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.
( 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 )
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.
“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.
( One of three touchdowns for # 9 Daivon Lowman)
Daivon Lowman carried the ball 14 times for 207 yards and added three TD’s in leading the Panthers past the Ramblers 31-7.
Quarterback Javon Osterhout ran for a score finishing the night with 110 yards rushing and adding 58 through the air.
De’Andro Watts ran for a touchdown and had two interceptions and six tackles.
Head Coach Mike Mahar said ” we’re trying to improve every week and tonight was a big victory”.” I’m proud of our team”added Mahar.
Roseville is now 5-2 and travels next week to Port Huron Northern for a MAC Blue Division Championship clash with the Huskies.
“They are a solid team and it’s gonna be a tough battle ” concluded Mahar.
Stevenson 23 @ Chippewa Valley 37, FINAL
Eisenhower 42 @ Anchor Bay 13, FINAL
Dakota 37 @ Romeo 30, FINAL
Grosse Pointe North 14 @ Utica Ford 47, FINAL
Grosse Pointe South 40 @ L’Anse Creuse North 13, FINAL
Warren-Mott 45 @ Utica 6, FINAL
PH Northern 21 @ Port Huron 14, FINAL
Roseville 31 @ Fraser 7, FINAL
Cousino 28 @ Lakeview 40, FINAL
Sterling Heights 6 @ Lake Shore 47, FINAL
WW Tower 56 @ Fitzgerald 48, FINAL
L’Anse Creuse 40 @ Eastpointe 66, FINAL
Clintondale 18 @ Marysville 37, FINAL
Marine City 21 @ St. Clair 35, FINAL
South Lake 20 @ Madison 36, FINAL
Center Line 37 @ New Haven 6, FINAL
Lincoln 0 @ Clawson 42, FINAL
Hazel Park 34 @ MH Lamphere 13, FINAL
De La Salle 35 @ Davidson 7, FINAL
Bradford 0 @ MI Collegiate 36, FINAL
Parkway Christian 61 @ Oakland Christian 18, FINAL
Mark is out of town so here is your top ten polls in print. We will return later this week with the point spreads.
1. Chippewa Valley
2. De La Salle
3. G.P. South
6. P. H. Northern
8. Warren Mott
10. L.C. North
2. W.W. Tower
3. Michigan Collegiate
4. Lake Shore
5. Marine City
6. Parkway Christian
7. St. Clair
10. Center Line