STANDISH — Standish-Sterling scored two touchdowns in an 11-second span late in the fourth quarter Friday to beat Kingsley 21-14 in a Division 5 football playoff game.
The Panthers snapped a 7-7 deadlock with 4:49 remaining on a one-yard run by Austin Snyder.
Eleven seconds later, Matt Crawford returned an interception 28 yards to make it 21-7.
Kingsley, which finished 6-4, scored with 1:13 to go on an 18-yard pass from Tyler Newell to Jarid Lueck. The onside kick, though, did not go the required 10 yards and Standish-Sterling was able to run out the clock.
The Panthers took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a Jimmy Cousins 46-yard run. Kingsley scored the equalizer in the second quarter on a 25-yard pass from Newell to Tyler Case.
The Stags rushed for 162 yards, 67 by Dan Gelles. Cousins led Standish-Sterling with with 132 yards on the ground.
Nicklas Endres had 14 tackles and Nick Ames nine for the Stags. Newell had an interception.
Lake City 35
Lake City quarterback Drew Marion carried the ball 31 times for 209 yards in the rain and scored four touchdowns as the Trojans (9-1) defeated visiting Whittemore-Prescott 35-20 to advance to the Division 7 district title game for the second year in a row.
The Trojans play at No. 1 seed Lincoln-Alcona (10-0), which defeated McBain 38-28.
“It was an old-fashioned smash mouth football game,” said Lake City coach Tim Peterson. “We played very physical on both sides of the ball. Our O-line did a great job of creating holes.”
Marion scored on runs of 26, 2, 4 and 6 yards and slot receiver Kevin Kunkel tallied on a 19-yard reverse. Marion booted three PATs and also threw for two points to Bradley Atkins.
Lake City amassed more than 400 yards rushing in the contest. Senior Jake Truesdale blasted his way to 93 yards in 16 attempts and Kunkel carried six times for 80 yards.