IMLAY CITY — Imlay City absorbed a 47-6 loss to visiting Yale in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity football game last Friday night.
With the final, Yale goes to 2-4 and 2-3. Imlay City slips to 0-6 and 0-5.
"We did a much better job moving the ball tonight than we did last week," Imlay City Coach Brian Tresnak said. "We got the score late in the game but we had good chances to score at other points in the game," he noted.
"We just need to work on finishing drives and getting points on the board. Defensively, we were in position to make plays all night, we just did not tackle well. We're going to circle back and do some drill work to correct the mistakes. "We're closer to putting a complete game together than the scoreboard has been showing."
In Friday's game, Yale jumped out to a 14-0 advantage after one quarter was done and widened the gap to 33-0 by halftime.
When the action resumed, Yale struck with a 7-0 third quarter edge. That left them holding a 40-0 cushion at the time.
Yale then outscored Imlay City 7-6 the rest of the way, finishing off a 47-6 win.
Imlay City produced their six-point total courtesy of an 11-yard touchdown pass from Riley Bertram to Kyle Kulin.
For the night, Bertram completed two of two pass plays for 16 yards as Imlay City's quarterback. He threw zero interceptions along the way.
Kulin (one catch for 11 yards) and Hunter Mullins (a reception for five yards) hauled in his accurate
The Imlay City ground attack managed 152 yards on 38 totes.
A group consisting of Mullins (10 rushes for 64 yards), Kulin (45 yards on nine totes) and Cristian Rojas (12 rushes for 45 yards) posted Imlay City's top rushing outputs. The remaining seven Spartan carries netted a combined two-yard loss.
Mullins (seven solos and two assists) paced Imlay City's defense. Rojas (four solos and one assist) and Kulin (four solos) supported his performance.
Imlay City will look to bounce back this Friday when it entertains Blue Water Area Conference rival North Branch. The matchup, Imlay City's homecoming, lists a 7 p.m. starting time.
Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.