PETOSKEY-The Alpena Wildcats football team put up a good defensive front against the Petoskey Northmen on Friday, but were unable to put up any points in a 20-0 loss.
The Cats (1-7) held the Northmen scoreless in the first quarter and held the Northmen scoreless until 4:28 in the second.
Chase Ledingham ran in Petoskey's first touchdown from one yard out to put the Northmen up 6-0. The Alpena defense held them for 16 plays in the drive.
Alpena held the Northmen scoreless until 8:56 in the third, when quarterback Evan Whitmore hit brother Shea Whitmore with a 32-yard pass on the 15th play of the drive. The extra point was good and Petoskey went up 13-0.
The spread stayed at 13-0 until 2:13 left in the game when Ledingham picked up a 45-yard touchdown run on the 13th play of the drive to put Petoskey up by the final 20-0 score.
Leading rusher for the Wildcats was Jordan Ferguson. He picked up 69 yards on 13 carries. Quarterback Tyler Pintar ran seven times for 24-yards while Dakota Patterson snagged 18 yards on four carries.
Pintar picked up 80 yards in the air, 72 of which went to Josh Bell. Kaleb Smith picked up a six yard reception.
Alpena hosts Gaylord for their last game of the season on Friday.
Whittemore-Prescott 66, Hillman 26
WHITEMORE-PRESCOTT- The Hillman football team faced the always tough Whittemore-Prescott team on Friday and fell 66-26, in spite of a 36-20 spread at the half.
"I'm proud of the way the boys came out and played against Whittemore. They didn't come out intimidated and they played with pride," Hillman coach Bill Koenig said.
The first quarter saw the Rangers take a 14-12 lead while they lead 36-20 at the half.
Hillman didn't score another touchdown until the fourth, as Whittemore went up 52-20 in the third and 66-26 to end the game.
"We had a few mental breakdowns in the second quarter. We threw the ball into their hands and they returned a few touchdowns from those interceptions. If it wasn't for those few mental breakdowns, the result may have been different," Hillman coach Bill Koenig said.
Kenny Kolcan lead on the ground with 15 carries and 101 yards. He picked up two touchdowns. Mike Klein picked up 86 yards on 11 carries and had the other touchdown.
Klein also led defensively with 10 tackles.
Ty Jones threw for 75 yards and one reception touchdown.
Hillman is now 4-4 on the season and plays their last regular season game at home against Hale.
Alcona 52, Manton 12
MANTON The Alcona football team is now 8-0 after taking a 40-point lead against Manton on Friday.
This was an improvement over Alcona's 34-33 victory last October against Manton.
The Tigers' leading rusher was Josh Mead who ran for 184 yards off of 14 carries, scoring one touchdown for the Tigers. Nathan Fettes picked up 163 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns. Garrette Norling ran 78 yards on eight carries.
Norling also picked up a 98-yard kickoff return touchdown.
Alcona led in the first quarter with 8-0, and extended their lead to 22-12 at the half. They then scored 30 unanswered points in the second half.
Alcona hosts Mio next Friday in their last regular season game before the playoffs.
Brimley 40, Posen 19
BRIMLEY The Posen Vikings football team ran into trouble up in Brimley, suffering a 40-19 loss after picking up a forfeit win against Brimley last week.
The Vikings are now 4-4 on the season. They travel to Owendale-Gagetown on Friday for their last regular season game.