Week 2 scores
Laker 38 Sandusky 26
The Sandusky Redskins, fresh off a whipping of Imlay City in Week 1, found themselves in a dogfight last Thursday night when they traveled to Laker for a GTC crossover game. Laker used a 16-point third quarter and added an insurance touchdown in the fourth quarter to take a 38-26 win over Sandusky. The loss leaves Sandusky at 1-1 overall as they play their home opener this week, hosting Unionville-Sebewaing.
Sandusky finished the game with 242 yards rushing with Brown leading the way, gaining 76 yards on nine carries. Joe Wentzel added 64 yards on eight attempts. Laker piled up 329 yards rushing, despite fumbling three times. Both teams are now 1-1 overall.
Week 2’s 8-Man NCTL Stars Division clash of league powers Lawrence and Deckerville was expected by many to be a classic battle, However, the Eagles defense had other plans in mind, stuffing the Tigers offense in a lopsided 52-0 win. It was a victory that even caught the Deckerville coaching staff off guard.
Following the game with the Wildcats, Deckerville collides with a much-improved Kingston team on the Cardinals home field before returning home to host a good Dryden ballclub.
Despite dropping a hard-fought GTC crossover game to USA last week 14-6, Marlette Coach Denny Lester is pleased with the improvement of his team over a year ago and is confident the team is on the right path.
Marlette will play their home opener this week when Laker pays a visit in a GTC crossover contest Friday night. The following week, the Red Raiders will begin GTC-East play at Harbor Beach against a solid Pirate squad.
Cros-Lex 29 Imlay City 26
The Cros-Lex Pioneers needed a touchdown with under a minute to play to pull out a sloppy 29-26 win over BWAC opponent Imlay City last week. Neither team was able to establish much of an offense in the opening quarter that lasted 45 minutes alone, due to a near constant flow of penalty flags. In the end, quarterback Joey Johnston capped a scoring drive with 0:49 showing on the clock when he connected with sophomore receiver Jake Noll on a 14-yard TD pass to rally for the win. Pioneer Coach Garrett Grundman said despite the rough night of penalties and turnovers, “I was glad to see the guys keep their composure and pull out teh win.” Grundman said his team managed to peel off over 500 yards of offense, with two long scoring throws to Paul Scarmuzzino from Johnston helping the Cros-Lex cause. The Pioneers begin a rugged stretch of their schedule in Week 3 Friday night when they host Richmond in another key league showdown. Waiting for Cros-Lex the following week are the Almont Raiders.
In other area games, Brown City fell to 0-2 following a 50-26 loss to Vassar, Carsonville-Port Sanilac dropped to 0-2 overall after suffering a 56-12 setback to bay City All-Saints, Peck scored a 44-0 win over Caseville for their first win of the year. Friday night, the Pirates host the All-Saints in a 8-man conference game, C-PS will hope for their first win of the year when they host Caseville and Brown City’s task doesn’t get any easier as they host GTC crossover foe Cass City.