IMLAY CITY — Imlay City wound up on the losing side of a 60-7 outcome to visiting North Branch in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity football game last Thursday night.
With the decision, North Branch moves to 2-0 and 1-0. Imlay City slips to 0-2 and 0-1.
In Thursday’s game, Imlay City spotted North Branch a 24-0 advantage after one quarter was done.
North Branch followed it up with a 30-0 second quarter edge, widening the gap to 54-0 at the half.
When play resumed, North Branch picked up where it left off. Aided by a 6-0 third quarter advantage, the Broncos went up 60-0 with 36 minutes elapsed.
Imlay City then outscored North Branch 7-0 from that point on, resulting in a 60-7 defeat.
Andrew Cezik provided the lone Imlay City touchdown, taking a tote 51 yards to the endzone.
Cezik also added a successful extra point kick to Imlay City’s cause.
Brady VanderPloeg drew the quarterback assignment for Imlay City that evening. He connected on three of eight pass plays for 40 yards.
Imlay City returns to action this Friday when it entertains Blue Water Area Conference rival Almont. That matchup lists a 7 p.m. starting time.
Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.