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FRIDAY FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Lowell tops EGR for a second time, advances to second round

Football   | Jeff Dullack

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Lowell – With three minutes left to play and Lowell trailing East Grand Rapids 27-21, Lowell quarterback Ryan Stevens found receiver Gabe Steed for a 73 yard touchdown to put the Red Arrows on top, 28-27 and that score would hold up to be the final as Lowell advanced past its rival in its Division 3 playoff opener.

Stevens finished the game with 215 yards and a touchdown through the air, while adding in 59 yards on the ground as well. Max Dean chipped in with 79 yards and three touchdowns , while Josh Branagan had 56 yards receiving to help lead the way for Lowell.

East Grand Rapids was led by Bryce Henkey, who rushed for 141 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdowns, while Michael Johnston added in a touchdown on the ground as well. Mikey Roth threw for 157 yards and a score to A.J. Zawacki as well for the Pioneers.

 

Clarkston 31, Oxford 8: Ian Eriksen rushed for 200 yards on 25 carries and had two touchdowns, while D.J. Zezula rushed for 156 more yards and two scores of his own to lead the way for Clarkston.

West Bloomfield 34, Livonia Stevenson 6: Trishton Jackson threw for 185 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Lakers to their first ever playoff win.

Canton 48, Northville 7: Brian Newton rushed for 221 yards and four touchdowns on 17 carries to pace the Canton offense on Friday night. Marcus Sanders added in 121 yards on the ground and Chuck Turfe added in 80 yards and a score as well for Canton.

Macomb Dakota 21, Utica Eisenhower 14: Kiser Carelton’s 17 yard run with 49 seconds left to play proved to be the difference as Dakota escaped to advance to the second round of the playoffs. Carelton rushed for 161 yards and three touchdowns to lead Dakota.

Walled Lake Central 35, Waterford Mott 14: Nick Krumm rushed for 175