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Posted on Fri, Aug 30, 2013 : 9:35 p.m.

Saline beats up on A.B. Lucas 42-0 and more Friday football scores

By Pete Cunningham

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This file will be updated throughout the night.

Washtenaw County Scoreboard:

Saline 42, A.B. Lucas 0
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Trent Theisen ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as Saline opened the football season on Friday with a 42-0 win over A.B. Lucas.

Theisen hit Nader El-Awar with a 33-yard scoring pass in the first quarter, then ran 13 yards with three minutes left in the first half to give Saline a 28-0 lead. His 1-yard third quarter run closed out the scoring.

Theisen, making his first varsity start at quarterback, hit 6-of-8 passes for 81 yards, Theisen and Travis Brown was a perfect 6-for-6 for 106 yards and touchdown. Brown hit Griffin Wooley for a 22-yard touchdown less than two minutes into the second quarter.

"I thought we looked pretty good in all three phases. We scored a special teams touchdown, had a goal line stand and were really efficient on offense," Saline coach Joe Palka said.

The special teams score came on a 55-yard punt return by El-War.

Wooley led the rushers with 48 yards on just three carries. Starting junior running back Kevin Gross was lost to a first quarter injury after just three carries. The 6-0, 190-pound Gross ran for 773 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. He also had 327 receiving yards.

"It's a big blow. He's a star player for us and was a big-time player last year," Palka said. "We have other kids we will rally around. We will make some changes and do what we need to be competitive."

Saline held A.B. Lucas to 235 total yards. Saline had 361, including 174 on the ground.

Whitmore Lake 13, Stockbridge 8 (Postponed in 3rd quarter, will resume Saturday, 8:30 a.m.)
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Lincoln 30, Belleville 9
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Milan 7 vs. Ypsilanti Community 6 (Postponed in 3rd quarter, will resume Saturday, 2 p.m.)
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Lansing Sexton 21 vs. Chelsea 14 (4th quarter)
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Sat, Aug 31, 2013 : 4:04 p.m.

I am a little confused about the Saline game. Theisen was 5 of 8 passing; but Theisen and Brown combined for 12 of 13. That would give Brown 7 completions in 5 attempts???


Sat, Aug 31, 2013 : 4:52 p.m.

Thanks. Impressive stats, but no longer unbelievably good!

Pete Cunningham

Sat, Aug 31, 2013 : 4:30 p.m.

The passing stats, and ensuing math, were incorrect at first. They have been corrected. Theisen completed 5-of-8 for 81 and a TD, Brown 6-of-6 for 106 and a TD. Combined 11-of-14 for 187 yards, one might say they killed it.


Sat, Aug 31, 2013 : 2:13 a.m.

I just returned from the Ypsi - Milan game. I am confused, I thought we hired a new coach but all I witnessed was the head coach watching while the AD was calling all offense and defensive plays. Also great sportsmanship by the AD yelling at the officials while walking off at halftime. Some things never change.