Eagles defense hold Pirates to 6; Play Morrice Friday
The Eagles will travel to Morrice Friday night in Regional Final action, after the Deckerville defense held the Peck Pirates to 6 points in Friday night’s semi-final game. The Eagles scored 30 points of their own, two on 82-yard kick off returns by Austin Fritch.
Deckerville had two touchdowns in the first quarter, the first with Fritch’s kick-off return and Austin Spaetzel’s PAT and the second, on a Jared Philpot 2-yard run, and Brandon Pattullo PAT. The Eagles scored the lone touchdown in the second quarter on a 36-yard pass to Wyatt Janowiak. Johnathon Ridley ran in the PAT, giving the Eagles a 24-0 half-time lead.
Peck scored first in the third quarter on an 18-yard run by Nathan Rosenthal. The PAT failed. Deckerville’s Austin Fritch scored on his second 82-yard kick-off return, with the PAT failing. Neither team scored in the fourth, and the Eagles got the win, 30-6.
There were10 penalties for the night, Deckerville 4-40 yards and Peck, 6-80.
The Eagles had 8 firstdowns, and rushed 47 times for 127 yards, they were 1-1 passing for 36 yards. Austin Fritch had 13 carries for 54 yards; Jared Philpot 11-54; Austin Spaetzel 6-20.
Peck had 8 firstdowns, was 26-87 passing and were 11-1-15 passing. They had one interception and one fumble for the night. Hunter Welsh was 18-55; Nathan Rosenthal 15-24; Fernando McAboy 2-6; and David Weller 1-2.
Morrice defeated Meritt Academy 76-36 last Friday in regional semi-final action, so the Eagles will travel a little over two hours to play the Orioles at 7:00 p.m., Friday night. Deckerville suffered a loss in the final minutes to the Orioles on October 2, leading 30-18 after three quarters of play.
The players will be leaving at 2:30 p.m., Friday, for the game. Ticket cost is $5 for spectators.
The winner of this game will take on the winner of the St. Philip Catholic vs. Lawrence game. If Deckerville and Lawrence both win, Deckerville will have home field advantage.