Southeast Michigan Red Storm scored twice in the second half, but a pair of late interceptions and a controversial call were the difference, as the Michigan Gates held on to a 16-12 victory on Saturday night.
The Gators took a 13-0 lead at halftime, but Red Storm turned a pair of shuffles into a touchdown to pull within four points.
Tyler Lincoln forced a touchdown and Santino Patterson ran it 23 yards for the first touchdown of Red Storm in the third quarter. Lincoln resumed his own groping a few rounds later, running 15 yards to the finish line to make 16-12.
“We’re still playing well,” said Red Storm head coach Taylor Bates. “We were more of a team in the second half. I want us to start playing a little more at the beginning of the game and finish strong.”
The Red Storm defense was strong in the first six games of the season. Bates said line defenders Nick Durbin, Justin Chambels and Lincoln have continued to make game-changing games week after week.
Durbin has averaged almost three shots per game, with Chambless and Lincoln also coming with a number of key rebounds and turnovers. Austin Lakatos also recovered on Saturday.
“These three played a great game,” Bates said. “They’re melting … They’ve really stepped up and helped the defense a lot.”
The Red Storm had a late 80-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Mike Tucker to Marlon Martin Jr., called back to a block in the back that later video review didn’t seem to happen.
“When they brought that touchdown back, it was mind-boggling,” Bates said. “It would win the game for us … It killed the momentum. But I believe my boys will come back from this and prepare to enter Saturday’s game.”
A pair of interceptions from the fourth quarter, including one with 50 seconds left, put an end to the Red Storm’s hopes of winning.
“We are really young on the (offensive) line,” Bates said. “There’s not that much experience online. They’ve done well, but we still need more improvements.”
The Red Storm (1-5 overall, 1-3 Midwest Elite Football Alliance) is on its way at 4pm on Saturday against Renaissance City Chargers at Chandler Park, 12831 Frankfort St., Detroit, Michigan.
Crump, Fair Jr. wins at Flat Rock
FLAT ROCK – Kyle Crump and Harold Fair Jr. were winners on Saturday night at Flat Rock Speedway.
Crump won the ARCA / CRA Super Series / CRA Jeg’s All Stars Tour 125-lap event. He moved to the checkered flag after making the 27th lap jump and never gave it up for the rest of the way. Ethan Stadnichuk finished second after leading 10 to 27 laps.
Fair Jr. took first place in the late 75’s lap after moving across the field after taking a point in lap 10. Fair Jr. was the fastest qualifier (11: 876) and challenged Eric Lee early for the lead. Lee finished second.
Cody Remick captured his first feature film victory in the 20-round Factory Stock event. Second was Randy Paget Jr.
Schreiber extends the series
Gibraltar alumnus Carlson John Schreiber made his ninth consecutive draw with the Boston Red Sox.
The former Detroit Tigers scored one goal and scored an out in 1/3 innings of relief on Monday in a 5-2 victory over Boston against their former team. Schreiber headed for the second day in a row after crashing against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
Schreiber is 2-0 this season with an average of 0.86 wins in 21 innings for the Red Sox.
FOOTBALL FOR ADULTS
Green wins a key game
Eduardo Aldana, Umberto Hernandez, Serafin Gomez and Daniel Presa scored to lead the Greens to a 9-7 victory over the Yellow in a battle for first place in the Monroe Spring Adult Coed Soccer League in Manson Park on Sunday.
The Greens improved to 6-1 with the victory with one match left. Yellow falls to 5-2.
In other matches, Habib Bello, Brinley Powers, Joel Shaffer and Andrew and Jason Mullins scored to lead the Reds 3-4 to a 7-0 victory over the Blues. Jesus Diaz-Lucero managed to break through the door.
Summer registration is open
Registrations are accepted until July 1 for the Summer Coed Adult Soccer League, organized by the Monroe YMCA in Munson Park.
Eight matches will be played in the afternoon and evening from July 10 to August. 28. The league is open to players aged 17 and over at all skill levels. Players can register individually and be placed in teams.
The price is $ 65. The fee includes a T-shirt. A $ 10 late fee will apply after July 1.
Individuals can register online at ymcaofmonroemembers.org or in person at the YMCA reception or by mail at 1111 W. Elm Ave. Checks are paid to the Monroe Family YMCA.
For information call Hawk Mielke at 241-2606 Ext. 239 or [email protected]
We will start the camp soon
Total Sports in Rosford, Ohio has open registration for the Kicking Camp, which will take place Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The camp is limited to 25 kickers / players who will receive instructions from Toledo playbacker Toledo Thomas Kluki. Registration is $ 25 and includes a camp t-shirt.
Contact football director Scott Beard at [email protected] for more information.
McCormick hits the ace
Mike McCormick of Monroe recently hit a hole in a Harbor Dunes golf course. The 74-year-old golfer jumped a hole № 13 of 130 yards with the help of 5 trees.
A hole in one for Coyne
Pat Coyne hit a hole in one on June 18 at Giant Oak Golf Club. The 137-yard ace came to hole No. 15 with 7 irons.