From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — Kingsley scored 20 fourth-quarter points — all three on touchdown runs by Nate Zenner — as the Stags upended Frankfort 31-20.
Zenner carried the ball 30 times for 215 yards, and coupled with 101 yards rushing for Daniel Gelles, was part of a 328-yard performance on the ground for the Stags (3-1).
Zenner scored on runs of 6, 34 and 2 yards, with the first two scores giving Kingley the lead. His 6-yard jaunt put the Stags ahead 18-14 early in the fourth quarter, their first lead of the night. After Frankfort went back ahead on a 47-yard pass from David Loney to Mason Loney, Zenner scored again with 6:20 to go, giving Kingsley a 24-20 advantage. He capped off his night with 3:25 to play. Caleb Wetherholt booted two extra points and a 22-yard field goal to get Kingsley on the board in the first quarter.
Gelles had a 21-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, with Zenner running in the conversion.
Kole Hollenbeck, who led Frankfort’s running game with 102 yards on 21 carries, had the Panthers’ first touchdown on a 51-yard run. David Loney added the 2-point conversion and later added a 2-yard touchdown run. Loney went 6-for-16 passing for 125 yards.
Leading the Stags defense was Michael Boss with nine tackles. Austin Darga had seven tackles and an interception. Hunter Scott and Kelly Lark also recorded interceptions for Kingsley (3-1).
Sam Stockdale led the Panthers (2-2) with seven tackles. Mason Loney added five tackles and two sacks.
Glen Lake 41
Glen Lake (4-0) posted a 35-0 first-half lead and cruised to a 41-0 win over Mesick.
Trevor Apsey led the Lakers with 137 yards rushing and two touchdowns on runs of 25 and 12 yards. Five different Glen Lake players found the end zone in all, including Nick Butts, who scored on a 1-yard run, Elliott Bregni, who ran it in from 11 yards, and Travis Wiltjer, who scored on a 29-yard run. Carter Lee passed to Logan LaCross for a 25-yard touchdown as well.
Bregni had 10 tackles to lead the Glen Lake defense, which held Mesick to 129 yards of offense.
Zach Harris led Mesick with 52 yards rushing on 16 carries. He also recorded 11 tackles.
Central Lake 18
Mancelona forced a Central Lake turnover deep inside their own territory to preserve a 22-18 victory for the Ironmen, giving them the M-88 Trophy.
Luke Smigelski came up with the interception that sealed the victory from Mancelona (2-2, 2-0 Ski Valley) at the Ironmen 20-yard line. He also had eight tackles.
Chase Wilcox ran the ball 26 times for 136 yards and two touchdowns for Mancelona. He scored on runs of 14 and 1 yard and ran in one conversion. His first touchdown opened the scoring and his second came with eight minutes to go. Eric Wheeler added a 1-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion in the opening moments of the fourth quarter.
Central Lake scored its touchdowns on a 44-yard run by William Brockman in the first quarter, a 55-yard run by Ben Hicks early in the fourth quarter and a 36-yard run by Luke Feeney with six minutes remaining.
Justin Spires added 103 yards on 21 carries for the Ironmen.
East Jordan 7
Kalkaska stopped East Jordan’s attempt to tie the game on fourth down at the Kalkaska 30-yard line, then ran out the clock as the Blazers held on for a 14-7 win.
Kaleb Hauser scored the deciding touchdown on a 7-yard run midway through the fourth quarter and Kameron Kavanaugh caught the two-point conversion from Will Noble.
Noble took a 1-yard quarterback sneak to score Kalkaska’s first touchdown in a game that was scoreless at the half. Noble was 8 of 16 for 139 yards passing. Hauser hauled in two passes for 56 yards and ran the ball 26 times for 124 yards. Eric Tracey led Kalkaska’s defense with nine tackles. Josh Hill added seven tackles, Hunter Shelton had five tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Freshman Eddie Davidson recorded a sack for the Blazers (3-1), who next play Charlevoix at home.
Suttons Bay 34
Benzie Central 0
Suttons Bay (1-3) notched its first victory of the season in a 34-0 win over Benzie Central.
Kyle Campeau and Ken Pease ran for two touchdowns each to lead the Norsemen (1-3). Campeau scored from 80 and 9 yards and Pease from 46 and 3.
Devin Capron added a 5-yard TD run.
Campeau ran 11 times for 109 yards, Pease gained 93 yards on eight carries and Zach Rice added 56 yards on 10 rushes. Capron threw for 69 yards — 62 of those to Lars Thornton.
Thornton also kicked an extra point and an 18-yard field goal.
On defense, the Norse were ped by Cluadio Ruiz and Shocko Shawandase with 11 tackles each, while Gave Rittenhouse had 10 tackles — for of those for a loss — and a sack. Zach Smith added nine tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery.
Leading Benzie on defense was Evan Mocan and Devlin Philo with 12 tackles each. Jacob Cutler added four tackles and a fumble recovery, while Javy Rodriguez had two tackles and a quarterback sack.
Elk Rapids 20
Elk Rapids broke open a close game with two unanswered touchdowns in the second half as the Elks downed Charlevoix 20-7.
The game was scoreless at the half and was tied 7-7 in the third after a 1-yard touchdown run by the Elks Adam Troutman, followed by a 6-yard touchdown pass from Charlevoix’s Luke Klinger to Nate Moon.
Elk Rapids (3-1, 1-1 Lake Michigan) led 14-7 at the end of the third when Cole Douglas scored on a 53-yard pass from Troutman. Elk Rapids running back Logan Sentieri tallied the final score of the night on a 20-yard run.
Troutman’s big night included 166 yards passing and 60 yards rushing. Thais Grays had 77 yards on the ground. Defensively, Ryan Bush led the Elks with 12 tackles and Dillon Thompson had 10 stops.
Sam Hovie led Charlevoix (1-3, 0-2) with 47 yards rushing. Bryan Noirot chipped in with 30 yards on the ground. Klinger was 4-for-11 for 123 yards passing. Austin Putman hauled in two passes for 99 yards and the other two catches went to Moon (24 yards). Shane Sutherland had 10.5 tackles for Charlevoix’s defense.
Ogemaw Heights 35
Ogemaw Heights broke open a close game with host Gaylord late in the third quarter when Devin Griffus turned a QB sneak on fourth-and-short into a 74-yard touchdown. The Falcons (3-1, 2-1) went on to post a 35-7 victory over the winless Blue Devils (0-4, 0-1).
Gaylord scored its lone TD when Steven Fitzek hooked up with tight end Zach Pasternak for 12 yards to cap a 71-yard march. Fitzek hit on 8-of-15 for 79 yards, including two to Lance Chapman for 33 yards and two to Pasternak for 18 yards.
Running back Shane Foster generated 120 yards on 21 carries for Gaylord.
Griffus amassed 170 yards on 10 attempts for the Falcons.
Forest Area 7
Dylan Cushman scored two touchdowns to lead Johannesburg-Lewiston to a 42-7 win over Forest Area.
Other scores from the Cardinals came from Ethan May on a 40-yard run and a 21-yard pass from Brandon Huff to Cameron Nickert.
Joburg improves to 2-2 with the win, while Forest Area falls to 2-2.
Elk Rapids 0
TC Christian 0
Elk Rapids goalie Jackson Waugh and Traverse City Christian goalie David Bump both earned shutouts as the two teams played to a scoreless draw.
Elk Rapids, which hosts Williamston today at 2 p.m., outshot the Sabres 11-5.
McBain NMC 3
Cody Winkel and Abrus Vallerelo scored first-half goals to lead McBain Northern Michigan Christian to a 3-1 non-conference win over Northport.
Hanen Dean scored Northport’s goal, while goaltender Jacob Brown made 32 saves.
The Wildcats — who are 1-10-1, but have lost only once by more than two goals — host Buckley on Thursday.
— Compiled by James Cook and Chris Dobrowolski