Sterling Heights Parkway Christian senior running back Julian Davis looks to get by a Mount Clemens High defender during a Sept. 21 Parkway Christian win. Davis in the game rushed for 175 yards.

Sterling Heights Parkway Christian senior running back Julian Davis looks to get by a Mount Clemens High defender during a Sept. 21 Parkway Christian win. Davis in the game rushed for 175 yards.

Photo by Patricia O'Blenes


Parkway Christian football one win away from playoffs after win over Mount Clemens

By: Jason Carmel Davis | Online Only | Published September 21, 2018

 Mount Clemens High junior quarterback Don Williams, right, celebrates a touchdown in a Sept. 21 game against Sterling Heights Parkway Christian. Williams rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns in the game.

Mount Clemens High junior quarterback Don Williams, right, celebrates a touchdown in a Sept. 21 game against Sterling Heights Parkway Christian. Williams rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns in the game.

Photo by Patricia O'Blenes

FRASER — The Sterling Heights Parkway Christian football team is still undefeated and now one win away from securing a postseason berth.

The Eagles (5-0 overall, 3-0 Michigan Independent Athletic Conference) beat Moun Clemens High 58-22 Sept. 21 at Fraser High.

The Eagles can clinch a playoff berth with a win next week over Dearborn Heights Star International. Parkway Christian has missed the playoffs once since the start of the 2013 season.

The Battling Bathers fall to 1-4, 0-3 MIAC.

The Eagles offense has stood out thus far this season. Parkway Christian is averaging 46.4 points per game. Over their last three games, the Eagles have scored 61, 59 and 58 points.

“It’s just a lot of hard work,” Parkway Christian coach Joe Beck said. “We’ve got a lot of seniors on this team, so they know the playbook just as well if not better than the coaches.”

Eagles senior running back Julian Davis rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown. Davis, already over 1,000 rushing yards on the season, also caught a 46-yard touchdown pass.

Parkway Christian senior quarterback Robert Thompson did all his damage in the first half. Thompson threw for 67 yards and score, and rushed for 55 yards and two touchdowns. Eagles senior running back Maurice Hutchinson ran for 79 yards and a touchdown.

Eagles senior lineman Bryce Perko also found the end zone, scooping up the ball after a blocked punt and taking it 6 yards for a touchdown.

Parkway Christian, 5-0 for the first time since 2010, had eight plays of at least 20 yards.

“We can’t do any of that without our offensive line,” Davis said.

Mount Clemens coach Tony Warchol said he was proud of his team’s effort. The Bathers battled for the entirety of the game.

Mount Clemens junior quarterback Don Williams ran for 140 yards and two scores.

“They’re going to take their lumps, but our wins are going to come,” Warchol said.

Parkway Christian’s next game is against Dearborn Heights Star International at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at home.

Mount Clemens next week takes on Auburn Hills Oakland Christian at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at home.