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September 11, 2018
By: John Raffel

Lansing Catholic tops Eaton Rapids




Lansing Catholic schools have played Eaton Rapids 58 times since 1950. Catholic has a 46-11-1 record in that time frame. Except for the 1970s and 90s the Greyhounds (10 wins total) have lost almost all those other games. So expectations were high for a win.

So when the Cougars scored the first five times they had the ball (plus a “pick six” 31 yard return by Ian Moore) it was not unexpected.

Mitch Gruber scored on a ten yard run after a eight play drive. Zach Gillespie had a 40-yard catch.

Gillespie scored on a 32 yard run after a four play drive. Gruber had a 38-yard catch.

Josh Kramer scored on a one-yard plunge after a four play drive. Kabbash Richards had a 30-yard catch

After the interception return for a TD, the second team took over and after a 14-play drive Charlie Nylander scored on a 3-yard score.

In the second half (with a running clock), the second team had a 10 and an 11-play drive that lead to punts.

The final score came on a fumble recovery (by the quarterback) that was picked up and returned 47-yards by Griffin Hotchkiss.


The Cougar defense now has FOUR DEFENSIVE TDs for the season.

Ryan Gilmore has made 14 extra points in a row

Eaton Rapids had only two first downs. That will go into the MHSAA record book.

Ian Moore had 2 interceptions as a linebacker.

OFFENSE-.Zach Gillespie had 63 yards rushing (1 TD) and 3 catches for 68 yards (1 TD).

DEFENSE-Misha Kleiman had 13 tackles (1.5 QB sack). Kabbash Richards had 5 tackles, and hurried 3 passes 1.5 QB sacks.