The Coldwater Cardinals and Bronson Vikings came out victorious in week 7 of the high school football season, while Quincy and Union City suffered losses.
Coldwater 35, (at) Battle Creek Central 12
At C.W. Post Field in the Cereal City, Coldwater got their ground game in gear as they picked up their first win of the season, and the first victory for first-year Head Coach Jeff Schorfhaar, 35-12 over winless Battle Creek Central. Cooper Murphy, our McDonald’s Player of the Game, ran for 139 yards on 19 carries and 4 touchdowns, while teammate Bryant Garrett had 11 carries for 141 yards and a touchdown. The passing game was a non-factor, as Ryan Hadley completed just one 22-yard pass to Garrett. The Cardinals improve to 1-6 overall, 1-4 in the SMAC East as they get ready to host Harper Creek next Friday.
Bronson 42, (at) Centreville 6
The ground game was also featured in Bronson’s 42-6 win at Centreville. Quarterback Hayden Jergens had 22 carries for 210 yards and 3 touchdowns, while teammate Nick Mitchell had 5 carries for 67 yards and a score. Defensively, Jacob Gallup had 12 tackles as the Vikings improve to 3-3 overall, 2-1 in the St. Joe Valley.
Reading 34, (at) Quincy 6
The Victory Bell, symbol of the rivalry between Reading and Quincy, will remain painted red and yellow following the Rangers’ 34-6 win against the host Orioles. Jimmy Strock led the offense with 24 carries for 66 yards and Quincy’s lone score. Levi Drumm led the defense with 12 tackles as the Orioles drop to 2-5 overall, 1-5 in the Big 8.
Jonesville 58, (at) Union City 27
Jonesville spoiled Parents Night festivities at Alumni Field as the Comets defeated Union City 58-27; in the process, they leapfrogged over the Chargers to take sole possession of second place in the Big 8 standings with one league game left. Josh Holton had 11 carries for 214 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Chris Rieger has 20 tackles on defense as Union City drops to 5-2 overall, 4-2 in the Big 8.
(at) Harper Creek 41, Marshall 14
Lakeview 46, (at) Loy Norrix 15
(at) Sturgis 35, Gull Lake 6
Mattawan 35, (at) Portage Central 34
Portage Northern 48, (at) Kalamazoo Central 0
(at) Lakeshore 28, St Joseph 24
(at) Niles 35, Benton Harbor 8
Concord 34, (at) Athens 14
Springport 14, (at) Homer 12
ST. JOE VALLEY
Mendon 42, (at) White Pigeon 7
(at) Pennfield 28, Olivet 13
Constantine 56, (at) Galesburg-Augusta 6
Schoolcraft 40, (at) Kalamazoo Christian 28
(at) Maple Valley 28, Kalamazoo Hackett 24
Parchment 43, (at) Delton Kellogg 27
(at) Climax-Scotts 34, Bellevue 18
(at) Colon 31, North Adams-Jerome 6
Detroit Cesar Chavez Academy 24, (at) Camden-Frontier 6
(at) Pittsford 20, Adrian Lenawee Christian 12
On today’s schedule, in volleyball, Coldwater is at the St. Johns Invitational, while Bronson and Union City compete at the Concord Invitational. In boys soccer, Coldwater plays at Kalamazoo Central. In cross country, Coldwater runs at the Portage Invitational, while Bronson, Quincy, and Union City are at the Hudson Invitational. In boys tennis, Coldwater is at the SMAC Tournament, while Bronson is at the KVA Tournament. Finally, tonight in 8-man football, Tekonsha is at Portland St. Patrick.