IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity football team wound up on the losing side of a 35-0 outcome to visiting Blue Water Area Conference rival Cros-Lex last Friday night.

Imlay City’s Brady Redd makes the tackle during a BWAC encounter with Cros-Lex last Friday.

With the result, Cros-Lex moves to 6-1 and 5-1. Imlay City falls to 1-6 and 0-6.

In Friday’s encounter, Cros-Lex took a 7-0 edge after one quarter was done.

The middle two quarters saw Cros-Lex generate 28 total points and Imlay City manage none, increasing their cushion to 35-0 with 36 minutes gone.

That was followed by a scoreless fourth quarter, leaving Cros-Lex with a 35-0 victory to celebrate at night’s end.

For the night, Matt Evans completed nine of 14 pass plays for 117 yards as Imlay City’s quarterback. He threw zero interceptions en route to those numbers.

His successful tosses went to five different targets. Their ranks consisted of Danny Newsom (four catches for 67 yards), Travis DuPont (two receptions for 23 yards), Kade Vanderploeg (one catch for 13 yards), Brady Redd (one reception for 11 yards) and Travis Tramontana (one catch for three yards).

The Imlay City ground attack managed 23 yards on 19 totes.

Individually, Tanner Land led Imlay City with 10 rushes for 20 yards. The remaining nine Spartan totes netted a combined three-yard gain.

Newsom and Land (six stops each) along Tramontana, and Redd (five tackles each) paced Imlay City’s defense. Jaydin Hall, Andrew Cezik and VanderPloeg (four stops apiece) plus Daniel Rojas (three tackles) supported his performance.

Imlay City will look to bounce back this Friday when it entertains Algonac. The Blue Water Area Conference contest, Imlay City’s Homecoming, is slated to get underway at 7 p.m.

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.