2017-09-07 / Sports

Dragons routed by Flushing in football

By Kylee Richardson
810-452-2632 • krichardson@mihomepaper.com

Swartz Creek’s Michael Smith (8) hurries to release the ball as Flushing’s Ben Cushman (7) and Antonio Feraro (45) close in. 
Photo by Timothy Mucciante Swartz Creek’s Michael Smith (8) hurries to release the ball as Flushing’s Ben Cushman (7) and Antonio Feraro (45) close in. Photo by Timothy Mucciante FLUSHING – Swartz Creek took a beating in last Thursday’s varsity football game against Flushing, losing 53-12. The Dragons were held scoreless until the final quarter, but by then, Swartz Creek was already down 47-0.

Flushing’s Nick Morrison hit a 32-yard field goal to strike first. Logan Murphy then reeled in a 19-yard pass from Cal Endicott to take Flushing to a 9-0 lead to end the first. The Raiders then picked up the pace in the second, tallying another 22 points before the half. Raylon Roberts hit pay dirt on a 6-yard run for a 16-0 lead. Tyler Morris and Aidan Harrison both caught 21-yard passes for a touchdown each to take Flushing up 30-0. Morrison then added another field goal before the break.

After halftime, Roberts took a 45-yard run all the way to the house for a 40-0 lead. Joe Jaruzel then caught a 15-yard pass for Flushing’s sixth touchdown of the game. Swartz Creek was finally able to gain a little bit of traction in the fourth when Smith rushed for a 1-yard touchdown to finally get on the board. But Swartz Creek then failed the two-point conversion. Jalen Price- Rose then drove in a 77-yard reception for a second Swartz Creek touchdown. Flushing’s Robert McLemore then added a final touchdown for the Raiders to seal the 53-12 win.

Flushing racked up 405 total offensive yards to Swartz Creek’s 222. Cal Endicott was 14-of-19 for 242 yards and four touchdowns for the Raiders. Roberts had eight carries for 58 yards and a pair of touchdowns as well as three receptions for 63 yards. Endicott had 34 yards on 10 keepers and Jaruzel had three catches for 50 yards and a touchdown. Morris had three catches for 45 yards and a touchdown, Murphy also had three catches for 42 yards and a touchdown and Harrison had one reception for 21 yards and a touchdown. Nick Morrison tallied three field goals and five extra points.

For Swartz Creek, Michael Smith was 0-for-4 passing. Blake Hamilton then came in to go 4-for-7 for 145 yards and a touchdown. Price-Rose’s only reception was the 77-yard pass for a touchdown. Quay Humphries reeled in two passes for 54 yards, Myles Johnson had one catch for 15 yards and Murphy allied 11 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown. Thomas Marshall had a pair of carries for 14 yards and Smith had six carries for three yards.

The Dragons, 0-2, host Clio, 0-2, at home in their first Friday night game of the season at 7 p.m.

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