It’s a wrap! The regular season has come and gone. Now we can take one last look at the games from Week Nine before we move into THE PLAYOFFS! I’d write more up here, but it’s Michigan week and I keep thinking about which characters I will see at Disney Jr. Live on Saturday. Oh, the things we do for our kids!
Montrose 37 Lake Fenton 0
No one expected this score. Montrose started out strong and it continued through the game. Quarterback Riley Warren completed three of his six passes for 34 yards and ran 14 times for 54 yards and two scores. Two of the completions went to Malik Taylor for 37 yards. Taylor also rushed five times for 93 yards and three touchdowns. Tyler Doyle was the work horse, running 15 times for 137 yards. On the Lake Fenton side, quarterback Pete Plasters completed four of his 15 passes for 18 yards. Neil Allor grabbed three of those passes for 14 yards. Allor also rushed 11 times for 44 yards. Alex Schwartz toted the rock 15 times for 48 yards. Montrose is the Genesee Area Conference Red Division champion for 2013.
Menominee 58 Marquette 7
Things were going right for the Redmen of Marquette. Half way through the second quarter, they trailed 14-7. That’s when Menominee made adjustments and sped right past Marquette. It was a scoring frenzy after that as the Maroons scored 51 unanswered points. Menominee quarterback Justin Brilinski had a fantastic night. He ran for 134 yards and completed 12 of his 19 passes for 160 yards and two touchdown passes. Brilinski busted off a 76 yard touchdown run as well. Devon Harris had eight receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown. Devon Barley grabbed four footballs for 65 yards and a touchdown. On the Marquette side, quarterback Brett Place completed six of his 14 passes for 129 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions in almost a half game of play. In the second quarter, he sat down after getting smacked around by the Maroon defense. Receiver Kurt Burmeister grabbed a 79 yard touchdown reception for Marquette’s only score. The Maroons are your 2013 Great Northern UP Conference winners.
Detroit Catholic School League Prep Bowl
Brother Rice 20 Detroit Catholic Central 7
Old man Fracassa took home the win, and with it, finished with a 29-28-1 career record against Detroit Catholic Central. The score was 3-0 from the first quarter until Brother Rice running back Brian Walker ran in a 36 yard touchdown late in the third quarter. For the game, quarterback Alex Malzone completed 13 of his 21 passes for 165 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. He also ran nine times for five yards. Shon Powell rushed 13 times for 58 yards and Walker finished with 56 yards on 10 carries. Grant Perry was the leading receiver with five catches for 76 yards. Corey Lacanaria also caught five balls for 74 yards and a touchdown. Jason Alessi nailed two field goals. The only score C.C. came up with was a six yard touchdown reception from Sean Birney to Nick Coccocetta in the closing minutes. Birney finished six of 14 passing. C.C. was held to 105 total offensive yards. Brother Rice is your Detroit Catholic School League Central Division Champions for 2013.
Zeeland West 36 Byron Center 13
Byron Center tried to limit Zeeland West’s Danny Bauder. While they were keying on Bauder, the Dux turned to Cole Hession. It was working in the first half and the score was 12-6 at the break. Three first half turnovers didn’t help Zeeland West. The third quarter belonged to ZW as they scored three times. Hession finished with 20 carries for 123 yards and three touchdowns. Bauder rushed 13 times for 53 yards before being nicked up and pulled. Marcus Lambert rushed 14 times for 91 yards and two scores. For Byron Center, Quarterback Jake Bylsma completed two of his seven passes for 11 yards and an interception while also rushing 10 times for 548 additional yards. Jarod Rodgers ran 13 times for 113 and a score. Travis Baker rushed seven times for 31 yards and the other score. And just like that, Zeeland West won the Ottawa-Kent Conference Green Division championship for 2013.