Local Sports Journal
Muskegon Catholic Central earned Coach Steve Czerwon his first career head coaching victory on Friday night.
Alex Lewandoski’s three touchdown runs led the Crusaders to a 41-6 win over Grant.
“Just happy to put one in the win column and looking to keep building on that,” said Czerwon. “So much of high school football is who you play and when you play them.”
Nicholas Holt breaks free for a big MCC gainer. Photo/Tim Reilly
The Crusaders built a 41-0 halftime lead by scoring 20 points in the opening quarter. MCC totaled 478 yards, 325 yards on the ground.
Lewandoski was just too much for the Tigers. He rushed for 121 yards on 11 attempts.
Tommy Scott put the Crusaders on the board first with a 23-yard TD run and added a 68-yard TD catch from Nick Holt. Scott finished with a pair of catches for 111 yards.
Quarterback Holt had a 1-yard scoring run of his own and was 3-of-4 passing for 113 yards with 28 yard rushing on five attempts.
Blake Sanford also ran well for the Crusaders by gaining 83 yards on eight attempts.
Jake Kimbrough led the Crusaders’ defense with six tackles while Lewandoski had four.
Grant’s Austin Garza scored the Tigers lone touchdown on a 3-yard run. The Tigers were limited to just 92 total yards.
Czerwon’s first win as the head coach at MCC caused him to pause and reflect on his many years playing and coaching.
“You played for them and got some wins, assisted for them and got some wins and now you coach for them,” said Czerwon. “The goal of the team is to qualify for the playoffs and make a run.”