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Richmond defeats Imlay City in both school's BWAC opener

September 08, 2010
IMLAY CITY — Visiting Richmond claimed a 42-12 win at Imlay City's expense in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity football matchup last Thursday night.

With the decision, Richmond moves to 1-1 overall and 0-1 versus BWAC rivals. Imlay City falls to 0-2 this season and 0-1 when they square off versus league adversaries.

"We made too many mistakes," Imlay City Coach Ken Day said. "We made five turnovers and three of those came in the red zone," he noted.

"In addition to that, we had four crucial penalties. We will learn to correct those mistakes this week in practice."

In Thursday's matchup, Richmond grabbed a 7-6 edge after one quarter was done.

The middle two quarters saw Richmond accumulate 28 total points, while holding Imlay City to six.

That staked Richmond to a 35-6 advantage at the 36-minute mark.

Richmond then outscored Imlay City 7-0 the rest of the way, putting the finishing touches on a 42-12 win.

Imlay City managed their 12-point output thanks to a Nick Nivison one-yard touchdown run and an A.J. Caldwell 53-yard touchdown run.

On the night, Nivison completed three of nine pass plays as Imlay City's quarterback. He threw two interceptions en route to those numbers.

His successful tosses went to three different targets. Their ranks consisted of John Loveless (one catch for 31 yards), William Guldi (one reception for 13 yards) and Caldwell (one catch for eight yards).

The Imlay City ground attack amassed 287 yards on 46 totes.

Individually, Caldwell (10 rushes for 114 yards), Loveless (92 yards on 12 totes) and Nivison (15 rushes for 56 yards) led the way. The remaining nine Spartan rushes netted a combined 25-yard gain.

Imlay City returns to action this Friday with a road trip to Armada. The Blue Water Area Conference clash 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.
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