From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — Kingsley ran the ball 64 times for 361 yards as the Stags bulldozed their way to a 34-21 football victory over Suttons Bay that earned them the Little Brown Jug.
Nate Zenner was at the top of Kingsley’s ground attack, with 31 rushes for 173 yards and two touchdowns on runs of 15 and 2 yards. Zenner also had a big game defensively with nine tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception.
The Stags forced six Suttons Bay turnovers, including four interceptions. Hunter Long-Scott had two picks and Derrek Arlt added one. Nick Ames and Kelly Lark recovered the Norsemen fumbles.
The Kingsley defense held Suttons Bay to 92 yards rushing, but the Norsemen threw for 235 yards and scored two touchdowns through the air.
Suttons Bay quarterback Devin Capron, who also rushed for 80 yards, had touchdown passes of 87 yards to Carter Hanson and 72 yards to Lars Thornton. Larry Perez scored the other touchdown for the Norsemen on a 1-yard run. Thornton booted three extra points. Hanson had two catches for 115 yards and Thornton had three catches for 109 yards.
Kingsley held a 21-7 lead at the half as Nick Endres scored on a 1-yard run and Tyler Newell threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jarid Lueck. After Suttons Bay pulled to within 21-14 in the third, Danny Gelles scored on an 8-yard run and Zenner scored his second TD of the night. Caleb Wetherholt had two PAT kicks.
Defensively for Suttons Bay, Shocko Shawandase had 20 tackles, Zach Smith had 15 stops and one fumble recovery. Gabe Rittenhouse had 15 tackles and two sacks, Perez made 11 tackles and had two sacks.
Grayling overcame a 26-10 deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Charlevoix, 30-26.
The Vikings (3-0, 1-0 Lake Michigan) emerged with the victory after scoring on three straight drives. The go-ahead score came with 4:23 on a 30-yard pass from Jake Swander to Brandon Matuzak. Swander finished the night going 26 of 43 for 281 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. His other touchdown toss went to Tyler McClanahan, who caught 10 passes for 110 yards. Scout Tobin added eight catches for 84 yards and Matuzak had two receptions for 35 yards.
Kevin Harris ran the ball 11 times for 60 yards and a touchdown. He also kicked three extra points and a 37-yard field goal.
Sam Hovie had two touchdowns for Charlevoix (1-2, 0-1 Lake Michigan) on runs of 2 and 10 yards. He had 24 carries for 98 yards. Luke Klinger went 6-for-14 passing for 106 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown pass to Nate Moon. Klinger also had a 4-yard touchdown run and ran in a two-point conversion.
Defensively for Grayling, Dylan Wyman had nine tackles and a sack. Will Romain also had nine tackles. For Charlevoix’s defense, Will Telgenhof and Shane Sutherland each recorded eight stops and Moon picked off a pass.
Glen Lake 35
Benzie Central 6
Trevor Apsey ran the ball eight times for 134 yards and four touchdowns as Glen Lake cruised past Benzie Central 35-6.
Apsey’s touchdowns came on runs of 6, 37, 15 and 56 yards. He scored twice in the second quarter and Carter Lee added a 15-yard touchdown run in the second as Glen Lake (3-0) outscored Benzie 21-0 in that quarter to build a 28-0 halftime lead. Henrik Ohr was perfect on extra-point attempts.
Benzie scored its touchdown on a 3-yard run by Jason Philo late in the fourth quarter. Philo had 15 carries for 102 yards for the Huskies.
Elliott Bregni led Glen Lake’s defense with 15 tackles and forced one fumble. Apsey added 13 tackles.
Forest Area 26
After a back and forth first half, Forest Area slipped past Onaway 26-18.
The Warriors trailed 6-3 at the end of the first quarter, but went ahead for good, 13-12, at the intermission. Dion Burke led Forest Area (2-1, 1-1 Ski Valley) with 19 carries for 135 yards and touchdown runs of 3 and 8 yards. Justin Burke had two interceptions — one he returned 60 yards to the Onaway 10-yard line that set up Forest Area’s final score.
Hayden Hollister had a 7-yard touchdown run and Jeremy Richards booted field goals of 19 and 39 yards for Forest Area. Leading the Warriors’ defense was Austin Vance with three quarterback sacks.
Frankfort jumped out to a 16-0 lead after one quarter, then held on for a 22-13 win over Mesick.
Kole Hollenbeck and Brendan Kelly had touchdown runs of 4 and 2 yards, respectively, to give the Panthers the early lead. Dave Loney had a 32-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for Frankfort (2-1, 1-0 Northwest). Hollenbeck led Frankfort with 65 rushing yards. Connor Bradley added 64 yards on the ground. Defensively for the Panthers, Sam Stockdale had seven tackles and Mason Loney five.
Mesick quarterback Garrett Humphreys had four carries for 13 yards, but scored both of his team’s touchdowns from 2 and 5 yards out. Pete Roush led the Bulldogs on the ground with 61 yards on 16 carries. Brad Harris had 45 rushing yards on 10 carries, and added five tackles — one for loss. Bill Bardocz had 23 yards rushing and kicked an extra point.
Other top defensive players for the Bulldogs (0-3) were Chad Mathewson, who had one interception and two tackles, Zach Gonyer, with three tackles, a sack and an interception and Zach Riffle with a fumble recovery.
Lake City 58
Quarterback Drew Marion ran for three touchdowns and passed for two more as host Lake City (3-0) remained unbeaten with a 58-6 victory over Manistee (0-3).
Marion ran the ball 12 times for 145 with TD bursts of 50, 3 and 13 yards. He also tossed 11 yards to tight end Lucas Marion for a score and 65 yards to Kevin Kunkel. Senior running back Jake Truesdale slashed and bashed his way to 81 yards in 12 carries with a 1-yard TD.
Lake City defensive end Levi Aten tackled Manistee quarterback Tyler Kempf in the end zone for a third-quarter safety and senior cornerback Nate Holt had interception returns of 42 and 30 yards for touchdowns.
Linebackers Austin Booms had Dylan Allard recorded 14 and nine tackles for the Trojans.
Manistee scored its first points of the season and Lake City allowed its first points in the second quarter when Kempf connected with Trenten Allen for a 39-yard TD on a fourth-down play. Holt tipped the ball into the air and Allen made a nice grab to complete the score.
Justin Spires scored all of Mancelona’s touchdowns in a 28-6 Ski Valley win over Johannesburg-Lewiston.
Nick May scored for the Cardinals.
TC St. Francis 34
Elk Rapids 6
Jake Klingelsmith had touchdown runs of 45 and 55 yards and returned an interception 98 yards for a score as TC St. Francis beat Elk Rapids 34-6.
The Gladiators (2-1) scored the first 21 points of the night on the way to the win.
Tristan Boomer had the other two touchdowns for the Glads on runs of 7 and 19 yards. Kicker Brady Buell was 4-for-4 on extra point attempts.
Elk Rapids scored its touchdown on a 4-yard run by Alec Troutman.
Local teams run at MSU Spartan Invitational
EAST LANSING — Traverse City Central’s boys and girls cross country teams competed against nearly 30 teams on each side with both taking seventh place finishes.
Central’s boys were led by a pair of top-10 finishers in Kyle Dotterrer (4th, 15:46) and Anthony Berry (7th, 15:56). Cam McAuliffe was 12th (16:08), followed by Graham Bevier (110th, 17:23) and Blake Beyer (135th, 17:35).
Central’s girls were paced by a 16th-place finish from Ashley Ko (18:28). Molly Peregrine took 22nd (18:41), Graceanne Tarsa placed 49th in 19:16, Joy Reist was 61st in 19:25 and Hannah Keyser finished 73rd in 19:41.
Waterford Mott topped the 28-team boys field with 90 points. St. Joseph was second (151), Northville third (202) and Saginaw Heritage fourth (224). Saline (231) and Grand Rapids Christian (235) were the other teams in front of the Trojans, who had 268 points.
The 29-team girls field was won by Northville, with 98 points, followed by Birmingham Seaholm (106), Saline (116), Hudsonville (126), Rockford (176), Grosse Pointe South (184) and TC Central (221).
TC Central’s Spencer Query won the boys junior varsity race in a time of 17:18. Spencer Schulte was fifth overall (17:32), followed by Chris Brower (29th, 18:05), Forrest Lewellan (39th, 18:13) and William Chown (40th, 18:13).
Courtney Stewart led a TC Central JV girls squad that had 10 of the top 18 finishers. Stewart placed second in 19:33, coming ahead of Jordan Mattarella (3rd, 19:44), Madyson Basch (4th, 20:05) and Emmalyne Tarsa (5th, 20:05).
Benzie Central’s boys were first in the Bronze Division, which was mostly made up of Division 2 teams, and the girls squad was fourth.
The Huskies scored 106 points for first, followed by Whitehall with 123 and Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern with 126. Leading the way for Benzie was Max Gaft with a 16th-place finish in 17:10. Noah Robotham was 19th in 17:16 and Andrew Hayden was 21st in 17:20. Brayden Huddleston (24th, 17:25) and Jake Williams (26th, 17:26) rounded out the Huskies top finishers.
Spring Lake took first on the girls side with 118 points. East Grand Rapids (139), Essexville-Garber (178) and Benzie (183) completed the top four.
For Benzie, Bryce Cutler had the top finish individually, coming in seventh (19:09). Stephanie Schaub was 18th in 19:55, Alyssa Bennett was 35th in 20:27, Makayla Huddleston was 61st in 20:56 and Rachael Peabody was 62nd in 20:57.
Kingsley’s Jake Keena was second overall in the boys white race, recording a time of 16:03. The Stags were 11th overall out of 28 teams.
Benzie Central 1
Andy Sleder scored a goal in the second half that allowed Northport to tie Benzie Central 1-1.
Jacob Brown was in goal for the Wildcats, making 12 saves.
Glen Lake 2
Adam Underwood scored a hat trick to lead Bellaire over Glen Lake, 6-2.
All three of Underwood’s goals came in the first half as the Eagles (10-1, 5-0 Northern Michigan Soccer League) held a 5-1 lead. Denny Hall, Hunter Rowe and MacKenzie Ciganick scored Bellaire’s other goals. Rowe and Drew Emery each had two assists. Hall also assisted.
Glen Lake’s goals came from Riley Scanlon and Reiss Skrocki. Glen Bredin assisted.
Nic Underwood made six saves in goal for Bellaire.
TC Christian 3
Traverse City Christian came back from a two-game deficit to defeat Mesick in a five-game volleyball match on Thursday, winning 24-26, 21-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-12.
Topping Christian’s contributors were Abryanna Cannon with 12 kills, five aces and 15 digs; Maddie White with 10 kills, two aces and 12 digs; Rylee Price with six kills, one block and eight aces; and Aubrey Heersema with four kills, 32 assists and three aces.
— Compiled by Chris Dobrowolski