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ELK RAPIDS — The Red Devilshave run into a couple of pretty de-cent football teams the last fewweeks.This past week East Jordan hadthe luxury of traveling to ElkRapids to face the Elks and their all-around playmaker, quarterbackAdam Trautman. Trautman livedup to his billing as he helped leadthe Elks to a 42-6 Lake MichiganConference victory over the RedDevils on September 27.Trautman finished the game withthree touchdowns (two rushing, an-other passing), tossing 127 yardsthrough the air on 4-of-6 passingand rushed for another 55 on theground.“Tough game, we should havebeen even at the break but madesome mistakesthat cost us touchdowns,” East Jor-dan coach Allan Peterson said.“The kids battled hard against oneof the top teams in our league. Ithink the program is heading in theright direction, and we can’t getdown when we lose to a great pro-gram like Elk Rapids. We will keepgetting better day by day.”The Red Devils would spot theElks 14 first quarter points, butmounted a second quarter come-back that saw quarterback DustinHejka hook up with Jordan Peter-son for a 5-yard touchdown with7:50 left in the half.The Elks responded near the endof the half as Trautman connectedwith Logan Senteri with about aminute to go, pushing the lead backup to 21-6 headed into the half.“We had some sickness all weekand our leading tackler was not atthe game because his dad had somemedical problems,” Peterson noted.“The kids stepped up and played outof position on defense but didpretty well. (Ben) Walton, (Bran-don) Cardwell and (Devin) Wojanheld the middle strong, but therespeed outside killed us. Their QB isvery good and can run and passwell.”The Red Devils slipped to 3-2 over-all, 1-2 LMC with the loss, while ElkRapids improved to 4-1, 2-0.Elk Rapids added two morescores in the third quarter to pullahead 35-6, headed into the finaltwelve minutes of play where theyadded another score.“Offensively we moved the ballbut made some mistakes as far asfumbles and some missed assign-ments in the first half,” the EJcoach said. “We should have scoredtwice more in the first half. Thattakes the wind out of your sailswhen your right there and don’tscore. We will learn from this andget better and that’s all we want ouryoung men to do, get better.”The Red Devils mounted 206yards of total offense as Tim Schutcarried 16 times for 56 yards; Hejkaadded 42 yards on 13 attempts; NoahBacchus rushed 14 times for 38yards; and Ben Walton carriedseven times for 25 yards.Hejka finished 4-of-7 through theair for 45 yards, completing onepass each to Wyatt Crick, BaileySargent, Bacchus and Peterson.Hejka also led the defense withseven tackles and an interception,while Schut and Wojan made sixstops apiece. Walton had five tack-les, and Herschell Sutton and Schuteach recorded a sack.
EAST JORDAN — The East Jor-dan JV football team improved to 4-1 on the season with a victory overElk Rapids on September 26.The Red Devils piled up 339 yardsof total offense as Skyler Schuler,Donny Cutler and Hector Paz. Cut-ler and Paz each scored for EJ.Trey Peterson finished 2-of-4passing with a touchdown pass toCutler.The defense was led by Bob Sher-man, Robert Goodrich, Dru Kerr-Hoffman, as the Red Devils held ElkRapids to 183 yards of offense. EastJordan also forced four turnoversas Peterson, Schuler, Cartwright,and Hecquet all recoverd fumbles.EJ coach Greg Kitson also cred-ited Gus Hecquet with a stronggame.
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CHARLEVOIX — TheRayders used a lot of of-fensive power as theyshutout Kalkaska in run-away fashion, 8-0 in a LakeMichigan Conference soc-cer match on Sept 27.“We had three playersscore their first careergoal,” Rayder coach JonBoss said.Scoring for Charlevoixwas Tanner Drost, on apenalty kick, then VladyBarneveld scoried his firstgoal on an assist fromNicki Bradly.JJ Wachler added to thetotal on an assist fromChris Gregory and thenscored again following acorner kick.Cameron Clark scoredshortly after with the as-sist going again toBradley. Ryan Joy joinedthe scoring action, scoringhis first career goal as-sisted by Barneveld.Bradley added a goal, as-sisted by Wachler, andthen Wachler finished off the scoring with his thirdgoal and his first careerhat trick, assisted by WesCrandal.
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BOYNE FALLS — The BoyneCity boys cross country captureda first place victory at the BoyneFalls Invitational on Sept 28, scor-ing a team best 59 points.The Rambler boys were chasedby Inland Lakes with 92 points;East Jordan finished third, 111;followed by Boyne Falls, 128; On-away, 145; Gaylord St. Mary, 147;Pellston. 187; Ellsworth, 210;North Trails, 243; and Wolverine,283.Joburg took first place in thegirls race with 104 points, whileGaylord St. Mary was secondwith 108; Boyne City third, 132.Boyne Falls was fourth with 160points; followed by Mancelona,163; Mackinaw City, 182; and In-land Lakes, 220.A pair of Red Devils took firstplace honors in each race as JoshWojan won the boys race in 16:39and Kayla Keane took first in thegirl’s race in 19:33.Top 20 finishers in each raceearned medals, while trophieswere awarded to the top twoteams.For the Rambler boys, fresh-man Ethan Book was a team-bestfifth in 18:02; while Derek Williswas ninth, 18:45; followed by Gar-rett Fogo, 10th, 18:49; and KyleSitkins, 14th, 19:02.Also for the Rambler boys,Trevor Day was 21st; DominicSantina was 24th and LoganOrban was 31st.“Derek Willis, Kyle Sitkins andDominic Santina ran very well,”Rambler coach Andy Place said.“The boys running season bestswere Jacob Cribb, Ethan Habasco,Riley Meier, Logan Orban, San-tina, Sitkins, Parker Stolt andWillis.”Also for the East Jordan boys,Donvee Burks finished 16th in19:15; Willie Kibler was 23rd;Teddy Nachazel, 26th; Jacob Nac-hazel, 45th; Guillermo Yanez,79th; and Barry Mumich, 81st.For the Logger boys, Kory Skopwas sixth in 18:05, AndrewStevens was 19th, 19:33; followedby Kyle Byrne, 29th; TrumanCrego, 34th; Josh Lange, 40th;Kevin Lange, 54th; and Shea Ross,57th.Winter Romeyn led theEllsworth boys with a secondplace finish in 17:16.Also for the Lancer boys, NateVeldboom was 18th, 19:27, DavidMiller, 58th; Tyler Drenth, 65th;Jonas Apostel, 67th; ZacheryWynkoop, 70th; and Collin Ran-dall, 75th.For the Boyne City girls, LakenSouth was 15th in 23:24; VeronicaSosa was 16th in 23:26.Also for the Rambler girls,Katelyn Banner was 28th, fol-lowed by Sidney McLeod, 36th;Hailey Richards, 37th; AshleyLutterbach, 43rd; and Allie Wan-drie, 48th.“Laken South and VeronicaSosa finished within two secondsof each other and earnedmedals,” coach Place said. “Hai-ley Richards ran an awesome raceand finished side-by-side withSidney McLeod to round out ourscorers. Ashley Lutterbach ranher best race of the season andAllie Wandrie had a good race de-spite stopping to remove an anklebrace. Other girls running theirseason best times were LindseyDavis, Kiana Kuhs, Richards,Irene Seaver and Sosa.”Also for East Jordan BrittnieMoses was 22nd.The Boyne Falls girls were ledby Kurstin Wilson 17th place fin-ish in 23:18; Katelynn Wilson was21st; Alicia Gasco, 31st; HaileyMorgan, 44th; Madison Skop,47th; Kelsi Churchill, 63rd; andNatalie Aikens, 65th.For the Ellsworth girls, LarissaFisher was 10th in 23:00; TarynRozema was 14th in 23:21.Also for Ellsworth, Crissa Kar-avas was 60th and Katelyn Sowerswas 75th.
Rayders nishthird at CarsonCity Invitational
CARSON CITY — The Rayderboys’ cross country team raced toa third place finish at the CarsonCity Crystal Invitational on Sep-tember 28.Grandville Calvin Christianwon the boys meet with 95 points,while Hanover Horton was sec-ond, 100; followed by the Rayders,110. Hemlock was fourth with 130points. The race was representedby 18 teams.Leading the Rayders, was Tris-ten Rudolph with a team-bestninth in 17:02 seconds, whileJackson Buday was 16th, 17:20;Nick Plude, 27th, 17:26; LukeBuday, 29th, 17:54; Lucas VonLau,36th, 18:07; Noah Jeakle, 39th,18:13; and Micca Peebles, 52nd,18:32.In the girls race, Charlevoix fin-ished 10th overall with 241 points.Grandville Calvin Christian wonthe race with 104 points.Amber Way of Charlevoix wonthe girls race in 18:06.8; alsomedaling for the Rayders wasCaroline Boss in 15th in a time of 20:37.8.Also for Charlevoix KatieMousseau was 72nd in 23:24; AliSchwein, 74th, 23:29; IsabelleBuday, 82nd, 23:51; Cora Taylor,83rd, 23:52; and Allie Hodge, 84th,23:53.
“The way communities innorthern Michigan em-brace their high schoolteams is something to becoveted,” he said. “It isn’tlike that in a lot of places,and we’re fortunate to livein an area where peoplecare about who the start-ing quarterback is, whomade the game-winningbasket, who was crownedthe homecoming queen.Those kinds of things areimportant to people inthese communities, andthey should be.“It’s been a pleasure andan honor for me to havebeen a part of those typesof things, in some smallway, for most of my adultlife,” he added. “And I feelprivileged to hopefullycontinue to be a part of that.”Sneddon resides in Alan-son with his wife and theirtwo children.Baragrey commented, “Iam excited to have Andy join our talented staff of people. We have gained agood reputation for sportscoverage and Andy will bean important part of im-proving our coverage inCharlevoix, Emmet andCheboygan counties. Andyis going to be a good fit forour publications. He is atalented writer, but moreimportantly to me is thatAndy is a great guy.”The Charlevoix CountyNews is a weekly newspa-per covering Boyne City,Boyne Falls, Charlevoix,East Jordan and Ellsworth.The Weekly Choice is afree newspaper covering 22school districts in north-ern Michigan. The papersare distributed to eachcommunity in the cover-age area every Thursday.
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