Saturday’s state roundup: Wayne State beats Truman

The Detroit News

Romello Brown’s 5-yard touchdown run witrh 9:37 left gave Wayne State a 21-20 victory over Truman Saturday at Adams Field.

Brown’s score was set up when Dustin Carlin blocked a punt and Nathan White recovered at the Truman 18. It capped a fourth-quarter comeback from a 20-7 deficit for the Warriors (1-1).

D.J. Zezula threw for two touchdowns, an 8-yarder to Manny Mendoza in the second quarter and a 25-yarder to Jamel Hicks with 13:40 left, for the Warriors.


Grand Valley State 27, (at) Ohio Dominican 24: Joel Schipper’s 22-yard field goal with 3:32 left woin it for Grand Valley (2-0, 1-0 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference).

After the Lakers had tied it at 24 on a 3-yard run by Kirk Spencer, Justice Wright forced a fumble on the kickoff return and Jacob Studdard recovered for Grand Valley.

Spencer also had a 4-yard scoring run and Matt Williams caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Bart Williams for Grand Valley.

(At) Ferris State 40, Northwood 3: Jason Vander Laan threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns, both to Jamel Lockett, for Ferris (1-0, 1-0).

Vander Laan also ran for 156 yards, including a 13-yard score. His TD passes to Lockett covered 56 and 12 yards.

Northwood is 1-1, 1-1.

(At) Hillsdale 52, Lake Erie 29: C.J. Mifsud threw for two scores and ran for another for Hillsdale (1-1, 1-1).

Mifsud’s TD passes were for 7 yards to John Haley and 12 yards to Brian Newman.

Bennett Lewis had 163 yards rushing and TD runs of 8 and 25 yards for Hillsdale.

(At) Michigan Tech 28, Malone 27: David Walter caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Cowie with 6:05 left to win it for Tech (2-0, 2-0).

Alex Sherbinow had scoring runs of 3 and 2 yards and Cowie, who threw for 243 yards, found Andrew Clark with a 5-yard scoring pass in the first quarter.

Tiffin 40, (at) Saginaw Valley State 0: Antonio Pipkin threw for 388 yards and three touchdowns for Tiffin (2-0). Saginaw Valley is 0-2, 0-1.

(At) Northern Michigan 31, Quincy 14: Shaye Brown threw three touchdown passes to Marcus Tucker for Northern (1-1).

Brown was 23-of-26 passing for 353 yards and Tucker caught 10 passes for 205 yards. The scores went for 15, 31 and 68 yards.


Albion 60, (at) Augustana 49: Dominic Bona threw for four touchdowns and ran for two for Albion (2-0).

Chris McCall caught three of Bona’s scoring passes, for 23, 12 and 52 yards. McCall caught five passes for 106 yards.

Bona had scoring runs of 17 and 7 yards and Mike Czarnecki, who carried 19 times for 181 yards, had a 58-yard TD run.

Olivet 42, (at) Carthage 32: Braden Black threw for 228 yards and two touchdowns, and Chris Jones ran for 144 yards and two scores for Olivet (2-0).

Black threw scoring passes of 10 yards to Mitchell Bailey and 18 to Dominik Givens. He also had a 9-yard TD run. Jones’ scoring runs were from 1 and 5 yards.

Elmhurst 13, (at) Hope 7: Rob Kish threw an 11-yard pass to Jake Helm for Hope (0-2).

Kalamazoo 16, (at) Millikin 13: Viet Nguyen kicked field goals of 32, 34 and 20 yards for Kalamazoo (1-1).

Alex White, who threw for 304 yards, had a 5-yard scoring pass to K.J. White, who caught 12 passes for 133 yards.

(At) Wheaton 49, Adrian 0: Johnny Peltz threw for two touchdowns and ran for two for Wheatron. Adrian is 1-1.

(At) Illinois Wesleyan 49, Alma 14: Dylan Zaborowski and a 1-yard touchdown run and Daniel Hogan scored from 9 yards for Alma (1-1).