LUDINGTON — Bouncing back convincingly from a tough loss in its season opener, the Ludington football team cruised past visiting Shelby, 55-6 in a non-conference game at Oriole Field Thursday night.

Oriole quarterback Cameron Gunsell finished the night 11-of-17 passing for 132 yards and three scores and had a touchdown rushing.
Gage Jones led the defense with 11 tackles while Daniel Ramirez contributed nine tackles and an interception return for a touchdown.
“We were much better defensively tonight,” said Ludington coach Charlie Gunsell. “It was nice to bounce back and see the kids having fun. We executed at a pretty high level the first half. Special teams were also huge for us tonight. Jonah Peterson was perfect on his extra points, I think he was 7-for-7 plus two field goals.”
The coach also was pleased with the continued development shown by Cameron Gunsell.
“He’s getting there,” Coach Gunsell said. “He struggled a little bit in the short passing game, but we just kept working and working. I think he worked through some things tonight. We did run him tonight. It just wasn’t necessary. I think Cam’s getting close.”
Coach Gunsell pointed out that the Orioles have some good skill players. David Schillinger, the big man on the basketball team, has had limited touches as he acclimates himself to football, but every time he does, something good happens.
Gunsell also lauded the play of the offensive line consisting of left tackle Corbin Wagonmaker, left guard Will Luce, center Michael Nichols, right guard Charlie Gamble and right tackle Walt Autry.
“I think they were pretty dominant tonight,” said Coach Gunsell. “Offensively, we hang our hat on our offensive line play. We like those guys. We think they can be pretty good.”
They’ll be tested next Friday when Fremont comes to town for the West Michigan Conference Lakes Division opener.