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.
Marquette JV 42
TC Central JV 14
Marquette won a junior varsity matchup with Traverse City Central 42-14.
Devante Walker scored on a 62-yard touchdown run and added a two-point conversion for the Trojans, while Reagan Cotton tossed a 55-yard TD pass to Max Franz.
Alex Windholz had nine tackles, Nik Norton eight and Mason Houston intercepted a pass.
Trojans capture four-team tourney
Four home tournaments, four wins.
Traverse City Central remained perfect Friday, capturing its own four-team invitational.
Matches started at the high school, but had to be moved indoors at the YMCA and Grand Traverse Resort and Spa because of the weather. Matches were shortened indoors.
Central, ranked No. 5 in Division 1, won six of eight flights to finish with 22 points. Muskegon Mona Shores took second with 13, followed by Grand Haven with 11 and Forest Hills Eastern with 2.
The Trojans won all four doubles flights. Hayden Drury and Caleb Heimburger claimed No. 1, beating Eastern (4-0, 4-0), Mona Shores (4-2, 4-1) and Grand Haven (4-1, 4-1). Yani Beeker and Parker Berden took No. 2, topping Mona Shores (6-1, 6-4), Grand Haven (5-4, 4-1) and Eastern (4-0, 4-0). Jack Seymour and Austin Wieland captured No. 3, downing Eastern (6-2, 6-1), Mona Shores (4-0, 4-0) and Grand Haven (4-3, 4-0). Michael Meindertsma and Spencer Kroupa won No. 4, defeating Grand Haven (6-0, 6-0), Mona Shores (4-2, 4-1) and Eastern (4-2, 4-2).
Beeker and Berden are now 12-0.
Cam Young won No. 3 singles, upending Mona Shores (6-2, 6-4), Grand Haven (4-1, 4-2) and Eastern (5-4, 4-0). Nick Yergens took No. 4 singles, topping Grand Haven (6-1, 6-1), Mona Shores (5-3, 2-4, 10-3) and Eastern (4-2, 4-0).
Skyler Norgaard and Max Knoblock won two matches apiece at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively.
Central faces Traverse City West on Tuesday.
Muskegon WMC 3
TC Christian 1
Traverse City Christan and Muskegon Western Michigan Christian were knotted up at halftime before WMC pulled away for a 3-1 win.
Jacob Rorick scored TC Christian’s goal and David Bump made 15 saves in net.
The Sabres — who had to forfeit their first two victories of the season and are now 0-3 due to unknowingly using an ineligible transfer player, according to coach Ron Christie — travel to Suttons Bay on Tuesday.
— Compiled by Dennis Chase and James Cook