COLDWATER (WTVB) - Week 5 of the high school football season saw Quincy emerge victorious, the only Branch County team to do so, as Union City dropped its first game of the season and both Coldwater and Bronson lost by identical scores.
BC Lakeview 41, (at) Coldwater 0
At soggy Cardinal Field, Battle Creek Lakeview posted a 41-0 shutout win over Coldwater as the Spartans outgained the Cardinals on the ground 226 yards to 89. Our McDonald’s Player of the Game, Chris VandenHout, led Coldwater’s ground game with 16 carries for 46 yards; teammate Cooper Murphy had 6 carries for 44 yards. Ryan Hadley was 8 for 15 passing for 103 yards; Luke Stempien had 4 catches for 46 yards. VandenHout, Zach DeMeester, and Joel Jepson each had 5 tackles to lead the Cardinal defense. Lakeview improves to 2-3 overall, 2-1 in the SMAC East; Coldwater drops to 0-5 overall, 0-3 in the division as they get ready for next Friday’s Homecoming game against Marshall.
Mendon 41, (at) Bronson 0
At Charles Hilton Field, Mendon demonstrated why they’re the top-ranked team in Division 8 according to the latest AP poll. The Hornets outgained Bronson on the ground 306 yards to 167 en route to a 41-0 shutout over the Vikings in the St. Joe Valley opener for both teams. Quarterback Hayden Jergens was the leading rusher for Bronson, with 59 yards on 14 carries; he was also 2 for 7 passing for 8 yards. Jacob Gallup had 11 tackles as the Vikings drop to 1-3 overall.
Quincy 33, (at) Athens 7
Quincy posted a 33-7 win at Athens as Jimmy Stock had 23 carries for 203 yards and 4 Oriole touchdowns. Dalton Hard led the defense with 9 tackles as Quincy improves to 2-3 overall, 1-3 in the Big Eight.
(at) Springport 26, Union City 25
Springport posted a 26-25 upset win against Union City despite Josh Holton’s 12 carries for 312 yards and all four Charger scores. He also had 11 tackles along with teammate Chris Rieger. The Chargers drop to 4-1 overall, 3-1 in the Big 8.
Harper Creek 35, Loy Norrix 6
Marshall 22, Gull Lake 8
Sturgis 35, Battle Creek Central 18
Portage Northern 48, Benton Harbor 0
Mattawan 45, Kalamazoo Central 21
Lakeshore 37, Niles 21
Portage Central 33, St. Joseph 23
White Pigeon 27, Centreville 8
Jonesville 34, Concord 6
Reading 28, Homer 14
Pennfield 41, Maple Valley 6
Constantine 62, Kalamazoo Christian 34
Galesburg-Augusta 48, Delton Kellogg 28
Olivet 23, Parchment 8
Schoolcraft 26, Kalamazoo Hackett 14
Climax-Scotts 57, Camden-Frontier 0
Bellevue 52, North Adams-Jerome 22
Pittsford 28, Colon 20
Lake Michigan Catholic 27, Lenawee Christian 6
Berrien Springs 41, South Haven 0
Dowagiac 49, Coloma 0
Edwardsburg 49, Three Rivers 41
Otsego 48, Comstock 14
Paw Paw 24, Vicksburg 13
Plainwell 35, Allegan 7
On today’s high school sports schedule, in volleyball, Bronson is at the Portage Northern Invitational, while Quincy is at the Stockbridge Invitational. In cross country, Coldwater is at the Jackson Invitational, Bronson is at the Comstock Invitational, and Quincy & Union City run at the Pittsford Invitational. In boys tennis, Coldwater is at the Allegan Invitational. Finally, in 8-man football, Tekonsha plays at Battle Creek St. Philip.