2018-10-07 / Sports

Potent offense powers NL over Tribe, 64-12


Chesaning’s Cole Higley (9) breaks through the New Lothrop line for a tough gain in Friday’s Homecoming game. Photo by Keith Salisbury Chesaning’s Cole Higley (9) breaks through the New Lothrop line for a tough gain in Friday’s Homecoming game. Photo by Keith Salisbury CHESANING – Avery Moore ran for three touchdowns and passed for three more scores last Friday as New Lothrop romped to a 64-12 win over host Chesaning.

The Hornets put a quick damper on Homecoming Night for the Indians as they raced out to a 51-0 halftime lead with seven first-half touchdowns.

Aidan Harrison raced 52 yards on the first snap of the game to propel NL to a 6-0 lead with just 17 seconds gone on the play clock. Moore ran in the twopoint conversion to make it 8-0.

Moore was the common denominator in the next six scores by the Hornets as he scored three times on runs of 1, 50 and 5 yards and passed for three additional scores, all coming before the halftime break.

Moore’s aerials to pay dirt went to Julius Garza for 30 yards, to Harrison for 68 yards and to Garza once again, this time covering 57 yards.


New Lothrop’s Julious Garza (3) sprints ahead of Chesaning defenders Zach Matsumiya (29) and Nick Vargas (24) in Friday’s MMAC clash. Photo by Keith Salisbury New Lothrop’s Julious Garza (3) sprints ahead of Chesaning defenders Zach Matsumiya (29) and Nick Vargas (24) in Friday’s MMAC clash. Photo by Keith Salisbury The entire second half was played under a running clock, where Trevor Bishop scored for New Lothrop on runs of 3 and 17 yards. Chesaning scored its only two TD’s on a 44-yard pass from Nick Fowler to Anthony Aguado in the third quarter and on a 6-yard pass from QB Cole Higley to Jacob Turnwald in the fourth.

New Lothrop amassed 562 yards on offense as Moore accounted for 187 through the air on 5 for 5 passing and ran for another 114 on just five rushing attempts. Will Muron picked up 77 yards rushing on eight carries.

Aguado was the leading rusher for the Indians with 48 yards and Higley finished with 37 yards on 13 carries as the Tribe managed just 216 yards on offense. Higley completed 6 of 16 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown.

Bishop anchored the stingy NL defense with three solos and six assists, Austin Barnette had three solo stops and two assists and Austin Wendling came up with two solos and four assists.

Trent Devereau was the leading tackler for the Indians with three solos and an assisted stop while Zach Matsumiya finished with two solos and two assists.

With the win, the Hornets remain unbeaten at 7-0 overall and at 6-0 in the MMAC. NL has now clinched at least a tie for the league crown and needs only a win at home this Friday over winless LakeVille to clinch the new league’s first football title outright.

The loss drops Chesaning to 2-5



Chesaning’s Adam Kulhanek looks to slip past the New Lothrop defense in Friday’s Homecoming game against the visiting Hornets Photo by Keith Salisbury Chesaning’s Adam Kulhanek looks to slip past the New Lothrop defense in Friday’s Homecoming game against the visiting Hornets Photo by Keith Salisbury

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