Prep football: Rams snap four-game skid, Ramblers top Elk Rapids
Following a scoreless third quarter, the Ramblers tied the game at 30-30 with 9:31 to go as Redman scored on a 1-yard run. Boyne added the two-point conversion as Dale Tarket recovered a fumble in the end zone.
“Offensively we were able to move the ball a little bit,” Hills said. “I thought we scored when we were able to and by in large we played well, but we have lots to improve on and lots of detail to clean up.”
Smith finished with 136 yards rushing on 21 carries, while Kelly added 71 yards on nine carries and added 112 yards receiving on three receptions. Bradley Fouchia had 43 yards rushing on seven carries and one reception for 17 yards.
Redman was 5-of-14 passing for 141 yards and added 46 yards rushing on four carries.
Defensively, Brady Calo had 12 tackles including an interception on a conversion attempt, while Alan Manross had 11 tackles and Connor Mills had 10 tackles including two for a loss and a fumble recovery. Tarket had two fumble recovers, while Zach Wandrie added nine tackles.
Boyne City plays host to Grayling, also 8-0, 5-0, for the Lake Michigan Conference championship on Friday, Oct. 19, at Earl Brotherston Field.
“It’s a huge game for both of us,” Hills said. “It’s one of those situations where going into the season you hope you’re playing meaningful games at the end of the year. We’ve put ourselves in a position to do just that and it’s an exciting time for the school and for the community.”
Grayling 63, East Jordan 29
GRAYLING — Jake Swander threw for six touchdowns and finished 23-of-44 passing for 363 yards as Grayling improved to 8-0 overall, 5-0 league with a Lake Michigan Conference win Friday.
The Vikings will face Boyne City, also 8-0, 5-0, for the Lake Michigan Conference title on Friday, Oct. 19 at Earl Brotherston Field.
Grayling — ranked No. 7 in the Division 5 Associated Press state poll — saw three different receivers score TD’s and Tyler McClanahan had six receptions for 125 yards and a TD, while Scott Parkinson added eight receptions for 94 yards and three TDs and Ty Jensen added four receptions for 45 yards and two TDs.
“Grayling is quite the football team,” East Jordan coach Allan Peterson said. “But I was proud of our kids. We did well, we competed and we kept working. I’m super proud of them. They hung in there and scored some touchdowns.”
Jay Graham had 180 yards in kickoff return yards and finished with 21 yards rushing on three carries, while Noah Bacchus added 11 carries for 65 yards, caught three passes for 48 yards with two TD’s and recovered a fumble.
Also for the Red Devils, 0-8, 0-5, Dustin Hejka had 47 yards rushing and a TD along with three receptions for 48 yards. Ben Walton had 57 yards on seven carries, while Tim Schut added 25 yards on five carries and a TD.
Defensively for East Jordan, Graham had 10 tackles, while Bacchus and Schut had eight tackles apiece, while Walton added seven tackles. Hejka and Jack Holbrook had five tackles apiece.
Inland Lakes 32,
Rogers City 13