November 8, 2009
Lippett comes through for Crockett
In arguably the most exciting game thus far in the MHSAA football playoffs, Michigan State commitment Tony Lippett made plays with his arm and legs a he helped lead Detroit Crockett High School to a thrill 48-46 victory over Hazel Park High School in Overtime. Find out the details and all the latest playoff scores.
All afternoon Crockett and Hazel Park went back in forth. In the end it was the legs of Tony Lippett that made the difference. The future Spartan wide receiver scampered in for a 2pt conversion to give the Rockets the win and advance them to the Division 3 Regional.
Lippett ran for both touchdowns in overtime for Crockett. In regulation he threw for 3 touchdowns and ran for 2 more. In all, Lippett had a hand in 7 touchdowns on the day. He ended the day with over 350-yards of total offense. He also intercepted Hazel Park's 2pt conversion pass while playing cornerback.
Crockett Coach Rod Oden told Tom Lang of the Journal Register News Service the following about Lippett's performance:
"Thirty five consecutive starts. He's been in the program three years, and played like a senior. He put the team on his back today,"
With the won, Crockett improved to 10-1 on the season. Next up is a Regional clash with Orchard Lake Saint Mary's. The game will be played at Crockett and features Lippett going against OLSM's Robert Bolden who is headed to Penn State.
OTHER PLAYOFF RESULTS:
Nick Hill and Chelsea dropped a 30-20 decision to Adrian. Hill was "contained" by the Maple defense, rushing for only 107 yards on 34 carries.
Max Bullough and Traverse City Saint Francis rolled to a 54-8 victory over Rudyard High School. Bullough and Indiana commitment Matt Zakrzewski held Rudyard shotgun offense in check all day. Next up is the regional finals vs. Ishpeming.
William Gholston led Southeastern to a dominant defensive performance, defeating Detroit Cass Tech by a score of 41-0. The win sets up a marquee match-up with top ranked Sterling Heights Stevenson that is led by Iowa commitment Carl Davis.
Kurtis Drummond had 88-yards receiving and several big hits on defense as Hubbard High school defeated Medina Buckeye 30-14. Hubbard has won 10 in a row and now has a showdown with #1 ranked Cardinal Mooney in 2nd round of Ohio playoffs.
Travis Jackson and Columbus DeSales defeated Bryan High School 45-21 in the opening round of the playoffs. Jackson helped anchor both lines and Archie Griffin's son Adam scored 3 touchdowns for DeSales which improved to 8-3.
In the biggest playoff upset in Ohio this weekend, Middletown High School shocked Archbishop Moeller and Spartan DE Marcus Rush by a score of 45-10. Moeller was the #2 seed, Middletown was the 7th seed. Middletown dominated Moeller limiting them to 1 first down through 3 quarters.
Michael Dennis and Carey High School rolled over Columbus Grove High School by a score of 34-0. Dennis is coming off a knee injury and was expected to see significant time on Saturday after playing sparingly the week before. The Blue Devils will face powerhouse Ada in the 2nd round.
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