Friday’s roundup: Mount Clemens forfeits last two games

David Goricki
The Detroit News

Quentin Hines talked of leading Mount Clemens to a state playoff appearance in his first year as head coach.

Instead, Mount Clemens (0-7) — which competes in the MAC Bronze — decided to forfeit its final two games of the season because of a lack of players.

“We ended up with just 12 or 13 players due to players being ineligible and getting hurt and we decided to cancel the last two games of the season, didn’t feel it was a safe situation for them,” Hines said Friday evening, a couple of hours before Mount Clemens would have taken the field for its Homecoming game against Center Line. “Everybody was playing both ways, hardly having the time to catch their breath or get a drink and we don’t have a freshman or JV team.

“We started with 25 players, then 10 were ineligible right away so we were quickly down to 15 and toward the end just 12 or 13 due to injuries. I feel the season would have been different with everybody available. I feel confident about the program going forward. We have to stress academics, make sure all the kids know the importance of education, because I graduated with two degrees (from Akron) and my (playing) days were over after two surgeries with the Patriots.”

Mount Clemens had an enrollment of 500 in 2008 when he attended the school, but it’s now at 250, Hines said.

Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to play sports there.

Friday’s games

Auburn Hills Avondale 35, Pontiac 6: Anthony Moran had 17 carries for 142 yards and a touchdown for Avondale (4-4, 4-3 OAA Blue). Pontiac is 0-8, 0-7.

Birmingham Groves 42, Royal Oak 0: Beau Keuwley was 5-of-11 passing for 154 yards and two touchdowns for Groves (8-0, 7-0 OAA Blue). C.J. Boswell had 13 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown and also caught a 62-yard touchdown pass. Earnest Allen added six carries for 51 yards and two touchdowns. Royal Oak is 4-4, 4-3.

Clawson 34, New Haven 20: Jimmy Tomsick had 14 tackles and an interception, Kamariell Manley had three receptions for 115 yards and two touchdowns, and Cam Jones rushed for three touchdowns for Clawson (5-3, 4-1 MAC Bronze). New Haven is 2-6, 2-3.

Clinton Township Chippewa Valley 29, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North 14: Patrick Bringingstool had four passing touchdowns, and Jimmy Cznarik had two touchdown receptions for Chippewa Valley (6-2, 3-2 MAC Red). North is 3-5, 0-5.

Dearborn Heights Crestwood 21, Garden City 13: Alaa Falloum had six carries for 80 yards and a touchdown for Crestwood (4-4). John Giangrande had 16 carries and 72 yards for Garden City (2-6).

Dearborn Heights Robichaud 58, Livonia Clarenceville 20: Jairus Grissom was 13-of-20 passing for 327 yards and five touchdowns for Robichaud (6-2). Traivon Clayton had five catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns and also returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown and an interception 50 yards for a score. Cortez Spears had 11 tackles and a sack. Clarenceville is 1-7.

Detroit Allen Academy 18, Detroit Community 6: Shawn Steward was 6-of-10 passing for 105 yards and a touchdown for Allen Academy (5-3, 2-2 MMAC). He also had nine carries for 65 yards and a touchdown. Santangho Reynolds rushed 13 times for 165 yards and a score. He also paced the defense with 12 tackles — five for loss. Jason Williams caught three passes for 75 yards, including the 48-yard touchdown from Steward. Community is 1-7, 0-4.

Detroit Old Redford 14, Southfield Bradford Academy 12: Malachi Moesley was 12-of-14 for 110 yards passing and added eight carries for 120 yards and two touchdowns for Old Redford (2-4, 2-3 Charter). Christopher Thompson made nine tackles, including two for loss and a sack. Bradford is 4-3, 2-3.

Farmington 44, Birmingham Seaholm 35: Kyle Brunson had 27 carries for 207 yards and three touchdowns for Farmington (5-3, 4-3 OAA White). Leigh Murray had two rushing touchdowns and one passing touchdown for Seaholm (2-6, 2-5).

Farmington Hills Harrison 35, North Farmington 0: Anthony Giovanni was 6-for-7 passing for 115 yards and a touchdown and had four carries for 81 yards and a touchdown, and Jamison Scarber returned an interception 83 yards for a touchdown for Harrison (7-1).

Grosse Pointe South 28, Utica Ford 7: Logan Mico was 4-of-11 through the air for 60 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for a score for South (6-2, 3-2 MAC White). Sam Jenna rushed 10 times for 112 yards and Will Poplawski added nine tackles. Ford is 5-3, 3-2.

Madison Heights Madison 56, St. Clair Shores South Lake 42: Datrell Milling was 24-of-31 passing for 282 yards and four touchdowns (two interceptions) for South Lake (7-1, 3-1 MAC Silver). Darell Heard had four catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. Madison is 7-1, 4-0.

Northville 23, Plymouth 20: Justin Zimbo completed 14 of 29 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns and ran 20 times for 84 yards and another score for Northville (8-0). Jonah Peterson (45-yard rush, 21-yard pass) had a pair of touchdowns for Plymouth (6-2). Isaac Emminger added a 51-yard rushing touchdown for Plymouth.

Novi 35, Livonia Churchill 26: Emanuel Jackson had 228 total yards of offense and four touchdowns, and Alec Bageris went 22-for-33 with 283 yards and four touchdowns for Novi (4-4). Evan Cummins went 15-for-33 with 207 yards and three touchdowns for Churchill.

Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 43, Owosso 8: Matt Durkin had 11 carries for 129 yards and a touchdown for Notre Dame (7-1). Pat Anger rushed eight times for 103 yards and two scores. Owosso is 0-8.

Riverview 21, Grosse Ille 20: Alex Hall had 34 carries for 168 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Choice had two rushing touchdowns and Daniel Rice blocked a punt for Riverview (6-2). Justin Moores was 14-for-30 for 215 and three TDs for Grosse Ille (3-5).

Utica 27, Port Huron 20: Kumehnnu Gwilli had 20 carries for 159 yards and three touchdowns for Utica (4-4, 2-3 MAC White). Patrick O’Connor was 9-of-15 for 153 yards and a touchdown, to Slater Lutz. Port Huron is 2-6, 1-3.

Utica Eisenhower 30, Warren Mott 9: Max Whitworth was 8-for-15 for 98 yards and two touchdowns and had a 30-yard touchdown run, Jack Perventure had four catches for 35 yards and John Stroble and Ryan Chargo each had an interception for Eisenhower (5-3).

Warren Cousino 35, Grosse Pointe North 34: Karry DeBose had 23 carries for 131 yards and a touchdown, Ben Melzeck had 295 passing yards and three touchdowns and Jerrold King had six catches for 182 yards and a touchdown for Cousino (5-3, 4-1 MAC Blue). North is 4-4, 4-1.

Warren Fitzgerald 26, Clinton Township Clintondale 22: Stephen Gregerson was 12-of-24 passing for 162 yards for Fitzgerald (5-3, 3-2 MAC Silver). He added 21 carries for 125 yards and all four Fitzgerald touchdowns. Delano Bolar had 12 tackles and a forced fumble. Clintondale is 4-4, 2-3.

News staff contributed