Central Montcalm 31, Holton 7: The Green Hornets ran all over the Red Devils in Friday’s CSAA game, as Lucas Emmons ended up with 12 carries for 241 yards and two touchdowns. Keagan James added 17 runs for 168 yards and three touchdowns and was 3-of-14 for 45 yards passing. Jesse Judge caught all three passes. Central was down 7-0 before Emmons got loose in the second quarter for a 62-yard run. He also broke a 97-yard score in the fourth quarter. Seth Walker led the defense with 15 tackles and an interception and Austin Edwards added 14 tackles. Records: 2-3 and 2-3. Next: at home against Newaygo Friday.
Vestaburg 24, Ashley 18: The Wolverines may have been looking past Ashley to a matchup next week with Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart but still got a win over the Bears Friday night. Mike King had three of the touchdowns, rushing for two touchdowns and returning an interception 99 yards for the third. He had only five carries for 30 yards. Kyle Johnson had the other touchdown and he ran four times for 34 yards. Quote: “It was a pretty sloppy game. We put the ball on the ground five times in the first half.” — Vestaburg coach Dan Ryckman. Records: 4-1 and 2-0. Next: at home against Sacred Heart Friday.
CC-Crystal 28, Coleman 26: The Eagles are 4-1 for the first time since 2004 after getting their fourth straight win Friday night. Arron Haines had 22 rushes for 170 yards and three touchdowns and Robert Failing added 17 carries for 105 yards as CC-Crystal had 414 yards on the ground. Quote: “Our kids played very hard and physical. Coleman is a great team that went 7-2 last year and came in 3-1 today on their homecoming. A very big win.” — CC-Crystal coach Jason Gray. Records: 4-1 and 2-0. Next: at home vs. Montabella Friday.
Greenville 49, Cedar Springs 20: The Yellow Jackets opened O-K Bronze Conference play with a win at the Red Hawks’ homecoming Friday night. Curtis Heppe was 10-of-13 for 218 yards and four touchdowns passing, throwing three passes to Tyler Rasmussen for 42 yards and a touchdown and three more to Cory Zimmerman for 60 yards and a touchdown. Carter Stephens added 16 rushes for 127 yards and Brennan Ramirez added 13 rushes for 87 yards and a touchdown. Dakota Sherrick added a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the second quarter. Records: 3-2 and 1-0. Next: at home against Northview Friday.
Sacred Heart 61, Montabella 12: The Mustangs were mercied by the Irish Friday night as the Irish improved their record to 4-1. Zach Taubitz and Logan Burns had the touchdowns for Montabella. Taubitz finished with 19 rushes for 84 yards, while Burns ran 14 times for 67 yards. Tom Wisner led the defense with seven tackles and Burns and Joey Durham added six tackles each. Record: 2-3 and 0-2. Next: at home against Carson City-Crystal Friday.
Reed City 21, Lakeview 14: The Wildcats had the game tied late in the fourth quarter but the Coyotes scored with 3:11 left and Lakeview fumbled the ball at the Coyote 5 with 26 seconds left in the game. Garrett Cavendish scored on a 64-yard run in the second quarter. Early in the third quarter Jared Taylor scored on a three-yard run after the Wildcats recovered the onside kick to open the second half. Taylor was the leading rusher, rushing 22 yards for 105 yards, while Cavendish added 10 carries for 93 yards. Terry Grieser led the defense with 13 tackles, Nate Hayward and Cory Hamlin had 11 each. Quote: “Lakeview’s offensive line played outstanding today. Lakeview played hard and well, but it was a heartbreaking loss.” — Lakeview coach Guenther Mittelstaedt. Records: 1-4 and 1-4. Next: at Hesperia Friday.
Tri County 9, Lakeview 1: The Wildcats were mercied by the Vikings Friday afternoon for their third straight loss. The only goal scored by Lakeview was David Wheeler. Lucas Sweet was the goalkeeper for the Wildcats, making 11 saves. Record: 3-11. Next: at Reed City Tuesday.
Lakeview third at CSAA jamboree: The Wildcats were third at the jamboree they hosted Thursday, shotting a team score of 532 behind Big Rapids and Central Montcalm. Katie Thebo shot a 122, Hannah Estelle added a 123, Ally Fleck shot 134 and Shianne Johnson added a 153. Next: at regionals Oct. 18.
Belding boys win, girls third: The Redskins went to Sparta for an O-K Blue Conference jamboree and came away with the top boys score with 32 points, half the points of the host Spartans and 39 less than Allendale. The Belding girls were third with 78 points behind Sparta’s 39 and Coopersville’s 65. For the Redskin boys, Justin Belding was third (17:19.68), Eric Rasch was fourth (17:22.25), Trevor Curtis was fifth (17:33.29), Mitchell Jenks was ninth (17:57.95) and Sam Syrjala was 11th (18:07.95). Belding’s girls were led by Monica Baylis in second (20:06.33). She was followed by Teresa Myles in seventh (20:41.68), Joesi Krieger was 21st (21:41.47), Mariah Carlson was 22nd (21:47.33) and Rachel Warner was 27th (22:13.39). Next: at home for the Belding Invitational Wednesday.