Friday's roundup: Detroit C.C.'s quick burst wins it

Al Willman
Special to The Detroit News

Orchard Lake — In the span of three plays early in the third quarter Friday night, Detroit Catholic Central went from being tied with Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, 7-7, to being ahead 21-7.

Nick Captiana’s 72-yard touchdown run with 4:04 left in the third quarter gave Catholic Central (7-0, 2-0 Catholic League) the lead. Then, Cameron Ryan punched in a 1-yard touchdown after a fumble by St. Mary’s was returned to the St. Mary’s 1-yard line. With 2:17 left in the third, Catholic Central was on top, 21-7.

C.C. went on to win 28-7.

“That builds great momentum for our team,” Captiana said of his big run. “Our (offensive) line did a great job tonight. They fired up out of that fumble recovery and we punched it in that first play back.”

Captiana finished with 18 carries for 122 yards and two touchdowns.

“We beat a very, very good football team,” Catholic Central coach Tom Mach said. “St. Mary’s is an excellent team every year and they play ‘tough man’ football.”

Quarterback Austin Brown was 10-of-14 for 151 yards and a touchdown.

RaShawn Allen had 20 carries for 86 yards and the only touchdown for St. Mary’s (4-3, 1-1)

Catholic Central was marching on its first drive, going 65 yards in 16 plays. It was in the red zone, but Brown forced a pass that was intercepted in the end zone by Jack Carroll.

“We were going to win the football game, no matter what happened,” Mach said. “We know they can score one or two touchdowns, but we still believe we were going to come back and win.”

Two drives later, St. Mary’s opened the scoring. Allen punched in a 1-yard run, one play after an 11-yard pass from Caden Prieskorn to Kyren Cunningham. St. Mary’s led 7-0 with 4:04 left in the half.

But Catholic Central responded on the ensuing drive.

Brown connected with Isaiah Popp on a 47-yard strike down the left sideline with 1:32 left. After the extra point, the game was tied at 7-7 — a score that carried in to the half.

“We come out every week (and) we practice with the same mindset,” Brown said. “We don’t get too high, we don’t get too low. We stay level. We’re not a cocky team. We just play hard and we go get it.”

Captiana ran in a 9-yard touchdown three plays after a 44-yard pass from Brown to Harding put Catholic Central at the St. Mary’s 21.

Catholic Central will host Warren De La Salle at 1 p.m, on Oct. 16. St. Mary’s will play next when it hosts Wheaton (Illinois) Warrensville South next Saturday at 7.

More football

Allen Park 45, Melvindale 17: Reid Paffhausen ran for 149 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown for Allen Park (7-0, 7-0 Downriver). Ryan Fish had 43 yards on 11 carries, three touchdowns and a 35-yard interception returned for a touchdown. Mike Tenerowicz recorded eight tackles and Rajee Ledesma had one sack on six tackles. Melvindale is 3-4, 3-4.

Auburn Hills Avondale 20, Pontiac 6: Mitch Riley had a nine yard touchdown run, Zeke Ringstaff had a 20-yard touchdown run and Kevin Reese had a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown for Avondale (2-5, 2-4 OAA Blue). Pontiac is 0-7, 0-5.

Belleville 19, Garden City 7: Matthew Ransome threw for one touchdown and 145 yards and Kahalid Crawford had 117 yards rushing and a touchdown for Belleville (5-2, 4-1 Western Wayne Blue). Eian Castonguay had 69 yards rushing for Garden City (2-5, 1-4).

Birmingham Brother Rice 14, Stevensville Lakeshore 0: Marcellus Gaines had 15 carries for 59 yards and a touchdown, and Matthew Jordan had a 28-yard touchdown reception from Greg Piskopink, a freshman who was making his first start, for Brother Rice (4-3). Jonathan Burton had 13 tackles for Lakeshore (4-3).

Clinton Township Chippewa Valley 40, Macomb Dakota 38: Jacob Rybicki blocked two extra points, Steven Charles Jr. rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns, and Tommy Schuster threw for two scores and ran for one more for Chippewa Valley (4-3, 1-3 MAC Red). Dakota is 4-3, 1-3.

Clinton Township Clintondale 38, Madison Heights Lamphere 6: Deonte Higgins rushed for 215 yards with three touchdowns and had four tackles and an interception on defense, Omar Warlick rushed for 109 yards with a touchdown and Gleo Wade rushed for 45 yards with a touchdown and had eight tackles on defense for Clintondale (3-4, 2-1 MAC Bronze). Lamphere is 0-7, 0-4.

Dearborn 56, Livonia Clarenceville 6: Mikey Phillips threw for 220 yards and four touchdwons, Lyth Shalhout had a 60-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and Hassen Baydoun had 100 receiving yards and a score for Dearborn (6-1, 5-0 Western Wayne). Clarenceville falls to 1-6, 1-4.

Detroit Central 48, Detroit Douglass 0: El Julian Jordan was 16-for-19 passing for 240 yards and three touchdowns for Central (3-4, 3-2 PSL). Andy Perkins had seven catches for 100 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown, and DJ Atkins had 220 all-purpose yards with a 30-yard touchdown run and 45-yard touchdown reception. Dwayne Stewart had 14 tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Douglass is 1-6, 1-3.

Detroit Cody 22, Detroit Renaissance 0: Zyaire Gardner had 14 carries for 156 yards and a touchdown, and Rashond Baker and Jaysaar Ball each added a touchdown catch for Cody (5-2, 2-1 PSL). Renaissance is 2-5, 0-3.

Detroit Collegiate Prep 28, Detroit Henry Ford 12: Delvon Wells had a 60-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown, Domonique Fuller scored on an 85-yard interception and Kollin Gant had a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown for Collegiate Prep (2-5, 2-1 PSL). Henry Ford is 2-5, 2-1.

Detroit Denby 38, Detroit Southeastern 6: Jamari Griffin had two interceptions and one touchdown for Denby (6-1, 2-1 PSL). Tonato Tutt added an 80-yard punt return for a score and Jalen Early recorded one interception. Southeastern is 1-6, 0-3.

Detroit Mumford 36, Detroit Western 6: Omar Pagan was 8-for-12 passing with 201 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 198 yards and two touchdowns, Adam Harris ran for 69 yards with a touchdown, and Aaron Woods had six tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for Mumford (6-1, 6-0 PSL). Western is 4-3, 3-3.

Detroit Pershing 24, Detroit CMA 0: Dwayne Hill had 12 tackles and three sacks and Arion Reeves had five tackles for loss for Pershing (3-4, 3-2 PSL). D’Juan Seal had two interceptions and Jonathan Moore recovered a fumble for a touchdown. CMA is 1-6, 0-5.

Grosse Pointe North 55, Sterling Heights 7: Jared Jordan ran for a school record 341 yards on 24 carries and had touchdowns of two, 14, one, and 25 yards for Grosse Pointe North (3-1, 5-2 MAC Blue). Bjorn Bjornsson was 4-for-5 passing for 137 yards and touchdowns of 40 and 27 yards to Pete Ciaravino. Sterling Heights is 1-3, 1-6.

Grosse Pointe South 24, New Baltimore Anchor Bay 0: Logan Mico was 10-for-15 passing for 147 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 47 yards and a score for South (5-2, 4-0 MAC White). Andrew Sharp added nine tackles and one sack. Anchor Bay is 4-3, 1-3.

Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy 26, Southfield Bradford Academy 12: Emari O’Brien was 5-for-9 passing for 218 yards with two touchdowns and rushed for 82 yards and a score for Chandler Park (5-2, 4-0 Charter). Bradford is 5-2, 2-2.

Macomb Lutheran North 31, Riverview Gabriel Richard 10: Daric Craig had 177 rushing yards and two touchdowns, Austin Monroe rushed for 92 yards and a score, and Joe Karle racked up 11 tackles for Lutheran North (3-4, 1-1 Catholic League C-D). Jac Lemieux rushed for 73 yards for Gabriel Richard (3-4, 1-1).

Northville 30, Livonia Stevenson 24: Jack Burke was 14-for-32 passing for 306 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 115 yards and two touchdown and Anthony Abbott had six receptions for 157 yards for Northville (6-1, 4-0 KLAA Central). Parker Graham rushed for 87 yards with two touchdowns and had five receptions for 43 yards, Chris Tanderys was 21-for-32 passing for 227 yards and Devin Dunn had eight receptions for 70 yards and 36 yards rushing for Stevenson (3-4, 1-3).

Oak Park 14, Farmington Hills Harrison 9: Dwan Mathis threw a 25-yard touchdown pass and ran for 75 yards and a touchdown for Oak Park (5-2, 4-1 OAA White). Guam Lee Jr. had 10 tackles and one sack for Harrison (3-4, 2-3).

Plymouth 49, Westland John Glenn 14: Darius Timmons had 182 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries and Jonah Peterson threw for 104 yards and two scores for Plymouth (3-4, 2-2 KLAA South). Glenn is 1-6, 1-3.

Riverview 34, Flat Rock 14: Cameron Rogers had 210 yards on 27 carries, two touchdowns, a two-point conversion and 11 tackles for Riverview (2-5, 2-4 Huron). Zach Warlick ran for 101 yards and two scores on 13 carries. Cameron Stitt returned a kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown for Flat Rock (2-5,1-5).

Redford Union 22, Redford Thurston 15: Thorton Caine had three touchdowns and Isaac Grant had 161 yards on 10 carries for Redford Union (5-2, 3-2 Western Wayne Blue). Zak Crofford was 15-for-37 passing with 174 yards and a score and Darius King had nine catches for 56 yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion for Thurston (3-4, 1-3).

Salem 27, Novi 23: Andrew Davis had 16 carries for 63 yards and two touchdowns for Salem (4-3, 2-2 KLAA Central). Anthony D’Annibale had 10 receptions for 149 yards and a touchdown for Novi (4-3, 3-1).

St. Clair Shores Lakeview 41, Clawson 38: Jacen Norman had four touchdowns and 197 yards rushing on 14 carries, Chris Wise had 155 yards rushing and a score, Kory Majewski had 15 carries for 116 yards and a touchdown, and Anthony Meagher had 10 tackles for Lakeview (5-2, 2-2 MAC Silver). Clawson is 3-4, 1-3.

U-D Jesuit 49, Warren De La Salle 35: Elijah Collins had three rushing touchdowns and a kickoff return for a score and Scotty Nelson had two rushing touchdowns and one passing touchdown for Jesuit (5-1, 1-1 Catholic). De La Salle is 3-4, 0-3.

Utica Eisenhower 42, Sterling Heights Stevenson 13: Max Wittwer had three touchdown passes and six different players scored touchdowns for Eisenhower (7-0, 4-0 MAC Red). Stevenson is 1-6, 0-4.

Utica Ford 21, Fraser 20: John Marden had a 40-yard punt return for a touchdown, and Matt Sesi averaged 40 yards on six punts and downing three inside the 10-yard line for Ford (2-5, 1-3 MAC White). Dominic Mielke had three rushing touchdowns for Fraser (1-6, 0-4).

Walled Lake Western 31, Walled Lake Northern 16: Jalen Marshall had 18 carries for 112 yards and three touchdowns, John Tracy was 10-for-17 passing for 166 yards and a score, and Kam Ford had five receptions for 86 yards and a score for Western (6-1, 4-0 KLAA North). Northern is 5-2, 2-2.

Warren Cousino 24, Roseville 16: Ben Maleszyk was 9-for-12 passing for 192 yards and a touchdown, Karry DeBose rushed for 70 yards with two touchdowns and Anthony Secchi had 10 tackles and a blocked punt with the recovery for Cousino (6-1, 4-0 MAC Blue). Roseville is 2-5, 1-3.

Al Willman is a freelance writer; News staff contributed.