Ann Arbor Football Highlights: Lincoln’s Jorden Collier runs for 5 TDs in a wild win over Skyline
YPSILANTI – Ypsilanti Lincoln was leading 41-14 with 10 minutes to go in the third quarter when things got strange.
The Railsplitters saw Ann Arbor Skyline 32 points in the second half – and 25 in the fourth – but held a 54-46 win thanks to five blistering touchdowns from Jorden Collier.
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Collier had a total of five touchdowns in their first five games for Lincoln but returned to his successful game when he scored in runs of 19, 2, 3, 25 and 51 yards when Lincoln snapped a 4-game streak of bad luck and most Scored points in one game since his 63rd goal in Week 2 of the 2018 season.
Skyline was down 41:21 at the end of the third quarter when they stormed back and made things interesting.
After Lincoln extended his lead on Collier’s fourth rushing score to 48-21 in the fourth quarter, Skyline responded to Will Gardner with a TD pass from Colin Brueger to reduce the gap to 48-28.
The Eagles bounced back from a fumble, taking advantage of a 7-yard touchdown run from Carson Mitchell to hit 48-35 in the fourth quarter.
But Lincoln responded with Collier’s fifth result on a 51-yard run to increase the advantage to 54-35 with eight minutes remaining.
Refusing to go down without a fight, Skyline added a 43-yard field goal from Brueger and added a roaring score from QB Evan Rothenberg.
Lincoln wasn’t worried as it held out late, advancing to 2-4 overall and 1-4 in the Southeastern Conference Red.
In addition to Collier’s big night, Lincoln saw quarterback Trey Richey record a pass and rushing score and turn on Quinn Stephens with a 27-yard score, giving Lincoln a 35-14 lead at halftime.
Skyline dropped to 1-5 in the overall standings and 1-4 in the SEC-Red and will receive Huron next Friday.
Chelsea start quickly against Ypsilanti
Lucas Hanifan returned the opening start 77 yards for a touchdown for Chelsea and the Bulldogs never looked back on their path to a 49-13 win over Ypsilanti.
Senior running back Trent Hill followed with two roaring TDs and one receiving, and Hanifan caught a 62-yard touchdown pass from Lucas Dunn to put the Bulldogs 35-7 ahead at halftime.
Cole Munson added a 22 yard rushing score in the third quarter, and Tyson Hill topped the scoring for Chelsea with a rushing score as it advanced to 6-0 overall and 4-0 on the SEC-White.
Ypsilanti (0-6, 0-4 SEC-White) was led by Ashton Jenson, who stormed for 183 yards and a score, and Sir David Williams added a 90 yard kickoff return for a TD.
Chelsea will face Tecumseh next, while Ypsilanti will face Pinckney next week.
Huron holds Dexter back on senior night.
Huron’s defense forced back-to-back sales at Downs towards the end of the fourth quarter to stop Dexter, 28-21, in a 4-1 team battle on Friday night.
Senior CJ Baldwin scored two TDs for Huron on senior night, fulfilling a promise he made to his mother earlier in the day.
Read more about Baldwin’s accomplishment and the River Rats win by clicking here.
Milan fights but falls in the Huron League battle against Riverview
Milan couldn’t find the defensive position they needed in the second half of their 42-29 loss to Riverview on Friday.
The Big Reds went into halftime at 14 with Riverview (6-0, 5-0 Huron League), but were beaten in the second half at 28:15 when they were 4-2 overall and 3 in the Huron League: 2 fell behind.
Cole McElvany hit 17 of 29 passes for 186 yards and stormed for 97 yards and two scores. Connor Dessellier had 10 receptions for 112 yards, Jett Isaacs caught six passes for 72 yards, and William Gaskell rushed to score a score for the Big Reds.
“Our kids struggled with everything,” said Milan’s coach Jesse Hoskins. “We had chances. We needed a timely stop in the second half and couldn’t lie down. ”
Milan will try to regroup against Monroe Jefferson next Friday.
Saline blanks Pioneer to stay undefeated
Saline continued its dominance in the SEC-Red when it rolled over Pioneer 41-0 on Friday.
The Hornets started off quickly with a touchdown pass from CJ Carr to Tate Bezeau, and Zach Antal scored with a dazzling result that helped them break 28-0.
Saline extended its SEC Red winning streak to 43 games and won the eleventh win in a row against the Pioneers.
The Hornets (6-0, 5-0 SEC-RED) will travel to Temperance Bedford (5-1, 4-1 SEC-Red) next Friday for the chance to win their eighth SEC-Red title in a row pick up.
Pioneer fell to 0-6 in the overall standings and 0-5 in the SEC-Red, and will next face Ypsilanti Lincoln.
The stormy attack from Whitmore Lake rules the upper hand
The Trojans scored 312 yards on their way to a dominant 42-6 win over Sterling Heights Parkway Christian.
Nathan Francis stormed for 129 yards and three scores, including a 77 yard TD, Isaac Brady added 102 yards and a score and returned an interception for a TD, and Donovan Fox posted 75 yards and a TD for the Trojans who dropped They switched 5–1 and finished 3–1 playing in the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference.
Whitmore Lake will host Ecorse next Friday.
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