North Muskegon fights hard but has season end with 30-28 loss to Lake City

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An early safety cost the North Muskegon football team their division 7 pre-district game Friday night, falling to Lake City 30-28.

Midway through the first quarter, Lake City forced a safety.

A few minutes later, Lake City’s Benjamin Marion scored on a nine-yard touchdown reception to put Lake City up 9-0.

Three minutes into the second quarter, Marion reached the end zone again on a 25-yard touchdown reception, putting Lake City up 16-0.

However North Muskegon responded with a 90-yard kickoff return touchdown by TJ McKenzie to cut the deficit to 16-7.

Then with five minutes left in the half, quarterback Mack Young completed a 23-yard touchdown pass to De’Shary Warren. The Norse then converted a two point conversion, trailing 16-15 at the half.

Despite an active first half, both teams were scoreless in the third quarter.

Lake City then kicked off the fourth quarter scoring with a four yard touchdown run, making the score 23-15 in favor of Lake City.

McKenzie answered again for the Norse, this time running back a 85-yard kickoff return to cut the score to two, at 23-21.

With four minutes remaining, Lake City punched in a 15-yard touchdown run, bringing the score to 30-21.

Late in the fourth, Young completed a 13-yard touchdown pass to McKenzie, finishing up the scoring on the game.

Young completed 17-of-25 passing attempts while recording 154 yards on the night. Chandler Edwards led the team with 51 yards rushing on 12 carries. Warren was the leading receiver, recording 74 yards on seven receptions.

On defense, Edwards and Joe Tarrant finished with 10.5 tackles.

The Norse finish the season with a record of 5-5 overall.

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