Pine River beats Evart in OT to lead Friday’s football roundup

Pine River running back Elijah Lewis and the Bucks defeated Evart on friday. (Pioneer photo/Maxwell Harden)

Pine River 12, Evart 6 (OT)

EVART — The Bucks played the role of spoiler in an overtime win over the Wildcats.

After forcing a Carter Pritchard interception on the first play of overtime, the Bucks ran the ball down to the Evart 1-yard line and punched in the game-winning run on the ensuing play. It was 6-6 at halftime.

Pritchard completed 17 of 37 passes for 188 yards, one touchdown pass, and two interceptions. Billy Conklin had 10 carries for 60 yards, Justin O’Dell and Garrett Johnson had four catches for 46 and 41 yards, respectively. Donavin Reagan had three catches for 51 yards including a 19-yard touchdown grab.

On defense, O’Dell and Conklin each had 10 tackles and one fumble recovery and Ty Sochocki had seven tackles and one interception, while Cameron Brasington added five tackles and one interception.

“Our defense played really well,” Evart head coach Pat Craven said. “We gave up some big plays but forced five turnovers. Offensively we were able to move the ball down the field, but we were in the red zone four or five times and couldn’t score.”

Evart (1-2) hosts McBain next week and Pine River (3-0) faces Beal City.

Tri County 12, Chippewa Hills 0

Tri County blanked Chippewa Hills (1-2,1-1) in CSAA Gold action on Friday. The Vikings scored on running plays in the second and third quarters.

Koron Lowery had nine rushes for 25 yards. Ty Jose competed eight passes for 107 yards. Koronte Lowery caught three for 43. Mitch Kuzma caught two for 28

Trevor Swix and Trenton Wiggins had nine tackles apiece while Antonio Lynk had eight

Chippewa Hills is at Grant on Friday.

Morley Stanwood 16, Lakeview 14

Alvaro Orjas-Penas booted a 27-yard field goal with 25 seconds to play on Friday to give Morley Stanwood (2-1, 1-0) the CSAA Silver Division win.

The Mohawks had scored in the first and second quarters on 5 and 1-yard touchdown runs by Drew Jensen.

But Morley Stanwood was trailing 14-13 and driving down field with three minutes to play in the game. The Mohawks fumbled at the 20, but with 59 seconds to go, Lakeview also fumbled on its own 36. The Mohawks were able to get the ball within field-goal range.

Jason Bialik had 80 yards on 12 carries and Drew Jensen 67 yards on 18 carries. Alek Jensen had nine tackles and Logan Griffes had eight.

The Mohawks play at Holton on Friday.

Crossroads 38, St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran 14

The Cougars ended a losing streak that spanned over two seasons Friday night. The Cougars were able to move the ball all night long and stifled the Titans offense outside of a couple big plays. Leading the offensive charge was David Peck with 113 yards rushing on 11 carries. Dominick Peterson added 81 yards on 9 carries and two touchdowns. He also added a score on a punt return. Hunter Walsh completed 3 of 5 pass attempts with one being a touchdown pass to Keegan McKinnon. On defense, David Burley compiled 11 tackles, 4 being for loss and 2 QB sacks. Nic Brummeler recorded 6 tackles with 4 being for loss.

The Cougars are home against Brethren on Friday.

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