On Oct. 10 the Alpena Jets 5/6 black team defeated the Ogemaw Browns 26-6. The win brings the Jets’ record to 4-1.
Alpena started the scoring when Cooper Bright took the opening kickoff 60 yards for a touchdown. Alpena kept lighting up the scoreboard as Noah Marquardt scored on runs of 32 and 30 yards respectively. Marquardt also kicked an extra point.
Alpena’s defense kept Ogemaw off the scoreboard until the second half when a Browns touchdown pushed the score to 20-6. Alpena answered with a score of its own as Ryan Voltz took a quarterback sneak into the end zone from a yard out to cap the scoring at 26-6. The Jets got some great blocking from Bright, Anden Marceau, Kadyn Budnick, Hunter Liske, Zachary McDonald, Reggie Rambus, Carson Frisch, Jay Gulish, Aiden Rouse, Caleb Bullis, Gavin Mindykowski and Luke Young.
Alpena played swarming defense, holding the Browns to only six points. Voltz led the team with nine tackles, while Young, Gulish, Liske, Marceau and Damian LeFave each had five or more tackles. The Jets forced three fumbles recovered by Gulish, Liske, and Voltz. Also contributing on defense were Elyja Chism, Caden Yachasz, Zachary McDonald, Budnick, Marquardt, Bright, Rambus and Frisch.
Alpena will be back in action today in Alpena. The Jets will play Ogemaw 2 at 10 a.m.
On Oct. 3, the Alpena Jets 5/6 black team dropped its first game of the season to the Standish Lions 2 team 25-7. The loss takes the Jets’ record to 3-1. Kadyn Budnick led the defense in tackles with seven, while Luke Young, Jay Gulish, Ryan Voltz, Carson Frisch, and Anden Marceau each chipped in with four or more tackles each. Marceau also recovered a Lion fumble.
On the offensive side of the ball, Cooper Bright scored the Jets’ lone touchdown on a 50 yard run. Following the score, Bright ran in the extra point. The Jets play the Ogemaw Browns on Oct. 17.
The Alpena Jets seventh-grade broke into the win column with a much-deserved win Sept. 30 over Petoskey. The final score was 24-12.
The Jets’ offensive line put it together and held its blocks to create big holes up the middle.
Alpena scored first when Charlie Williams went up the middle for eight yards on a quarterback keeper and also ran in the extra point. Williams scored again in the first half on a sweep play.
Petoskey got on the board right before the half. The score was 14-6 at the break.
The Jets came out of the locker room and started stringing together first downs and a long scoring drive. Williams scored his third touchdown of the contest from five yards out. Tony Kirka ran in the extra point on an out pass from Williams.
Defensively, it was the same story as the Jets played some inspired football. Cole Kolnowski was a force in the middle and Williams played well at middle linebacker spot. Kirka had an interception and Luke Jakey had four second-half quarterback sacks. Gage Kaszubowski spent a lot of time in the backfield and kept the quarterback on the run. Triston Minton also was given credit for playing tough on defense as well.
The Jets were 1-2 following the game, but lost the following Saturday under the lights at Wildcat Stadium.
The squad faced a Pinconning team with a mix of eighth- to sixth-graders. The Jets had no answers in stopping some of Pinconning’s big running backs and struggled offensively.
The Jets scored in the fourth quarter with Pinconning on top by 38.
Williams scored on a 15-yard run and caught a conversion pass from Remus Rushton. Williams ran the ball 10 times for 65 yards.
Gage Kaszubowski led the team with seven tackles. Williams had six.
The seventh-graders have their last home on Wednesday.
Last Saturday, the Alpena Jets 5/6 black team beat the Tawas Ravens 12-0 to push its record to 3-0.
The Jets opened the scoring on a 65 yard screen pass to Cooper Bright from Ryan Voltz. Bright also scored Alpena’s second touchdown on a 45 yard run. Bright finished the day with 126 yards of total offense behind some tough blocking from Jay Gulish, Anden Marceau, Luke Young, Logan Konarzewski, Caleb Bullis, Carson Frisch, Aiden Rouse, and Logan Momrik.
The Jets played dominating defense to hold the Ravens scoreless. Alpena’s defense was led by Kadyn Budnick with 12 tackles, while Young, Voltz and Hunter Liske had eight tackles each. Bright had a fumble recovery and helped to seal the victory by intercepting a Raven pass with just under two minutes remaining in the game. Each player helped contribute to another team win.
The Jets will play host to the Standish Lions today.