IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity football team claimed a 7-0 road win against Flint Southwestern in a non-league confrontation last Friday night.

With the decision, Imlay City watches a 3-6 season reach an endpoint. Flint Southwestern finishes its campaign at 0-9.

In Friday’s confrontation, Imlay City and Flint Southwestern concluded the opening quarter with zero points apiece.

Imlay City’s Tanner Land scores the game-winning touchdown in Friday’s non-league gridiron confrontation.

The middle two quarters would prove scoreless as well.

Quarter number four saw Imlay City generate seven points and Flint Southwestern manage none, leaving the former with a win to celebrate at night’s end.

Imlay City produced their seven-point total aided by a Tanner Land 10-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra point kick courtesy of Andrew Cezik).

For the night, Matt Evans completed eight of 14 pass plays for 28 yards as Imlay City’s quarterback. He threw zero interceptions along the way.

His successful tosses went to four different targets. Their ranks consisted of Travis Tramontana (four catches for 10 yards), Travis DuPont (two receptions for 14 yards), Danny Newsom (one catch for three yards) and Land (one reception for one yard).

The Imlay City ground attack wound up with 115 yards on 31 totes.

Individually, Land (11 rushes for 44 yards) and DuPont (40 yards on seven totes) paced Imlay City. The remaining 14 Spartan rushes netted a combined 31-yard gain.

Kade VanderPloeg (six) registered the top Imlay City tackle output. Jerry Zheng, Brady Redd, Travis Bush and Tramontana added four stops each to the Spartans’ cause.

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.