With the calender turning to October the Goodrich Martians JV Football team picked up where they left off in September, rolling to a 29-6 victory over Lake Fenton on Thursday night. A stout defense set the tone early and then the offense went to work. On the Martians first possesion they drove 63 yards on an amazing 13 plays executed by Quarterback Josh Denton and finished off by a 1 yard dive into the end zone by Clayton Burnett, whom also punched in the 2pt Conversion. After forcing another quick punt, this time the offense relied on a big 4th down dart from 24 yards out on the right arm of Colton Leedom to the welcoming hands of Caden Kolanowski. After the teams exchanged possisions in the 2nd quarter the Martians were able to strike again once more before the half this time on a bomb from Leedom to Jace Simerson from 40 yards away and with the Kolanowski PAT the score was 22-0 as the teams head to the locker room. The first half yardage was a Martian advantage of 180-64.
In the 3rd quarter Lake Fenton was able to put a productive drive together to score, making it 22-6. Things were then really interesting, with a succesful onside kick following. But from that point forward the defense put on there hard hats and packed a lunch, not allowing another trip into the end zone. Once Burnett fell onto a fumble recovery, the coaches dialed up a dagger and Leedom found Kolanowski once again from 18 yards out to reach the final score of 29-6 in the 4th quarter.
Offensively Leedom finished 5/11 with 123 yards passing and the 3 scores. Joey Belanger hauled in 3 for 31 yards, and Kolanowski had the 2 TD receptions totalling 42 yards. Burnett carried the load a whopping 22 times for 98 yards and the early score, and Cam Macklem chipped in 28 yards. On the defensive side of the ball the Linebacking Corp was flying all over the field, with Burnett in on 10 tackles and a FR, and Macklem with 9 tackles and a very athletic, diving interception late in the 4th quarter. A tough win, that the scoreboard does not always reflect, the Martians over came a lot of mental mistakes, penalties and turnovers and were once again victorious on the back of a strong team defense and some big play ability on offense.
UP NEXT: The win is the 5th in a row for the team, and there record stands at 5-1 overall as they take to the road next week and face off against Clio.