Kearsley suffers final regular season game against Goodrich


IMAGE / Mackenzie Atkinson

The Hornet offensive line sets up for a snap against the Goodrich Martians Friday, Oct. 23.

The Kearsley Hornets hosted the Goodrich Martians for the last regular season game Friday Oct. 23.

The Hornets lost 29-7 against the Martians making their record 3-3 moving into the MHSAA Division 3 Playoff Tournament.

Senior Isaiah Stiverson rushed 11 yards for the Hornets’ only touchdown in the first quarter as well as 12 receiving yards.

Braylon Silvas, senior, had 92 rushing yards and 172 passing yards completing 17 of 28 passes.

Senior Jace Chapman, sophomore Landon Watters, and Silvas lead the defense with three solo tackles each. Followed by seniors Conner Cooper and Terrance Cooper, and juniors Victor Desjardins, Hunter Rowan, and Kodie Josling with two tackles each and an assist from Conner Cooper.

Stiverson took the game as a learning experience for the team.

“Friday was a wake up call for us,” Stiverson said.

The team still has aspirations to meet the goals they set at the beginning of the season.

“Our goals for this season are all still ahead of us,” Stiverson said. “Now it’s win or go home, we know what we have to do to keep our season alive.”

The game also served as senior night for the Hornets.

Senior Michael Plunkey, who made his return to the field against Goodrich after a shoulder injury, is thankful for being able to play this season even through the pandemic.

“Being able to still pad up on our senior night for one of the last times after I’ve been doing it my whole life means a lot to me,” Plunkey said.