Montabella 39, Ashley 8: The Mustangs picked up their first MSAC victory of the season over the Bears on Friday night. Zach Taubitz rushed for 133 yards, Logan Burns 83 and Derek Martin 39. Brady Burggren was 9-for-15 passing for 154 yards and two touchdowns, one each to Logan and Landen Burns. Martin rushed for two scores, while Logan Burns and Taubitz etched had one. Chase Murray caught three passes for 23 yards. Logan Burns made 12 tackles and Tyler House had eight tackles and a sack. Peter Taylor and Landen Burns each had interceptions. Records: 2-4 and 1-3. Next game: at home against Vestaburg on Friday.
Vestaburg 26, Coleman 14: The Wolverines are now one win away from qualifying for a playoff spot after knocking down the Comets in an MSAC-South game Friday night. Kyle Johnson scored two touchdowns on runs of three and 39 yards, Mike King added a 41-yard run and Mason Darmody recovered a fumble and returned it 55 yards for Vestaburg’s scores. Keigan Ryckman ran the ball 13 times for 91 yards and King added 14 rushes for 103 yards. Christian Benivedas had 16 tackles on defense. Records: 5-2 and 2-2. Next game: at Montabella next Friday.
MP Sacred Heart 54, CC-Crystal 30: The Eagles will finish second in the MSAC-South after losing to the Irish at home Friday night. Logan Forist had two touchdowns rushing and Will Beedy and Robert Failing had touchdown runs for the Eagles. CC-Crystal outrushed Sacred Heart 446-220, led by Failing with 21 carries for 190 yards and Forist with 15 carries for 128 yards. But Sacred Heart’s Mitch Myler was 14-of-22 for 239 yards and three touchdowns passing. Quote: “I am very proud of our kids and coaches tonight. We spotted Sacred Heart a 21 point lead at the start and fought back to get within 27-24. They got a token touchdown at the end of the game to extend their lead, but it was a very competitive game. We made some mental mistakes that cost us some points, but our kids know what a championship and playoff atmosphere is like.” – CC-Crystal coach Jason Gray. Records: 5-2 and 3-1. Next game: at Ashley next Friday.
West Catholic 40, Greenville 15: The Yellow Jackets offense struggled in their O-K Bronze matchup on Friday night at West Catholic. Greenville turned the ball over six times, while managing just 114 yards of offense. West Catholic was led by sophomore quarterback Travis Russell, who finished 27-for-36 for 371 yards and three touchdowns. Russell found David Kuzma for 14 catches and 215 yards and one touchdown. On the ground, Andy Corey carried the ball 25 times for 111 yards and two scores. The Falcons rolled for 500 yards of total offense. Greenville quarterback Curtis Heppe ended up with 48 yards passing, while sophomore Kyle Swindell led the Yellow Jackets with 39 yards one eight carries. Swindell and Brennan Ramirez scored touchdowns for Greenville. Records: 3-3 and 1-2. Next game: at home Friday against Forest Hills Northern.
Tri County 7, Lakeview 4: The Wildcats lost a home match with the Vikings on Friday afternoon. Timmy Reed scored twice, while Matt Hill and Evan Saxton once apiece for the Wildcats. Lucas Sweet made 26 saves. Record: 6-12. Next match: at Shepherd on Monday.