Lake Fenton High School, Fenton, MI — October 29, 2021
It’s late October and footballs are in the air. Tomorrow Michigan and Michigan State tee it up in their annual rivalry game for supremacy in the mitten state. But, tonight the Michigan High School Athletic Association playoffs roared into action at Lake Fenton High School.
The Lake Fenton Blue Devils posted an 8-1 record on their way to winning the Flint Metro-Lower Conference Championship. The year was highlighted by a 42-6 victory over cross-town rival Fenton High School.
The only smudge on their record was a 48-40 loss to Brandon High School (Ortonville, MI).
The one-loss record rewarded Lake Fenton with a home game to open the playoffs. Their opponent, those same Brandon Blackhawks that eeked out a win back on September 10. This time the circumstances were different. With the temperature hovering in the mid-’50s and constant rain falling the two teams lined up for the rematch.
Brandon won the coin toss and elected to defer their choice to the beginning of the second half. Lake Fenton took the kickoff and mishandled the wet ball falling on it to start their first possession on their own four-yard line.
No problem, 96 yards later the Blue Devils found the end zone and opened the scoring at 7-0. By the end of the first period, Lake Fenton led 28-0.
The rain did not dim the enthusiasm of the fans in attendance as a nice crowd, with umbrellas open, cheered on the home team.
The band played.
The Cheerleaders cheered.
And the Blue Devils ran off with a 41-0 victory, on to the next round in the MHSAA tournament.
Lake Fenton will be at home again next week for the District Finals when they take on Freeland who defeated Goodrich 22-3.