Constantine football secured a district title for the first time since 2015 with Friday’s 55-28 road win over Buchanan. The Falcon offense topped 50 points for the fourth time this season and topped 40 for the sixth time.
Three touchdowns of 60+ yards each allowed Constantine to race out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. The Bucks were able to put the score at 28-14 at halftime, but the ground game continued to roll for the Falcons. Their touchdown runs alone accounted for 328 yards.
The Constantine ground game picked up 444 yards total, led by Brayden Clark’s 191 and two touchdowns. Ty Dumm added 133 yards and three scores with Lukas Hagenbuch tallying 98 and a TD.
With the victory, Constantine improves to 8-1 and will host Michigan Center (6-1) in next week’s regional championship. The last Falcon regional title came in their 2012 state runner-up campaign.
Buchanan, who had the highest playoff point average in all of Division 6, finishes at 8-1.
Video by Mat Stutzman
CO: 64 yard run Brayden Clark, PAT good
CO: 79 yard pass Brayden Clark from Caden Hetmansperger, PAT good
CO: 74 yard run Brayden Clark, PAT good
CO: 3 yard run Ty Dumm, PAT good
BU: 15 yard pass Johnathan Rager from Connor Legault, PAT good
BU: 10 yard run Keeghan Pelley, PAT good
CO: 72 yard run Lukas Hagenbuch, PAT fail
CO: 1 yard run Caden Hetmansperger, 2PT Good
BU: 44 yard pass Darius Griggs from Connor Legault, PAT good
CO: 41 yard run Ty Dumm, PAT fail
CO: 61 yard run Ty Dumm, PAT good
BU: 96 yard kickoff return Gavin Fazi, PAT good
Total Yards: Constantine 572, Buchanan 188
Passing: Constantine 128, Buchanan 145
Rushing: Constantine 444, Buchanan 43
First Downs: Constantine 17, Buchanan 10
Turnovers: Constantine 3, Buchanan 5
Constantine Passing: Caden Hetmansperger 3-6, 128 yards, 1 TD; Ty Dumm 0-1, 1 INT
Buchanan Passing: Connor Legault 10-22, 145 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT; Team 0-1
Constantine Rushing: Brayden Clark 191, 2 TD; Ty Dumm 133, 3 TD; Lukas Hagenbuch 98, 1 TD; Caden Hetmansperger 13, 1 TD; Dom Jacobs 11, Dean Topolski -2
Buchanan Rushing: Keeghan Pelley 45, 1 TD; Rest of Team -2
Constantine Receiving: Brayden Clark 1-79, 1 TD; Owen Griffith 2-49
Buchanan Receiving: Darius Griggs 4-94, 1 TD; Johnathan Rager 1-15, 1 TD; Keeghan Pelley 1-7; Rest of Team 4-29
Constantine Defense: Connor Platz 5.5 tck, Boe Eckman 4.5 tck, 1 TFL; Isaac Hall 3.5 tck, 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 FR; Ty Dumm 2 tck, 1 TFL; Heston Wiggs 2.5 tck, 1 sack, 1 TFL; Austin Gross 1 tck, 1 TFL; Bennett Vandenberg 1 tck; Hunter Smith 1 tck; Lukas Hagenbuch 1 INT; Dom Jacobs 0.5 tck, Owen Griffith 0.5 tck; Gage Ensign 0.5 tck, 1 FR
Buchanan Defense: N/A
Records: Constantine 8-1, Buchanan 8-1