There was only one game among area teams that featured new head coaches Thursday as Saginaw Chisholm Trail played Mansfield Summit at Newsom Stadium.
Summit coach Channon Hall got the better of in nondistrict game as the Jaguars won beat the Rangers 33-0.
“We needed it,” said Hall, whose team improved to 1-1. “It was a tough one last week against a good team [Mansfield], you just have to get in that winning column and see what it feels like and just keep getting better.”
Summit senior Josue Munoz, who made a school record 58-yard field goal last season, made field goals from 25 and 52 yards, the latter made it 26-0 with 4:45 left in the first half.
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Munoz, who was a first-team all-district and all-state pick last year, hit from 25 yards with 7:56 left in the opening quarter, capping Summit’s first possession.
“Kids played hard, defense got that shutout, which is hard to come by around this area and offense got in the end zone,” Hall said. “The guys responded well.”
The Rangers (1-1), under new coach Byron Bode, turned the ball over on their first three possessions. Summit’s Rommell Jackson intercepted a pass on the first drive, and Bernard Buhake recovered a fumble on the second.
Dreylan Hines forced the fumble and Buhake set the Jaguars up at the 5-yard line. On the next play, Derek Johnson took it in from the Wildcat formation for a 10-0 lead.
“We just went out there and executed,” said Derek Johnson, who finished with 14 carries for 46 yards and three touchdowns. “Coach said this week go get that win under our belt and we performed.”
During Chisholm Trail’s third possession, Tony Johnson got Summit’s second interception and returned it 50 yards for a score, and a 17-0 lead with 2:02 left in the first.
“At first I thought I was going to get tackled, but coach said to make a play,” Tony Johnson said. “I made a play and took it to the house.”
In all, Summit forced four turnovers, three by interception, and the defense allowed 207 yards.
“We practiced hard and focused this week,” Tony Johnson said. “We just did what the coaches said and tried to take it to the house every chance we could get.”