FRANKFORT — Quarterback David Loney scored four touchdowns Friday night to lead Frankfort to a season-opening 30-14 non-conference football win over Houghton Lake.
Loney scored on runs of 9, 2, 10 and 5 yards. He also connected with Connor Bradley on a 13-yard scoring pass.
The Panthers led 18-0 at half, consuming the clock on the ground. Frankfort ran 45 plays to Houghton Lake’s 10.
Loney finished with 140 yards on 21 carries. Kole Hollenbeck added 84 yards on 28 attempts.
Loney was 7 of 14 in the air for 107 yards. Bradley caught three passes for 33 yards.
Defensively, Sam Stockdale had seven tackles and Mason Loney five for the Panthers, who play Harbor Springs next weekend.
Forest Area 20
Forest Area came within a few stalled drives of posting a season-opening road win over Pellston.
The Warriors had four drives halted inside the Hornet 10.
Forest Area was able to rack up big yardage through the air, with sophomore quarterback Austin Vance throwing for nearly 300 yards.
Justin Burke caught eight passes for 140 yards and a 65-yard TD pass, while Jeremy Richard hauled in a 45-yard TD catch. Eric Wagner added a 36-yard touchdown run.
Dion Burke led the defense with 15 tackles.
Sault Ste. Marie 7
Petoskey opened its season with a 23-7 non-league win over Sault Ste. Marie.
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Central Lake 14
Central Lake ran the ball effectively, but wasn’t able to open the season with a victory, falling to Pickford 28-14.
George Thayer scored both Trojan touchdowns — on runs of 2 and 34 yards.
Will Brockman led the team with 12 carries for 118 yards and a two-point conversion, Luke Seaney ran seven times fro 59 yards and Thayer ran six times for 58 yards.
Brockman led the defense with 10 tackles.
Thayer’s second TD tied the game up at 14-14 in the third quarter before the Panthers scored two touchdowns in the fourth.