Traverse City Record-Eagle


November 30, 2013

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Marine City defeats GRSC for Div. 4 state title

DETROIT (AP) — Alex Merchant threw three touchdown passes to Pete Patsaslis and Olivia Viney made history as a kicker, lifting Marine City to a 49-35 victory Friday night over Grand Rapids South Christian in the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 4 state championship game.

The Mariners finish 13-1, Grand Rapids South Christian 12-2.

Viney, a junior, kicked seven extra points and became the first girl to score a point in MHSAA football finals history. She also tied the MHSAA football finals record for most extra points in a finals game and set the Marine City record for most extra points in a game.

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