The Chargers used a balanced attack (191 rushing yards; 173 thru the air) and featured a gang-tackling defense that held a fifth-straight opponent to 8 points or less on their way to a 28-8 win. Joey Zorn rambled for 158 yards and 2 TD’s (36 and 1 yard), and Joe Beauchamp connected on 10 of 12 passes, including 2 TD tosses (Zack Mazza for 30 yards; Luke Phillpotts for 58). Powers jumped to a 21-0 halftime lead and then were never seriously threatened by the Lake Odessa Lakewood Vikings (from west of Lansing), a tough squad that brought a 7-2 record to Atwood Stadium.
Powers linebacker corps was led by double-figure tacklers Adam Krupa and Ben Weishuhn. Cooper Willey was in on several key stops and Nico Trevino, Colton Kidd, and Patrick Perkins anchored the defensive line while Mike Chammas pounced on a Viking fumble. Ben Affrica intercepted a passes and safety Lucas Goad was in on a couple well-timed pass break-ups to frustrate the visitors.
Kicker Kyle Chalut drilled all four extra points.
TEAM EFFORT and PREPARATION is crucial every week, but vital at playoff time. The unsung heroes of the 2018 season turnaround is the cast of players who run the scout teams during practice to prepare themselves and the starting units for Friday night games. Without those dedicated and energetic young men, the Chargers’ gear would already be packed away. Because of their selfless hustle, Powers Catholic goes for win number eight at Williamston this coming Friday night. “Ride on you loyal Chargers ;Bring thunder from the sky”