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Brandon Carr

Brandon Carr

Youth gridiron scores

BURTON — In the sixth week of Mid Michigan Rural Football League competition on Oct. 12, freshmen results included Carman-Ainsworth winning, 12-6, at Bendle. In junior varsity action, Bendle lost, 18-0 ,to Carman-Ainsworth at home and Carman-Ainsworth II won, 30-16, at Durand II. Details: www.mmrfl.org. — M.S.

College squad, GVSU split

HUDSONVILLE — The University of Michigan- Flint hockey team lost to Grand Valley State, 4-3, in a shootout on Oct. 13 at the Georgetown Ice Center. Scroing twice for Michigan with one assist was Nicholas Manley, Joel Huber had a goal and posting two assists was Timothy Donnelly. Nathan Robson also added an assist for UM-Flint and goalie Ian Roberts stopped 27 of the 30 shots he faced to get pinned with the decision.

Michigan beat GVSU, 5-4, on Oct. 11 at the Perani Arena and Event Center as Dan Smith charted a hat trick and Huber and Brett Bandyk had a goal each. Michigan also got a three-assist performance from Dan Cowan, Ronald Van Wagoner had two assists and coming through with an assist each were Nick Karstens and Mark Look II. Area athletes on the UM-Flint roster this season include Genesee County’s Smith, Van Wagoner, Ian Roberts, Jordan Orth, Nicholas Manley, Tyler Lynch, Look II, Matthew Kraemer, Karstens, Huber, Robert Hatton, Conner Geml, Schuyler Ferguson, Kody Eddy, Donnelly, Will Dawson, Cowan, Trevor Bushnell, Jake Brejnak and Bandyk. Michigan, 3-1-0-2, is at the Southfield Sports Arena on Saturday to face Lawrence Technological Institute. — M.S.

Former Cav roaming collegiate gridiron

MURFREESBORO, N.C. — As a 6-foot-1, 240- pound junior defensive lineman, Carman- Ainsworth grad Devon Simpson has helped guide Chowan University to a record of 3-4 this season. This includes a 31-21 win at Bowie State (MD) on Oct. 12, on Sept. 28 Chowan downed Shaw University at home, 29-23, and the squad defeated Alderson-Broaddus University, 60-39, on Sept. 14. Individually, Simpson has played in four games this year, posting three solo tackles with two assists. Chowan hosts Elizabeth City State University on Saturday and Virginia State University on Oct. 2. — M.S.

Texas football team wins

PHILADELPHIA, PA. — Carman-Ainsworth product and Grand Valley State University grad Brandon Carr took the field for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League during their 17-3 victory at the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 20. Having started all seven games for the Cowboys this season, the 206- pound defensive back has amassed 25 tackles and two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. Dallas, 4-3 overall, is at Ford Field to play the Detroit Lions on Sunday. — M.S.


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