Lansing Catholic Outlasts Olivet in Hardfought Game
The Lansing Catholic Cougars defeated Olivet on the road 42-20 Friday night in their pre-districts match-up. The game, which looked tight during the first half bust open 14 unanswered Cougar points in the fourth quarter.
Though both sides looked strong at first, Olivet suffered injuries to key players including QB Bradley Sinclair who played through what appeared to be an ankle injury and Devin Roiter who left the game during the first half.
Olivet struck first near the end of the first quarter with a 4-yard touchdown run from Heath Flowers, who carried the day with two touchdowns and 128-yds on 24 carries.
Lansing Catholic struck back when Michael Lynn III completed a 28-yard pass to Alex Bres on 4th and 11.
Josh Kramer put the Cougars in the lead for the first time after picking off Bradley Sinclair and completing the drive with a1 4-yard touchdown catch before the halftime whistle.
Halftime score: Lansing Catholic Cougars14, Olivet Eagles 7.
The Cougars received the ball to start the 3rd quarter. Michael Lynn III ran in a 9-yard score early on.
Olivet scored again with an intense effort from Heath Flower who finished the drive with a 26-yard run and a 1-yard scamper to get into the end zone to bring the score to 20-14.
Lansing Catholic answered soon after with a two-play, 46-yard drive which also ended in a 1-yard touchdown run.
Olivet scored just one more time with tight end Nick Jungel's loan catch for 37-yds. Jungel also had a big impact on the defensive side with 14 tackles and 5 assisted tackles.
Kramer and Lynn III both found the end zone again on the Lansing Catholic side to finish the night.