The Harper Creek Beavers and the Pennfield Panthers were both even on the ground, but it was the new-found air attack the lead the Beavers to victory in a 34-6 win in Interstate 8 action Friday. In his second start under center, David Thompson went 10-for-14 passing for 167 yards and two touchdowns. The strikes went to Tanner Brauer for 48 yards in the first quarter and 56 yards to Brandon Hutson in the third. Former quarterback Colton Swims has since stepped in as a running back, and scored on five and 85-yard dashes, part of a 11-carry, 151-yard night. The Beavers have now won two straight and keep pace with Jackson Lumen Christi and Coldwater in the I-8 title race.

DaWan Smith scored the lone touchdown for the Panthers, a 28-yard burst in the final quarter, but it was a little too late. Pennfield rushed for 252 yards on 50 carries as a team, with Smith's 20 carries for 130 yards. The Panthers chances for a 16th straight playoff bid has started to fade with their fourth loss of the season.

In other action, state-ranked foes fall from the Southwest Michigan Athletic Conference, as the Lakeview Spartans shut down Stevensville-Lakeshore and the Battle Creek Central Bearcats shock St. Joseph on the road. The St. Philip Tigers traveled to the lakeshore for a dominant performance over St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran.

Friday, September 26th
Game of the Night
Harper Creek 34, Pennfield 6
Harper Creek 3-2 (3-1 Interstate 8) - Pennfield 1-4 (1-3 Interstate 8)

Battle Creek Central 21, St. Joseph 10 (BC Central 3-2)
Lakeview 27, Stevensville-Lakeshore 0 (Lakeview 3-1)

Springport 48, Athens 20 (Athens 0-5)
North Adams-Jerome 26, Bellevue 17 (Bellevue 0-5)
Mendon 54, Bronson 0 (Bronson 0-5)
Climax-Scotts 57, Camden-Frontier 0 (Climax-Scotts 5-0)
Galesburg-Augusta 14, Delton 0 (Galesburg-Augusta 1-3, Delton 2-3)
Portage Central 49, Gull Lake 14 (Gull Lake 2-3)
Middleville-Thornapple Kellogg 20, Hastings 8 (Hastings 0-5)
Homer 40, Jonesville 16 (Homer 5-0)
Leslie 34, Maple Valley 14 (Maple Valley 0-5)
Olivet 42, Lakewood-Lake Odessa 9 (Olivet 3-2)
Union City 31, Quincy 22 (Union City 5-0, Quincy 3-2)
8-Man Football - Tekonsha 44, Litchfield 0 (Tekonsha 0-4)

Saturday, September 27th
8-Man Football - St. Philip 89, St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran 18 (St. Philip 5-0)

Jackson Lumen Christi 49, Marshall 21 (Marshall 1-4)