Traverse City Record-Eagle

Archive: Sunday

November 17, 2013

Lake City falls to Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — For the second year in a row, Lake City's football season came to an end at Ishpeming in a Division 7 regional championship game.

The defending state champion Hematites (12-0) remained unbeaten with a 28-13 victory on Saturday.

Fifth-ranked Lake City, which finished with an 11-2 mark for the second straight time, lost by a nearly identical score a year ago when the Hematites prevailed 28-12.

The No. 1 ranked Hematites pushed to a 14-0 lead behind the effective running of halfback Adam Prisk and QB Alex Briones and limited the high-powered Lake City offense to just two first downs in its first four possessions.

The Trojans had difficulty moving the ball through the air consistently in the blustery conditions, but quarterback Drew Marion connected with Kevin Kunkel for a 52-yard strike with 3:36 left in the second quarter to trim the lead to 14-7.

Early in the third quarter the Trojans struck again when Marion rolled out on a fourth-and-8 to hook up with Jake Truesdale out of the backfield for a 16-yard score. Marion missed the extra point to trail, 14-13.

The Hematites controlled play after that, however, scoring twice behind the turf-churning bursts of Prisk and Briones. Prisk, who amassed 117 yards rushing, tallied on runs of 9 and 11 yards to close out the scoring in the game. He also had a 50-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

Briones, who is bound for Central Michigan, had 126 yards rushing and threw a 14-yard touchdown to Mitch Laurin in the contest in addition to a conversion toss to Tyrus Millimaki.

Marion was limited to negative rushing yardage on 18 carries and faced frequent pressure when he attempted to pass. He hit on 7-of-21 aerials for 141 yards and the two touchdowns. Kunkel pulled in three for 68 yards and Truesdale two for 51 yards.

Senior cornerback Nate Holt had an interception for the Trojans, his eighth of the season.

Ishpeming now faces Harbor Beach, the defending Division 8 state champion, in the semifinals. Harbor Beach (11-1) defeated Pewamo-Westphalia 31-14.

Text Only

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Associated Press Video
Baby Sloths Squeak for Their Cuddle Partners in Adorable Video Miley Cyrus Hospitalized After Severe Reaction To Medicine Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Toddler climbs into vending machine 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Much-Anticipated 'Gone Girl' Trailer Finally Debuts! (VIDEO) Dog and Toddler Wear Matching Outfits in Adorable Photo Series VP Biden: "World witnesses ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things" It's Official! Michael Strahan Joins "GMA" Blood Moon Time-lapse Actress Lake Bell Goes Topless The Five Weirdest Local Taxes in America Applicants Vying for 'World's Toughest Job' Get Heartwarming Surprise Awkward: Crist catches Lt. Gov. insulting him on camera NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse US Airways Tweets Graphic Photo of Nude Woman Behind the scenes of the Marathon anniversary photo shoot American Airlines Responds After Girl Tweets Alleged Terror Threat 'Joke' Charlie White's "Dancing" Mistake Olympic Great & Baltimore Native Michael Phelps Ends Retirement; Eyes Rio