Defenses ruled the evening in Centreville for week nine Friday, with visiting Mendon securing a 3-0 victory to close the regular season.
The game’s only points came off the foot of Hornet kicker Arthur Pereira, a foriegn exchange student from Brazil. He booted a 20-yard field goal right at the start of the fourth quarter. It was all Mendon needed, picking up their fourth shutout of the year defensively.
Mendon finishes the regular season at 7-2 and Centreville ends at 6-3. The Hornets tie with White Pigeon for second in the final Southwest 10 standings at 6-2. Centreville ties Hartford for fourth at 5-3.
A rematch is not expected with the Hornets projected for the Division 8 playoff field and the Bulldogs expected in Division 7.
ME: 20 yard field goal Authur Pereira (11:59)
Total Yards: Mendon 178, Centreville 151
Turnovers: Mendon 2, Centreville 2
Penalties: Mendon 1-5, Centreville 3-30
Mendon Rushing: Jackson Crotser 79, Austin Rensi 73, Wyatt Diekman 3
Centreville Rushing: Sam Todd 64, Jared Spencer 42, Ben Yoder 34, Gunner Bunning 5,
Mendon Passing: 3-5, 23 yards, 2 INT
Centreville Passing: 1-4, 6 yards, 1 INT
Mendon Defense: Chris Dupree 5 tck, Eric Vergauwen 5 ck, Jackson Crotser 7 tck, 1 INT; Noah Slaugther 7 tck, 1 FR; Jaquan Hodges 4 tck, Austin Rensi 11 tck, Carson Cupp 1 tck, Tristen Shimel 11 tck, Emmett Bingaman 5 tck, Payton Friel 1 tck, Dylan McClish 2 tck, Isaiah Ibison 6 tck, 1 FF
Records: Mendon 7-2 (6-2 SW10), Centreville 6-3 (5-3 SW10)