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Lumen Gets Back to .500 with Homecoming Win

The Lumen Christi Catholic High School defense held Northwest to seven points in a 35-7 win on Homecoming Friday. Photos by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports.

The Lumen Christi Catholic High School varsity football team got back to the .500 mark with a 35-7 win over Northwest on Homecoming night. 

The Titans started the season 0-3, but have rebounded with three consecutive wins in the Interstate-8 Conference.

Lumen Christi rode the running of Derrick Walker and Devian Franklin in the victory.

Walker and Franklin each scored a pair of touchdowns in the first half as the Titans led 28-0 at halftime.

Franklin scored on a 1-yard run midway through the third quarter for his third score of the game.

Izayiah Hawes scored the only touchdown of the game for the Mounties on an 86-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Walker finished with 104 rushing yards on only seven carriers for Lumen Christi. Franklin finished with 31 yards rushing on seven carries. 

Hawes finished with 126 rushing yards on 12 attempts for Northwest (3-3 overall).

Joe Lathers was 4-for-4 passing for 60 yards with Franklin catching three of those passes for 47 more yards. 

Franklin was everywhere for the Titans tonight with eight tackles on defense. Charles Konkle and Garrett Slider each recorded six tackles for Lumen Christi (3-3 overall, 3-1 Interstate-8 Conference). 

Lumen Christi will travel to Marshall next Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff and Northwest will host Coldwater in Interstate-8 Conference action. 

Other games

Hillsdale 34, Columbia Central 26: Hillsdale High School moved back to the .500 mark with the Lenawee County Athletic Association win on the road Friday. Jack Bowles threw for a touchdown and ran for another for Hillsdale. Stephen Petersen ran for 99 yards and one score for Hillsdale (3-3 overall). Ty Farmer scored on two touchdown runs for CCHS in the contest. Cody Richardson had the passing game going for the Golden Eagles with 307 passing yards. Farmer caught eight passes for 102 yards and Brenden Bernstein caught six passes for CCHS for 85 yards. Farmer performed well on both sides of the football with 17 tackles on defense for CCHS. The Golden Eagles are now 1-5 overall with the loss. Columbia Central will travel to Hudson next Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff while Hillsdale will host Dundee in LCAA action. 

T.J. Allen of Concord High School caught a touchdown and returned a kick for another in a Homecoming night loss to Gobles.

Gobles 40, Concord 12: T.J Allen was the offense for the Yellow Jackets on Friday. He scored on a 61-yard kickoff return in the first quarter and a 13-yard touchdown pass from Gavin Riske in the third quarter. Riske finished with 103 yards passing with Mekhi Wingfield catching nine of those passes. Concord is now 4-2 overall while Gobles is 3-3. The Tigers rushed for more than 300 yards in the game. Concord will travel to Marcellus for a 7 p.m. kickoff next Friday. 

East Jackson 16, Hanover-Horton 14: The Trojans were playing without four key starters, but found a way to ruin the Comets’ homecoming night with the upset. “As a group we just found a way (to win),” East Jackson Coach Joe Niehaus said. EJHS quarterback Austin Tingley threw for nearly 200 yards and two touchdowns. Caleb Weaver and Zander Kashat caught touchdown passes for the Trojans. Dylan Osborne tallied eight tackles and Mason Dingee finished with six tackles for EJHS. East Jackson and Hanover-Horton are both 2-4 overall following the outcome. East Jackson will host Homer next Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The Comets will host Manchester at the same time in a Cascades Conference contest. 

Napoleon 14, Grass Lake 6: The Pirates improved to 6-0 on the season with a hard-fought 14-6 win over Grass Lake on Friday. Bart Laretz ran for 122 yards and scored one of the touchdowns for Napoleon. Grant Bradley scored the other for NHS on a 3-yard run. Brendan Helfrich ran for nearly 100 yards for the Pirates. Defensively, Holden Van Poppel led Napoleon with five tackles. Andrew Stockton finished with 73 rushing yards and Brayden Lape was 11-for-24 for 106 yards passing and one touchdown. Willie Higgins was a force on defense for the Warriors with eight tackles and two sacks for Grass Lake (3-3). Napoleon will host Michigan Center in Cascades Conference action next Friday beginning at 7 p.m. The Warriors will host Addison at the same time next Friday. 

Jackson High School running back Julio Pizano (6) fights for additional yardage during a Southeastern Conference battle at home against Tecumseh on Friday.

Tecumseh 69, Jackson 46: It was “leave your defense at the door night” at Tony Dungy Field on Friday. The two teams combined for 115 points in the Southeastern Conference battle. Tecumseh is now 6-0 and one win away from clinching an outright SEC title and Jackson is 3-3 overall. The Indians jumped out to a 22-0 lead before the Vikings could score. Six different players scored for Jackson in the contest including Aamar Harrell, Kyson Cooper, Tavion Tanner, Cyron Stamper, Julio Pizano, and Milan Weatherspoon. Adrian will travel to Jackson next Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff. 

Michigan Center 40, Manchester 14: On paper, the Michigan Center/Manchester game looked like a mismatch. The Cardinals were 1-4 while Manchester was flying high at 4-1. But they don’t play the game on paper. Michigan Center exploded for 40 points against the Flying Dutchmen for its second win of the season. Kyran Lane ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns and Brody Shannon added 94 yards on 10 rushes for Michigan Center. Adrien Putnam threw for 103 yards and two touchdowns for the Cardinals – both going to Lane. Manchester surrendered five interceptions in the contest with Putnam of Michigan Center recording two of them. Kannon Duffing threw for 167 yards and two touchdowns and Jaxon McGuigan finished with 12 receptions for 105 yards and a score for Manchester. Napoleon will host Michigan Center next Friday beginning at 7 p.m. while Manchester will travel to Hanover-Horton. 

Quincy 42, Springport 6: A pair of 0-5 teams met Friday and it was Quincy who came out victorious. Springport falls to 0-6 with the loss. The Spartans will travel to Reading for a Big Eight game next Friday at 7 p.m. 

Western High School receiver Ben Parrott scored a touchdown in the third quarter helping the Panthers blow up a close game against Harper Creek in Interstate-8 Conference action.

Western 34, Harper Creek 0: The Panthers led by only 7-0 at halftime, but exploded for 27 points in the final half to earn the win. Western improved to 4-2 overall with the victory while Harper Creek is 1-5. Western will travel to Hastings next Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff in I-8 action. 

Union City 32, Addison 22: Addison High School led 14-13 at halftime, but were outscored 12-0 in the final quarter. The Panthers are now 4-2 overall for the season. Spencer Brown did the heavy lifting with 168 rushing yards and three touchdowns. The Panthers – who routinely rush for more than 300 yards – could only muster 211 on the ground against Union City. Addison will travel to Grass Lake next Friday at 7 p.m. 

Homer 36, Bronson 24: Homer High School earned a win over Bronson in Big Eight Conference action on Friday. The Trojans are now 4-2 on the season.  Homer plays at East Jackson next Friday at 7 p.m. 

Reading 40, Jonesville 36: Reading High School outscored the Comets in Big Eight Conference action. Jonesville is now 2-4 on the season while Reading is 5-1. Jonesville will travel to Quincy next Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff in the Big Eight Conference. 

Perry 37, Leslie 34: The Blackhawks fell short in their bid for a second consecutive win. Jayden Colby threw for 337 yards and five touchdowns for Leslie. Kaleb Cox caught five passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns and Ethan Kaimon caught four passes for 133 yards and two scores for the Blackhawks. Perry kicked a 35-yard field goal with no time remaining on the clock to pull out the win. Leslie is now 1-5 on the season and will travel to Carson City next Saturday for a 7 p.m. kickoff. 

Lakewood 48, Stockbridge 0: Stockbridge High School falls to 3-3 on the season with the loss. The Panthers will host Perry for Homecoming next Friday at 7 p.m. 

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