Glen Lake Falls to Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central in Defensive Battle

DETROIT – Glen Lake’s return to the MHSAA Division 6 state finals and Ford Field resulted in a defensive battle Friday.

Facing Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central in its first state title game appearance since falling to Jackson Lumen Christi in the 2016 Division 6 final, Glen Lake dropped a low-scoring, 7-0 contest.

A Wyatt Bergmoser six-yard touchdown with 7:17 remaining in the second quarter proved to be the difference Friday as Glen Lake was held to 127 total yards and six first downs.

“That was hard fought and one of the best football games I’ve been associated with,” Glen Lake coach Jerry Angers said following Friday’s loss. “Watching these kids battle every second, I couldn’t ask for anything more. One of my favorite groups ever, and I’m not just saying that. With their work ethic, our mantra all year was ‘Finish,’ and they finished.”

While Glen Lake was outgained 274-127, it held a St. Mary offense that was averaging more than 34 points per game in check.

Senior quarterback Reece Hazelton completed 6-of-14 through the air for 75 yards and an interception. Jacob Pieva led the Lakers on the ground with 21 yards on two carries while Isaac Sterzer tallied 20 yards on eight rushes.

Alex Morgan rushed for a game-high 123 yards on 22 carries to lead the Falcons (12-1) while Samuel Cousino had 51 yards on eight rushes.

Bergmoser completed one pass for 25 yards for St. Mary Catholic Central.

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Glen Lake is set to graduate 16 seniors from its 2019 team that wraps up its season at 12-2. The Lakers were appearing in their fourth state final and eyeing their second championship and first since claiming the 1994 Class DD title.

For St. Mary Catholic Central the state championship is the third in program history and first since dethroning Ithaca in the 2014 Division 6 state final.

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