OTTAWA LAKE — The Whiteford Bobcats fell behind early, but rose to the challenge Friday and came back to defeat previously-unbeaten Climax-Scotts, 38-18. It was the second consecutive Regional title for the Bobcats, who improved to a school-record 12-0.
Conner Hoogendoorn scored twice, Jesse Kiefer and Logan Murphy each had more than 100 yards on the ground and Thomas Eitniear returned a kickoff 78 yards for another score as the Bobcats pulled ahead of the Panthers. Eli Shelton led the defense with 12 tackles, including two tackles for loss, as the Bobcats record-setting season moves on.
Whiteford will play the winner of Michigan Lutheran Seminary vs. Royal Oak Shrine.