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Whitehall rolls past Ludington on homecoming night for another impressive win

Vikings are averaging 52.1 points per game and have outscored opponents by a combined 365-76.

Photos by Bethany McCullough | CatchMark

WHITEHALL — It appears nobody in the West Michigan Conference can slow down this Whitehall football team.

The Vikings rolled to a 56-6 homecoming victory over Ludington Friday night, scoring all 56 points in the first half.

Whitehall, which has scored 365 points this season for a 52.1 point-per-game average, improves to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the WMC Lakes Division. The Vikings can clinch a share of the WMC Lakes title next week at Fremont and could wrap up their first unbeaten regular season since 1998 with a win at Orchard View in Week 9.

Ludington is now 5-2 overall and 3-2 in the WMC Lakes. The Orioles complete the regular season with home games against Orchard View and Mason County Central in Weeks 8 and 9, respectively.

Here are notables and other details from the game:

  • Whitehall junior quarterback Kyle Stratton completed 7 of his 11 passing attempts for 109 yards. He ran for three touchdowns and threw for three TDs. Stratton also led the team in rushing yards with 81 yards on five carries.
  • Whitehall junior Trannon Aylor and sophomore Camden Thompson again led the receiving corps. Aylor caught two passes for 58 yards, both for TDs. Thompson had three receptions for 37 yards, one for a TD on a halfback pass by senior Jaiden Altgilbers.
  • Whitehall junior Ca’Mar Ready rushed two times for 39 yards.
  • Altgilbers led the Vikings defensively with four tackles. Juniors Everett Napier and Darnell Mack were both close behind with 3.5 tackles apiece.
  • Ludington senior quarterback Chase Hackert completed 10 of his passing 26 attempts for 23 yards. Junior Gage Jones completed 2 of his 3 attempts for 23 yards as well.
  • Hackert led the Orioles in rushing yards with eight attempts for 48 yards.
  • Ludington senior Levi Laman led the Orioles in receiving yards with four receptions for 23 yards. Senior Nathan Gilchrist followed with with three receptions for 16 yards.
  • Gage Jones led Ludington defensively with 7.5 tackles. Senior Cole Johnson had an interception.

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