2017-09-14 / Sports

Raiders come out on top in overtime

By Kylee Richardson
810-452-2632 • krichardson@mihomepaper.com


Flushing’s Logan Murphy makes a run for it during Friday’s game against Detroit Country Day. Flushing’s Logan Murphy makes a run for it during Friday’s game against Detroit Country Day. FLUSHING — The Flushing football team came away with its second victory of the season on Friday when it beat Detroit Country Day 26-19 in overtime. The Raiders led the entire game until Detroit Country Day tied it in the final quarter to force the overtime.

Flushing opened the game with a touchdown from Joe Jaruzel on a 12-yard pass from Cal Endicott, but the twopoint conversion was no good. In the second quarter, Flushing would go up by another touchdown on a 34-yard pass to Jaruzel for a 13-0 lead. Detroit Country Day added its first touchdown of the game on a 6-yard run to take the score to 13-6 by halftime.

Both teams were held scoreless in the third quarter. Tyler Morris then took Flushing’s lead to 19-6 after reeling in a 24-yard pass, but kicker Nick Morrison missed the extra point. Detroit Country Day then scored on a 59-yard pass and failed the two-point conversion to come within one touchdown. The game was then tied up when Detroit Country Day made good on a 15-yard run and the extra point. Neither team would score again before the clock ran out.

In overtime, Flushing put the game to bed after Endicott hit pay dirt on a 10-yard run and Morrison added the extra point to seal the win.

The Raiders put up 392 yards of total offense to Detroit Country Day’s 270. Endicott was 18-of- 30 for 314 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions and added 20 yards and a touchdown on 16 keepers. Raylon Roberts had eight carries for 21 yards and Donny Snyder had eight for 20 yards. Morris reeled in three passes for 80 yards and a touchdown. Rorke Landis had four catches for 64 yards and Jaruzel had four for 63 yards and two touchdowns.

Flushing, 2-1, travels to Ortonville Brandon, 2-1, on Friday.

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