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Yale prevails 35-6 over Imlay City in a confrontation of league rivals



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October 01, 2008
IMLAY CITY — Yale outgained visiting Imlay City 443 yards to 168 en route to a 35-6 victory in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity football meeting last Friday night.

With the final, Yale goes to 4-1 and 3-1. Imlay City slips to 0-5 and 0-4.

"Yale dominated the line of scrimmage," Imlay City Coach John Forti said. "That was the difference," he noted.

In Friday's meeting, Yale took a 7-0 advantage after one quarter was complete.

Yale followed it up with a 14-0 second quarter edge.

That staked Yale's lead to 21-0 at the halftime break.

Yale then outscored Imlay City 14-6 the rest of the way, closing out a favorable 35-6 outcome.

The victorious Yale side generated their 35-point output aided by a James Preston two-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Zack Martel); a David Hill 10-yard touchdown run (followed by an accurate extra-point boot from Martel); an Andre Shaieb 28-yard touchdown tote (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Martel); a Devin Porritt two-yard touchdown run (followed by an accurate extra-point boot from Martel); and a Jessie Post four-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Martel).

Imlay City managed their six-point total thanks to an Aaron Thompson to Nick Nivison 38-yard touchdown pass.

On the night, Thompson finished 16 for 37 for 177 yards as Imlay City's quarterback. He threw zero interceptions along the way.

His completions were distributed to six different targets. Their ranks consisted of Adam Van Dyk (10 catches for 107 yards), Cruz Medrano (two catches for five yards), Nivison (one reception for 38 yards), Tyler Keith (one catch for 12 yards), Joe Christunas (one reception for nine yards) and Jeff Titus (one catch for six yards).

The Imlay City ground attack was stopped in their tracks, losing a total of 12 yards on 11 carries.

Mason Day (eight solos and six assists), Mitch Rheaume (eight solos and three assists) and Dane Walker (seven solos and three assists) logged Imlay City's top defensive credentials. They were backed by Darren Saunders (six solos and two assists), Brad Kramek (four solos and three assists), Titus (six solos and one assist) and Van Dyk (five solos).

Imlay City will attempt to bounce back this Friday when it hosts Almont. The Blue Water Area Conference clash is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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