(9-18-21) Niles bounced back from a lopsided loss to Edwardsburg last week by beating Three Rivers 22-16.

Three Rivers jumped out to a quick 14-0 1st quarter lead and it didn’t look good for the blue and gold. But the Vikings fought off the slow start and pick up the win. For Scot Shaw last night’s win had to be a character builder.

Many Niles fans have been thru some tough years…a 3-1 start to the season has to put some smiles on their faces.

Shaw told the Niles Daily Star about his QB Talon Brawley –

“He did a great job tonight of running the offense. He did things tonight that we’ve been wanting him to do for the first four weeks. Our fullbacks ran the ball well and our line blocked well in the second half.”

Julian Means-Flewellen led the Vikings rushing for 112 yards on 20 carries and scoring all three Niles TDs (5, 1 and 4 yards).

Next week Niles is on the road at Vicksburg (3-1), the Bulldogs lost their first game of the season last night to Edwardsburg 49-0.

Box Score
Three Rivers 14 – 0 – 0 – 2 = 16
Niles 0 – 6 – 8 – 8 = 22

1st Qtr
TR – Brady Bissett 7 pass from Caleb Quake (Noah Humbert kick).
TR – Bissett 22 pass from Quake (Humbert kick).

2nd Qtr
N – Julian Means-Flewellen 5 run (kick failed)

3rd Qtr
N – Means-Flewellen 1 run (Talon Brawley run)

4th Qtr
N – Means-Flewellen 4 run (Brawley run).
TR – Safety, Ezra Vance’s punt blocked out of end zone.

Brandywine (2-2) lost their 2nd consecutive game losing to state-ranked Sand Creek (3-1) 62-34.

Sand Creek’s John Alexander rushed for 271 yards and six touchdowns. Scoring on runs of 52, five, 16, 63, 19 and 25 yards.

The Bobcats bright spot was Michael Palmer who rushed for 174 yards on 27 carries, including TD runs of 9 and 62 yards.

Box Score
Brandywine 16 – 12 6 – 0 = 34
Sand Creek 24 – 16 – 8 – 14 = 62

1st Qtr
S – John Alexander 52 run (Alexander run)
S – Alexander 5 run (Alexander run)
B – Blake Krueger 2 run (Michael Palmer run)
S – Alexander 16 run (Cody Prater run)
B – Palmer 9 run (Drake Heath pass from Krueger)

2nd Qtr
S – 60 Interception return (Alexander run)
B – Palmer 62 run (pass failed)
S – Alexander 62 run (Prater run)
B – Conner Dye 53 pass from Krueger (run failed)

3rd Qtr
B – Krueger 1 run (pass failed)
S – Alexander 19 run (Alexander run)

4th Qtr
S – Alexander 25 run (run failed)
S – Jack Pifer 12 run (Heath Green pass from George Hilliard)