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Marissa McNees
Special to The Detroit News


Lincoln Park — For a team that had just one win last season, Lincoln Park proved the 66-game losing streak is a thing of the past with a convincing 23-0 homecoming victory over Taylor Kennedy in a Downriver League showdown Friday night.

The last time Lincoln Park had won a homecoming game was 2004.

"It's the first homecoming win in many, many years here," Lincoln Park coach Jamie Grignon said. "I'm happy for the seniors."

Lincoln Park is now 3-3, its best record since going 4-5 in 2005, and Grignon believes his team is at a point where winning is not only possible, it's expected.

"From a year ago, and what happened over the last seven or eight years, we're real happy," Grignon said. "We just expect to win games."

After forcing Kennedy (0-6) to punt on the first series, Lincoln Park took over on downs and marched down the field, with senior Jordan Geha scoring on a 4-yard run with 4:14 left in the first quarter.

Geha had 11 carries for 29 yards and two touchdowns in the first half.

"Geha hasn't had a lot of touches because we've been airing it out a little bit lately," Grignon said. "It was good for him to get to the end zone a few times today."

With Geha leading the team on offense, it was the strong play of Lincoln Park's defense that kept Kennedy at bay, forcing two fumbles and getting three interceptions, earning its first shutout of the year.

"Our defense has been stellar all year long," Grignon said. "We felt we were in control the whole game."

Geha finished with 74 yards rushing and three touchdowns.

Lincoln Park travels to Allen Park (5-1) next Friday.

Football

Allen Park 54, Taylor Truman 6: Manny Andrade had seven carries for 61 yards and four touchdowns for Allen Park (5-1). Truman dropped to 0-5.

Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 25, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 23: Matt Johnson had two rushing touchdowns and Thomas Holowicki kicked the winning 24-yard field goal with 13.4 seconds left for Richard (5-1, 2-1 Catholic AA). Luke Adams rushed for 117 yards on 21 carries and Pat Anger had an 89-yard catch and two rushing touchdowns for Notre Dame (1-4, 0-2).

Birmingham Brother Rice 28, Orchard Lake St Mary's 20: Alex Malzone threw for 419 yards and four touchdowns on 29-of-42 passing, Grant Perry had 14 catches for 257 yards and two scores, John Garry had 10 catches for 119 yards and a touchdown, and Brian Fortin scored on an 8-yard run for Brother Rice (6-0, 3-0 Catholic Central). Malzone's 419 yards and 29 completions and Perry's 257 yards receiving set new school records. Ryan Johnson had an 80-yard rushing touchdown and Pierce Bauer scored on a 9-yard run for St. Mary's (5-1, 2-1).

Clinton Township Chippewa Valley 45, Utica 34: Kumehnnu Gwilly rushed 43 times for 315 yards and a touchdown for Utica (2-4). Austin Kowalczyk and Zach Groman each had two touchdowns. Dylan Demo made eight tackles — two for loss. He also caught a 2-point conversion. Chippewa Valley improved to 4-2.

Dearborn 31, Dearborn Heights Crestwood 14: Ahmed El-Sayed had 22 carries for 117 yards and a touchdown in the loss for Crestwood (1-5). Ali Wahad made 11 tackles, including a sack. Dearborn improved to 3-3.

Dearborn Heights Robichaud 20, Romulus 14: Traivon Clayton had four receptions for 136 yards and two touchdowns, Jairus Grissom threw for two touchdowns and ran for one, and William Melchor had 10 tackles for Robichaud (6-0, 4-0 WWAC Red). Romulus is 4-2, 3-1.

Detroit Central 22, Detroit Pershing 14: Darius Lynuam was 9-of-13 for 216 yards and a 42-yard touchdown pass to Deshawn Denison for Central (3-3, 2-3 PSL). Lynuam also rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown. Lamon Moore had three sacks and forced a fumble.

Detroit Collegiate Prep Northwestern 22, Detroit Douglass 12: Tyrell Watts had 17 carries for 140 yards, and John Dozier and Mike Merrian had a touchdown reception each for Northwestern (3-3, 2-3 PSL). Douglass is 0-6, 0-5.

Detroit Denby 24, Detroit Osborn 8: Adonte Calhoun had 20 carries for 173 yds and two touchdowns for Denby (4-2, 3-2 PSL). Tony Allen was 3-of-8 for 82 yards. He also scored on a 1-yard touchdown run.

Detroit King 55, Detroit Henry Ford 0: Dontre Boyd had three touchdowns, including one on a blocked punt, Donnie Corley had 101 receiving yards with a score and Tyriq Thompson had 12 tackles for King (6-0, 5-0 PSL). Henry Ford is 1-5, 1-4.

Detroit Mumford 34, Detroit Western 7: Damon Bentley rushed nine times for 114 yards for Mumford (4-2, 3-1 PSL). Raltheal Cornish carried seven times for 79 yards and a touchdown. Trey'Veion Hammond had three catches for 89 yards and a touchdown. Raoul Halin made 12 tackles — four for loss, and had an interception.

Detroit Renaissance 27, Detroit Cody 14: Kyle Lewis was 7-of-15 for 69 yards and a touchdown for Renaissance (4-2, 4-1 PSL). He also had 18 carries for 99 yards and a rushing touchdown. Dwight Harvey, Jr. carried 20 times for 150 yards and a touchdown. Jaylon Hedwood returned an interception 61 yards for a touchdown.

Fraser 31, Roseville 21: Luke Warchol had 35 carries for 231 yards and a touchdown for Fraser (3-3). Jeff Mainhartt returned the opening kick of the second half 89 yards for a touchdown. He also had a 53-yard touchdown catch.

Grosse Pointe North 42, Harrison Township L'Anse Creuse 6: Latorrif Greer had 13 carries for 143 yards and three touchdowns, while quarterback Dan Robinson scored on a 40-yard run for North (4-2, 3-0 MAC Blue). L'Anse Creuse is 1-5, 1-3.

Grosse Pointe University Liggett 31, Sterling Heights Parkway Christian 14: Connor McCarron was 9-of-16 for 200 yards and four touchdowns for Liggett (5-1, 4-0 MIAC). Trey Caine caught three of them and finished the day with 105 receiving yards. On defense, Matt Gushee made 18 tackles. Parkway drops to 3-3 (2-2 MIAC) with the loss.

Livonia Stevenson 46, Northville 21: Chris Tanderys was 12-of-16 for 116 yards and a touchdown for Stevenson (4-2, 3-1). Austin Petrie had 24 carries for 250 yards and four touchdowns. He also caught one pass for 12 yards. Robert Schneider made seven solo tackles and had nine assists. Justin Zimbo rushed 14 times for 142 yards and a touchdown for Northville (4-2, 2-2).

Macomb Lutheran North 32, Harper Woods 6: Charles Kruse threw for 111 yards and two touchdowns, and Mitch Visbara returned a punt 35 yards for a score and had an interception for Lutheran North (2-4). Naylan Johnson threw for 222 yards, Amonte Bournes had 156 yards receiving and a touchdown, and Jeremy Holmes had 12 tackles and a sack for Harper Woods (0-6).

Novi 50, South Lyon 33: Emanuel Jackson had 383 total yards of offense, including 213 yards rushing, and two touchdowns, and Matt Sabo rushed for 67 yards and three scores on 20 carries for Novi (3-3, 3-1 KLAA Central). Joe Newman had six catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns for South Lyon (5-1, 3-1).

Detroit Catholic Central 14, U-D Jesuit 0: Jarod Luomala completed one pass for Catholic Central (3-3, 1-1) — a 7-yard touchdown. He also rushed 10 times for 83 yards. Victor Dirita had four carries for 66 yards.

Plymouth 25, Westland John Glenn 22: Deji Adebiyi went 6-for-9 passing for 132 yards and three touchdowns, Cameron Stella had 17 carries for 136 yards and an interception on defense, and Christian Walls had three receptions for 65 yards and two touchdowns for Plymouth (5-1, 3-1 KLAA South). Jaylen Smith had 24 carries for 251 yards and two touchdowns for John Glenn (3-3, 1-3).

Riverview 53, Flat Rock 6: Drew Kroll was 5-of-8 for 128 yards and two touchdowns for Riverview (5-1, 4-1). He also had four carries for 95 yards and two touchdowns. Eric Gant rushed six times for 72 yards and two touchdowns. Flat Rock (0-6, 0-5) was held to 75 total yards.

St. Clair 43, Port Huron Northern 14: Larry Ochadleus had 40 carries for 270 yards and four touchdowns for St. Clair (5-1). John Lanzi made five tackles, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and had an interception. Darrien Rutledge made four tackles — two were sacks, forced a fumble and had a fumble recovery.

Southfield Bradford 28, Romulus Summit Academy 6: Kenneth Black had a 90-yard interception return, a 70-yard interception return and a 50-yard touchdown catch, and Lorenzo Hampton had 110 yards receiving, including an 80-yard touchdown reception for Bradford (3-3, 2-2 Charter). Summit is 1-5, 1-4.

Warren Cousino 31, St. Clair Shores Lakeview 7: Steven Charles rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and had an 85-yard kickoff return for Cousino (3-3, 3-0 MAC Blue). Nick Palmer added a 47-yard touchdown run and Karry Debose had a 9-yard rushing touchdown. Lakeview is 2-4, 0-3.

Warren Michigan Collegiate 42, Detroit Old Redford 20: Ken Butler had 14 carries for 153 yards and three touchdowns, Alden Roberson had a 65-yard touchdown reception and a 67-yard touchdown run, and Brendan Roberts was 9-of-12 for 154 yards and two touchdowns for Michigan Collegiate (6-0, 5-0 Charter). Old Redford is 4-2, 3-2.

Wyandotte Roosevelt 35, Southgate Anderson 17: Cecil Green had 13 carries for 77 yards and two touchdowns for Roosevelt (5-1).

Marissa McNees is a freelance writer

News staff contributed