Quarterback Alex White threw five touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Homer turned back Big Eight rival Quincy 60-24 on Friday night.
The host Trojans — honorable mention in Division 7 and champions of the Big Eight at 7-0 –improved to 8-0 overall heading into next weekend’s annual Big Eight vs. Cascades Conference matchups.
White finished 13-for-21 passing for 291 yards Friday. He threw TD strikes of 25, 82 and 8 yards to Dylan Thomas; a 52-yarder to Gary Tompkins; and a 16-yarder to Kyle Winchell. White also scored on a 79-yard run.
Also for the Trojans, Chaz Hopkins had TD runs of 15 and 65 yards (he had 128 yards rushing on 13 carries for the evening); and Gavin Towery had a 1-yard TD burst.
For Quincy (4-4, 3-4), Jimmy Strock scored on runs of 26 and 20 yards; Jimmy King had a 33-yard TD scamper; and Michael Peterson blocked a punt that was recovered for a TD by Jordan Weber. King had 122 yards rushing on 22 carries, and Strock had 103 yards on 14 tries. Tristan Haylett had 12 tackles for the Orioles’ defense.
(At) Coldwater 30, Gull Lake 20: Cooper Murphy was Coldwater’s (4-4, 4-2) workhorse as he rushed for 204 yards and three TDs on 29 carries in the win and added a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Gull Lake’s (3-5, 3-3) Ryan Mutchler had 64 yards rushing with two scores while quarterback Tyler VanderMolen threw for 169 yards and a TD on 9-20 passing in the loss. The Blue Devils’ Ryan Loney caught three passes for 153 yards.
Flint Powers 48, (at) Climax-Scotts 13: Division 8 No. 6-ranked Climax-Scotts outgained Flint Powers — a Class B program — 347 total yards to 328, but three turnovers proved costly as the Panthers lost their first game of the year, falling to 7-1 overall. Climax-Scotts’ Samuel Eshuis had 82 yards rushing on 18 carries and also caught four passes for 91 yards and a score. Eshuis also led the Panthers with nine tackles on defense. Also for C-S, Taylor McNally had 64 yards rushing and a TD and Logan Simmons rushed for 55 yards.
(At) Olivet 28, Constantine 14: Olivet — tied for No. 8 in the Division 5 standings — remains at least tied atop the KVA with this win over Constantine. Shane Loney turned in a monster performance on both sides of the ball as the Olivet senior rushed 18 times for 209 yards and two touchdowns on offense and also had 24 tackles on defense. Eagles quarterback Rob Funk added four carries for 85 yards and a touchdown. Funk also scooped and scored on a Constantine fumble that he took 85 yards to the house. Chase McGill had 18 tackles for Olivet (7-1).
(At) Tekonsha 54, Mich. Lutheran 41: The host Indians’ (2-6) Jeremy Scherer ran for four TDs (6, 20, 56 and 12 yards) and finished with 285 yards rushing on 17 carries. Isaac Mead had a 90-yard kickoff return for a TD, a 57-yard interception return for a score and also had a 27-yard rushing TD). Plus, Justin Evans caught a 14-yard TD pass from Riley Lloyd. Defensively, Evans had 11 tackles, and Scherer and Dwight Devenney had 10 apiece.
Bellevue 36, (at) Pittsford 34 (OT): Tyler Lane rushed 29 times for 222 yards and three TDs to lead Bellevue to victory. The Broncos trailed 20-6 in the first quarter, but fought back and tied it 28-28 when Darin Sommers scored on a 12-yard run with 1:56 left in the fourth quarter. In overtime, Bellevue scored first on a Cole Madry 4-yard TD run and then converted its 2-point conversion. Pittsford also scored on its first overtime possession, but was unsuccessful on its 2-point attempt. Madry had nine tackles and Lane had seven.
Reading 14, (at) Union City 0: Union City was led by Kenyon Stuchell’s 15 carries for 121 yards. Also for the Chargers, Jason Means had 17 carries for 53 yards and Jalen Boes had three receptions for 42 yards. Defensively, Means led Union City (2-6) with 14 tackles. Cody Cable added 10 tacklesss.
(At) Maple Valley 50, Galesburg-Augusta 12: Maple Valley’s Dylan Kennedy rushed 15 times for 173 yards in the win. Galesburg-Augusta’s Andrew Forrest had 11 carries for 46 yards. On defense, Maple Valley’s Cole Decker had 15 tackles with a sack and Zackary Rosenberger had seven tackles and three sacks. G-A’s Kaleb Hinton and Nathan Winston had seven tackles apiece.
(At) Camden-Frontier 43, Colon 0: Colon’s Mike Flick caught four passes for 76 yards and Tyler Schiper added 43 yards rushing in the loss. On the defensive side of the ball, Colon (2-6) was led by Nate Martin’s eight tackles while Flick had seven.