Orchard Lake St. Mary’s traveled west for its season opener and came away with a 35-0 shutout victory over Grand Rapids West Catholic on Friday, Aug. 26.
“I was pleased with the offensive line and blocking and our defense was reactive to the ball,” said St. Mary’s Head Coach George Porritt. “We jumped on them right away and scored on our first three possessions.”
All of St. Mary’s (1-0) scoring came in the first half, as Keith Stonestreet rushed for a 6-yard touchdown to open the game and later caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Dan Clements.
Clements also scored on a 1-yard touchdown while Parker McInnis had a 2-yard touchdown run and Spencer McInnis ran 48 yards for a touchdown.
Spencer McInnis finished with 99 rushing yards, while Stonestreet had 131 all-purpose yards.
Porritt added that linebacker James Ross played fairly well as he fights hamstring issues, and David Talley and Dylan Zerki also stood out on defense.
St. Mary’s will next play its home opener on Friday, Sept. 2, when the Eaglets hosts Toledo (Ohio) St. John’s Jesuit.
“Playing Toledo is like playing in our league — they’re big and physical and it will be a tough game,” Porritt said.