FNF: Playoffs provide post-season punch!
The Friday Night Football Game of the Week was as advertised. An intense, back and forth battle between Dow and Fenton went down to the wire, but it was Fenton getting a huge stop late in the game, going on to win 49-42. Fenton plays at Walled Lake Western next Friday night.
Davison put their unbeaten record on the line as they took on a tough Clarkston team Friday night. The Wolves led 10-7 to start the second half, Micheael Flugel took off down the left sidelines and picked up 35 yards, the Cardinals were penalized 15 yards for a personal foul and that would lead to another touchdown. Clarkstopn handed it to Flugel who burst through the middle for the touchdown, Clarkston beat Davison 31-14.
Powers Catholic upset Lake Fenton in round one of the playoffs, Friday night they were at Corunna trying to keep their Cinderella story alive. But it was the Cavaliers who jumped out to the early lead as Owen Walter muscled into the end zone on the openeing drive of the game. After Powers went three and out, the Corunna punched it in again. Jerrod Fettal lofted a short pass to Walter who picked up 35 yards down the right sideline, a personal foul call added 15 extra yards and the Cavs capitalized. David Dumond exploded through the line of scrimmage and scored the second touchdown in as many drives and Corunna sends Powers packing, Cavaliers win it 20-14.
Hamady and New Lothrop battled in Division 7, the Hornets winning 49 to 7. The game turned late in the first half, as New Lothrop turned a Hamady turnover into a touchdown, then followed that with a surprise onside kick moments later, scoring twice in less than a minute.
New Lothrop will take on Ubly, who beat Unionville Sebewaing for the second time this season 24-16.
Frankenmuth made the biggest statement of the night, taking down Freeland 49 to 14 just two weeks after the Falcons beat the Eagles 7-3. Frankenmuth plays the winner of Ithaca and Muskegon Oakridge.
In Division 8, Michigan Lutheran Seminary played well against Nouvel, winning 34 to 6 en route to the State Quarterfinals.
In 8-Man football, Deckerville flexed their muscle, winning 58 to 12 over New Haven Merritt Academy.