The second week of the season went much better for the Fenton varsity football team.
Competing in their second road game in as many weeks, the Tigers scored the game’s final 38 points, cruising to a 38-7 victory against Monroe, Friday. The victory helped erase some of the memories of a 54-27 road loss a week earlier.
“We had a good week of practice,” Fenton varsity football coach Jeff Setzke said. “We went back, watched the film and realized we made some mistakes we didn’t make all summer. It happens in game one. I think Davison was the better team but not 54-27 better. The kids played the way they are capable of playing (against Monroe).”
It took awhile for Fenton to get its offense going. The Tigers tied the game at 7-all when Brandon Miller scored on an eight-yard run. Braden Moore kicked the extra-point. The teams were tied at halftime.
The second half was all Fenton. Dylan Davidson scored on the opening play from scrimmage in the second half on an 80-yard keeper. Before the third quarter was over, Moore kicked a 25-yard field goal and Davidson completed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Lucas Claborn. The Tigers led 24-7 entering the fourth quarter.
The Tigers continued to cruise in the fourth quarter with Davidson throwing two more TD passes. The first was a second TD reception to Claborn. The second was by Grand Bluthardt. Fenton led 38-7 with 7:29 remaining in regulation.
“Dylan is going to get better and better. He saw what happens when he makes teams defend the whole field,” Setzke said. “He sure put up a ton of yards. It was a fun night.”
The defense was strong throughout. Monroe scored the game’s first TD in the opening quarter, but never scored again.
The Tigers (1-1) begin Metro League action Friday at home against Swartz Creek during the program’s annual Heroes Day.
“It will be nice to be at home,” Setzke said. “It’s our Heroes Night game and we have this year’s jerseys ready to go. We are looking forward to a great evening, recognizing our veterans. It’s become a special night for us.”