St. Clair Shores South Lake sophomore running back Jaheim Frazier carries the ball during the Cavs 40-0 Sept. 14 win over Clinton Township Clintondale. The Cavalier with the win surpassed last season's win total.

St. Clair Shores South Lake sophomore running back Jaheim Frazier carries the ball during the Cavs 40-0 Sept. 14 win over Clinton Township Clintondale. The Cavalier with the win surpassed last season's win total.

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QB Bogan has a big night as South Lake football shuts out Clintondale

Senior eclipses 300 passes yards in win

By: Jason Carmel Davis | Online Only | Published September 14, 2018

 Clinton Township Clintondale senior quarterback Dondray Paris sheds a tackle during a Sept. 14 game against St. Clair Shores South Lake.

Clinton Township Clintondale senior quarterback Dondray Paris sheds a tackle during a Sept. 14 game against St. Clair Shores South Lake.

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — In St. Clair Shores South Lake’s 40-0 Sept. 14 win over Clinton Township Clintondale, senior quarterback Josh Bogan had a first half so good that he barely broke a sweat in the last two quarters.

 

Bogan, a transfer from Detroit Martin Luther King, threw for 280 yards and four touchdowns — two to senior wide receiver Tyler Waters — all in the first half. Bogan finished with 310 yards passing. Waters finished with 183 receiving yards and an interception to go with the two scores.

 

“I came into this season trying to prove a point — that I could play,” Bogan said. “I just try to come out and help my team win. I don’t really care about the numbers. I just try to play as well as I can and help the team win.”

 

The Cavaliers with the win move to 3-1 overall, 2-1 Macomb Area Conference Silver Division. It’s one win more already than South Lake had all of last season. The 2017 season is the only season the Cavaliers have missed the playoffs under coach Vernard Snowden.

 

“We knew what we were getting into last season. We were young and inexperienced,” Snowden said. “We thought we’d be able to play better this season. To see it happen is good for the program.”

 

Clintondale falls to 1-3, 0-3 MAC Silver. The Dragons have dropped three straight for the first time since 2005.

 

“We just need more reps,” Clintondale coach Dave Schindler said. “We’ll come back and prepare and fight hard. We’ve got another game next week.”

 

The teams had some jitters early, trading punts on three straight possessions after a South Lake turnover on the game’s opening drive. The Cavs on their third drive found a groove, ending a quick three-play drive with a 27-yard touchdown pass from Bogan to Waters to take a 6-0 lead with 1:40 left the first.

 

Clintondale on its next drive came up empty after running 13 plays, including five with goal to go. South Lake on the first play of its next possession saw Bogan hit Waters for an 87-yard touchdown strike, as Waters made a grab just before the ball hit the turf before taking it all the way. A successful two-point try gave the Cavs a 14-0 advantage with 5:01 left in the half.

 

After a Clintondale three and out, South Lake would strike fast again. Bogan found running back Jerimyah Vines on a quick pass. Vines would do the rest, racing 76-yards up the sideline for a score to put the Cavs up 20-0 with 1:50 left in the half.

 

The South Lake defense continued its stellar play by forcing a fumble on Clintondale’s next possession. That set the stage for Bogan to continue his big night, as he found wide receiver Bruce Sammons on a fade route for an 11-yard touchdown to put the Cavs up 26-0 with 56.8 seconds left in the half.

 

“I don’t know what to say about (Bogan). He’s just a great kid, a great leader,” Snowden said. “He can make all of the throws.”

 

Similar to the start of the game, the second half began with punts on the first three possessions. South Lake continued its trend of quick strikes, as Vines took a handoff 50 yards for a touchdown to put the Cavs up 32-0 with 3:36 left in the third. South Lake went up 34-0 after another successful two-point try. Vines finished with 137 total yards and two touchdowns.

 

South Lake sophomore running back Jerrod Hennings got in on the action, scoring on a 15-yard run with 3:21 left to close out the scoring.

 

Snowden said Clintondale was able to keep South Lake’s run game in check, but the team was able to find a groove through the air.

 

“The guys in our secondary just couldn’t tackle,” Schindler said.

 

Clintondale junior running back Darell Walker led the Dragons with 100 rushing yards.

 

South Lake’s next game is against St. Clair Shores Lake Shore at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at home.

 

Clintondale in Week 5 takes on Warren Woods Tower at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 on the road.