Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — From staff reports
SUTTONS BAY — Trevor Apsey had quite a night Friday.
The senior rushed for 358 yards in 14 carries — scoring on runs of 60, 50 and 99 yards — as Glen Lake beat Suttons Bay 55-14 in a Northwest Conference battle Friday night.
The Lakers piled up 567 yards on the ground.
Elliott Bregni added touchdown runs of 2 and 18 yards while Carter Lee took one in from 30 yards. Travis Wiltjer tossed a 19-yard scoring pass to Thomas Waning. Henrik Ohr kicked field goals of 35 and 29 yards.
Suttons Bay, which had 339 yards in offense, scored on a two-yard run by Zack Rice and a 75-yard run by Ken Pease. Pease finished with 113 yards rushing, Rice 64. Devin Capron was 6 of 13 passing for 144 yards. Carter Hanson caught three passes for 125 yards.
Apsey also led the Lakers defensively with 10 tackles. Bregni added nine and picked off a pass. Mason Rohrback had eight stops for Suttons Bay.
Glen Lake is 7-0, Suttons Bay 3-4.
Kingsley ran the ball 60 times for 294 yards in a 42-14 victory over Mesick.
Nate Zenner had 105 yards rushing and three touchdowns, while Daniel Gelles added a touchdown and 168 yards.
Zenner’s scores came on runs of 3, 6 and 5 yards, while Gelles scored on a 21-yard run. Jarid Lueck hauled in an 11-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Newell and Derrek Arlt scored on a 20-yard run. Arlt caught a two-point conversion from Newell and Caleb Wetherholt kicked four extra points.
Michael Boff led the Stags (5-2) with 11 tackles. Lueck had two interceptions, while Zenner and Kelly Lark each recovered fumbles. Kingsley led 28-8 at the half.
Mesick (0-7) got its scores on big plays — an 89-yard run by Pete Roush and a 95-yard run by Chad Mathewson. Roush had 120 rushing yards and 106 return yards, while Mathewson had 112 rushing yards. Brad Harris ran in a two-point conversion. Leading Mesick defensively were Harris with 15 tackles, including one for loss, and Mathewson, who had two passes defended.
Benzie Central 0
Frankfort bounced back for a 20-0 Northwest Conference win over county rival Benzie Central.
The Panthers (3-4) led 8-0 at half, thanks to a five-yard touchdown pass from Dan Loney to Mason Loney. In the second half, Kenny Frieswyk tossed a 33-yard scoring strike to Ryan Plumstead and Kole Hollenbeck went in from a yard out.
Evan Mocan had 100 yards rushing on 12 carries, with 52 of those coming on one rush for the Huskies (1-6). He also tallied 14 tackles. Wyatt Bostick had 10 tackles, and Jacob Cutler had six tackles and one fumble recovery
Mason Loney recorded six tackles and Sam Stockdale five, plus a fumble recovery, for the Panthers, who travel to Kalkaska next Friday.
Elk Rapids 42
Harbor Springs 21
Adam Trautman completed 10 of 11 passes for 162 yards and three touchdowns as Elk Rapids defeated Harbor Springs 42-21 in a Lake Michigan Conference contest.
Trautman hooked up with Rob Wolfington on two scores, covering 13 and 11 yards. Trautman also hit Kollyn Wilson with a 35-yard touchdown pass.
The Elks (5-2, 3-1) were able to run it, too, as Thais Grays rushed for 132 yards and two scores. Grays raced in from 65 and 35 yards. Trautman had a three-yard scoring run.
Wolfington finished with six catches for 75 yards.
Brian Bush registered nine tackles and Kole Douglas eight for the Elks, who travel to Boyne City next Friday.
Grayling outscored Kalkaska 21-0 in the second half to erase a four-point deficit and propel the Vikings to a 35-18 victory.
Jake Swander completed 21 of 34 passes for 294 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a touchdown. Nine of Swander’s completions went to Tyler McClanahan, who had 154 yards and both of Grayling’s passing scores. Brandon Matuzak had six catches for 98 yards.
On the ground, Michael Branch had 56 yards and a touchdown, while Kevin Harris gained 49 yards and a scored.
Defensively for Grayling (6-1), which clinched a fifth consecutive playoff berth, Nick Petrie had 10 tackles and two sacks, Branch had three sacks and Darren Nicolas recorded six stops.
Kalkaska drops to 5-2 with the loss.
Boyne City 45
Boyne City scored three touchdowns in the final 2:08 of the first half as the Ramblers beat Charlevoix 45-14.
The Ramblers (6-1), who trailed 7-6 early on a 90-yard touchdown pass from Charlevoix quarterback Luke Klinger to Will Telgenhof, ripped off three quick scores before the intermission with the help of two Charlevoix turnovers to take a 33-7 lead into the half.
The Rayders (1-6) also scored on a 1-yard run by Sam Hovie in the third quarter. J.J. Bottomley kicked two extra points for Charlevoix, which was held to nine yards rushing but threw for 235. Klinger was 4-for-7 passing for 115 yards and Nate Moon completed 6 of 10 passes for 120 yards. Telgenhof had 176 yards receiving on five catches, Klinger had 34 yards receiving on two catches and Moon hauled in three passes for 25 yards.
Shane Sutherland led the Charlevoix defense with 11 tackles and Hovie had seven. Klinger recorded an interception.
Gaylord SM 14
Chase Wilcox rushed for 172 yards and three touchdowns as Mancelona clinched a share of the Ski Valley South with a 59-14 win over Gaylord St. Mary.
Wilcox scored on runs of 23, 10 and 53 yards. Logan Borst added 119 yards a touchdown and Justin Spires 50 yards and two scores.
Cole VanWagoner and Keegan Richardson also got in on the scoring. VanWagoner went in from 14 yards while Richardson, a lineman, rambled 98 yards with a fumble recovery.
For St. Mary, Nick Harrington had touchdown runs of 3 and 58 yards.
Luke Smigielski and Eric Wheeler paced the Ironmen (5-2, 4-0) defense with six stops apiece.
Mancelona faces Forest Area next week.
Johannesburg-Lewiston stayed one game in back of Mancelona in the Ski Valley South with a 32-14 triumph over Onaway.
Ethan May rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns for the Cardinals (5-2, 3-1). Nick May also had two scores and gained 87 yards on the ground. Dillon Cushman picked up 80 yards and one touchdown.
For Onaway, Tom Auger caught an eight-yard scoring strike from Carlos Bautista. Bautista then hauled in a 34-yard touchdown from Matt Tullini.
Central Lake 36
Forest Area 14
Will Brockman had 261 all-purpose yards and a touchdown, and Luke Seaney rushed for 111 yards and three scores as Central Lake defeated Forest Area 36-14.
Brockman rushed 23 times for 182 yards, had 50 receiving yards and 29 yards in kick returns. His touchdown came on a 55-yard run in the first quarter. Seaney’s three scores all came in the first half on runs of 1, 25 and 45 yards.
Central Lake (3-4) outgained Forest Area (2-5) 524-189 on the night.
George Thayer added a 3-yard touchdown run and Jonas Apostle booted a 21-yard field goal for the Trojans. Apostle also kicked an extra point and Dylan Romelmeier ran in a two-point conversion.
Austin Vance led Forest Area with 60 yards rushing on 13 carries. Vance scored on a 10-yard run and threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Justin Burke — both in the second quarter.
Petoskey (4-3) won its second straight game, beating Big North Conference rival Gaylord 42-14. The loss keeps the Blue Devils winless (0-7).
Beal City 42
Lake City 35
Beal City scored with 3:06 left in overtime to forge a 35-35 tie and went on to defeat host Lake City 42-35 in overtime in a much-anticipated showdown between state-ranked, undefeated opponents.
The Trojans (6-1, 3-1) took a 35-28 lead early in the fourth quarter of the seesaw battle when Drew Marion hooked up with Dylan Allard for 39 yards but the Aggies (7-0, 4-0) managed to tie it when Kurt Gross found tight end Ryan Tilmann for 11 yards.
Lake City moved the ball down to the 16-yard line in the final minute of regulation as Marion hit Allard for 17, 9 and 20 yards and Kevin Kunkel for 6 yards but time expired before the Trojans could attempt a field goal.
Hayden Huber tallied on a 4-yard run in overtime to give the Aggies their first lead of the game. The Aggies, who are ranked No. 1 in Division 8, then held Lake City off the scoreboard on its overtime possession to secure the victory.
Marion hit on 13-of-26 aerials for 216 yards with TD strikes of 16 yards to Lucas Marion and 47 yards to Jake Truesdale in addition to the scoring toss to Allard. Marion also rushed for 85 net yards on 31 carries with two short TD runs. Truesdale had 39 yards in 10 tries.
Allard caught five for 99 yards. Kunkel grabbed three for 39 and Lucas Marion three for 36. Truesdale turned a leaping catch between two defenders in the middle of the field into an electrifying 47-yard score in the final seconds of the first half to give the Trojans a 28-21 lead at intermission. Drew Marion kicked all five extra points.
Nate Holt and Drew Marion had interceptions for the Trojans and Drew Marion also had a team-high 10 tackles. Holt also set up a first-quarter TD with a weaving 65-yard punt return.
Ty Rollin had a 7-yard scoring run for Beal City and was on the receiving end of the 39-yard touchdown on a screen pass. Gross threw for TDs of 48, 8, 39 and 7 yards.
TC St. Francis 44
Saginaw Nouvel 33
Jake Klingelsmith scored five touchdowns on runs of 33, 45, 32, 3 and 42 yards as Traverse City St. Francis defeated Saginaw Nouvel 44-33 in a shootout.
Connor McGee had the Gladiators’ other touchdown on a 3-yard run. Joe Coates threw to Lon Rodgers for a two-point conversion and Brady Buell kicked three extra points. St. Francis led 22-13 at the half.
Leading the Glads (6-1) on defense were Michael Heggewald, who had two fumble recoveries, and Tim Bott, Matt Diggar, Peter McAndrews and Jake Barsheff.
Tony Mosqueda and Mike Osorio netted two goals apiece as Leland defeated Northport 5-1.
It was 4-0 at half.
Austin Fellows also tallied for the Comets (17-3-1, 10-0). Mike Farese was in goal the first half, Carson Poirer the second.
Northport plays Suttons Bay in a district opener Monday. The winner faces Leland on Wednesday.
TC Christian 4
Saginaw Nouvel 0
Jacob Rorick and Cam Beemer each scored two goals as Traverse City Christian defeated Saginaw Nouvel 4-0.
Beemer, Rorick, Brad Benson and Dennis Alekseyenko drew assists. Christian hosts Kingsley in a district opener Monday.
GT Academy 3
Grand Traverse Academy won two close games to start and ended up posting a three-game sweep over Northport on Thursday, 25-23, 27-25, 25-16.
Leaders for the Mustangs were: Hannah Sivek (seven kills), Kennedy Riebschleiger (four kills), Darien Wilson (four aces, four digs) and Abi Schwanke (three aces).
GTA plays at the Suttons Bay Invitational today.