WHITMORE LAKE ATHLETICS

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WHITMORE LAKE ATHLETICS

GO TROJANS!

WHITMORE LAKE ATHLETICS

GO TROJANS!

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2 weeks ago

Francis runs for 163 yards in the 20-6 win over Pittsford.

Running back duo propels Whitmore Lake to 2-0 start

Updated: 11:13 p.m. | Published: 11:10 p.m.

MLive Ann Arbor Football Media Day 1
Whitmore Lake's Nathan Francis poses during media day at Concordia University in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021.

 

Whitmore Lake’s rushing attack was nearly unstoppable again on Thursday.

The Trojans racked up nearly 300 rushing yards behind the running of tandem Nathan Francis and Isaac Brady on their way to a 20-6 win over Pittsford.

In addition to a second-straight week where they rushed for almost 300 yards, the Trojans also opened the season 2-0 for the first time since 2018.

Francis once again led the way with 163 yards on the ground and two touchdowns on 17 attempts, while Brady chipped in with 102 yards on 23 carries.

Whitmore Lake compiled 293 yards on the ground after tallying 298 in Week 1′s win over Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard.

Francis got the Trojans on the board first with a 1-yard TD run to put them ahead 6-0. But Pittsford answered with a TD to tie the game heading into the second quarter.

The teams stayed knotted until Whitmore Lake’s Tristan Clay recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown and Francis converted the 2-point conversion to push the Trojans ahead 14-6 with 8:34 remaining in the third.

Francis put the game out of reach with a dazzling 82-yard rushing score four minutes later and the Trojans were able to keep Pittsford out of the end zone for the remainder of the game to secure the win.

Whitmore Lake will try for its first 3-0 start since 2008 when it travels to play Dearborn Advanced Tech Academy next Friday.

Article and Photo By Greg Wickliffe |gwickliffe@mlive.com


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