Frankemnuth??s stout defense is what the talk was headed into the NBC25 Game of the Week against Powers Catholic.
It was the Chargers?? ??D?? that had the last laugh.
Powers beat Frankenmuth 34-0, improving to 11-0 and capturing its second straight district title.
Senior Nick Sullivan led Powers with three touchdowns scored through the air, on the ground and receiving.
The Chargers?? right tackle Vinnie Palazeti directed attention to the scoreboard when asked about his team??s performance.
??We played a solid game offensively and defensively,?? Palazeti said. ??A great win.??
Powers will host Portland in the MHSAA Division Five Regional Final.
Frankenmuth??s season ends at 10-1.
Saginaw Nouvel (9-2) avenged a 16-0 halftime deficit, knocking off Reese (10-1) in their Division Seven district final.
The defending state champions will head to Beecher in the regional final.
In Division Four, Saginaw Swan Valley (9-2) defeated Goodrich (8-3) 43-13.
The Vikings will play Croswell-Lexington in their regional final.
Tonight??s In-Depth piece highlighted Mott sophomore guard Shaquille Smith of Flint Northern. The Bears host Grand Rapids Community College in their first regular season game Saturday, November 3.