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Jim Causley Buick
October 04, 2012
Grosse Pointe South’s football team gave its fans a lot to cheer about during its annual homecoming game last weekend.The Blue Devils jumped all over Port Huron Northern, winning 53-14.“Our offense is starting to click and they played well tonight,” head coach Tim Brandon said. “It’s nice to win on homecoming and now we have to keep the momentum going with a big game against (Grosse Pointe) North next.”Sophomore Ryan Liagre is settling in at the starting quarterback position. In his second varsity start, he threw for 139 yards and two touchdowns, including a first-quarter 6-yard strike to junior wide receiver Jordan Spratt.Senior Renell Perkins intercepted a pass and returned it 80 yards for another touchdown. Both scores were followed by two-point conversions, giving the home team a 16-0 lead.In the second quarter, the Blue Devils put three touchdowns on the board to build a commanding 37-7 halftime advantage.Liagre and Spratt hooked up again for a touchdown. This one covered 58 yards and senior Liam McIlroy kicked the extra point.Liagre and sophomore Jermaine Henson scored on short runs in the second quarter, too.After the Huskies recovered an onside kick to start the third quarter, they took it in for a score. After forcing a Blue Devil punt, South downed it at Port Huron Northern’s 3-yard line.The very next play, the Blue Devils crushed through the Huskies’ line to stop the ball carrier in the end zone, resulting in a two-point safety.In the fourth quarter, the Blue Devils put the game away, scoring two more touchdowns as Henson ran in from 6 yards out and senior linebacker Jack Doyle returned an interception 40 yards for the final score.Spratt caught six passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns and Henson gained 72 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns.Defensively, Perkins and Doyle returned interceptions for scores.Grosse Pointe South improved to 3-0 in the Macomb Area Conference Blue Division and 5-1 overall.Coming up for the Blue Devils is their annual game against city rival Grosse Pointe North at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6.South has won the past few games in the series.

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