The Frankenmuth Eagles Football Team defeated Flint Hamady Hawks 49 – 7 to capture the Division 5 Region 3 Championship. The Regional Championship is the fifth in the past seven seasons for the Eagle program.
The Eagle defense forced a Hamady punt on the opening possession of the game. On Frankenmuth’s first play, Aidan Hoard connected with Travis Brenner on a 50-yard pass play down to the Hawks’s 3-yard line and Hoard scored on the next play to give the Eagles a early 7 – 0 lead. At the 5:29 mark of the 1st quarter, Sam Barger scored from nine yards out and Will Souliiere added the second of his seven PAT’s to up the Eagle lead to 14 – 0.
On the ensuing Hamady drive, they drove down to the Eagle six yard line but the defense stood tall with a 4th down stop. The Eagles then marched on a 91 yard – 7 play drive culminated with a Hoard to Griffin Barker 22 yard screen pass touchdown. On the next posssesion, the Hawks again drove deep into Eagle territory, only to turn the ball over on downs. Frankenmuth went on a 85 yard drive with Barker crashing in from 1-yard out and the Eagles took a 28 – 0 lead into halftime. On the opening drive of the second half, Barker scored his third TD of the game on a 12-yard run as Frankenmuth took a 42 – 0 lead into the final quarter. Hamady got on the scoreboard early in the 4th quarter on a De’Queris Mayfield to Jakobie Boone 10 yard TD strike.
Frankenmuth added one last score at the 3:43 mark on a Jack Rich 2-yard run for the 49 – 7 final score. The Eagle offense tallied 21 first downs and 361 yards of offense. Barker led the rushing attack with 114 yards on 11 attempts. Hoard was 4 of 5 passing for 102 yards. Flint Hamady ended the game with 236 yards of offense. Brenner led the defense with 9 tackles followed by Colin Main with 8. The Eagles will move on to the Semi-Finals against Detroit Country Day next Satruday at a site to be determined.