Colon rallied for a 29-22 win at Morrice in Friday’s eight-player football Division 2 regional championship game. It’s the third regional title in four seasons for the Magi.
It was the third time in that stretch Colon faced the Orioles, beating them in the 2019 state semifinal but falling in the 2018 semi. This time around, the Magi had to erase a two touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter.
The score was 22-8 Orioles entering the fourth quarter. On the first play of the quarter, Simon Vinson hit Justin Wickey on a 17-yard touchdown pass. 63 seconds later, the Magi had the ball back after forcing a fumble and they tied the game with a 77-yard score from Vinson to Wickey.
With 3:40 remaining, Colon had their first lead of the game as Vinson and Wickey connected again, this time on an 18-yard passing score. Wickey finished with 226 yards on eight catches and three touchdowns.
The Magi D held firm once ahead for the 29-22 win. Colon forced a turnover on downs near midfield and drained the clock down to 25 seconds before punting back to the Orioles. The game’s final play had Magi defender Tucker Lafler sacking Morrice QB Wyatt Wesley.
Both teams have a 10-1 record following Friday’s result. Colon will be the road team officially in the semifinal next week against Au Gres-Sims, located on Saginaw Bay. The time and location is to be announced.
MO: 25 yard pass Devon Dietz from Wyatt Wesley, 2PT pass Dietz from Wesley (10:40)
CO: 5 yard rush Simon Vinson, 2PT pass Kaleb Johnson from Vinson (7:25)
MO: 22 yard rush Wyatt Wesley, 2PT Fail (3:17)
CO: 48 yard rush Wyatt Wesley, 2PT rush Wesley (8:35)
CO: 17 yard pass Justin Wickey from Simon Vinson, PAT Raul Fuentes-Garcia (11:55)
CO: 77 yard pass Justin Wickey from Simon Vinson, PAT Fuentes-Garcia (10:52)
CO: 18 yard pass Justin Wickey from Simon Vinson, PAT Fuentes-Garcia (3:40)
Total Yards: Colon 297, Morrice 368
Passing: Colon 278, Morrice 39
Rushing: Colon 19, Morrice 329
First Downs: Colon 10, Morrice 16
Turnovers: Colon 1, Morrice 2
Penalties: Colon 5-28, Morrice 7-61
Colon Passing: Simon Vinson 14-26, 251 yards, 3 TD; Maverick Downs 1-1, 27 yards
Morrice Passing: Wyatt Wesley 4-9, 39 yards, 1 TD
Colon Rushing: Justin Wickey 14, Simon Vinson 4, 1 TD; Kodey Dovey 2, Kaleb Johnson -1
Morrice Rushing: Wyatt Wesley 295, 2 TD; Todd Nanasy 19, Devon Dietz 15
Colon Receiving: Justin Wickey 8-226, 3 TD; Kodey Dovey 3-31, Kaleb Johnson 4-21
Morrice Receiving: Devon Dietz 2-26, 1 TD; Todd Nanasy 1-13, Jonah Mosher 1-0
Colon Defense: Tucker Lafler 15 tck, 1.5 sacks, 2.5 TFL, 1 FF, 1 FR; Kodey Dovey 14 tck, Alex Stoll 12 tck, 0.5 sacks, 0.5 TFL; Justin Wickey 10 tck, 1 FF, 1 FR; Kaleb Johnson 10 tck, 1 TFL; Conner Hetman 7 tck, Simon Vinson 7 tck, 1 TFL, 4 tck, 1 tck
Morrice Defense: Wyatt Wesley 8 tck, 1 TFL; Drew McGowan 6 tck, 1.5 TFL; Devon Dietz 5 tck, Brett McGowan 5 tck, 2.5 TFL; Travis Farrow 4 tck, Todd Nanasy 4 tck, 0.5 TFL; Jonah Mosher 4 tck, Caden Binkley 2 tck, Josh Wood 2 tck, 0.5 TFL; Dustin Copeland 1 tck, Alex Larner 1 tck
Records: Colon 10-1, Morrice 10-1