2018-10-11 / Sports

Football team wins, eyeing playoff berth

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


Flushing’s Zarren Pierce moves past a Fenton defender during Friday’s win. Photo by Todd Boone Flushing’s Zarren Pierce moves past a Fenton defender during Friday’s win. Photo by Todd Boone FLUSHING – The Flushing football team handed Fenton just its second loss of the season on Friday after Flushing took a 26-7 win in the Flint Metro League matchup.

Flushing quarterback Kade Andrews put the Raiders on the board first when he punched in a 1-yard run. John Schwalbach made the ensuing extra point to give Flushing a 7-0 lead. Ry’Lon Roberts then hit the end zone on a 35-yard carry, but the following extra-point attempt was no good. In the second quarter, Fenton added its only touchdown of the game to trail 13-7 as the teams headed into the locker room.

In the third quarter, Tyler Morris found himself on the receiving end of a 27-yard touchdown pass. Flushing then attempted an extra two, but was unsuccessful. The final score of the quarter, and the game, came on a defensive touchdown when Donny Snyder ran back a fumble recovery for the 26-7 final.

The Flushing offense had just 288 yards of offense, while Fenton had 301. Andrews was 7-of-10 for 160 yards and a touchdown. Andrews also added 23 yards and a touchdown on 15 keepers, but also had three fumbles. Roberts racked up 67 yards and a touchdown on 13 touches. Jacob Ton had 15 yards on two carries.

Logan Murphy reeled in four passes for 87 yards. Joe Jaruzel caught one pass for 29 yards. Morris also caught a single pass for 27 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, Jaruzel had one interception on the game. Snyder also added a fumble recovery for a touchdown.

Flushing, 5-2, will look to secure a playoff berth on Friday when it hosts Clio for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

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