IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity football team absorbed a 47-7 loss to host Armada in a Blue Water Area Conference game last Friday night.
With the outcome, Armada moves to 2-2 and 1-2. Imlay City slips to 1-3 and 0-3.
In Friday’s game, Imlay City spotted Armada a 14-0 edge after one quarter and trailed 28-0 at the half.
Armada then outscored Imlay City 19-7 from that point on, closing out a 47-7 win.
Imlay City generated their seven-point output courtesy of a one-yard touchdown run by Matt Evans and an extra point kick from Andrew Cezik.
For the night, Matt Evans completed four of nine pass plays for 19 yards as Imlay City’s quarterback. He threw zero interceptions along the way.
His succesful tosses went to four different targets. Their ranks consisted of Travis Tramontana (one catch for 14 yards), Tanner Land (one reception for four yards), Travis DuPont (one catch for two yards) and Danny Newsom (one reception for -1 yard).
Daniel Rojas was the other Imlay City player who opted to air out the football. He attempted two passes and both were incomplete.
The Imlay City ground attack managed 65 yards on 31 totes.
Individually, Land (eight rushes for 22 yards) and Rojas (220 yards on 13 totes) led Imlay City. The remaining 10 Spartan rushes netted a combined 23-yard gain.
Land (eight stops) and Brady Redd (five) paced Imlay City’s defense. Kade VanderPloeg, Newsom DuPont and Tramontana (four tackles each) supported their performances.
Imlay City will look to bounce back this Friday when they host Richmond. The Blue Water Area Conference encounter 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.