Senior defensive back Logan Seal returned an interception 32 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to cap a 31-0 second-half run and lift Portland to a 45-28 victory over defending Class 5 State Champion Flint Powers Catholic (11-1) on Friday. The Raiders (11-1) now advance to the state semifinals next weekend against the winner of today’s River Rouge (11-0)-Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard (10-1) contest.
Portland trailed 28-14 early in the third quarter when junior quarterback Tanner Allison hit junior Auston Brandt with a 56-yard scoring strike. The Raiders then recovered the ensuing onside kick and promptly struck again when Jacob Pohl scored on a 47-yard pass from Allison. Allison then capped the 21-point third quarter with a 1-yard run that put Portland up 35-28.
The Regional title is Portland’s first. “We’ve never even won a District before; we’ve had some tough draws.” said Portland coach John Novara. “This is the farthest we’ve ever been”
FP: Nick Sullivan 78 run (Prescott Myers kick)
P: Jacob Kimmell 2 run (Tanner Allison kick)
FP: Garrett Pougnet 5 run (Myers kick)
P: Jacob Kimmell 15 run (Allison kick)
FP: Sullivan 2 run (Myers kick)
FP: Matt Kramer 20 pass from Pougnet (Myers kick)
P: Auston Brandt 56 pass from Allison (Allison kick)
P: Jacob Pohl 47 pass from Allison (kick failed)
P: Allison 1 run (Brandt pass from Sam Goodman)
P: Allison 32 field goal
P: Logan Seal 32 interception return (Allison kick)
|Total Net Yards||441||374|
Rushing — Portland, Tanner Allison 12-28, Andrew Click 9-68, Sam Goodman 4-14, Caleb Hickling 17-103, Jacob Kimmell 14-82.
Passing — Portland, Tanner Allison 7-13-1-146.
Receiving — Portland, Auston Brandt 2-58, Sam Goodman 1-10, Jacob Pohl 2-63, Logan Seal 2-15.
DEWITT 29, ST. JOHNS 27
SJ: Shayne Krumm 5 pass from Bryce LaBar (kick failed)
D: Nate Trevino 9 run (Cameron West kick)
SJ: Tim Havens 55 run (Devin Smith kick)
D: Ryan Anderson 36 pass from Jacob Johnson (pass good)
D: Anthony Anderson 23 fumble recovery (West kick)
SJ: Krumm 13 pass from Havens (kick failed)
D: Jacob Johnson 2 run (West kick)
SJ: LaBar 2 run (pass failed)
|Total Net Yards||388||236|
Rushing — St. Johns, Jake Ebert 9-32, T.J. Havens 24-141, Bryce LaBar 15-35. DeWitt, Jacob Johnson 8-61, John Lippert 8-56, Nate Trevino 1-9.
Passing — St. Johns, T.J. Havens 1-1–13, Bryce LaBar 19-24–167. DeWitt, Jacob Johnson 8-17-1-110.
Receiving — St. Johns, Josh Hafner 3-28, T.J. Havens 2-22, Shayne Krumm 3-27, Kris Lindquist 2-32, Devin Simon 4-35, Cameron VanAtta 1-6, Seth Kirby 4-22. DeWitt, Ryan Anderson 4-76, Andrew Clements 1-11, Justice Shankel 3-23.
ITHACA 31, MONTROSE 0
I: Sage DeMull 30 FG
I: Jared Evers 2 run (DeMull kick)
I: Markes Gadlen 60 punt return (DeMull kick)
I: Caden Kipp 23 pass from Travis Smith (DeMull kick)
I: Jared Evers 6 run (DeMull kick)
|Total Net Yards||201||396|
Rushing — Ithaca, Jared Evers 6-25, Bryan Shaw 6-41, Travis Smith 10-35.
Passing — Ithaca, Travis Smith 12-21-0-289.
Receiving — Ithaca, Zachary Allen 2-81, Jared Evers 3-27, Kaleb Fairchild 1-9, Markes Gadlen 1-60, Caden Kipp 3-96, Eli Villalobos 2-16.