By Scott Nason
“The Game” ESPN 1400
The Sault High Blue Devils fell at undefeated Kingsley on Friday night, 40-6, in a Northern Michigan Football League Legends Division contest. These two teams entered the game undefeated in league play, with the defending champion Stags now likely to win the conference title outright.
The Blue Devils trailed 23-0 at halftime, and were never able to get in the game, garnering just 157 yards of offense. Junior quarterback Jacob Davie threw a touchdown pass to Bennett Swanson for the only Sault score. Kris Pearce rushed for 61 yards for the Blue Devils and Davie was 3-of-6 passing for 56 yards.
You can hear more about the game and Sault High’s football season, on the Monday night edition of “The Game” on ESPN 1400, as we talked to assistant coach, Matt Johnson.
Sault High (3-2) will be home to winless Cheboygan on Friday night. You can hear that game on 1230 WSOO with Dave Watson and Pat Bennin, starting at 6:35 p.m. The Blue Devils should earn at least one home playoff game, with a victory Friday night.
Rudyard 60, Engadine 0
The Rudyard Bulldogs improved to 3-2 on the season, and kept Engadine winless, as they toppled the Eagles, 60-0, in a Great Lakes Eight East Division football game on Friday night.
Junior quarterback EJ Suggitt rushed for 116 yards on 13 carries, and was 4-of-5 passing with three TD’s. Louie Mayer had two receiving and two rushing touchdowns for Rudyard, while Austin Warner had a pair of TD runs and Cam Peterson added one.
Rudyard (3-2) will be at home to Cedarville on Friday night. You can hear that game on Oldies 93 in the EUP Game of the Week with Matt Pocket around 6:45 p.m. Engadine (0-5) may be the only EUP team not taking part in the playoffs; they are going to need a win at Newberry on Friday.
Cedarville 32, Munising 6
The Cedarville Trojans are thinking home field advantage when the playoff start in less than two weeks, and they took a big step at home Friday, as they handing Munising their first loss in 8-player football, winning 32-6 in a Great Lakes Eight Football game.
Josh Newell had a 1-yard touchdown run in the first half, for the only scoring, as Cedarville led 6-0.
The Trojans would score three times in the third quarter as Grant Fountain ran into the end zone from 4, 3 and 9 yards. Fountain would gain 170 rushing on the night for Cedarville. Quarterback Bailey Hilts had 12 carries for 110 yards and a TD for the Trojans.
Cedarville (4-1), whose only loss this season was to Pickford will be at Rudyard Friday night.
Brimley 34, Superior Central 12
The Brimley Bays football team earned their second win of the season, in their home finale, as they topped Superior Central, 34-12 in a Great Lakes Eight East Division football game on Friday night.
Senior Mason Harris led the rushing attack for Brimley, gaining 136 yards on 19 carries, with one touchdown. Quarterback Grady Newland had 98 yards passing and three TD’s for the Bays.
Brimley (2-3) is at Pickford on Friday night.
In other football action across the Eastern Upper Peninsula, the St. Ignace Saints earned their first win of the season at home on Friday, as they topped Rogers City 21-20. Newberry improved to 2-3 on the season as they defeated Carney Nadeau, 55-8.
For more high school football coverage, and other local sports, including our interview with Detroit Red Wings head coach, Jeff Blashill, check out this Monday night’s edition of “The Game” on ESPN 1400.