The Lakeview Spartans had a chance for the Portage sweep as they hosted the Portage Central Mustangs Thursday. It would be another close battle at Spartan Memorial Stadium.

In the back-and-forth battle, the Mustangs would prevail, scoring with 4:25 left in the fourth quarter and converting a two-point conversion to knock off the Spartans, 28-21.

The Spartans (1-1) received all three touchdowns from senior running back Dre Kemp, who rushed for two scores and caught a 27-yard pass from senior Skylar Nichols to pull them ahead in the fourth. Kemp would finished with 122 yards on 21 carries on the night. The Spartans defense held the Mustangs high-octane rushing offense to 115 yards on the night.

Senior quarterback Austin Laurencig threw for 165 yards and three touchdowns on 10-of-15 passing for the Mustangs (2-0). Austin McCullough caught two passes for 79 yards, including a 47-yard score in the third.

The Spartans are on the road for the first time next week, but will travel across town to see the Battle Creek Central Bearcats, who fell to Benton Harbor Thursday 14-9 (our Game of the Week on WBCK next Friday).

Here are the rest of the scores from Thursday night!

Thursday, September 3rd
Game of the Night
Portage Central 28, Lakeview 21
Portage Central 2-0 - Lakeview 1-1

Benton Harbor 14, Battle Creek Central 9 (BC Central 0-2)
Harper Creek 27, Jackson Northwest 7 (Harper Creek 1-1)
Parma Western 28, Pennfield 14 (Pennfield 1-1)
St. Philip 2, Litchfield 0 forfeit - 8-Man Football (St. Philip 2-0)

Homer 38, Athens 0 (Homer 1-1, Athens 0-2)
Bridgman 33, Bronson 22 (Bronson 0-2)
Delton 34, Hartford 26 (Delton 1-1)
Bloomingdale 34, Galesburg-Augusta 7 (Galesburg-Augusta 1-1)
St. Joseph 52, Gull Lake 6 (Gull Lake 1-1)
Hastings 28, Wyoming Godwin Heights 12 (Hastings 1-1)
Parchment 38, Maple Valley 6 (Maple Valley 0-2)
Coldwater 9, Marshall 7 (Marshall 1-1)
Middleville-Thornapple Kellogg 28, Olivet 0 (Olivet 1-1)
Springport 22, Quincy 20 (Quincy 1-1)
Concord 44, Union City 36 (Union City 1-1)
Webberville 34, Tekonsha 32 - 8-Man Football (Tekonsha 1-1)

Friday, September 4th
Climax-Scotts 42, Colon 14 (Climax-Scotts 2-0)

Open Date - Bellevue (0-1)