Muskegon Catholic blanks Wyoming; a win away from the playoffs

Local Sports Journal

Wyoming was looking for its first win of the season, but Muskegon Catholic failed to cooperate, grabbing a 45-0 victory Friday in non-league football action.

Nicholas Holt runs up the midle on the keeper. Photo/Tim Reilly

Nicholas Holt runs up the middle on the keeper. Photo/Tim Reilly

The Crusaders improved to 5-2 on the season, one victory away from clinching a state playoff berth.

It was also the 300th career win for Catholic assistant coach Mike Rebecky, with the team celebrating with ‘Bunny’ in special shirts after the game. To put Rebecky’s accomplishment into perspective, only eight head coaches in the State of Michigan have won over 300 high school games.

But before the celebration, there was a game to win.

Muskegon Catholic did most of its damage in the first half, scoring all but three of its points.

Alex Lewandowski paced MCC with 175 yards rushing and three touchdowns, including a 52-yard scoring burst in the second quarter.

MCC celebrates coach Mike Ribecky 300th win as assistant coach. Photo/Time Reilly

MCC celebrates coach Mike Ribecky 300th win as assistant coach. Photo/Time Reilly

Nick Holt added 84 yards rushing for the winners, including two 15-yard touchdowns. Blake Sanford chipped in 84 yards on the ground for the Crusaders.

Lewandowski, Lamar Jordan and Jake Kimbrough paced the defense with six tackles apiece.

To read more about Coach Ribecky’s career, click here to check out Local Sports Journal’s Jim Moyes-written interview with the Crusaders’ line coach.

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