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Muskegon Catholic Central football rolls St. Joseph Lake Michigan Catholic

Tribune Staff • Sep 23, 2017 at 1:05 AM

The Muskegon Catholic Central football team continued its winning ways Friday with a 55-13 road win over St. Joseph Lake Michigan Catholic.

The Crusaders built a 41-0 halftime lead, and added two more touchdowns in the second half to improve to 4-0 on the season.

“We played a really clean game tonight. We had a lot of different kids contribute on both sides of the ball, we executed the gameplan and improved in some areas,” said MCC head coach Steve Czerwon. “Cam Martinez had seven carries and Tommy Watts had eight, so we didn’t have to force the issue too much.

“We were efficient in the passing game, as well. We had Ryder Smith back in there at wideout and that just adds another dimension to our offense.”

Martinez led the Crusader offense with 76 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries and was 5-of-10 passing for 118 yards and one touchdown.

Tommy Watts added 82 yards rushing on eight carries, while Ryder Smith added 59 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries and a 27-yard touchdown reception as a wide receiver; Dawson Steigman added two rushing scores on only three carries and Carson St. Armour rushed 10 times for 38 yards.

On defense, Riley St. Armour led the team with six solo tackles, while Nolan Convertini, Christian Gordon, Isaiah Reyes and Max Price each added four.

The Crusaders caused three turnovers and only allowed 16 rushing yards on 18 attempts by the Lake Michigan Catholic.

Czerwon was happy to see his starting defensive unit continue to make plays and pitch another shutout.

“Jackson Riegler returned an interception for a touchdown right before halftime, and that was a big momentum play for us to end the half,” he added. “Riley St. Armour led us in tackles, and Nolan Convertini and Avery Evans-Davis were also active against the run game, too.”

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The Crusaders travel across town to take on Muskegon Heights (3-2), who defeated Ludington, 36-27, on Friday.

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