Kartes scores four times to lead MCC over Benton Harbor, 38-6

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Tommy Kartes scored four rushing touchdowns to lead Muskegon Catholic Central over Benton Harbor, 38-6, Friday night.

Tommy Kartes gets ready to put up a stiff arm for MCC. Photo/Michael Banka

The Crusaders opened the scoring with a 30-yard field goal with 5:11 left in the first quarter to make it 3-0.

Kartes scored his first touchdown with 4:07 left in the first quarter from 12 yards out. The ensuing PAT made the score 10-0.

Benton Harbor scored a pick-six with 43 seconds left in the first half. A missed PAT left the score 10-6 going into the half. 

With 4:03 left in the third quarter, Kartes punched a touchdown in from two yards out to make it 17-6. 

Kartes scored two more times in the fourth, with touchdowns from three and five yards out, to make it 31-6. Joe Waller added a 29-yard rushing touchdown with 5:13 left in the game for MCC to make it 38-6. 

Kartes finished the game with 144 yards on 20 attempts, while Waller finished with 79 yards on 13 attempts.

Defensively, Julian Russick led the team with six tackles. Nick Powell finished the night with two tackles and a fumble recovery.

Muskegon Catholic is now 2-0 on the season. 

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