DEWITT & EAST LANSING - At Dewitt High School the Panthers rushed the field to get game one of the playoffs rolling against their rival the Haslett Vikings. After a slow start, Dewitt quarterback Ryan Wieber hands the ball to senior running back Brian Moore who scores the first touchdown of the night. Haslett responded throughout the game scoring a total of two touchdowns, but couldn't prevail past the Panthers Wing-T offense and solid defense. At another Division 3 game just down the road at East Lansing High School, the atmosphere was fierce. Going into the half, East Lansing was up 21-14 and had no intentions of backing down. In the third, Trojan quarterback Alex Carlson hands off to Elijah Hamilton-Wray for a 20-yard touchdown. Trojans up 28-14. St. Johns wastes no time getting back on the board and Andrew Mullikin dives into the end zone, cutting the Trojans lead and the Redwings are only down by 7. With 2:31 remaining in the third, J.R. Lara bursts past St. Johns defenders for the second straight time in the quarter and scores from 20-yards out. Putting the Trojans up 42-21 heading into the fourth. The Redwings kept the ball on the ground and Mason Sauls runs it in with 9 minutes left in the game and again with 3:10, narrowing the gap 42-35. 2:19 left to play in the game and Carlson hands it to Mr. Speedy, aka Elijah Hamilton-Wray who explodes to the end zone on an 85-yard scoring sprint. Trojans up 49-35. St. John's wasn't done yet, with 1:13 left Brad Cordes connects with Mason Sauls for an 11-yard touchdown catch that put the score at the final 49-42.
DEWITT & EAST LANSING - It's playoff time! The first round of the 2011 High School Football Playoffs start this Friday night for many local teams, and anything can happen. Follow HOMTV throughout the weekend for coverage on the games.