Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — From staff reports
ELK RAPIDS — Elk Rapids improved to 2-0 with a 40-0 shutout of Kingsley.
The Elks (2-0) host Traverse City St. Francis next week.
Elk Rapids led 27-0 by halftime.
“Two weeks in a row our defense has been solid,” Elks coach Ed Schindler said of his team that hasn’t surrendered a point so far this season. “We’ve been gang tackling. It’s nice seeing the physicality come back to Elk Rapids football.”
Thais Grays ran four times for 100 yards and two touchdowns, Logan Sentieri added six carries for 72 yards and a score and Adam Troutman had one TD passing and another rushing.
Sean Wells led the Elks defense with 10 tackles and Ryan Bush had eight.
Nate Zenner led Kingsley’s offense with 11 carries for 55 yards, while Mike Boss had 15 solo tackles and Jake Zenner made eight stops and had two sacks.
Glen Lake 28
Carter Lee threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third as Glen Lake blanked Charlevoix 28-0 in a non-league game.
Lee connected with Thomas Waning from 32 yards and Logan LaCross from 3. He also sprinted 25 yards for the game’s first score. Travis Wiltjer added a 23-yard touchdown run.
The Lakers (2-0) gained 243 yards on the ground and 122 in the air. Charlevoix had 190 yards rushing and 57 in the air.
Trevor Apsey led the ground game with 71 yards. Lee added 68 and Wiltjer 61.
Lee was 10 of 17 passing. Waning caught five for 98 yards.
For Charlevoix, Sam Hovie rushed for 119 yards.
Apsey led the Lakers defense with 13 tackles. Bryan Noirot had nine tackles for the Rayders (1-1), who lost three players to injury.
Suttons Bay 7
Will Noble completed 7 of 11 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns as Kalkaska defeated Suttons Bay 26-7 in a non-league game.
Noble tossed an 80-yard touchdown pass to Justus Holtz on the game’s first play. Holtz also hauled in a 31 scoring pass. He finished with four catches for 125 yards.
Kaleb Hauser rushed for 113 yards in 15 carries. He scored on a pair of six-yard runs.
Suttons Bay’s touchdown came in the first half on a three-yard run by Kyle Campeau. Lars Thornton kicked the extra point. Campeau finished with 50 yards on the ground.
Eric Tracey led the Blazers (2-0) defensively with nine tackles. Hunter Shelton added five. Zach Smith led the Norsemen with 13 stops, including a sack. Shocko Shawandase added 11 tackles.
Houghton Lake 14
Grayling rolled out to a big halftime lead and cruised to a 49-14 victory over Houghton Lake.
Vikings quarterback Jake Swander threw for 229 yards and five touchdowns, completing 14 of 19 passes before Grayling sat its signal caller in the second half.
Tyler McLanahan caught four passes for 54 yards and three touchdowns, Brandon Latusek had 29 receiving yards and a TD and Kevin Harris hauled in two throws for 17 yards and a TD. Harris also led the defense with eight tackles and was 7 for 7 on extra points. Dylan Lyman also had eight tackles.
Michael Branch ran for 43 yards and a touchdown and Justin Tonforti gained 51 yards and scored a TD.
Boyne City 35
Kent City 14
Boyne City jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead in a 35-14 victory over Kent City.
The Ramblers scored on a 2-yard Corey Redman run, a 27-yard Redman pass to Maceo Vroman and a 16-yard Mack Alexander interception return in the first half.
Brad Fouchia added a 30-yard TD run and Redman found Vroman for a 23-yard score to round out Boyne’s scoring.
Malik Smith ran 26 times for 94 yards, Vroman had six carries for 44 yards and caught three passes for another 67 yards and two scores and Redman was 6 of 9 passing for 113 yards and two TDs. Fouchia gained 42 yards rushing.
Chase Ledingham ran for 162 yards and four touchdowns as Petoskey routed Hastings 41-14.
Evan Whitmore tossed a 25-yard TD pass to Shea Whitmore to open the scoring. Then Ledingham scored on TD runs of 3, 7 and 7 yards by halftime for a 27-6 advantage.
Nick Mesnard and Ledingham added second-half touchdowns for the 41-14 final.
Pine River 39
Benzie Central 8
Benzie Central fell to 0-2 with a 39-8 non-league loss to Pine River.
The Huskies lone touchdown came on a 38-yard pass from Zach Drake to Drew Byrd. Evan Mocan ran in the two-point conversion.
Mocan finished with 78 yards rushing. Payton Bartley and Drake added 46 yards and Chase Buist 41.
Devlin Philo led the defense with 10 tackles.
Lake City 56
Lake City stayed unbeaten with a 56-0 non-league win over Mesick.
Zach Riffle led the Bulldogs defense with six tackles. Chad Mathewson and Jeremiah Hamilton recovered fumbles while Billy Bardocz intercepted a pass. Bardocz had 31 receiving yards for Mesick (0-2) and 55 return yards. Zach Gonyer punted five times for a 40-yard average.
Central Lake 30
Central Lake pounded out 297 yards on the ground in derailing Atlanta 30-12 in a non-league game.
Will Brockman gained 100 of those yards, scoring twice on two-yard runs.
Ben Hicks also tallied twice, scoring on runs of 7 and 13 yards.
George Thayer added 76 yards rushing for the Trojans (1-1), who travel to Gaylord St. Mary on Friday.
Gus Szoka recorded a safety for Central Lake’s first two points. Sam Potter had four stops on defense.
St. Ignace 26
St. Ignace scored on a 1-yard touchdown run in overtime to come away with a 26-20 victory.
Mancelona had a touchdown on the last play of regulation called back due to a holding penalty.
The Ironmen (0-2) were led by Justin Spires’ 19 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown, while Chase Wilcox ran 16 times for 105 yards and Eric Wheeler gained 67 yards on 12 attempts and ran in two touchdowns.
Luke Smigielski made nine tackles, Logan Borst six, and Jacob Allen and Spires five each for Mancelona, which heads next week to Johannesburg-Lewiston. The Cardinals beat Inland Lakes 44-30.
Forest Area 25
Paul Korn had a punt return for a touchdown and an interception to help Forest Area ring up a 25-16 victory over Manton.
Justin Burke caught six passes for 66 yards and two touchdowns, Landon Elliott added a 2-yard TD run and Jeremy Richards kicked a 35-yard field goal before halftime to give the Warriors a 25-8 intermission bulge.
Richard and Korn each had interceptions — both in the Rangers endzone. After Richards’ pick, the Warriors put together a seven-minute drive to run out the clock.
Dion Burke had 12 tackles for Forest Area and Boyd Shoemaker made eight stops.
Inland Lakes 30
Sophomore Nick May, who sat out the third quarter because he was overheated, rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown as Johannesburg-Lewiston downed Inland Lakes 44-30.
Dillon Cushman added 90 yards on the ground for the Cardinals (1-1).
Sophomore quarterback Brandon Huff ran for two scores and passed for another.
Coalton Huff paced the defense with 11 tackles.
McBain (1-1) won in its home opener, defeating non-league foe Beaverton 28-14. The Ramblers led 28-0 in the fourth quarter before the visitors scored their two touchdowns.
Junior QB Jordan Vanderhoef hit 5-of-7 passes for 96 yards, including a 54-yard strike to senior halfback Zach Stephan in the second quarter. Vanderhoef also had a 3-yard TD sweep.
Stephan led the Ramblers with 51 yards rushing in 15 carries and had two touchdowns called back by penalties. Stephan has had five TDs nullified by penalties in the first two games. Fullback Seth Barnette busted his way to 49 yards on 10 tries with a 3-yard TD plunge and a conversion run. Senior halfback Briar Mulder had 35 yards in six carries with a 3-yard TD and a conversion run.
Safety Ken Vandenboss recorded five tackles. Linebackers Trenten Bowers and Barnette each made four stops and Barnette had an interception.
Eben Superior 0
Hayden Walsh rushed for 195 yards and three touchdowns as Bellaire defeated Eben Superior Central 50-0 in a Bridge Alliance 8-Man League game.
Rick Foster added 60 yards and two scores for the Eagles (2-0).
Jacob Campis rushed for 35 yards and a touchdown and intercepted two passes, returning one 28 yards for a touchdown.
Quarterback Bailey Proctor rushed for 43 yards and completed 5 of 6 passes for another 55 yards.
Defensively, Richard Winslow finished with nine tackles and Campis seven.
Trojans capture Heritage Invitational
Fifth-ranked Traverse City Central won five flights to capture its fifth tournament of the season.
The Trojans claimed the Saginaw Heritage Invitational with 20 points. Grand Blanc was second with 16, Saginaw Heritage third with 9 and Mount Pleasant fourth with 2.
The tournament was originally scheduled for last week but was rained out.
Central swept all four doubles flights. Caleb Heimburger and Hayden Drury defeated Grand Blanc (6-3, 6-1), Mount Pleasant (6-2, 6-2) and Heritage (6-3, 6-2) at No. 1. Parker Berden and Yani Beeker improved to 16-0 with wins over Heritage (6-3, 6-2), Mount Pleasant (6-1, 6-1) and Grand Blanc (6-1, 6-2) at No. 2. Jack Seymour and Austin Wieland topped Mount Pleasant (6-1, 6-0), Grand Blanc (6-0, 6-0) and Heritage (7-6, 6-0) at No. 3. Mike Meindertsma and Spencer Kroupa downed Grand Blanc (6-1, 6-0), Mount Pleasant (default) and Heritage (6-3, 6-2).
Nick Yergens took No. 4 singles, beating Mount Pleasant (6-1, 6-2), Heritage (6-3, 6-2) and Grand Blanc (7-6, 5-7, 10-6).
Max Knoblock and Cam Young picked up two wins apiece at Nos. 2 and 3 singles, respectively. Knoblock defeated Mount Pleasant (6-2, 6-1) and Heritage (6-2, 6-1) while Young took Heritage (6-1, 6-2) and Mount Pleasant (6-0, 6-1). Skylar Norgaard won one match at No. 1 singles.
TC Christian 1
Wyoming Potter 0
David Bump made 24 saves as Traverse City Christian topped Wyoming Potter’s House 1-0.
Daniel Weber and Wes Nelson led the defense in front of Bump.
Cam Beemer scored the game’s only goal when Brad Benson rang a shot off the crossbar and Beemer was able to follow it in during the second half.
St. Francis JV 42
Gaylord JV 22
Joe Coates threw for two touchdowns and Tristan Boomer ran for two as the St. Francis JV beat Gaylord 42-22.
Coates connected with Chris Kolarovic from 20 yards and Jake Klingelsmith from 39. Boomer scored from one and two yards out. In addition, Tim Bott scored on a three-yard run and Sam Ludka on a 10-yard run. Brady Buell kicked all the extra points.
For Gaylord, Jake Juranek scored on runs of 18 and 75 yards.
TC drops two
Traverse City dropped meets to East Kentwood 211-102 and Grand Rapids Christian 216-94.
Freshman Natalie Wagner took first in the 200 IM with a time of 2:32.60. Olivia Verllen won the 100 breast with a time of 1:16.62 and took third in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:11.
— Compiled by James Cook, Dennis Chase and Mike Dunn