FRIDAY FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Clarkston stays unbeaten with blowout win over Lake Orion
Lake Orion – Lake Orion scored the game’s first touchdown less than two minutes into its game with rival Clarkston, but that would be all the success the Dragons would have on Friday night as Clarkston responded to score each of the next six touchdowns to stay unbeaten and grab a 42-7 win.
Trailing 7-0 early in the first quarter, Clarkston responded as Nolan Erisken scored from a yard out to tie the game at 7-7 and then took the lead on a four yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback D.J. Zezula to Austin Egler to put the Wolves on top, 14-7 as they would never look back.
Clarkston then pushed its lead to 28-7 before halftime as Centrus Williams scored a one yard touchdown of his own and Zezula then tallied a short touchdown run of his own late in the first half.
Zezula finished with over 230 yards passing and two touchdowns through the air to lead the way for the Wolves.
In the second half, Clarkston used touchdowns from Eriksen and another touchdown pass from Zezula to Egler to put the game out of reach, giving the Wolves a 42-7 lead in the third quarter.
The lone touchdown for Lake Orion was scored on a 62 yard touchdown run by Matt Krause.
Bay City Central 26, Mt. Pleasant 22: With just two minutes left to play, Brenden Mulligan scored on a 15 yard touchdown run to give Bay City Central the 26-22 win over Mt. Pleasant. Mulligan carried the ball 15 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns for the Wolves.
Walled Lake Central 14, Grand Blanc 7: Nick Krumm’s kickoff return for touchdown proved to be the game-winner, leading Central to a win over Grand Blanc and also a playoff Berth. Krumm finished with 150 yards rushing and Ethan Rodriguez scored a touchdown of his own for the Vikings.
Walled Lake Western 31, Hartland 14: Kyle Thomas totaled over 400 yards of offense on Friday night, throwing for over 200 and rushing for 200 more to lead the Warriors. Thomas finished with three touchdowns. Marcus Bailey had over 110 yards receiving and three touchdowns as well for Western.
Sterling Heights Stevenson 19, Macomb Dakota 12: Nick Turner rushed for 72 yards and two touchdowns to lead the way for Stevenson. Greg McDade scored on a 100 yard interception return as the first score of the game for the Titans.
South Lyon 17, Canton 7: Anton Skupin threw for 180 yards and a touchdown and Trevor Tank finished with nine tackles for South Lyon.
Farmington 24, Birmingham Groves 20: Farmington locked up the OAA Blue Division title on Friday night with its win over Groves. Kyle Brunson rushed for 140 yards and Kyle Collins collected two touchdowns to lead Farmington.
Lapeer 34, Carman-Ainsworth 31: Elijah Hunt threw for 238 yards along with a touchdown through the air and another on the ground to lead the way for Lapeer, which scored three fourth quarter touchdowns and another in overtime to come out with the win.
Southfield 20, Oak Park 16: Kanye Harris scored a rushing touchdown and added a touchdown through the air to Jeremy Gates, while Adriean Carter added a score of his own to lead the way for Southfield. With the win, Southfield clinched a share of the OAA White Division title.
Livonia Stevenson 30, Livonia Churchill 27: A field goal attempt as time expired by Churchill bounced off of the crossbar and came up short, giving Stevenson the three point win and a playoff berth. Austin Petrie rushed for 140 yards on 23 carries to pace the Stevenson offense.