PREP ROUNDUP: Hillman edged at home; Posen wins shootout
HILLMAN–The Hillman football team fell just short of victory on Friday, losing to Hale 14-12 at home.
Sean Henigan ran in a 10-yard touchdown for Hillman (1-1) with a minute left, but London Achatz was stopped short on the two-point conversion.
“We had an outstanding effort tonight but fell short. Im proud of the way these young men fought all the way to the end,” Hillman coach Cody Allen said.
Henigan had 15 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown. He also had 112 yards on 7-of-9 passing. Achatz finished with 113 yards and a score on 22 carries; Jeff Klein had seven catches for 90 yards; Dawson Ableidinger had one catch for 22 yards and had 11 tackles on defense.
Zack Kazyaka led Hillman’s defense with 12 tackles.
Posen 62, Au Gres 50
AU GRES–Some timely defensive stops and timely offense paved the way to victory for the Posen football team on Friday.
Lucas Stone rushed for two touchdowns and had a pick-six as the Vikings rallied in the second half to beat Au Gres in a shootout, 62-50.
Posen (2-0) trailed 34-32 at halftime, but was able to clam down on the Wolverines while gaining offensive momentum.
“We found a way to pull it out. We overcame some adversity; we had some injuries and some our younger kids had to step up,” Posen coach Greg Pietsch said. “It was a good win.”
Stone finished with 272 rushing yards and two scores on 12 carries. In addition to his pick-six, he finished with 16 tackles on defense.
Logan Time had nine tackles and a 60-yard touchdown reception.
Posen quarterback Chase Dubie had 83 passing yards and 119 rushing yards and AJ Brunet had 13 tackles.
Posen hosts Gaylord St. Mary next week.
Oscoda 50, Rogers City 0
ROGERS CITY–The Oscoda football team continued to roll on Friday, blanking Rogers City 50-0.
The win improves the Owls to 2-0 on the season. In two games, the Owls have outscored their opponents 108-0.
Oscoda controlled the game from the get-go, building a commanding 32-0 lead by halftime and a 38-0 lead after three quarters.
Isaac Hein was 6-of-15 passing for Rogers City for 37 yards and an interception. He also had 27 rushing yards on 11 carries.
Matt Newhouse caught four of Hein’s passes for 36 yards.
The Owls are scheduled to play Tawas next week.
The Hurons will play Alcona next week. Rogers City previously played Alcona on Sept. 18, winning 24-18 on a late touchdown.
Marlette 31, Alcona 18
LINCOLN–Offensive struggles cost the Alcona football team on Friday as it lost to Marlette at home, 31-18.
Zach Stephenson had two touchdowns for Alcona (0-2) and Gavin Walker had one.
Walker had 12 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries as Alcona’s defense created five turnovers. Stephenson added 10 tackles.
Alcona hosts Rogers City next week.
Alpena hosts home invite
The Alpena High girls golf team hosted a home invitational at Alpena Golf Club on Friday
The Wildcats shot a team score of 431 and were led by Kennedy Ellis, who finished second after firing an 81.
Gianna Bolda had a 121 for the Wildcats; Brianna Boyk shot a 123; Bekah Carlson shot a 118; Mykenize Klimczak shot a 111, and Katie Kurowski rounded out the Varsity team with a 129. Traverse City West’s Anci Dy was medalist with a 69, and the Titans were team champions with a score of 331.
Alpena’s JV team finished third overall with a score of 568.
Sydney Silver led the team with a 134. Mia Carlson and Evie Kimball had 141 and Avery Herman had 152.
The Wildcats play again Tuesday in Cheboygan.
Hillman 3, Au Gres 2
HILLMAN–The Hillman volleyball team went five sets with Au Gres on Thursday, but came out on top against the Wolverines at home.
Hillman won 25-21, 23-25, 25-15, 19-25 and 18-16.
Angelina Hunt had three aces, eight kills and a block for Hillman; Emma Libby had three aces, 20 digs, eight assists and a kill; Emalie Lis had five aces, 14 digs, 10 kills and a block; Melanie Morrison had two aces, nine digs and four kills; and Julia Taratuta had had seven aces, 19 digs, four assists and two kills.