Football roundup: Chelsea dominates Allen Park
Allen Park -- Led by senior Jake Bush, Chelsea put on a dominating performance Friday night, beating Allen Park, 35-12 in a Division 3 regional final.
Chelsea scored on five of its eight possessions, the first coming off a 4-yard run by Jacob Somodi with 6:53 left in the first quarter.
Jacob Grob added another score for Chelsea, scampering for a 67-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter to make it 14-0.
Allen Park (10-2) could never get its offense rolling.
Bush finished 16-for-20 with 236 yards and a touchdown, and had two carries for six yards and a touchdown for Chelsea (11-1).
Senior Jacob Scheese had a huge impact for the Bulldogs. After keeping quiet the first half, Scheese finished with three catches for 55 yards and two touchdowns in the second half.
Antonio Mangiapane finished 4-for-10 with 73 yards, and had 15 carries for 55 yards and a touchdown for Allen Park.
Nate Berrelez added seven carries for 17 yards and a touchdown.
Chelsea moves on to face Coldwater, a 20-6 winner over St. Joseph, next week in the semifinals.
River Rouge 51, Algonac 25: Antoine Burgess rushed 23 times for 227 yards and six touchdowns for River Rouge (10-1). Cornelius Mcgill made three tackles, one for loss and returned an interception for a touchdown. Eric Chenault had six tackles. Algonac finishes its season at 11-2.
Marissa McNees is a freelance writer