Huron Valley Milford closed out the home portion of its 2012 season with a 49-7 victory over Waterford Kettering on Friday, Oct. 12 in a Kensington Lakes Activities Association (KLAA) crossover game.
It was a memorable final home game for the Mavericks’ seniors, especially quarterback Alex Larson, who completed 6-of-10 passes for 132 yards and 2 touchdowns while also rushing for 141 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Robert Ritchie also rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown for Milford (3-5), which had a 35-0 lead in the third quarter before Alex Spurlock scored the Captains’ only touchdown on a 69-yard run.
Milford will close out the regular season on Friday, Oct. 19 on the road with its annual rivalry game against Huron Valley Lakeland.
The Mavs defeated the Eagles in last year’s meeting to clinch a state playoff berth and will now look to deny Lakeland its sixth win and potentially send it home for the year.
Meanwhile, Kettering (1-7) will conclude its first season under head coach Kyle Schultz at home against Dearborn Edsel Ford on Friday, Oct. 19.
West Bloomfield snapped a six-game losing streak with an emotional 31-17 victory in its homecoming game against Pontiac on Friday, Oct. 12.
“It was huge. I’ve never been a part of this in my football career. A win should start the healing process,” said Lakers’ Head Coach Ron Bellamy.
The win was an antidote after a turbulent week for the program following a 50-28 loss at Rochester Hills Stoney Creek back on Oct. 5, in which a West Bloomfield player allegedly hit an assistant coach from Stoney Creek after the game was called with six seconds left due to rising tensions between the teams.
Last week also saw the departure of assistant coach Phil Sacha following the controversy.
The Lakers (2-6 overall, 1-6 in the Oakland Activities Association Red Division) led 17-0 at halftime and did not let up in the second half.
Balen Fields had 2 touchdown runs for the Lakers, while Trishton Jackson threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Brighton Unaegbu and Caleb McCurtis scored a touchdown following a blocked punt by the Lakers.
Pontiac fell to 1-6 and 1-7 in the OAA Red.
The Lakers will conclude their season at Farmington Hills Harrison on Friday, Oct. 19 in a game that Bellamy said his team will treat like a playoff game.
Bellamy declined to comment on the incident at Stoney Creek or Sacha’s departure.
Walled Lake Central fell at Pinckney, 21-7, on Friday, Oct. 12 in a KLAA crossover game, ending the Vikings’ string of consecutive playoff appearances at three seasons.
Central (3-5) will host a yet-to-be-named opponent on Friday, Oct. 19 to conclude the regular season.
Waterford Mott suffered its seventh straight loss in a 38-12 defeat at Brighton on Friday, Oct. 12 in a KLAA crossover game.
The Corsairs (1-7) will play at Redford Union on Friday, Oct. 19 to conclude its first season under head coach Chris Fahr.