The Lake Fenton varsity football team started its homecoming game with Goodrich well.

The Blue Devils jumped out to an early lead and were playing well.

However, that was about the end of Lake Fenton’s highlights against the Martians. Goodrich, and their star player Tyson Davis, dominated the rest of the game as Lake Fenton lost a 49-14 verdict at Lake Fenton High School.

“We started out fine,” Lake Fenton varsity football coach Marty Borski said. “There were a couple of key plays that put us behind the sticks. Right after Goodrich scored, we started to move the ball.  We had a third down opportunity, and we dropped it. We punt and they score. We had a second-and-short and then had a bad snap that put us at third-and-9, and we throw a pick.”

The Blue Devils (3-3) scored on their first possession with a three-yard TD run by James Hamilton.  They followed it with a two-point conversion pass from Reid Shumaker to Michael O’Brien. The Blue Devils also hurt themselves with plenty of turnovers. Lake Fenton had six of them, all interceptions.

Davis was impossible to stop.

“We couldn’t stop him. He’d catch a five-yard out and he turned it into a 70-yard touchdown. We couldn’t corral him obviously. He’s the best player in the league in both sides. He’s a special talent.”

Lake Fenton’s final score came on its first possession of the second half when Shumaker hit O’Brien with a 30-yard reception for a score. That cut Goodrich’s lead to 42-14 at the time.

Lake Fenton plays Ortonville-Brandon Friday at home.

“We put ourselves in a position to play a big game this week and we didn’t rise to the occasion,” Borski said. “It was disappointing. We have to find a way to win a couple of more games. If we win two of our last three, we’ll get in the playoffs, I promise.”

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