Dow High clobbered visiting Flint Carman-Ainsworth 51-0 in junior varsity football on Wednesday to improve to 1-1.
Seven different Chargers scored touchdowns, including Jack Smith, who returned a punt block by Ian Balch to paydirt. Jacob Jensen, Tyler Streeter, Cole Benzing, Drew Ieuter, Will Knutson, and Eli Elza also scored a TD apiece, while Elza was 5 of 5 on extra point kicks, and Billy MacNellis ran for a 2-point conversion and passed to Ieuter for another.
Defensively, Dow forced two turnovers: a fumble recovery by Balch and an interception by Knutson.
The Chargers will head to Grand Blanc next Thursday.
CHARGERS FALL IN FRESHMAN FOOTBALL
Dow High lost 8-6 to Cadillac in freshman football on Wednesday.
Ethan Menzies scored the Chargers’ lone points on a 4-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Dow’s defense recovered three fumbles on the night.
DOW GOLF SHARES 1ST AT VALLEY CLUSTER
Dow High’s girls’ golf team tied with Saginaw Heritage for first place out of four teams at the Saginaw Valley League cluster played at Sandy Ridge in Midland on Wednesday.
The Chargers and Hawks both finished with team scores of 200, while Bay City Western was third at 219 and Bay City Central fourth at 226.
Abbey Ieuter paced the Chargers with a 46, while Kylie Keefer shot a 49, Paige Barnard fired a 52, and Abbey Wilson finished at 53.
CREEK SOCCER OPENS CONFERENCE PLAY WITH LOPSIDED WIN
Bullock Creek’s boys’ soccer team continued to roll on Wednesday, opening its Tri-Valley Conference West schedule with a 7-0 victory over host Saginaw Nouvel.
Maison Keister netted three goals, while Riley Foster had two goals and two assists, Gerrit Barth racked up a goal and three assists, Quin Fransen scored once, and Logan Korson added an assist.
Creek goalkeeper Ben Myers had three saves in the shutout, and the Lancers finished with a 20-3 advantage in shots on goal.
Creek (5-1-1 overall, 1-0-0 TVC West) will host Saginaw Valley Lutheran next Wednesday.
MIDLAND VOLLEYBALL GOES 1-2 AT QUAD
Midland High’s volleyball team went 1-2 at the Essexville Garber quad on Tuesday, losing 25-19, 25-23 to Bay City Western, losing 25-17, 25-6 to Garber, and beating Chesaning 25-9, 25-22.
Emily Genau had 22 kills for the Chemics, while Savanna Willis had 10 kills and 27 digs, and Olivia McMath finished with 35 assists. Kendell Wenzell added 26 digs.
Midland (8-4-1) will open Saginaw Valley League play on Tuesday by hosting Saginaw Arthur Hill and Saginaw High.
CHEMICS SWEEP NOUVEL IN TENNIS
Midland High swept Saginaw Nouvel 8-0 in nonleague boys’ tennis on Wednesday.
In singles, Jackson Keefe won the first flight 6-0, 6-1; Parker Hillman won the second flight 6-0, 6-3; Fred Temple won the third flight 6-1, 6-4; and Tommy Kroll won the fourth flight 6-2, 6-1.
In doubles, Josh Doyle and Jacob Doyle won the first flight 6-2, 6-0; Braylen Laverty and Carter Albright won the second flight 6-3, 6-1; Aiden O’Malley and Dietrich Greiner won the third flight 6-1, 6-0; and Gabe Krenzke and Jordan Warner won the fourth flight by default.
MIDLAND JV VOLLEYBALL 3-0 AT QUAD
Midland High’s junior varsity volleyball team went 3-0 at the Bay City Western quad on Wednesday, beating Essexville Garber 25-19, 23-25, 15-11; Saginaw Heritage 21-25, 25-13, 15-7; and Western 25-18, 25-17.
Morgan Williams led the Chemics with 20 kills, 12 assists, and seven aces, while Ava Keit had 12 kills, Jenna Rekeweg had nine kills and three blocks, and Grace Schloop added seven kills and six aces.
Hayden Purvis dished out 30 assists with seven aces, while Brooke Russell had five kills and nine aces, and Brigid O’Malley added 10 digs and five aces.
Midland (8-3) will host Saginaw Arthur Hill and Saginaw High on Tuesday.
DOW JV SOCCER LOSES
Dow High lost 2-1 to host Grand Blanc in junior varsity boys’ soccer on Wednesday.
Justin Alade scored the Chargers’ lone goal off of an assist from Bruno Tupy das Neves. Goalkeeper Keegan Luick made eight saves in the loss.
Dow (1-1-1) will host Traverse City Central on Tuesday.