Football drops game to Tigers


IMAGE / Mackenzie Atkinson

Junior Isaiah Stiverson shoves off a Fenton defender in a 35-13 loss to the Tigers on Saturday, Sept. 28. The teams played the game on over two days due to lightning delays on Friday, Sept. 27.

The football team lost its first game of the season 35-13 against Fenton on Friday, Sept. 27, in a matchup split over two days due to lightning delays.

The Hornets were stopped in the red zone on their first possession but a timely fumble recovery by senior Ashtyn Cohoon gave Kearsley a shot at redemption.

Junior Isaiah Stiverson scored the first touchdown of the game with 5:52 in the first quarter, catching a pass from junior Braylon Silvas. The Hornets led 7-0 after a good point-after kick by senior Ethan Livingston.

Fenton scored two unanswered rushing touchdowns before the first half ended, taking a 14-7 lead before lightning strikes postponed the second half until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Scoring two touchdowns in the air, the Tigers gained a 28-7 lead at the end of the third quarter.

IMAGE / Mackenzie Atkinson
Junior Jace Chapman scans the field as a Fenton defender looks to make a tackle. The Hornets lost the game 35-13 between Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28.

The Hornets swarmed back to score a touchdown less than a minute into the fourth quarter when sophomore Kodie Josling, quarterback, pitched the ball to junior Jace Chapman who threw it to Livingston.

A rushing touchdown with 5:20 left in the game put Fenton up 35-13.

The Hornets played Silvas and Josling at quarterback during the game, and the duo went 20-27 with 296 yards.

Generating more total offense than Fenton, the Hornets couldn’t capitalize on their chances throughout the game.

With a record of 4-1, Kearsley is second in the Metro League’s stripes division behind the Tigers.

Visiting Holly next week, the Hornets will look to recover against the Bronchos.

The Bronchos have not won a Metro League game this season.