Turnovers doom Alpena in loss to Grizzlies, Hillman wins third straight

Ypsilanti–The Alpena football team couldn’t get out of its own way in a 31-6 loss to Ypsilanti Community on Friday.

The Wildcats (2-4) turned the ball over eight times, losing six fumbles and throwing two interceptions.

“We played well when we didn’t give the ball away,” Alpena coach Aaron Sims said.

Logan Guthrie carried the ball 29 times for 161 yards and had one touchdown for the Wildcats. Eric Troy chipped in with 59 yards on 11 carries.

Alpena will be back in action Friday when it hosts Traverse City Central for homecoming in its final home game of the season.

Hillman 34,

Harbor Springs 7

HILLMAN–The Hillman football team took care of business Friday, defeating Harbor Springs 34-7.

Caine Hunt carried the ball 26 times for 174 yards and two touchdowns and Billy Kolcan had 18 carries for 138 yards and two scores. He also had six catches for 163 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers (3-3).

Quarterback Kyler Moir was 6-for-11 passing for 93 yards and a touchdown. Matthew Hunt led the defense with nine tackles and two sacks.

“Our offensive and defensive lines set the tone tonight,” Hillman assistant coach Cody Allen said. “Harbor Springs is a good team and we finally played a game up to our potential.

The win is now the third in a row for the Tigers, after starting the season 0-3.

Hillman will be back in action Friday when it travels to take on Oscoda.

Rogers City 36, Mio 12

ROGERS CITY — The Rogers City football team got back into the win column in a big way as they knocked off Mio by a final score of 36-12 on Friday night at Gilpin Field in Rogers City.

The Hurons got the scoring started in the second quarter when Caleb Bade connected with wide receiver Ethan Hincka for a 20-yard throw and catch.

After taking a 6-0 lead into the break, the Rogers City offense woke up and scored 30 second half points beginning with a 31-yard touchdown run from Mike Karsten less than two minutes into the third quarter.

Karsten wasn’t done as he found pay dirt for the second time in the quarter, this time from 33 yards out to put Rogers City ahead 22-0 with 56 second left in the third.

The Hurons pulled a little trickery early in the fourth when Isaac Hein connected with Hincka on a half back pass for a 37 yard score.

The Thunderbolts got their first score at the 8:08 mark in the fourth, but Rogers City continue putting points on the board and scored their final touchdown of the game on a one yard run from Clayton Henry.

The Hurons improve to 2-4 overall on the year and will take on Whittemore-Prescott in Week 7.