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Manistee overpowers Montague in rain-soaked WMC Lakes Division football matchup

Chippewas outrush Wildcats, 413-118, on Veterans Night.

Photos by Kiara Mikkelsen for CatchMark

When it rained, it poured for the Montague football team Friday night at Manistee.

That suited the host Chippewas just fine.

Manistee thrived in rainy and windy conditions, overpowering Montague en route to a 50-20 runaway victory in a West Michigan Conference Lakes Division football contest on Veterans Night.

The Chippewas improve to 5-3 overall and 2-3 in the WMC Lakes. The Wildcats are 3-5 and 2-3, respectively.

Here are notables and more details from the game:

  • Manistee finished with 461 yards of total offense, including 413 rushing.
  • Montague turned the ball over five times — three fumbles and two interceptions — compared to only one (lost fumble) for Manistee.
  • Montague managed 187 yards of total offense, 118 on the ground.
  • Manistee senior quarterback Jeff Huber ran 14 times for 134 yards and four touchdowns. He completed both of his passes for 48 yards.
  • Manistee sophomore Kaden Kott also ran for 134 yards, his on 25 carries with two TDs. He also had a 35-yard scoop-and-score to get the Chippewas on the board, plus he notched an interception.
  • Manistee junior Isaiah Davis rushed 14 times for 83 yards. He had a monster game on defense with nine tackles, a sack, two forced fumbles and an interception.
Manistee’s Isaiah Davis is pictured during 2022 West Michigan Conference Media Day Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at the Viking Athletic Center in Whitehall, Mich. (Amy Yonkman | CatchMark)
  • Manistee junior Nick Hornkohl notched a team-high 11 tackles.
  • Manistee junior Braydon Sorenson had nine tackles.
  • Montague junior Adam Baird rushed for a team-high 92 yards and a TD on 15 carries.
  • Montague senior quarterback Chase Gowell completed 6 of 12 passes for 69 yards with one TD and one interception.
  • Montague senior Owen Petersen made three receptions for 36 yards with a TD. He also racked up seven solo tackles and four assists.
  • Montague senior Silas Jancek recorded 14 solo tackles and three assists.
  • Montague senior Michael Moore had six solo tackles and eight assists.
  • In regular-season finales next Friday, Manistee visits Fremont (4-4, 1-4) while Montague hosts Oakridge (7-1, 4-1) in the North Grove Brewers WMC Game of the Week. The Montague-Oakridge game will be livestreamed for free on the CatchMark SportsNet YouTube channel.

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