AREA ROUNDUP: Warriors blow out North Branch, 37-0

NORTH BRANCH — Hunter Conley passed for five touchdowns to help Chippewa Hills come away with a 37-0 victory over North Branch to open the season.

Conley passed for 163 yards and also rushed for 38 yards and a score while Quentin Gossett ran for 79 yards and caught two passes for 39 yards and two scores in the victory.

Kedrick Adams led the Warrior defense with 13 tackles and two sacks while Eric Russell piled up 14 tackles and a sack and Marcus Guerrero and Slade Todd each recorded eight stops apiece.

Chippewa Hills (1-0) returns to action Sept. 5 with a trip to Grant.

CHIPPEWA HILLS 37, NORTH BRANCH 0

CH —     12     12     13     00

NB —     00     00     00     00

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

CH — Hunter Conley 1 run (Kick failed)

CH — Conley 9 pass to Quentin Gossett (2 pt. failed)

Second Quarter

CH — Conley 16 pass to  Austin Issette (2 pt. failed)

CH — Conley 30 pass to Gossett (2 pt. failed)

Third Quarter

CH — Conley 10 pass to Slade Todd (2 pt. failed)

CH — Conley 1 pass to Kedrick Adams (Eric Russell kick)

Individual Statistics

Rushing: Chippewa Hills 28-223 (Gossett 11-79, Conley 7-38, John Spedowski 5-53, Tony Simon 5-53)

Passing: Chippewa Hills 11-163 (Conley 11-15-163-5-1)

Receiving: Chippewa Hills — John Wixson 2-50, Mike Todd 3-42, Gossett 2-39, Brent Martin 2-15.

Peck 48, Crossroads 0

BIG RAPIDS — The Crossroads Charter Academy football team began it’s first year of eight-man football with a 48-0 loss to Peck on Thursday.

HEADING NORTH: Crossroads’ Zach Rardin (center) keeps pushing forward on a running play during Thursday’s game against Peck. Peck won, 48-0. (Pioneer photo/Greg Buckner)

HEADING NORTH: Crossroads’ Zach Rardin (center) keeps pushing forward on a running play during Thursday’s game against Peck. Peck won, 48-0. (Pioneer photo/Greg Buckner)

Peck took a 41-0 lead into the half and held the Cougars (0-1) at bay the rest of the way to finish off the victory.

The Cougars struggled to get anything going on offense, gaining less than 40 yards on the night.

Crossroads is back in action on Sept. 6 when the Cougars travel to Gaylord to face Cedarville.

PECK 48, CROSSROADS 0

C —     00     00     00     00

P —     28     13     07     00

Individual Statistics

Rushing: Crossroads 27-11 (Zach Rardin 13-5, Robert Pennrod 9-12, Austin Tacey 5- -6)

Receiving: Crossroads — Josh Henderson 2-25.

PINE RIVER 39,
KALKASKA 3

LEROY — Brandon Fulks returned the opening kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown and ran for two other scores to lift the Pine River Bucks to a 39-6 victory over nonleague foe Kalkaska in the season-opener for both teams Thursday night.

Quarterback Mason Powell, making his varsity debut, completed three passes for 28 yards and ran nine times for 83 yards.

Fulks also had 84 rushng yards for the Bucks, who led 33-6 at halftime.

Fulks had an eight-yard running touchdown and Jeff Gross a one-yard scoring plunge in the first quarter, which ended in a 19-9 Bucks lead. Mitch McDonald and Gross both had one-yard runs in the second quarter. Greg Park had three PATs in the first half.

Kalkaska scored its lone touchdown in the second quarter.

Fulks had a 62-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter.

McDonald added 53 yards rushing. Payton Pacola caught two passes for 25 yards.

Defensively, Dominic Garcia had 12 tackles and Greg Park added nine.

Pine River plays at Benzie Central next week.

VOLLEYBALL

Reed City, Chippewa Hills and Big Rapids in action at Cadillac Invite

CADILLAC — The Warriors, Cardinals and Coyotes volleyball teams all made the trek to Cadillac on Thursday for the Cadillac Invitational.

The Warriors took second in their pool of teams to make it to the gold bracket, but were knocked out of bracket play in the first round by Coopersville.

Rachel Boerma led the squad with 19 kills throughout the day as Riley Reyes led the team in digs and Bailey Wilson led the way in assists.

The Warriors return to action on Wednesday at home for a quad meet while Big Rapids plays on Thursday and Reed City plays at Tri-County on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

GOLF 

Big Rapids, Chippewa Hills in action at Lady Cardinal Invitational

BIG RAPIDS — The Cardinals and Warriors faced off in an 18-team field at Katke Golf Course for the Lady Cardinal Invitational on Thursday.

The Cardinals finished in seventh as a team with a score of 403. Alexis Dawkins led the Cards with a 91, Haley McKenna shot a 98, AJ Stephens scored a 103, Alison Scsnavicki had a 111, Gina Weaver had a 116 and Eleri Johansen shot a 121.

The Warriors took ninth overall with a team score of 438 as Taylor Swix led the way with a 101. Morgan Stroud had a 102, Megan Beach shot a 107, Alexis West added a 128 and Ally Daugherty rounded out the day with a 139.

The Cardinals are in action again on Sept. 8 at the Traverse City Central Invite while the Warriors take the links again on Sept. 4 at the Midland Dow Invite.

TENNIS

Cards take fourth at TCSF Invite

TRAVERSE CITY — The Big Rapids tennis squad was in action at the Traverse City St. Francis Invitational on Thursday.

Luke VanderHill took second in No. 2 singles, Brad Walling took second in No. 4 singles and Tyler Aris took third at No. 3 singles flight.

As a team, Big Rapids took fourth out of the eight teams in competition, while Traverse City St. Francis took first.

The Cardinals return to action on Thursday at home against Fremont.

SOCCER

Crossroads falls to 0-2 at Gladwin

GLADWIN — The Crossroads Charter Academy Cougars boys soccer team fell on the road on Thursday night, 8-2, to Gladwin.

The Cougars (0-2) were down 7-0 at halftime, but Andy Duddles scored on a penalty kick 25 minutes into the second half and Ben Blackburn added another goal as time wound down, resulting in the 8-2 setback.

The Cougars return to action on Tuesday at Northern Michigan Christian.

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