Suttons Bay 26 Mesick 12
Suttons Bay scored 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to win its first game, a 26-12 verdict over Northwest Conference rival Mesick.
Zack Rice paced the Norsemen, rushing for 101 yards and two touchdowns. His scores covered 61 and two yards. Quarterback Sean Lammy connected with Chase Pattison on a 29-yard touchdown pass while Dylan Evatt rambled 66 yards to close out the scoring. Alex Crocker kicked two extra points.
Matt Pigg led the Suttons Bay defense with 14 tackles, a fumble recovery and a sack. Dakota Beaton contributed 11 tackles. Rice also had an interception.
Boyne City 25 Charlevoix 6
Boyne City kept its record unblemished with a 25-6 Lake Michigan Conference victory over Charlevoix.
The Ramblers (7-0, 4-0 LMC) and Grayling continue their march to a Week 9 showdown for the league title.
Boyne plays Elk Rapids (4-3) next week, while Grayling (7-0) faces East Jordan (0-7).
Charlevoix (0-7) was led by 97 rushing yards from Tanner Catt on 18 carries. Charlie Hamilton caught three passes for 25 yards and ran for another 24.
On defense, the Rayders were led by Shane Sutherland (10 tackles), Alex Brown (nine), Catt (seven), Greyson Spegle (six), Tommy Zipp (six) and Bryan Noirot (five).
Elk Rapids 40 Harbor Springs 12
Elk Rapids led 34-6 at halftime en route to a 40-12 Lake Michigan Conference victory over Harbor Springs.
Nate Wilson caught three Eddie Shaw passes — all for touchdowns — for 170 yards.
Shaw passed for 217 yards, and hit Wilson for scores of 81, 34 and 55 yards. Shaw was 5 of 5 passing.
Thais Grays had touchdown runs of 13 and 61 yards and racked up 152 yards on 12 carries. Andy Digiovanni added a 3-yard TD run.
Harbor Springs (2-5) scored on David Walker touchdowns runs of 34 and 2 yards.
Wilson added a sixth catch — an interception — and Grays also had one. Logan Sentieri had 10 tackles and Cole Douglass nine.
The Elks (4-3, 3-1 LMC) host Boyne City on Friday.
Lake City 32 Evart 21
Lake City rallied from a 21-7 halftime deficit to score four unanswered touchdowns in the second half and beat visiting Highland Conference foe Evart 32-21.
Quarterback Drew Marion led the Trojans (6-1, 4-1) with touchdowns runs of 39, 15, 3 and 15 yards while amassing 138 yards in 23 carries. He also hit on 10-of-23 passes for 153 yards, including a 6-yard TD strike to Ryan Vincent, who had four catches for 44 yards. Kevin Kunkel caught two for 59 yards.
Nate Holt, Storm Francisco and Kunkel had interceptions in the second half and Kyler Root and Mike Dziendziel had fumble recoveries for Lake City, which made the playoffs for the fourth year in a row.
John Danley had TD runs of 24 and 2 yards for Evart (5-2, 3-2).