— TRAVERSE CITY - Bay City Western is holding onto a 17-10 lead over Traverse City Central at halftime of a Division 2 pre-district playoff game in Traverse City.
The Warriors took the lead early in the second quarter on a one-yard sneak play by quarterback Joe Ivan. Warrior kicker Rob Vennix then kicked a 25-yard field goal after the Trojans fumbled the ball at their own seven-yard-line.
Central answered with a three-yard touchdown run by Nate Pupel, and Jacob Gorter kicked the extra point to make it 9-7 with 6:58 remaining in the second quarter. Pupel’s touchdown run was the culmination of an 86-yard drive.
Gorter kicked a 46-yard field goal on the final play of the half to cut into the Warrior lead.