(8-27-21) Last night the Michigan High School football season kicked off.

For Niles it was a fresh start to the football program…new Hall of Fame Coach Scot Shaw, the debut in the Wolverine Conference…and a win for the Vikings.

Colin Hess (132 yards on 19 carries) scores three touchdowns and Sam Rucker scored the other in a 24-6 victory over Sturgis.

The Niles special teams had a slow start to the season…failing to convert and score on all four of the touchdowns.

NILES 24 STURGIS 6

At Niles

Sturgis 0 0 6 0 – 6
Niles 0 12 0 12 – 24

N – Colin Hess 19 run (run failed)
N – Hess 4 run (pass failed)
S – Jacob Thompson 7 pass from Taner Patrick (kick failed)
N – Hess 1 run (run fails)
N – Sam Rucker 20 fumble recovery (kick failed)

Records: Sturgis 0-1, Niles 1-0

Niles other high school Brandywine knocked off D8 defending champion Centerville

Ivory McCullough led the Bobcats with 257 yards on 26 carries and three touchdowns (38, 56 and 64 yards).

BRANDYWINE 38, CENTREVILLE 32

At Niles

Centreville 14 6 12 0 – 32
Brandywine 14 8 16 0 – 38

BW – Ivory McCullough 38 run (Michael Palmer run)
CE – Cody Marshall 2 run (Marshall pass from Jacob Sikanas)
BW – McCullough 56 run (run fails)
CE – Gavin Bunninb 11 pass from Sikansas (pass fails)
BW – McCullough 64 run (Blake Krueger run)
CE – Harrison Gregory 44 pass from Sikanas (run fails)
BW – Palmer 13 run (Chase Valade pass from Krueger)
CE – Mason Lemmings 35 run (pass fails)
BW – Palmer 1 run (Valade pass from Krueger)
CE – Brandon Reed 27 pass from Sikansas (run fails)

Records: Centreville 0-1, Brandywine 1-0