Au Gres clips Alcona in shootout; Atlanta falls short against Suttons Bay

AU GRES–The Alcona football team faced one of its toughest tests of the year on Friday and came up short against Au Gres, losing 48-46.

Alcona’s defense was lead by the interior line play of Chris Kamischke and Tommy Mayes who had nine and eight tackles respectively. Damion Stewart chipped in with two interceptions.

Offensively, the Tigers (3-1) were led by Tim Hutchinson with 103 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns. Jack Hutchinson added 52 yards on 14 carries and one touchdown.

Alex Stephenson finished the night 4-for-8 with 121 yards passing, including three touchdowns.

The Tigers will host Whittemore-Prescott next week.

Suttons Bay 13,

Atlanta 12

Suttons Bay–The Atlanta football team suffered a tough defeat on Friday, losing 13-12 to Suttons Bay.

The Huskies (2-2) had a narrow lead until late in the game when Suttons Bay scored with four minutes remaining to go up by one and that proved to be enough to win the game.

“The game had really been a back and forth battle all night,” Atlanta coach Troy Cheedie said. “They made a play late in the game and when we got the ball back we turned it over and ran out of time. It was a really tough way to lose when the kids fought so hard. I thought we were excellent on defense tonight.”

Austin Corbin threw two touchdown passes for the Huskies in the loss, one to Reece Wood and the other to Kody Reeves.

Atlanta will return to action next Friday when it plays Grand Traverse Academy.

Rudyard 57, Posen 12

Rudyard–The Posen football team took a tough loss to Rudyard Friday, dropping the constest by a score of 57-12.

“We just really got roughed up tonight,” Posen coach Greg Pietsch said. “It was a competitive game early, we were only down 16-12 in the second quarter, but then we suffered an injury to one of our better players and everything just kind of went downhill from there. It just wasn’t our night.”

The Vikings (1-3) did have a couple of good rushing performances in the loss.

Mark Wisniewski carried the ball 23 times for 196 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Dylan Schuch used his legs more than his arm, running 21 times for 120 yards. Dru Hincka led the Vikings defensively, recording eight tackles and also assisting on three more.

Posen will be back at it again next Friday when it hits the road to face Pickford.

Cedarville 52, Onaway 20

Onaway–A rough second quarter that ended up costing the Onaway football team in a 52-20 loss to Cedarville on Friday.

The game was tied at six after one quarter, but the second quarter saw Cedarville outscore the Cardinals (1-3) 34-8 and there was no recovering for the Cardinals after that.

Trevor Wregglesworth was 8-for-26 with two touchdowns passing for Onaway. He also ran the ball five times for 17 yards.

Gavin Fenstermaker was busy for the Cardinals, carrying the ball four times for 22 yards, catching a 31-yard touchdown pass, returning four kickoffs for 138 yards, which included an 85 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. He also recorded 10 tackles on defense.

Nick Byrne caught six passes for 153 yards and a score, while also recording four tackles defensively.

Lucas Tollini led the Cardinals defense with 20 tackles. Kyle Humphrey had 12 tackles, Robert Niester added 10 tackles, Declan Clayton had nine tackles, and Dawson Hilliker recorded eight tackles. Hilliker also came up with an interception.

Onaway plays again next Friday at Charlton Heston.

VOLLEYBALL

Rogers City 3,

Hale 0

HALE — The Rogers City volleyball team earned a road sweep at Hale on Thursday, winning by scores of 25-13, 25-11 and 25-21.

The Hurons were led by Taylor Fleming who had eight kills and two blocks. Kayla Rabeau added eight kills, eight digs and six aces. Hannah Fleming dished out 10 assists and had 13 digs and Jayna Hance chipped in with 16 digs.

“It was a good night. We are coming along very good and I’m real happy with where we are at,” Rogers City coach Jackie Quaine said. “We are moving the ball well and doing a nice job and everyone is getting involved which is nice to see.”

Rogers city improves to 13-4-3 overall on the season and will be back in action on Thursday when they host Hillman.

 Alcona 3, Mio 2

The Alcona volleyball team defeated Mio in five sets on Thursday. Alcona won 23-25, 25-18, 18-25, 25-23 and 15-6.

Lily Sager struck 12 kills for Alcona and Taylor Livingston had nine kills, nine digs and three blocks while Jenelle Carpenter delivered seven aces.