Ann Arbor Football Roundup: Chelsea and Saline claim SEC titles again
The last time Salines football team moved to Temperance Bedford, the Hornets need a comeback in the fourth quarter.
Even with a delay due to weather conditions, the Hornets made sure they left no room for error this time around as they held the Mules off for a 35-21 win to win their eighth straight title in the Southeastern Conference red.
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Not only have the Hornets now won eight straight league crowns, they’ve also won 43 games in a row from SEC-Red, dating back to the 2013 season when they had their last conference loss to Bedford.
Saline took a 14-0 lead in the second quarter after a TD run from Zach Antal and a TD pass from CJ Carr to Tate Bezeau, but Bedford responded with consecutive results to tie the game.
Though only a sophomore, Carr showed his demeanor when he met Caden Winston for a TD to put Saline back into the lead at 21:14 at halftime.
Carr added a roaring result in the third quarter to give the Hornets some cushion, and the 4-star QB put the game down with a 69-yard TD pass to Roman Laurio, the Saline 35:14 in Brought leadership.
The Hornets improved to 7-0 overall and 5-0 on the SEC red. They’ll end the conference play against Dexter next Friday.
Trent Hill runs wild to lead Chelsea to the SEC White title
Teams tried and teams failed to stop Chelsea’s Trent Hill this fall. Not even a weather delay could stop him from getting noticed on Friday.
The senior running back has paid for every defense the Bulldogs have faced this season, and Tecumseh’s unit was next in line on Friday night when Hill went wild again.
Hill rushed to four touchdowns, catching a TD pass to finish with 280 all-purpose yards to help the Bulldogs get past Tecumseh 58-21 to reach 7-0 in the year and win the Southeastern Conference White Championship .
The Bulldogs have won 18 consecutive SEC-White games from the 2018 season and have not lost a regular season game since the 2018 regular season finale.
In addition to Hill’s performance, Lucas Hanifan rushed for a TD score and Cole Munson caught a TD pass from Lucas Dunn.
Chelsea will look to continue their winning streak when they host St. Joseph (5-2) next week.
Milan recover with a decisive win over Monroe Jefferson
After losing two of their last three games, Milan returned to work on Friday.
William (Billy) Gaskell scored three touchdowns to lead the Big Reds to a 43-15 win, increasing their record to 5-2 that season.
Gaskell stormed for 108 yards and two scores and caught two passes for 30 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Cole McElvany passes for 132 yards and two scores and led Milan with 110 yards rushing and added a TD while Ronnie Johnson recorded a rushing TD and Ethan Budd caught a 45 yard TD pass.
Milan overcame a slow start and weather delay to score 21 points in the second quarter and turn an 8-7 lead into a 29-7 lead by half-time on the road to victory.
“We didn’t start the game as we planned, but we regrouped after the delay,” said Milan coach Jesse Hoskins. “Our children deserve credit for coming out and playing physically.”
The Big Reds are back in action against Carleton Airport next week.
Whitmore Lake falls behind late with the loss to Ecorse
The Trojans couldn’t claim a double-digit lead over Ecorse on Friday evening.
Whitmore Lake led 14-0 with 9:45 remainder in the second quarter but was outdone 28-0 from that point, falling 28-14.
The Trojans got off to a good start after a touchdown run by Isaac Brady and a TD pass from Jackson Ellinger to Justin Hollister, but couldn’t find an offensive in the second half.
Whitmore Lake fell to 5-2 and will try to regroup against Marine City Cardinal Mooney next Friday.
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