Traverse City Record-Eagle

Traverse City Wolves

August 7, 2011

Tigers beat Wolves; playoff hopes still alive

TC could still get in with home win on Saturday

KALAMAZOO — The Traverse City Wolves dropped a virtual must-win game, but still has a glimmer of hope to make the playoffs.

The West Michigan Tigers defeated the Wolves 33-28.

Traverse City (4-5) needs to win its regular-season finale on Saturday to have a shot at the postseason. The Wolves host the Grand Rapids Thunder, and a win would give TC the season tiebreaker over the Thunder and possibly keep them alive for at least another week.

Playing without its entire starting linebacker corps -- Tyler Alpers, Ryan Brown and Elliott Gallagher -- the Tigers were able to move the ball against Traverse City's defense.

Yet Brian Mauer's touchdown pass to Jeff Fancy with nine seconds left gave the Wolves some life, pulling them within five points. TC wasn't able to recover an on-side kick, however.

Alvin Sitkiewicz and Pablo Bocardo scored rushing touchdowns for Traverse City, and Tim Ohlert had a 53-yard punt return for a score. Bocardo missed a pair of field goals.

Text Only

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Associated Press Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot