Montague clinches West Michigan Conference title with victory over Ravenna

LocalSportsJournal.com

The Montague Wildcats clinched the West Michigan Conference football championship with a convincing 42-15 victory over Ravenna on Friday night.

The Wildcats got on the board first with a seven-yard rushing touchdown from Bryce Stark and 21-yard TD catch by Brennen Schwartz to take a 14-0 lead after the first quarter.

Ravenna fought back with a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter, from Garry Johnson (10-yard run) and Josh Cox (six-yard catch). Kenyan Johnson caught a 26-yard touchdown pass for the Wildcats, and Montague led 21-15 lead at the break.

It was all Montague in the second half, with two TD runs from Stark (29 and 15 yards), while Drew Collins scampered into the end-zone from 36 yards out.

Stark led the rushing attack with 23 carries totaling 168 yards and three scores. Collins excelled through the air, going 14-for-22 for 214 yards and two scores, to go with his rushing touchdown.

For the Bulldogs, Johnson led the rushing attack with 25 carries for 103 yards and one score.

The Wildcats improved to 7-1 overall and 7-0 in conference play while Ravenna moved to 4-4 on the season and 4-3 in conference play.

Montague will visit Portland next week while Ravenna will host Muskegon Heights.

 

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