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Millington wins big, ‘Muth shuts out Caro

BRIDGEPORT — The Millington offensive machine went to work Thursday night against Bridgeport, as the Cardinals scored nine touchdowns in a 63-34 rout over the Bearcats.

Millington (2-0, 1-0 TVE) scored at least 14 points in every quarter of play as they blew open a game that was tied 14-14 after the first and staked their claim on a 35-14 halftime advantage.

Millington’s Dustin Griesing opened the scoring in the game with a 49-yard run with 6:46 left to play in the first.

Griesing, who rushed the ball seven times for 103 yards, added another running score in the second from one yard and later tossed an eight-yard scoring past to Tyler Reinert in the fourth.

Ken Hoffman led Millington with 114 yards rushing on just seven carries and scored on runs of 25 yards and 32 yards. Hoffman also returned a Bridgeport fumble 15 yards for a score in the first quarter.

Corbin Stewart had three rushing touchdowns for the Cardinals and added 90 yards rushing on 11 carries.

John Osborn led the Cardinal defense with 10 tackles and two sacks and Kyle Hemingway also brought down 10 for Millington.

Bridgeport’s (0-2, 0-1) Bryson Ruffin completed 22 of 33 passes for 183 yards and four touchdowns for the Bearcats.

Frankenmuth 39, Caro 0

In Frankenmuth, the Eagles started slowly before exploding for 26 points in the second quarter of their win over the Tigers on Thursday.

Frankenmuth (2-0, 1-0) scored four times in the second frame, kick-started by quarterback Nick Shelton’s one-yard plunge with 11:30 left.

Nathan Cormier scored next for the Eagles on a two-yard run and Ryan Keith scored the next two for the Eagles, the first a 10-yard scamper and the second a 41-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Cormier added another score in the third on a 10-yard run and Matt Cramer closed out the scoring with a 25-yard touchdown run with 9: 23 left to play.

Cormier led the Eagles with 80 yards rushing on 16 carries and Keith added 76 yards on the ground on 17 attempts.

Jon Kazyak led the Eagle defense with 10 stops; the Frankenmuth defense forced six fumbles, recovering five.

Caro (0-2, 0-1) was led offensively by Brandon Juracek’s 105 yards rushing on 19 carries.

Birch Run 41, N. Branch 13

In Birch Run, the Panthers ran for 408 yards and avenged their sole regular season loss last season against the Broncos.

Birch Run (2-0, 1-0) had two running backs, Mitch Babcock and Preston Cherry, gain more than 100 yards each. Cherry ran the ball nine times for 133 yards and scored on TD runs of 50 and 25 yards. Babcock, who gained 110 yards on 13 carries, ran for a two-point conversion.

North Branch falls to 1-1 (0-1) on the season.