State roundup: Wayne State rumbles past Hillsdale

The Detroit News

Detroit – Romello Brown rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns as Wayne State built a big lead and held on for a 41-30 win over Hillsdale on Saturday night.

Brown’s second score, a one-yard run with 12:56 left in the game, gave the Warriors a 41-10 lead. Hillsdale scored three unanswered touchdowns to close the game.

Wayne State is 4-1 overall and in the GLIAC. Hillsdale is 3-2 overall and 2-2 in the GLIAC.

Donovan Zezula completed 10-of-20 passes for 264 yards and two TD – both to Deiontae Nicholas, for 65 yards and 47 yards. Nicholas caught three passes for 141 yards and Jamel Hicks also caught three for 75 yards.

Wayne State’s Anthony Pittman had seven tackles, two for loss, and one sack.

The Warriors had 514 yards of total offense to 390 for Hillsdale.

Hillsdale was paced by Chance Stewart, who completed 31-of-53 passes for 307 yards and three TD, and Trey Brock, who caught 10 passes for 146 yards. He caught all three of Stewart’s TDs – for 47, 25 and five yards.


Grand Valley 24, (at) Ohio Dominican 21: Devin McKissic intercepted a Grant Russell pass at the Laker 5-yard line with 17 seconds left to preserve the victory. It was one of four interceptions for Grand Valley (5-0 overall and GLIAC). Collin Schlosser led the Laker defense with 14 tackles, 1.5 for loss. Bart Williams completed 21-of-34 passes for 280 yards and one TD, and Matt Williams caught nine passes for 172 yards and one score for the Lakers.

Saginaw Valley 17, (at) Michigan Tech 16: Marvin White returned a kickoff 100 yards for the winning score with 3:56 left in the game. Marq Johnson caught seven passes for 133 yards and one TD for Saginaw Valley (3-2 overall and GLIAC). For Michigan Tech (2-3 overall and GLIAC), Josh King made a 29-yard field goal with 4:10 left to give the Huskies a 16-10 lead before White’s return. Kevin Miller had 13 carries for 138 yards and one TD for Michigan Tech.

(At) Northwood 44, Lake Erie 14: Theron Wilson had 141 yards receiving, including an 80-yard TD from Joe Garbarino, for Northwood (1-4 GLIAC and overall). Northwood rushed for 300 yards as the Timberwolves’ offense outpaced Lake Erie in total yards, 541-267.

(At) Northern Michigan 54, Walsh 14: Five different players score for Northern (3-2 overall, 3-1 GLIAC), including Paris Woods on a school-record 92-yard reception, and Matt Boonstra on a 38-yard fumble recovery. Shaye Brown completed 16-of-22 passes for 249 yards and three TD.

Ferris State 20, (at) Findlay 17: Reggie Bell went in from 5 yards out with 10:02 to play for the winning score for Ferris State (3-1, 3-1), just 1:03 after Findlay took its only lead of the game. Bell opened the scoring with a 49-yard run in the first quarter, and passed for 168 yards. Findlay is 2-2, 2-2.


Alma 56, (at) Kalamazoo 26: Quarterback Dylan Zaborowski threw a career-high four touchdown passes and Danny Hugan caught three of them – also a career-high – as Alma rolled. Zaborowski had 277 passing yards and Hugan had 153 receiving yards. Zaborowski completed 16-of-28 passes and was not intercepted. For Kalamazoo, Alex White completed 24-of-47 passes for 359 yards and two TD, and Collin Feilla had nine catches for 215 yards. Alma is 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the MIAA and Kalamazoo is 2-2 and 0-1.

Adrian 28 (at) Albion 21: Joey Koscielski  caught a 5-yard pass from Hunter Hamm with 1:36 left in the game for the winning score. David Nutter rushed for 135 yards and one TD, an 18-yard run, for Adrian (2-2, 1-0). Adrian’s defense was led by Angus Arthur, who had 12 tackles, one sack and an interception. For Albion (0-4, 0-1), Chad Hamilton completed 20-of-29 passes for 242 yards and three TD, with two interceptions.

Olivet 15, (at) Hope 13: Jerome Washington scored on a 1-yard run in with 10:07 left to give Olivet (3-1) its margin of victory in a league opener. Braden Black completed 15 of 21 passes for 204 yards and one touchdown and Kornelius Saxton caught seven passes for 103 yards and a TD. Darren Ford kicked two field goals for Hope (1-3).