2016-09-22 / Sports

Raiders’ football falls to Metro rival Linden

By Brandon Pope
810-452-2651 • bpope@mihomepaper.com


Flushing’s Brendan Rawlings hauls in a dramatic catch against Linden on Friday. 
Photo by Todd Boone Flushing’s Brendan Rawlings hauls in a dramatic catch against Linden on Friday. Photo by Todd Boone FLUSHING – Coming off of a big win over Clio in week three, the Flushing football team wasn’t able to carry over that momentum this past Friday, dropping a Flint Metro League contest at home to Linden, 33-18.

Linden opened up the scoring on a 21-yard touchdown run, but the 2-point conversion failed to give the Eagles a 6-0 lead. Linden then doubled their advantage on a 3-yard scoring scamper, once again missing on the 2-point conversion.

In the second quarter, however, Flushing began to take over. Quarterback Cal Endicott scored on a 3-yard run, followed by a failed 2-point attempt. Endicott then hooked up with Tyler Morris on a 6-yard touchdown strike, but the unsuccessful 2-point attempt made it a 12-12 deadlock as both teams entered the locker room.

But in the third quarter, the momentum began to shift back to the red and black. Linden scored on a 1-yard run and then again on a 5-yard pass to get back out to a two-touchdown lead. Endicott would score again on a 2-yard run to get within one score but Linden wrapped up the highlights on a 29-yard touchdown pass.

Endicott was 16-for-26 for 198 yards and a score and also rushed nine times for 20 yards and two touchdowns. Josh Crawford was the leading rusher with seven carries for 46 yards while Morris had six catches for 27 yards and a touchdown, Logan Murphy hauled in two catches for 67 yards and Brendan Fain added two receptions for 61 yards.

Ben Cushman led the defense with seven solo tackles, five assists and one tackle for loss and Easton Brotherton added five solos, four assists and a tackle for loss.

Flushing, now 2-2 overall, travels to Holly on Friday.

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