Waterford Mott snapped a 21-game losing streak and claimed the Captain’s Oar with a 21-0 shutout at rival Waterford Kettering on Saturday, Oct. 8.
The win marked Mott’s first victory since Sept. 11, 2009, a 30-27 victory over Walled Lake Western.
Last Saturday was also the Corsairs’ (1-6 overall, 1-4 in the Kensington Lakes Activities Association North Division) first win over the Captains since 2007.
“It was a great team effort and I am proud of the coaches and players,” said Mott Head Coach Keith Garrison.
The Corsairs gained 256 yards of total offense compared to 167 for the Captains (0-7, 0-5), who have now lost nine games in a row since their victory over Mott last season.
Mott scored its first touchdown with 8 seconds left in the first quarter on a 2-yard run by Alex Moorer.
The second quarter was scoreless. Dennis Elkins then scored on a 14-yard touchdown run for Mott in the third quarter.
Dakota Kupp then capped Mott’s scoring with an 8-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Wade in the fourth quarter.
Moorer and Elkins each finished with 79 yards rushing while Kupp completed 7-of-17 passes for 87 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
“They followed a motivated offensive line led by Josh Rieck, Chris Saikalis, Vinny Cervantes, Ross Miller and Robert Berden,” Garrison said.
Kettering’s Justin Santana had 100 yards rushing on 18 carries while Brent Mortimore finished with 5 solo tackles. Eric Monville chipped in with an interception.
Mitch McBride and Andrew Webb each had 7 solo tackles for Mott, while Chris Matthews had a sack.
Mott will next host Howell in a KLAA crossover game on Friday, Oct. 14, while Kettering will host Hartland.