Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 9, 2012

Wolves fall to Gators

Team to hold July 21 camp

From staff reports

TRAVERSE CITY — The Michigan Gators improved to 4-1 with a 37-13 win over the Traverse City Wolves on Saturday night.

The Gators led 13-0 after the first quarter before Jonathan Craven found Aaron Bennett on a 12-yard touchdown pass to open the Wolves' scoring.

Craven hit Jeff Fancy for an 8-yard TD pass on fourth down later in the quarter, but Michigan blocked the extra point and went on to lead 28-13 at halftime.

"They are a very talented team," Wolves head coach Rich Micham said of the Gators. "They played with a lot of intensity, and it kind of got our guys off their game."

Tim Ohlert led the defense with seven tackles, two passed defensed and two interceptions. He also had five kick returns for 112 yards.

Maurice Nash, Tyler Perkett and Ryan Salisbury each made five tackles.

The Wolves (2-3) travel to the Lakeshore Cougars on Saturday in Grand Haven. The Cougars won 35-27 in their first meeting a month ago.

Traverse City returns home for a July 21 home date with the top-ranked Detroit Ravens. The Wolves are hosting a youth football camp prior to the game from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise funds for Suttons Bay athletics. For $40, players ages 8-14 will get instruction, a T-shirt, lunch, player autographs and a ticket to that evening's game.