IMLAY CITY — Imlay City obtained a 14-6 homecoming win against visiting Algonac in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity football contest last Friday night.
With the decision, Imlay City goes to 2-6 and 1-6. Algonac slips to 1-7 and 0-7.
“The team played very well on both sides of the ball,” Imlay City Coach Dave Brown commented. “I am very proud of the effort and preparation the team put in to this week to be prepared to play the game,” he noted.
In the contest, Imlay City and Algonac ended the first quarter with zero points apiece.
The second quarter saw Imlay City generate eight points and Algonac manage six.
Quarter number three would prove scoreless.
Imlay City then outscored Algonac 8-0 from that point on, assuring themselves of a 14-6 win at night’s end.
The winning Imlay City side produced their 14-point total aided by a Travis DuPont 10-yard touchdown run (followed by a DuPont PAT tote) and a Matt Evans to Kade VanderPloeg 33-yard touchdown pass.
For the night, Evans completed nine of 22 pass plays for 138 yards as Imlay City’s quarterback. He threw one interception en route to those numbers.
His successful tosses went to five different targets. Their ranks consisted of VanderPloeg (four catches for 81 yards), DuPont (two receptions for 35 yards), Tanner Land (one catch for 13 yards), Travis Tramontana (one reception for five yards) and Danny Newsom (one catch for four yards).
The Imlay City ground attack managed 144 yards on 39 totes.
DuPont (18 rushes for 97 yards) and Land (44 yards on 10 totes) paced Imlay City. The remaining 11 Spartan rushes netted a combined eight-yard gain.
VanderPloeg (six) and Tramontana (five) furnished the top Imlay City tackle outputs. Travis Bush and Land added three tackles each to the Spartans’ cause.
Imlay City returns to action this Friday when it travels to Flint Southwestern. 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.