De La Salle Whips C.C. 

The DLS Pilots knocked off Catholic Central Saturday Night at Ford Field for the Catholic League A-B Title in a rematch from just a week ago when C. C. beat the Pilots 10-7. 

Quarterback Nolan Schultz scored on a one yard quarterback sneak and scampered later in the game 70 yards for a touchdown.  

Evan Valincourt scored untouched from 15 yards out as the Pilots got revenge 24-6.

De La Salle Head Coach Mike Giannone  said ” Schultz is one heck of a competitor”, “he’s in great shape and he’s got a lot a heart”  added Giannone. 

That’s a good team we beat tonight, they are very physical, but we were up to the challenge and I’m proud of the way our guys played” concluded Giannone.

DLS finished the regular season 7-2. C.C. finished 6-3. 

Warren Mott Beats Stevenson 

Warren Mott took a 13-7 lead to the locker room at half and went onto defeat Stevenson 22-14. 

Warren Mott quarterback Jake Dube threw for two touchdowns and ran for one.  

  ( Jake Dube runs for a first down ) 
Wide receiver Darius Willis had two touchdown receptions and 185 yards receiving.

The Marauders finished the regular season at 7-2 and has qualified for the playoffs 12 of the last 13 seasons. It was  the  102nd career victory for Warren Mott Head Coach Milanov. 

Stevenson finished 4-5. 

W.W. Tower Strikes Gold

Warren Woods Tower defeated Lake Shore  in a much anticipated matchup between two MAC Gold powers with the Titans  coming out on top 28-12.
W.W.T. lead 14 -12 at the half.

But early in the fourth quarter star quarterback Matthew Bills scored from two yards out and later back up quarterback Deric Astrauckas would score a touchdown putting the game away for a homecoming victory. 

With the win the Titans clinched the MAC Gold and can complete a perfect regular season with a win at Port Huron next Friday. 

Coach Al Gulick said “this was a tremendous battle and Lake Shore was a tough opponent. “Coach Popp does a great job”added Gulick. 

“Our kids would not be denied, they played so hard and they were well prepared by my coaching staff, they did a fabulous job, I cannot say enough about my staff” said  Gulick. 

“We changed our blocking scheme at the half and we thought that would make the difference and it did, it was a great team effort ” concluded Gulick.  

Center Line Captures MAC Bronze Division Title 

The Center Line Panthers clinched the MAC Bronze Championship Saturday by shutting out Lamphere 30-0. 

The Panthers scored on a 5 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nick Hastings to wide receiver Jaden Davis for a 6-0 lead. 

Later Hastings would score on a 30 yard scamper to put Center Line up 13-0 before halftime. 

Panther Head Coach Ben Torres was very pleased with the teams effort, but added “we still have work to do in week nine”. 

“Our goal at the beginning of the year was to win the division,beat arch rival  Lincoln keeping the Brown Jug and winning six games as well as qualifying for the playoffs” said Torres.  CL can win their sixth game and clinch a playoff berth by winning at Marysville next week. 

“I’m very proud of these kids” concluded Torres. 

Hastings finished the day with 5 of 7 passing for 75 yards and one TD.  He would also run the ball for 65 yards on 3 carries and a touchdown.

Diante Taylor carried the ball 10 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns.

The Panther defense was stifling.  George Talley III had five tackles and five sacks. Davon Sears had four tackles to go along with four sacks and a safety.  

Levi Walker had seven tackles and two sacks and Isaac Lazarowicz contributed six tackles and an interception.

(Statistics provided by Zach Zimmerman)

Playoff  Picture

In: Chippewa Valley, G.P. South,  W.W.Tower, Madison, Michigan Collegiate,Parkway Christian, De La Salle,  Dakota, P.H. Northern, Lake Shore.

One Win and In : Romeo,Warren Mott, Roseville, St.Clair, Marine City.

Needs Two Wins and In: Eisenhower, L.C. North,Lakeview,Marysville, Center Line, Clawson. 

Multiple teams are 3-4 and need two wins and help in the race for playoff points.

The Unbeatens

With just two weeks left in the 2018 high school football regular season multiple teams are not only looking for division titles, but perfect 9-0 seasons.

In the MAC Red Chippewa Valley faces a tough test at Romeo. A victory and the Big Reds win the title outright, but a Bulldog win and they claim a share of the title.

 Dakota who defeated Romeo last week in double overtime can also claim a share with a victory against Eisenhower and a Romeo win over Chippewa Valley. The Big Reds close out the season next week against Utica.

A huge matchup looms in the MAC Gold as undefeated W.W.Tower plays host to once beaten Lake Shore. The winner takes the division title.

Grosse Pointe South battles arch rival Grosse Pointe North this Friday and then meets Romeo in a tough week nine crossover.  

Madison who is also 7-0 plays at Clintondale and Lamphere where they should be heavy favorites to win both games and finish the year undefeated.

Parkway Christian is favored to win in weeks eight and nine. This week they take on Southfield Christian. 

Michigan Collegiate should run the table, but after taking on Chandler Park in week eight they face a 5-2 Millington team to close out the season. 

The teams looking to finish with a  perfect regular season all have a legitimate shot,but in some cases it won’t be easy. 

W.W. Tower Stays Unbeaten After Wild Victory Over Fitzgerald

( Matthew Bills scores one of six TD’s )

Warren Woods Tower Quarterback Matthew Bills ran up and down the field scoring six touchdowns as the Titans held off the Spartans 56-48.

Four of Bills TD’s came in the first half, but the Spartans behind quarterback Colton Haberek (who would score a touchdown of his own) and then throw a 61 yard TD pass to Philip Brown cut a 21-0 Tower lead to 21-16.  Bills then scored his fourth touchdown of the game putting the Titans up 28-16 at halftime. 

W.W.T. running back Henry Brown would start the second half scoring with a 69 yard burst for a touchdown putting the Titans up 35-16, but Fitzgerald would score the games next two touchdowns, one a three yard run by Jalen Crawford and another on a pass from Haberek to Matt Nesmitt cutting the lead to 35-32.

With Tower ahead 42-40 Bills would score his sixth touchdown of the game with a 94 yard scamper and the Titans were ahead 49-40.  Then Omari Embree scored for the Titans making it 56-40. 

( Omari Embree scores for W.W. T. )

The Spartans weren’t done Chris Keys would add a TD and two point conversion with five minutes left, but the rally would fall short as the Titans would hang on and beat Fitzgerald to stay unbeaten at 7-0. Fitz drops to 3-4. 
( Colton Haberek throws downfield )

( Dajun Jones of Fitz ) 

Titans Head Coach Al Gulick said “this was as wild and crazy as a game that I’ve been in as a coach”. 

Nobody could get a stop,I give Fitzgerald a lot of credit they always play us tough, it’s a big rivalry” added Gulick. 

( Warren Woods Tower Coach Al Gulick )

“Bills was under the weather with the flu, but the young man is sensational and played a great game” concluded Gulick. 

Spartan Head Coach Gary Skop could not agree more about the game stating “it was one heck of a battle and our kids should be proud at the way they hung in this game, they would not quit” concluded Skop.