The Lake Fenton varsity football team scored a TD on its first play it had from scrimmage on offense and never looked back, earning a 60-12 victory against Perry Friday night.
Neil Allor scored from 56 yards out on that play and Lake Fenton had three more scores before the quarter was up. Gage Smith threw TD passes of 41 yards to Brad Wilson and 20 yards to Allor for two more, while Nick VanDuser scored on a four-yard run. Converting all four two-pointers, Lake Fenton (6-1, 5-0) led 32-0 at the half.
Smith finished 9-for-9 for 225 yards and three TDs. He also had a 45-yard TD recption to Zac Nielinski. VanDuser also had TD runs of one and six yards, while Allor also had a 13-yard TD run.
Allor finished with 149 yards on seven rushing attempts, while VanDuser had 75 on seven carries. Wilson had three catches for 121 yards.
Andy Donoho had eight tackles on defense.
The win puts the Blue Devils in the playoffs and also assures the Blue Devils will be playing for at least a share of the GAC Red Division crown in two weeks. If the Blue Devils beat Durand on Friday, a game they will be favored to win, they’ll play at home on Oct. 19 for the GAC title against Montrose. Friday’s win puts the Blue Devils into the playoffs.
“That was our No. 1 goal tonight,” Lake Fenton coach Eric Doyle said. “We wanted to punch our ticket to the playoffs and take another step toward the league championship, which we did. We have another game with Durand next week. We’ll look at it as an opportunity to get better and whatever lies beyond that, we’ll see.”