The Redskins will play the second of three straight home games, this week when they host Memphis at Woodard Field. The following week, Sandusky will entertain a talented Harbor Beach team.
C-PS 54 Caseville 0
After starting the season with a tough two-game road schedule, the Carsonville-Port Sanilac Tigers played a home game last week and used a balanced offensive attack to crush Caseville 54-0. The win leaves the Tigers with a 1-2 overall record as they head in to this week’s home game with rival Peck.
“This was a nice win for us,” said Coach Joe Rickett. “The kids were excited to play a home game after opening with Lawrence and Bay City, two pretty tough teams.” He added, “the kids have been working hard and it was good to see them be rewarded. I thought we did a nice job of spreading the ball around and everyone had plenty of playing time.”
C-PS held a slim 8-6 first quarter lead after Quentin Hooper broke free on a 22-yard run and then flipped a two-point conversion pass to Zack Baysdell. The Tiger offense cranked things up in the second quarter, scoring three times on TDs from Baysdell (eight yards), Mike Cooney (12 yards) and Tyler Mitchell’s 11 yard scamper.
The winners scored three more times in the second half, once in the third on a 22-yard run by Cooney for his second score of the evening and touchdowns by Austin Kelly (two yards) and Mooney on a six yard run.
Carsonville-Port Sanilac finished the game with 357 yards rushing and what made Coach Rickett the happiest was, “we spread it around. No one had a huge night. A great team effort and they really have improved since the first two games,” the coach stated.
Following their NCTL battle with Peck this week, the Tigers will collide with a potent North Huron team in Week 5.
Bay City All Saints 22 Peck 20
Sometimes the point after touchdown plays a deciding factor in a game, like Friday night’s 8-Man contest between Peck and Bay City All Saints. The Pirates failed to convert on two different two-point tries, costing them a chance at a huge victory. Bay City held on to nip Peck 22-20 in a closely contested NCTL Stripes Division contest on the Pirates home field.
“I’m proud of the kids. They played hard,” said first-year coach Fidel Mendoza. “We gave ourselves a chance to win it, but just didn’t convert the PATs. I was proud of how they fought back and made it close in the end. We’ll work hard this week and get ready for a tough game with Carsonville-Port Sanilac. They are much-improved.”
After the two teams battled to a 8-8 tie early in the third quarter, All-Saints took control and the lead with a pair of touchdowns. Peck fought back in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, scoring twice within a matter of minutes.
Quarterback Garrett Overstreet launched a 35-yard scoring strike to make it a one score game with less than four minutes remaining. The key two-point conversion failed, although Overstreet thought he had crossed the goal line on a keeper. The Pirates final touchdown was set up by another long bomb by Overstreet covering 45 yards. However, Peck missed a chance to send the game to overtime with less than a minute to play, missing the crucial PAT attempt.
Overstreet had a big night, completing 8 of 17 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown and added 110 yards rushing. Caleb Potter had a solid night for the Pirates, gaining 102 yards. Peck out-rushed Bay City 222 to 199 and added another 149 yards passing to All-Saints 50.
The Pirates return to action Friday night when they travel to C-PS for a key NCTL game with the Tigers. Both teams go in to the contest with identical 1-2 overall records.
Laker 54 Marlette 0
The Marlette Red Raiders ran into a buzzsaw, better known as Laker, Friday night and were handed a 54-0 pounding in GTC crossover action. Marlette, now 1-2 overall, begins GTC-East division play this week when they host a talented Harbor Beach squad.
“We had absolutely no offense tonight,” admitted Marlette Coach Denny Lester. “Their defensive line was huge and we had no answer for it. We will regroup this week and get ready for Friday night.”
Laker amassed342 yards of offense while holding the Red Raiders to -12 yards rushing. Laker scored 16 points in each of the first two quarters, added 14 more in the third and eight in the fourth. Isaiah Perales and Bryce George led the Marlette defense with six an four tackles respectively.
Friday night scores:
GTC crossover games
Unionville-Sebewaing 30, Sandusky 22 – O.T.
Cass City 54, Brown City 30
Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Lakers 54, Marlette 0
Bad Axe 34, Memphis 0
Harbor Beach 32, Reese 7
Ubly 46, Vassar 0
Richmond 35, Croswell-Lexington 28 :
Armada 12, Yale 0
Almont 49, Capac 0
Algonac 41, Imlay City 7
Millington 33, Birch Run 7
Caro 34, North Branch 26
Frankenmuth 42, Essexville-Garber 24
Bridgeport 45, West Branch Ogemaw Heights 14
Outer Coverage area
Marysville 37, New Have 14
Port Huron Northern 14, Centerline 13
Clintondale 50, St Clair 22
Warren Mott 50, Port Huron 0
8 PLAYER FOOTBALL
Morrice 50, Burton Madison 0 – Thursday, Sept 7th
Deckerville 42, Mayville 8
Lawrence 68, Dryden 36
Kingston @ Flint International – Saturday
Bay City All Saints 22, Peck 20
North Huron 82, Akron-Fairgrove 6
Carsonville-Port Sanilac 54, Caseville 12
New Haven Merritt 42, Owen-Gage 6
Other notable 8 Player Football Scores
Ontonagan 32, Powers North Central 30
Stephenson 42, Crystal Falls Forest Park 16
Rapid River 46, Felch North Dickinson 28