By: John Raffel
Morley Stanwood falls from the ranks of the unbeaten
Can't win 'em all.
It's probably the oldest sports cliche in the book. But the Morley Stanwood Mohawks realize that after two full seasons of going 9-0, a third one was not meant to be.
In a battle of 3-0 teams in the Central State Activities Association, Reed City prevailed in a drama packed contest.
The Mohawks took the opening possession of the game and scored on an 18-yard run by Adam Wheeler. With a 24-yard pass from Zajkowski to Tyler Hanks, the Mohawks were up 13-0.
Hanks, one of the CSAA's most dangerous runners, was basically contained by Reed City. He had five receptions for 61 yards, while also carrying the ball for 65 yards.
Reed City cut it to 13-6. Zajkowski hooked up with Hanks for a 11-yard TD but Reed City scored to make it a one-touchdown lead for MS. The Mohawks took the ball to the Reed City 5 before halftime but ran out on downs. But Morley Stanwood had a 19-14 lead.
Morley Stanwood added to its lead on its first possession of the second half, scoring on a 4-yard run by Hanks.
In the fourth quarter, the Coyotes put the game away with two touchdowns and two two-point conversions.
It was the first regular-season loss for the Mohawks since the 2008 campaign.