Chargers News · TEAM 50 Needs Two Days to Win Football Opener

Luke Phillpotts connected with Ben Weishuhn on a 14-yard TD pass with 45 seconds remaining to draw the Chargers within a point against Goodrich. Coach Jerry Todd rolled the dice and his faith was rewarded as Phillpotts scampered around right end for a 22-21 lead. The defense turned away the Martians in the final drive to preserve the win.

The contest, tied 14-14 at the half, was postponed by severe lightning on August 29th and resumed on the 30th at 12 noon at Atwood Stadium. The teams were participating in the 3rd Annual Vehicle City Gridiron Classic. Goodrich scored in the third quarter quarter for 21-14 lead, setting the stage for the Chargers’ late-game heroics.

Donovan Franklin opened the scoring by returning a punt 45-yards to paydirt and Navaeh Sanders nabbed a 32-yard TD pass from Phillpotts who added his first two-point conversion run for 14-7 lead. Franklin (95 yards) and Phillpotts (93 yards) led the 212-yard rushing attack, a solid first effort behind a young offensive line. Linebackers Weishuhn and Michael Romzek were in on 8 tackles apiece.

The Chargers travel to Saginaw High next week to begin Saginaw Valley League play.