Friday’s roundup: Warren Collegiate blanks Old Redford
Warren Michigan Collegiate tweaked the game plan just enough on a rainy night to shut out hosting Detroit Old Redford, 44-0, on Friday.
The pass was certainly out of the question with the weather not letting up, and that worked to Warren Collegiate’s advantage. Old Redford couldn’t sling the ball like it wanted to with a spread offense.
Not just that, but Warren Collegiate’s ground game racked up over 300 total yards, much to the delight of offensive coordinator Mark Poplawski.
“With the weather being the way it was, we kept the ball on the ground,” Poplawski said. “We were trying to keep the game plan simple.”
Shawn Jackson had 13 carries for 108 yards and two scores and Javeonte Brown finished with 103 yards and a score on 16 carries for Warren Collegiate (5-1, 3-0 Charter).
Tracy Hubbard added to the team total with 75 yards and two touchdowns and Ervin Butler carries just twice for 39 yards and a score.
Warren Collegiate’s defense was stout, led by Doug Rogers, who finished with a team-high 13 tackles, two forced fumbles and three sacks.
Old Redford is 2-4, 1-2.
Moving forward, Poplawski feels good about his team’s chances, but the penalties have to cease.
“We’re pretty disciplined but every now and then we do dumb stuff,” Poplawski said. “Our kids really work hard, so we should correct it.”
Allen Park 23, Trenton 10: Reid Passhausen ran 11 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns for Allen Park (6-0 Downriver). Alex Hinojosa had six tackles, four sacks and one forced fumble. Trenton is 5-1 in Downriver.
Birmingham Groves 14, Farmington Hills Harrison 7 (OT): Ernest Allen rushed for 57 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries and Beau Kewley threw the game-winning 1-yard touchdown pass to Drew Sheckell for Groves (6-0, 4-0 OAA White). Guam Lee Jr. had six carries for 45 yards and a touchdown for Harrison (3-3, 2-2).
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 28, Riverview Gabriel Richard 3: Aaron Wiggins rushed six times for 207 yards and four touchdowns for Cranbrook (5-1, 2-0 Catholic League). Gabriel Richard is 3-3, 1-1.
Canton 51, Livonia Churchill 7: Markus Sanders rushed for 229 yards and two touchdowns for Canton (4-2, 3-0 KLAA). Reid McDonnell added 118 yards rushing for Canton.
Dearborn 49, Dearborn Heights Annapolis 6: Kejuan Wilkins scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery, Issa Daher had one rushing touchdown and Jack Mannario threw a touchdown pass to Yousef Saad for Dearborn (5-1, 4-0 Western Wayne Red). Annapolis is 1-5, 0-4.
Dearborn Fordson 48, Redford Union 0: Hamze Elzayat ran for 75 yards, threw for 110 yards and recorded three touchdowns for Fordson (6-0, 5-0 Western Wayne). Aziz Hanek had 101 rushing yards and two scores. Ahmad Allamy had one touchdown. Redford Union is 4-2, 2-2.
Detroit Catholic Central 47, Gary (Ind.) Westside Leadership Academy 0: Nicholas Capatina had touchdown runs of two yards and 25 yards for Catholic Central (6-0, 1-0 Catholic League). Matt Young returned a fumble recovery for a score and Matt Poet returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown. Labar Morgan ran nine times for 66 yards. Westside Academy is 0-6.
Detroit Central 46, Detroit Pershing 0: Diazon Harris rushed 11 times for 141 yards and two touchdowns, and Eljulian Jorday was 6-for-12 passing for 178 yards and two scores for Central (2-4, 1-4 PSL). D-J Atkins had 91 rushing yards, 75 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Leotis Briggs recorded eight tackles and had a 102-yard interception return for a score. Pershing is 2-4, 1-4.
Detroit Cody 20, Detroit Western 14: Marquise Barnett was 5-for-8 passing for 170 yards and two touchdowns, Devion Hightower had 75-yard and 65-yard touchdown receptions, Zyaire Gardner had eight carries and rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown and Jaysaar Ball had three sacks and nine tackles on defense for Cody (4-2, 1-1 PSL West). Western is 4-2, 1-1.
Detroit Denby 28, Detroit Collegiate Prep 6: Armani White had 21 rushes for 155 yards and three touchdowns, Giovanni Allen had three rushes for 83 yards and a touchdown, Jalen Early had a 40-yard interception return and Donavan Watson also had an interception for Denby (5-1, 2-0 PSL East). Collegiate Prep is 1-5, 1-1.
Detroit East English Village 20, Detroit Osborn 6: Denzell Armstrong caught a 20-yard touchdown pass and Samuel Womack rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown for East English (4-2, 1-1 PSL East). Osborn is 3-3, 0-2.
Detroit Mumford 30, Detroit Renaissance 0: Omar Pagan rushed 11 times for 189 yards and a touchdown for Mumford (5-1, 4-0 PSL West). Demitri Howards had three tackles, one pass breakup and a 30-yard punt return for a touchdown. Adam Harris ran for 69 yards and one score on eight carries. Rennaisance is 2-4, 0-4.
Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett 42, Lutheran Westland 12: Connor McCarron was 19-for-25 passing for 272 yards and five touchdowns for Liggett (1-5, 1-3 MIAC). Jackson Walkowiak had five catches for 101 yards and three scores. Charles Caine had eight catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns.
Hamtramck 22, Detroit Community 0: Jerrice Duhart Jr. rushed for 174 yards with two touchdowns, Jauan Brown had five tackles with one sack and Daeveon Hollis had 14 tackles and a fumble recovery for Hamtramck (3-3). Community is 2-4.
Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy 54, Romulus Summit Academy 0: Emari Obrien ran 12 times for 165 yards and four touchdowns and was 7-for-11 passing for 154 yards and one score for Chandler Park (4-2, 3-0 Charter). Summit Academy is 0-6, 0-3.
Macomb Dakota 56, Utica Ford 14: Bret Droski went 11-for-13 for 315 yards with four touchdowns, Jalen Hall had four receptions for 133 yards and three touchdowns and Kaiser Carleton had two rushing touchdowns for Dakota (4-2). Utica Ford is 1-5.
New Baltimore Anchor Bay 37, Sterling Heights Stevenson 14: Jordan Irwin had 26 carries for 142 yards and two touchdowns while also completing 5 of 7 passes for 142 yards and three scores, and Zach Bluemer had eight tackles for Anchor Bay (4-2, 1-2 MAC White). Stevenson is 1-5 (0-3 MAC Red).
New Boston Huron 7, Riverview 6: Reed Smith had 11 carries and rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown for Huron (4-2, 3-2 Huron). Cameron Rodgers rushed 16 times for 77 yards and a touchdown for Riverview (1-5, 1-4).
Novi 38, Livonia Stevenson 17: Aahmaud Jenkins had 19 carries for 219 yards and two touchdowns and Anthony D’Annibale accounted for 124 all-purpose yards and a touchdown for Novi (4-2, 3-0 KLAA Central). Chris Tanderys was 24-for-37 with 263 yards and two touchdowns for Stevenson (3-3, 1-2).
Royal Oak Shrine 28, Macomb Lutheran North 7: Michael Niehaus had two rushing touchdowns and two interceptions, and Dan Romano ran 17 times for 155 yards and a score for Shrine (5-1). Daric Craig scored for North (2-4) on a 7-yard run.
Utica Eisenhower 70, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North 6: Jack Provencher ran 14 times for 156 yards and five touchdowns for Eisenhower (6-0, 3-0 MAC Red). Jacob Albrecht scored three times including 98-yard kickoff return. North is 5-1 (3-0 MAC White).
Warren Mott 40, Fraser 6: Cortland Cross had two rushing touchdowns and Jaalon Brown had a 22-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown for Mott (6-0, 3-0 MAC Red). Fraser is 1-5.
Connor Muldowney is a freelance writer; News staff contributed.