Montabella 18, Vestaburg 16: The Mustangs got a touchdown by Zach Taubitz with just over two minutes left in the fourth quarter to notch an MSAC-South win Friday night. Taubitz ran 20 times for 80 yards and two touchdowns and filled in for an injured Brady Burggren with 4-of-5 passing for 35 yards. Burggren ran the ball 14 times for 47 yards and a touchdown. Peter Taylor had two catches for 35 yards, Dan Cutler added 11 tackles and Tom Wisner added nine more to the effort. Records: Montabella is 3-5 and 2-3, Vestaburg is 4-4 and 1-4. Next games: Montabella is at Evart Friday, Vestaburg is at Merrill Friday.
Lakeview 42, White Cloud 8: The Wildcats clinched a spot in the playoffs with a big win over the winless Indians Friday night. Garrett Cavendish had nine rushes for 134 yards, with three of those nine going for touchdowns. Nate Shurlow threw one pass, and it was a 55-yard touchdown to Shawn Lindsey. John Zuluaga-Torres and Peter Betten also had a touchdown for Lakeview. Records: 6-2 and 6-2. Next game: at Big Rapids Friday.
Reed City 48, Central Montcalm 14: The Green Hornets lost for the fourth time in five games Friday night when the Coyotes took the CSAA game. Keegan James ran 24 times for 159 yards and the two Central touchdowns and was 6-of-10 passing for 35 yards. Trenton Braman ran 11 times for 57 yards and Bo Studley had eight tackles on the night. Records: 3-5 and 3-5. Next game: at home against Hesperia Friday.