2018-09-10 / Sports

Green Devils shut out Yellow Jackets

By Joe Oster
810-452-2641 • joster@mihomepaper.com


Brown City’s John Tkalcac (25) displays emotion as Austin Cover is brought down against Memphis. Photo by Susan Morse Brown City’s John Tkalcac (25) displays emotion as Austin Cover is brought down against Memphis. Photo by Susan Morse BROWN CITY — The Brown City football team destroyed Memphis 42-0 Friday in Brown City’s first win of the season in which they took the field. Brown City earned a forfeit in Week One when Atherton was unable to field a team.

“We got off to a fast start by scoring on our first two possessions of the game,” said Brown City coach Aren Cooper. “The defense improved from our first game of the year and was able to complete a shutout victory to end the game.”

Johnny Martus opened the floodgates, scoring on a two-yard run on the Green Devil’s opening possession. Austin Cover’s twopoint conversion run made the game 8-0. Brown City extended its lead with a 10-yard touchdown run by Cover, but a failed conversion left the score at 14-0.

Ricky Lindsay kept the offense flowing in the second quarter with a 24-yard touchdown run, and Daniel Patrius added a one-yard touchdown run before halftime. Sebastian Blevins tacked on a two- point conversion on the ground after the latter touchdown, giving Brown City a 28-0 lead at halftime.

The Green Devils added two more touchdowns after the break on a six-yard toss from Matt Daws to Martus in the third quarter and a 34-yard scamper from Lindsay in the fourth. Lindsay also added a two-point run after Martus’ score.

Lindsay finished with 300 yards on 11 carries with two scores and a two-point conversion. Martus had 46 yards on nine carries with one rushing and one receiving touchdown. Cover had 86 rushing yards on 13 carries, a 14-yard reception, a rushing touchdown and a receiving score.

On the other side of the ball, Martus and Belvins led the Green Devils with seven tackles apiece. Eric Martus also added six tackles.

Brown City, 2-1, hosts Harbor Beach Friday.

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