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The Frankenmuth Eagles football team opened MHSAA District competition hosting the Richmond Blue Devils and won 20 – 7 in a hard fought battle. A couple of 1st quarter fumble turnovers by the Eagles stymied the offense as the 1st quarter was scoreless. Early in the 2nd quarter, the Eagles were forced to punt and Blue Devil returner Drew Davis took back the punt 69 yards for touchdown and the PAT gave Richmond a 7 – 0 lead. Frankenmuth knotted the score at 7 – 7 with 1:37 remaining in the half when Seth Messing sneaked in from 1-yard and Derek Humpert added the PAT. Richmond mounting a late 1st half drive until Tyler Somerville intercepted a pass to end the threat. On the opening drive of the 2nd half, the Eagle offense went on a 14 play – 56 yard drive and 7:38 time of possession capped by a Seth Messing 5-yard run and the missed PAT gave Frankenmuth their first lead at 13 – 7. On the ensuing Richmond possession, Nate Stone intercepted a pass but the Eagles lost their third fumble on the very next play. The Blue Devils were driving into Eagle territory late in the 3rd quarter when Cory Thompson intercepted a pass on the Eagles 3 yard line. The Frankenmuth offense went back to work going 97 yards in 7 plays ending when Alec Yagilea went 69 yards for the TD to stretch the Eagle lead to 20 – 7. On the Richmond ensuing possession Joby Ostrofsky intercepted the fourth pass for the Eagle defense. With 5:03 remaining in the game, the Blue Devils took over possession but a Shiloh Kotch QB sack, his second of the game sparked the defense to force Richmond to turn the ball over on downs. The Eagles marched down to the Richmond 1-yard line where the game ended in the “Victory Formation”. The Eagle offense mounted 337 yards of offense, all on the ground led by a workmen like effort by Yagilea who gained 223 yards on 27 attempts. The Eagle defense limited Richmond to 27 yards rushing and a total of 110 yards. Chris Mills and Nate Stone were the leading tacklers for the Frankenmuth defense with 8 and 7 tackles respectively. Frankenmuth next opponent will be a rematch of last years playoff game when they will travel to Almont to battle the 10 – 0 Raiders who defeated Birch Run 36 – 14 to determine the District Champion.