Merryville over CHS, 32-13; Pine shuts out WSM
MERRYVILLE _ Desmond Mccain and Keileb Flanigan led No. 14 seed Merryville to a 32-13 over No. 19 seed Centerville here Friday in the State Class A playoffs.
Merryville scored a pair of touchdowns in the second half, breaking open a 16-13 halftime lead to collect the 32-13 victory.
Matthew LeBourgeois rushed 24 times for 143 yards and two touchdowns. LeBourgeois finished his career at Centerville with 1,346 yards and 19 touchdowns on the ground.
Mccain ran 26 times for 184 yards and 2 TDs while Flanigan rushed 18 times for 91 yards and one TD for Merryville, which improved to 6-5 on the season.
Other leading rushers for CHS (5-6) were: Noah Verret, 12 carries, 75 yards; Andrew Cuvillier, 2 carries, 13 yards and Moarty Frederick, 1 carry, 3 yards.
LeBourgeois also turned in an outstanding job on defense with 14 total tackles, including seven solo and seven assists along with one tackle-for-loss.
Also leading the Bulldogs’ defense were: Andrew Cuvillier, 1 solo, 2 assists, 3 total; Xavier Armstrong, 2 solo, 2 total; Noah Verret, 5 solo, 3 assists, 8 total; Morty Frederick, 4 solo, 3 assists, seven total; Amarion Chatman, 2 solo, 5 assists, 7 total; Collyn Pontiff, 4 solo, 2 assists, 6 total; Dravin Martin, 2 solo, 3 assists, 5 total, 1 tackle-for-loss; Peyton Nash, 1 solo, 2 assists, 3 total; Payton Dinger, 1 solo, 1 assist, 2 total; Jaylon Cooks, 1 solo, 1 assist, 2 total and Braden Gaspard, 1 solo, 1 assist, 2 total.
Ben Simpson also recorded one fumble recovery while Morty Frederick had two caused fumbles with one recovery with Amarion Chatman getting one fumble recovery and Matt LeBourgeois pouncing on two fumble recoveries.
Merryville will play No. 3 seed Kentwood in the second round of the Class A playoffs.
Centerville ended its season with a 5-6 overall record.
FRANKLINTON _ No. 13 seed Pine pinned a 42-0 loss on the West St. Mary Wolfpack here Friday in the first round of the State Class 2A playoffs here Friday.
Pine (7-4) turned back the West St. Mary Wolfpack, which finished their season at 4-7 overall.
Pine will advance to play No. 4 seed Many in the second round of the State Class 2A playoffs.