Boys Varsity Football
Game Summaries & Headlines.
ALPENA, MI - The Alpena Football team sent their Senior Class out with a big win as the Wildcats upset playoff-bound Chelsea, 28-14, on Friday night at Wildcat Stadium. Logan Guthrie finished the game with 85-yards rushing, which was good enough to set the new School Record for career rushing yards. Guthrie's 10-yard rush late in the 3rd quarter was enough to break Austin Leeck's 2011 record. Chelsea (6-3) quickly took the lead on a 19-yard Touchdown pass from Quinn Starkey to Hunter Neff. Alpena responded with a 10-play scoring drive capped off by Jordan Schultz 2-yard rush. The Wildcats would again find the end zone with 1:25 in the 2nd Quarter when Eric Troy busted a seven-yard Touchdown rush up the middle. The 14-7 halftime lead last just 13 seconds in the 3rd Quarter when the Bulldogs returned the opening kick-off for a game-tying Touchdown. Just as the Bulldogs were slowly gaining momentum Eli Winter stepped in front of a Starkey pass and sped down the far sideline for a 30-yard pick six. On the ensuing kick-off, the Wildcats recovered a perfectly executed Kayden Wisniewski onside kick. The Wildcats were unable to take advantage of the field position and again momentum turned back to Chelsea. Early in the 4th Quarter, Chelsea scored on what appeared to be the go-ahead Touchdown but a holding call brought it back. On the next play Eric Troy knocked the ball loose from Chelsea's Parker Murphy. The Wildcats put the game on ice with a long scoring drive that was capped off by an Eli Winter four-yard Touchdown rush. Jordan Schultz led the offensive attack for Alpena with 150 yards on 24 carries and a Touchdown. The Wildcats finish the 2018 season 3-6 overall and 0-5 in the BNC, with 2 of their 3 wins coming against MHSAA Playoff teams.