Hope springs eternal for Michigan athletes as the beginning of the high school football season kicked off Thursday night.
Carman-Ainsworth squared off with long time rival Grand Blanc in a game that lived up to lofty preseason expectations.
The Bobcats got the scoring started off quickly as senior defensive back Darnel Frenchwood took the game's opening kickoff the length of the field to give Grand Blanc the early lead.
Later in the first half the Bobcats were poised to score once again when Desean Brown fumbled the ball at the goal line. Carman-Ainsworth's Josh Ellison scooped up the loose ball and went 94 yards for the score. The ensuing two-point conversion gave the Cavaliers an 8-6 lead going into the half.
Grand Blanc started the second half scoring as Zach Leedom scored from 10 yards out. Tre'von Avery added a two-point conversion to give the Bobcats the 14-8 lead. The rest of the game belonged to Carman-Ainsworth as they finished the contest on a 14-0 run. The Cavaliers would go on to win the game 26-14.