Seaholm rolls past North Farmington

By: Jacob Herbert | Online Only | Published September 7, 2018

 Birmingham Seaholm's Chase Mentag fights for extra yards Sept. 7 against North Farmington. The Maples won 47-6.

Birmingham Seaholm's Chase Mentag fights for extra yards Sept. 7 against North Farmington. The Maples won 47-6.

Photo by Donna Agusti

Photo by Donna Agusti

Seaholm downs North Farmington, stays unbeaten

BIRMINGHAM — From the opening kick to the final kneel down, Birmingham Seaholm handled North Farmington on its way to a 47-6 victory Friday night.

The win moved Seaholm to 3-0 overall, which is the program’s best start since 2013.

The Maples scored on the first possession of the game when running back Max Schumaker scored from 5 yards out to give Seaholm a 7-0 lead.

After Chase Mentag’s 36-yard touchdown run doubled the lead for the Maples, a 95-yard kick return from North Farmington’s Myles Gresham gave the Raiders their only points for the evening. The extra point on Gresham’s touchdown was blocked and the score stood at 14-6 Seaholm.

“Our goal this week was very specific, we wanted to get Chase going,” seventh-year coach Jim DeWald said. “We want to get him above that 80- to 90-yard mark every week. He performed very well and so did the offensive line.”

Among the many Seaholm scores to close the first half would be a 2-yard run from Mentag for his second of three on the night, a 33-yard run by William McBride, an 11-yard run by Jackson Vance and a safety to top it all off.

When all was said and done, the score read 37-6 at the break.

A Raiders fumble to open the second half, followed by another Mentag touchdown, led to a 38-point lead and a new quarterback for Seaholm. Shane Guenther entered the game as the man under center.

A 22-yard field goal by Justin Klotz closed out the scoring for the evening.

As impressive as the offensive attack was for the Maples, the defense never allowed North Farmington to establish an offensive rhythm. Seaholm has kept every opponent under double digits this season.

“We pretty much filled their gaps every time and did our job” linebacker Paul Jokisch said. “We basically came out and played a flawless game on defense, and that’s what we have to keep doing.”

Seaholm will look to continue its turn-around season next week when it takes on South Lyon High at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 on the road. North Farmington (1-2 overall) will look to rebound against Pontiac High at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at home.