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West Michigan Conference football roundup: Mason County Central picks up first win

North Muskegon, Ravenna, Manistee, Fremont and Hart are also among the Week 4 winners.

Will Chye passed for a pair of touchdowns and ran for another, while Jayden Perrone rushed for a couple of scores to power Mason County Central to its first football victory of the season, a 48-0 win over host Holton Friday night.

Chye finished 3-of-4 passing for 87 yards and he ran twice for 48 yards to lead the way for the Spartans (1-3 overall), who are now 1-1 in the West Michigan Conference Rivers Division.

Perrone opened the scoring for MCC with a 16-yard run, then he added a 5-yard scoring run in the second quarter as the Spartans built a 41-0 halftime lead.

Tyler Thurow capped the scoring with a 69-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

Peyton Merz led MCC defensively with six solo tackles, three of them for lost yardage. Brayden Overmyer had five solos and five assists for the Spartans.

Mason County Central outgained Holton (0-4, 0-2) in total offense by a 365-47 margin.

Holton coach Tommy Moore said that Chase Albright was the leader on both sides of the ball for the Red Devils, while freshman David Addison stepped up as well.

Next week, Mason County Central hosts Ravenna, while Holton hosts White Cloud.

NORTH MUSKEGON 50, HESPERIA 0: Visiting North Muskegon built a 34-0 first-quarter lead and extended it to 40-0 by halftime in the WMC Rivers Division victory.

James Young completed all 10 of his passing attempts for 311 yards and five touchdowns for the Norsemen (3-1, 2-0 WMC Rivers). Three of those completions went to TJ Byard for 136 yards and two TDs.

Carsen Moat made two catches for 67 yards and two TDs, while Talan Thompson two catches netting 84 yards and a score. Denny Belmonte ran five times for 38 yards and a TD.

Drew Bartos paced the North Muskegon defense with six tackles and a scoop-and-score. Jaccari Edwards recorded five tackles for the Norsemen, while Kyle Huff had 4.5 tackles.

North Muskegon outgained Hesperia (1-3, 0-1 WMC Rivers) in total offense, 385-66. The Panthers held the edge in time of possession, 28:48-19:12.

Individual stat leaders were not submitted by Hesperia.

Next week, North Muskegon hosts Hart in the North Grove Brewers WMC Game of the Week, which will be livestreamed for free by CatchMark SportsNet. Hesperia plays Shelby at home next Friday.

Members of North Muskegon’s 2022 football team posed for a group photo during West Michigan Conference Media Day hosted by CatchMark SportsNet and MLive and sponsored by VanDyk Mortgage Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at the VAC in Whitehall, Mich. (Amy Yonkman | CatchMark)

RAVENNA 55, SHELBY 13: Hunter Hogan passed for 232 yards and rushed for 173 in powering Ravenna to a runaway victory over visiting Shelby in a WMC Rivers Division matchup.

Hogan was 9-of-10 passing with three touchdowns and one interception, while he rushed for four TDs on only eight carries. He also led the way defensively for the Bulldogs (3-1, 2-0 WMC Rivers) with six tackles and two interceptions.

Blake Homoly caught four passes for 106 yards and a TD for Ravenna, while Chase Thomas and Derek Finlay also caught scoring passes. Finlay added five tackles to aid the Bulldogs’ defense, while Drew Mabrito also made five stops.

Ravenna racked up 550 yards of offense compared to 216 for Shelby (0-4, 0-2).

Travis Boughan had 13 carries for 68 yards for Shelby, while Lalo Garcia ran 17 times for 59 yards and two TDs. Garcia was 6-of-16 passing for 83 yards with three picks. Bishop Lee made two catches for 49 yards. Treyjin Waller led the Tigers defensively with seven tackles, while Boughan made six stops. Ben Cederquist had an interception.

Next Friday, Ravenna visits Mason County Central, while Shelby heads to Hesperia.

WMC LAKES DIVISION

MANISTEE 30, ORCHARD VIEW 14: Isaiah Davis rushed 10 times for 107 yards and a touchdown, while Nick Hornkohl added 94 yards and two TDs on 19 carries as host Manistee won a closer-than-expected game against Orchard View in WMC Lakes action.

Jeff Huber went 5-of-6 passing for the Chippewas (3-1, 1-1 WMC Lakes) for 97 yards and a TD. Hornkohl caught two of those passes for 64 yards ana score.

Braydon Sorenson notched a whopping 18 tackles to spearhead Manistee’s defense, plus he had a fumble recovery. Davis had 14 tackles and a forced fumble, while Hornkohl made 11 stops. Yosiah Awamolo had nine tackles, Caden VanSickle five with a sack and Caius Jones five with a forced fumble.

Individual stats were not submitted for Orchard View, which slips to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the WMC Lakes Division.

Next week, Manistee travels to Whitehall, while Orchard View hosts Muskegon Catholic Central in a nonleague matchup.

Members of Manistee’s 2022 football team posed for a group photo during West Michigan Conference Media Day hosted by CatchMark SportsNet and MLive and sponsored by VanDyk Mortgage Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at the VAC in Whitehall, Mich. (Amy Yonkman | CatchMark)

NONCONFERENCE

FREMONT 30, GRANT 8: Fremont rebounded from last week’s 7-0 home loss to Ludington by going on the road and picking up a dominant nonconference victory over former league foe Grant.

Justin Dirheimer ran wild for the Packers (3-1), piling up 296 yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries. He scored on runs of 6 and 30 yards. Dirheimer also caught a 28-yard TD pass from Kyler DeKuiper, who was 2-of-4 for 42 yards.

Fremont build a 22-0 halftime lead and led 30-0 through three quarters. Michael Romero led the Packers defensively with 6.5 tackles, while Owen Hertel made 5.5 stops. Hayden Threatt and Daniel Romero had 4.5 tackles apiece. Daniel Romero also snagged a pair of interceptions.

Fremont outgained Grant (1-3) in total offense, 440-251. The Packers held a 30:53-17:07 advantage in time of possession against the Tigers.

Next week, Fremont visits Oakridge, while Grant makes the short trip to take on arch-rival Newaygo.

Members of Fremont’s 2022 football team posed for a group photo during West Michigan Conference Media Day hosted by CatchMark SportsNet and MLive and sponsored by VanDyk Mortgage Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at the VAC in Whitehall, Mich. (Amy Yonkman | CatchMark)

HART 36, MUSKEGON HEIGHTS ACADEMY 14: Visiting Hart broke a 14-all halftime tie with a big second half en route to earn its third straight victory.

The Pirates are off to a 3-1 start for the first time since 2004 entering next Friday’s contest at North Muskegon, which will be the North Grove Brewers WMC Game of the Week and livestreamed for free by CatchMark SportsNet.

Trenton Swihart was 5-of-6 passing for 100 yards with a pair of touchdowns, plus he led the defense with nine tackles. Trayce Tate ran 11 times for 77 yards and three TDs, plus a two-point conversion. Tate also made eight tackles.

Austin Martinez had five tackles, including two sacks, for Hart. Connor Edwards had an interception, Zane Thomas a fumble recovery and sack, and Adrian Tice a sack for the Pirates.

Hart coach Joe Tanis said this is the first team in school history to score 30 points or more three weeks in a row. The Pirates have now won five of their last six games dating back to last season.

Anthony Floyd ran for 49 yards and a TD on eight carries for Muskegon Heights Academy (0-4), which next hosts Riverview Gabriel Richard on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Members of Hart’s 2022 football team posed for a group photo during West Michigan Conference Media Day hosted by CatchMark SportsNet and MLive and sponsored by VanDyk Mortgage Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at the VAC in Whitehall, Mich. (Amy Yonkman | CatchMark)

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