IMLAY CITY — Imlay City fell 35-3 to visiting Richmond in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity football game last Friday night.

With the decision, Richmond moves to 4-1 and 3-1 Imlay City slips to 1-4 and 0-4.

In Friday’s game, Imlay City and Richmond ended the first quarter with zero points apiece.

Quarter two saw Richmond collect seven points and Imlay City managed three.

When the action resumed, Richmond struck with a 21-0 third quarter advantage. That padded their cushion to 28-3 with 36 minutes gone.

Richmond then outscored Imlay City 7-0 the rest of the way, closing out a 35-3 win.

Imlay City produced their three-point total courtesy of a 27-yard field goal from Andrew Cezik.

For the night, Matt Evans completed six of 13 pass plays for 31 yards as Imlay City’s quarterback. He threw two interceptions en route to those numbers.

Cezik was the other Imlay City performer who aired out the football. His lone attempt went for a 13-yard completion.

Imlay City had four different players register receptions. That group consisted of Noah Graboyes (three catches for 13 yards), Travis Tramontana (two receptions for 20 yards), Danny Newsom (one catch for 13 yards) and Tanner Land (one reception for a two-yard loss).

The Imlay City ground attack managed 93 yards on 34 totes.

Land (10 rushes for 80 yards) and Daniel Rojas (nine totes for 21 yards) posted Imlay City’s top numbers. The remaining 15 Spartan rushes netted a combined eight-yard loss.

Brady Redd (10) paced Imlay City as far as tackles were concerned. Land (four) and Kade VanderPloeg (three) supported his performance.

The Imlay City defense also registered a pair of takeaways. Redd and Cezik (an interception each) furnished those.

Imlay City will look to bounce back this Friday when they travel to Yale. The Water Area Conference matchup lists a 7 p.m. starting time.

Kevin Kissane

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.