Walled Lake Central opened its 2012 campaign with a 27-14 victory at home over Saginaw Heritage on Thursday, Aug. 23.
After Zac Goor scored for Central on a 22-yard touchdown run, Saginaw Heritage’s Brian Cole tied the game on a 47-yard touchdown run.
But Nick Krumm responded for the Vikings with an 85-yard touchdown run to give Central a 14-7 halftime advantage.
Goor scored his second touchdown in the third quarter on an 8-yard run before Blake Carmichael rushed 80 yards for a touchdown to pull Heritage back to within 7.
But a 1-yard touchdown run by Eric Rostek in the fourth quarter put the game away for the Vikings, who will next host Livonia Stevenson tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 30.
Stevenson is coming off a 26-20 victory over Livonia Franklin in its opening game.
Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes traveled to Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, Aug. 25 and came home with a 42-6 victory over Villa Angela-St. Joseph.
Mitch Lasceski scored two touchdowns from 15 yards and 2 yards out for Our Lady, while Jake Doestch had a 4-yard touchdown run.
Sal Mastromatteo threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Lucas Neme while Riche Cross had a 40-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Dillon Sabo also threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Zack Zednick for the Lakers, who forced four St. Joseph turnovers and notched seven sacks.
Our Lady lost its two previous meetings against St. Joseph to open the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
The Lakers will next play their home opener on Saturday, Sept. 1 against Britton Deerfield.
Waterford Kettering fell at South Lyon East, 25-22, on Friday, Aug. 24 in the first game for the Captains under Head Coach Kyle Schultz.
“I think we made some mistakes. We were deep in their end in the second half and never punted,” Schultz said. “But we didn’t score on drives and we had three turnovers on downs.”
Alec Spurlock led Kettering with 140 yards rushing. Danny Hubbell completed 12 -of-24 passes for 186 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for two touchdowns.
Danotiss Smith also had 53 yards receiving and a touchdown, while Kakuan Williams had 76 yards receiving
The Captains finished with 400 yards of total offense.
Matt Okaiye led Kettering’s defense with two sacks.
The Captains will next play their home opener tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 30 against South Lyon, which defeated Pinckney, 30-20, in its opening game.