Glen Lake Falls to Lumen Christi in D6 State Final

DETROIT – Jackson Lumen Christi’s one-two backfield punch of Bo Bell and Kyle Minder proved too overwhelming for Glen Lake Friday, as the Lakers fell 26-14 to the fifth-ranked Titans in the MHSAA Division 6 state championship game at Ford Field.

Bell carried the ball 40 times for 246 yards and a score, while Minder tallied 66 yards and three first-half touchdowns on 21 carries. As a unit, Lumen Christi racked up 298 yards on the ground.

Making its first appearance in the state finals since 1996, and eyeing its second state title in program history, Glen Lake found itself trailing 13-0 midway through the second quarter, when junior quarterback Cade Peterson find a wide open Nick Rice down the right sideline for a 57-yard touchdown. Max Guilbeau’s extra point brought the Lakers to within six with 5:11 remaining in the half.

Lumen Christi would respond, though, as Minder capped off an 11-play, 75-yard drive on a 1-yard run up the middle with 10 seconds left in the second.

On Lumen Christi’s first drive of the second half, Bell gave the Titans more breathing room on a 3-yard scamper with 3:06 left. The Titans would take a 26-7 lead to the fourth.

Following a forced fumble by Nick Apsey and a recovery by Josh Sterzer early in the fourth, Cade Peterson connected with Apsey for a 9-yard score with 9:47 remaining in regulation.

Minder registered a pair of scoring plays across the first and second quarters to give Lumen Christi a 13-0 lead with 7:29 left in the half.

Cade Peterson finished the game by completing 15-of-20 passing for 254 yards and two touchdowns.

Rice led all receivers with five catches for 116 yards and a score, while Drew Peterson totaled three grabs for 66 yards. Jared Jackson also had fourth catches for 44 yards.

Apsey, Jackson and Tony Duperon each registered 11 tackles apiece to lead the Lakers defensively.

The sixth-ranked Lakers reached Ford Field for the first time with wins over Tawas (22-0), No. 8 Roscommon (36-12), No. 4 Calumet (14-0) and Pine River (34-20).

Friday’s contest marked the final game for more than a dozen Lakers, as 14 seniors closed out their prep careers.

Glen Lake finishes its season at 11-3.  

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