ANN ARBOR – What an evening it was for Ann Arbor-area highschool soccer groups on Friday.
5 groups from the realm superior to the second spherical of playoffs and plenty of did so with large offensive performances.
There have been additionally some historic victories as nicely. Learn extra about how groups did within the roundup under.
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Huron holds on to snap playoff drought towards Kalamazoo Central
Ann Arbor Huron made certain its first soccer playoff recreation in 20 years could be a memorable one because the River Rats held on for a 23-19 win to knock off Kalamazoo Central within the opening spherical of the Division 1 match.
Learn extra about Huron’s historic win by clicking right here.
Skyline’s season ends at Holt
What began as a promising first-ever playoff recreation for Ann Arbor Skyline ended with a 42-19 loss to Holt within the Division 1 playoff bracket.
The Eagles took a 12-7 lead after Will Eliason hit Will Gardner for a 30-yard landing with 6:33 left within the first half however that was as a lot success as they might have as Holt rebounded to take a 21-12 lead into the fourth quarter.
Holt put the sport away with three touchdowns within the ultimate quarter, ending Skyline’s season at 1-5. Holt advances to face Grand Ledge subsequent week.
Chelsea rolls previous Redford Thurston
It didn’t take lengthy for Chelsea to search out its groove Friday evening because the Bulldogs cruised to a 40-0 win behind 5 touchdowns within the first half.
Learn extra about Chelsea’s victory by clicking right here.
Dexter earns program’s first playoff win towards Lincoln
Dexter’s soccer workforce lastly received over the hump Friday evening, defeating Ypsilanti Lincoln 56-28 to safe the workforce’s first-ever postseason victory.
Learn extra in regards to the win and listen to from head coach Phil Jacobs by clicking right here.
Saline rebounds in record-setting vogue versus Pioneer
After dropping its common season finale final week, Saline received again to its successful methods with a 59-7 victory over Ann Arbor Pioneer.
The Hornets dominated from begin to the end and the 52-point margin for victory was this system’s largest in playoff historical past.
After Pioneer reduce the deficit to 10-7 off a kickoff return for a rating, Saline responded with 42 unanswered factors to maneuver forward within the Division 1 match.
Saline junior quarterback Larry Robinson tallied three complete touchdowns, two by the air and one on the bottom, whereas Caden Winston recorded two landing receptions and Gavin Lytle rushed for 2 scores for the Hornets who improved to 6-1 general.
The Hornets will host Ann Arbor Huron within the district semifinal subsequent week.
Ypsilanti extends win streak to 4 video games with playoff victory over Crestwood
Ypsilanti returned to the postseason for the primary time since 2014 and picked up the primary playoff win since its merger with a 21-7 victory over Dearborn Heights Crestwood within the Division 2 bracket.
Main the way in which for Ypsilanti was working again Ashton Jenson, who rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns. On protection, Mekhi Esters led the cost with 12 tackles and two sacks and Fred Willis added 10 tackles.
The Grizzlies improved to 4-3 win the win and can subsequent head to Livonia Franklin for the district semifinal recreation.
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