adam Stremlow had a huge night as he completed 19-of-31 passes for 420 yards and five scores.

He hit Matt Warner with scoring passes of 67 and 38 yards and added in a 26-yarder to Zack Frazer.

Stremlow also hit Mitch Franklin and Tristan Cottrell with 26-yard scoring passes.

Frazer also had a three-yard scoring run while Lars Murray added in a 33-yard TD run. Franklin also scooped up a fumble and returned it 20 yards for a score.

Warner caught five passes for 210 yards for Coleman with Frazer notching five catches for 58. Franklin also had three catches for 73 yards.

Ryan Yager and Franklin led the Coleman defense with 11 tackles each.

DeWayne McKinney caught six passes for 124 yards and a score for Vestaburg while Christian Benavidez had two catches for 33 yards and two scores.

Austin Blanks also had seven catches for 119 yards while Austin Myers completed 19-of-34 passes for 279 yards and three TDs.

Benavidez had 13 tackles for Vestaburg with Jarred Stratton notching nine.



Chippewa Hills 28, Morley-Stanwood 10

STANWOOD - Chippewa Hills improved to 4-3 in the Central State Activities Association Friday night with a 28-10 win at Morley-Standwood.

Hunter Conley opened the scoring for the Warriors (4-3, 4-3 CSAA) with an 18-yard rush in the first quarter. Ryan St. John connected on the first of his four extra point makes for Chippewa Hills.

Quentin Gossett scored the final three touchdowns for Chippewa Hills on 30, 2 and 5-yard runs. Gossett led the Warriors on the ground with 194 yards on 27 caries, while St. John added 57 yards on six carries. Conley completed 4-of-10 passes for 55 yards and ran for an additional 30 yards on five carries.

Tyler Kelsey had two catches for 45 yards and Austin Issette caught two passes for 10 yards.

Defensively, Zack Sellers led the way with 10 tackles, while Marcus Merrill, Marcus Guerrero and Eric Russell each tallied seven tackles each.



Clare 21, Harrison 0

Clare remained unbeaten in Jack Pine Conference action Friday evening with a 21-0 win at Harrison.

Charlie Bugbee opened the scoring for the Pioneers (5-2, 5-0 JPC) on a 54-yard touchdown reception on a pass from quarterback Colton Punches. Camden Dice connected on the first of three extra-point makes to give Clare the 7-0 lead.

Jordan Gross later scored on a 54-yard run and Punches capped off the Clare scoring on a 2-yard rush.

For the game, Punches was 6-of-15 passing for 57 yards, also tallying 45 yards on seven carries. Bugbee had three catches for 38 yards and Logan Emery had seven rushes for 34 yards.

Lee Cole led the Pioneers defensively with 11 tackles, while Joe McGuire registered eight tackles.

For Harrison (1-6, 1-4 JPC), Justin Yager completed 6-of-10 passes for 14 yards, and rushed 11 times for 33 yards Matt Haskell also rushed two times for 38 yards.

Bret Coughlin recorded 15 tackles to lead the Hornets, while Michael Taylor had eight tackles and a sack.



Valley Lutheran 21, Breckenridge 14

SAGINAW - Breckenridge came up a score short Friday as it lost to host Valley Lutheran 21-14.

The Huskies (1-6) got a 60-yard and a two-yard rushing score from Wade SanMiguel for its scoring on the night.

He also hit Matt Seward with a conversion pass.

SanMiguel carried the ball 19 times for 201 yards while Chase Siler had nine carries for 35 yards.

SanMiguel also completed 14-of-27 passes for 100 yards and two interceptions.

Mitch Miller had six catches for 32 yards while Seward caught five balls for 50 yards.

SanMiguel had nine tackles, including two for loss and a sack, while Miguel Gutierrez had nine and Quayd Short had eight.



Beaverton 49, Farwell 7

BEAVERTON - Farwell came up short in Jack Pine Conference action Friday as it lost at Beaverton 49-7.

Brandon Turner hit Curtis Robinson with a 45-yard scoring pass for the Eaglesí lone score of the night.

Turner completed 4-of-7 passes for 73 yards while Robinson completed 4-of-16 passes for 42 yards.

Trent Johns had nine tackles while Devin Warner had eight. Deric Szanfrancki also had five.



Carrollton 46, St. Louis 14

CARROLLTON - St. Louis fell to host Carrollton 46-14 Friday night in TVC West action.

The Sharks got a four-yard TD run from Matt Hasler and a six-yard scoring pass from Zach Mizer to Jed Abbott. Kaden Keon also nailed both PATs.

Hasler had 122 yards on 22 carries while Mizer was 4-of-8 passing for 41 yards and a TD. Mack Crowley had two catches for 36 yards while Mizer had 10 tackles and Chris Adams eight.

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 11:40:28 PM EST

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