FRIDAY FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: West Bloomfield clinches third playoff berth in school history, shuts out Oxford
West Bloomfield – On Friday night, West Bloomfield clinched just its third playoff berth in school history with a 21-0 win over Oxford in an OAA Red Division matchup.
A first quarter touchdown run by senior quarterback Trishton Jackson from one yard out gave the Lakers a 7-0 lead.
The Lakers then padded their lead before halftime as Jackson took off on a 38 yard touchdown scamper to put West Bloomfield up by two touchdowns before halftime.
Jackson racked up over 200 yards of total offense, and over 100 on both the ground and through the air.
In the fourth quarter, with West Bloomfield looking to put the game away, senior running back Michael King scored on a 78 yard touchdown run with over eight minutes left to play, giving the Lakers a 21-0 advantage.
East Kentwood 35, Hudsonville 28: Michael Ivy scored the game-winning touchdown with 60 seconds left to play for East Kentwood and rushed for 100 yards and three touchdowns. Hudsonville QB Mason Opple totaled over 200 yards of total offense on the night for the Eagles.
South Lyon 43, South Lyon East 13: Anton Skupin threw for 180 yards and tallied a touchdown to help lead the way for South Lyon as the Lions clinched a playoff berth with their sixth win of the season.
Lake Orion 27, Bloomfield Hills 26: Matt Krause rushed for 170 yards to lead the way for the Dragons, while Bloomfield Hills’ Nate Emery accumulated over 300 yards of total offense in the loss.
Caledonia 30, East Grand Rapids 7: Eddie Kelly rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries to help lead the way for Caledonia. Mikey Roth led East Grand Rapids with 157 yards through the air.
Rochester Adams 44, North Farmington 43: Clarence Broadnax rushed for 190 yards and three touchdowns on Friday night to lead the way for Adams.
Woodhaven 42, Roosevelt 27: Niko France rushed for nearly 200 yards and had four total touchdowns to lead the way for Woodhaven, while Jake Przbylo put together over 150 yards on the ground as well for Woodhaven.
Utica Eisenhower 21, Chippewa Valley 12: Andrew Szalkowski rushed for 140 yards on just 12 carries to lead the way for Eisenhower, while Chippewa Valley was led by Patrick Briningstool, who threw for 219 yards and a touchdown.
Traverse City Central 14, Alpena 7 (OT) – Sean Williams threw for 78 yards and Ethan Campbell notched the game winning touchdown in overtime to lead the way for Traverse City Central.