Cards, the Vikings win the first football matches of the season

ONAWAY’S SENIORS (left) led the football team to Central Lake for the opening game of the 2018 season. Pictured, front left, Dawson Hilliker, Gavin Fenstermaker, Brendan Hilliker, back, Gage Northrop and Declan Clayton. THE SENIORS OF POSEN (right) led the charge in the game with Crossroads Academy. They include, from front to left, Fred Anderson, Jeremy Misiak, from rear, Ben Delekta, Mark Wisniewski and Sam Brunet.

Posen and Onaway both had victories on the grill as the high school football season opened on Thursday. Onaway clinched a 40-28 victory at Central Lake in game opener for new head coach Steve Klinge. Senior Dawson Hilliker had two rushing touchdowns and two receiving touchdowns while covering 182 yards on nine carries. The impressive victory over all eight reigning state champions comes ahead of next week’s home opener against Charlton Heston Academy.

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Posen’s offense exploded in a 69-0 victory over the Big Rapids Crossroads Academy Cougars in a game played at Posen. The Vikings scored early and often taking a 30-0 lead after the first quarter. Senior Mark Wisniewski scored three touchdowns for Posen while Chase Dubie and Sam Brunet added two touchdowns each. Posen welcomes Pellston on August 31.

Posen plays Onaway in Week 3 of the season on September 7th.

Rogers City hosts Whittemore-Prescott tonight (August 24) at 7 p.m.


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