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RAAB-ING A DUB: North Central Rolls In Opener


POWERS---The defending state champion North Central Jets rolled to a playoff victory on Saturday, beating the Pellston Hornets, 64-14, in Powers.

The Jets continued their streak of winning every single game this season (10-0) by the 35-point rule. Pellston's two touchdowns came in the fourth quarter against the NCA reserves.

Senior Wyatt Raab had 132 yards rushing  on six carries, three of them for touchdowns (29, 60, 17 yards). Raab also had a pick-six interception for a touchdown.

Jaden Walters kicked six extra points for North Central.

Luke Gorzinski, Brent LaBonte and Jake Gorzinski all threw touchdown passes.

NCA hosts Crystal Falls Forest Park next Friday night. The Trojans upset Lake Linden-Hubbell in the other semifinal on Saturday, 8-0, in the Keewenaw.

The NCA-Forest Park game will be broadcast live on Eagle 107.3 FM.

BOX SCORE
Pellston 0 0 0 14-14
North Central 22 28 7 7-64


SCORING PLAYS
North Central 1 09:30 #17 Wyatt Raab runs for 29 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by #23 Dillon Raab to #16 Jordan Messenger is good.) 0 8

North Central 1 05:28 #32 Carter Tietz runs for 20 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #9 Jaden Walters is good.) 0 15

North Central 1 00:23 #17 Wyatt Raab runs for 60 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #9 Jaden Walters is good.) 0 22

North Central 2 09:56 #11 Luke Gorzinski pass complete to #27 Elijah Gorzinski for 37 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #9 Jaden Walters is no good.) 0 28

North Central 2 06:36 #17 Wyatt Raab runs for 17 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #9 Jaden Walters is good.) 0 35

North Central 2 06:15 #3 pass intended for #7. Intercepted by #17 Wyatt Raab for a Touchdown! (Point after kick by #9 Jaden Walters is good.) 0 42

North Central 2 02:37 #3 sacked at the Hornets 29 yard line. Fumble! (#21 Drew Webber) Recovered by #32 Carter Tietz. (Two point conversion pass by #23 Dillon Raab to #16 Jordan Messenger is good.) 0 50

North Central 3 09:14 #12 Brent Labonte pass complete to #32 Carter Tietz for 20 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #9 Jaden Walters is good.) 0 57

Pellston 4 11:28 #3 runs for 10 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion run by #3 is good.) 8 57

North Central 4 04:54 #18 Jake Gorzinski pass complete to #10 Jordan Walters for 6 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #9 Jaden Walters is good.) 8 64

Pellston 4 00:00 #3 runs for 4 yards. Touchdown! 14 64