KINGSLEY — Host Kingsley survived a scare to stay unbeaten in the Northwest Conference on Friday with a 12-6 win over Frankfort.
The game was delayed about 45 minutes late in the fourth quarter for lightning. When it resumed, the Panthers (2-3) had the ball at midfield on fourth-and-2, but were hit with an illegal procedure and couldn't pick up the first down. Kingsley (4-1, 3-0 NWC) was able to run out the clock.
The Stags scored on the first play of the second quarter on a Micah Weesner 170-yard run. Connor Fitzpatrick cored early in the third quarter to complete the team's scoring.
Fitzpatrick ran 19 times for 108 yards. On defense, he had nine tackles and a fumble recovery while Kelly Lark had 10 tackles — three for a loss.
Frankfort (2-3) outgained the Stags, but couldn't get into the end zone.
Nolan Nye had Frankfort's touchdown on a 3-yard run and finished with 123 yards. Brandon Schaub had 43 yards. Defensively, Tony Evans had seven tackles while Nye added six.
Benzie Central 22 Suttons Bay 13
After lightning delayed the game at halftime, Benzie Central hung on for a 22-13 Northwest Conference win over Suttons Bay.
The Huskies (2-3) took a 14-0 lead at halftime. Javier Rodriguez ran 19 times for 116 yards and a touchdown while Garrett Buist caught a 42-yard touchdown pass and a two-point conversion. Cory Bock was 4-for-12 passing for 60 yards.
Defensively, Benzie Central had six tackles and a fumble recovery from Tyler Knudsen while Evan Mocan, Rodriguez and Bock all had picks.
For Suttons Bay (0-5), Sean Lammy hit Carter Hanson on a 64-yard pass in the second half and Alex Crocker's kick made it 14-7. Later, Dylan Grant returned a kickoff 58 yards to complete the scoring.
Suttons Bay had four turnovers to Benzie's one. Shocko Shawandase led the Norsemen with 16 tackles while Cluadio Ruiz had 11.
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