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With a defense that hadn't been scored upon and an offense that was unstoppable the DeWitt Panthers found themselves in a position that they've never been - state champion. The Panthers were able to defeat Detroit River Rouge Saturday night in Detroit at Ford Field 40-30 to claim their place as the MHSAA 2020 D3 Football State Championship.
The Panthers needed a player to step up and they had a number of people answer the call, but none louder than their quarterback Tyler Holtz who was able to dominate the game in the air and with his legs getting five touchdowns, four in the air and one on the ground.
The Panthers finish the season undefeated.
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4
Score DeWitt 7 14 12 7 40
River Rouge 0 8 6 16 30
05:50 DEWITT Blake Beachnau 15 yd pass from Tyler Holtz (Brandon Soltis kick) 4 plays, 43 yards, TOP 1:32 7 - 0
09:48 RR Jalen Holly 52 yd pass from Mareyohn Hrabowski 11 plays, 65 yards, TOP 4:17 7 - 8
07:27 DEWITT Andrew Debri 8 yd pass from Tyler Holtz (Brandon Soltis kick) 7 plays, 81 yards, TOP 2:18 14 - 8 01:48
DEWITT Nicholas Flegler 35 yd pass from Tyler Holtz (Brandon Soltis kick) 8 plays, 62 yards, TOP 3:24 21 - 8
05:14 DEWITT Thomas McIntosh 25 yd pass from Tyler Holtz ( 8 plays, 49 yards, TOP 4:22 27 - 8
03:33 RR Mareyohn Hrabowski 4 yd run (TayshaunMasseyJohnso pass failed) 5 plays, 67 yards, TOP 1:34 27 - 14
00:00 DEWITT Bryce Debri 37 yd run (Thomas McIntosh pass failed) 8 plays, 71 yards, TOP 3:26 33 - 14
10:43 RR Nicholas Marsh 12 yd pass from Mareyohn Hrabowski 4 plays, 51 yards, TOP 0:00 33 - 22
04:10 DEWITT Tyler Holtz 2 yd run (Brandon Soltis kick) 12 plays, 60 yards, TOP 6:27 40 - 22
01:27 RR Mareyohn Hrabowski 3 yd run (Mareyohn Hrabowski rush) 9 plays, 68 yards, TOP 2:34 40 - 30
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The 2020-2021 High School bowling season is starting and as part of our season previews we talked to Dewitt bowling coaches Jami Selden-Manor & Joe Manor on what to expect this year. Bowling is a newer high school sport in DeWitt, that a lot of people have participated in, but don't always think about at the high school level. Even despite the fact that it is breaking participation records on both the men's and women's side. Bowling welcomes students of different backgrounds, and different abilities."We have a lot of different people and a lot of different types of students who come out for the bowling team." DeWitt coach Jami Selden-Manor said of the team. "Students who wouldn't normally mingle together or hang out together come together and enjoy themselves while they're there. They take pride in being a part of things. Anybody can bowl. You may not know how to bowl but we can teach you. A lot of people don't realize that DeWitt has a bowling team. We are a newer sport to our community."
As a parent have you wondered what you can have your students do in the winter that is fun, energetic, indoors and can end with them standing tall as a state champion? Look no further than the DeWitt bowling team."The first thing I would tell them (anyone considering joining) that it's fun…I'd tell them that it's a good release and a lot of fun. It's competitive but we do strive to make it as fun as possible. We don't care if you can bowl or not, that's our big thing - we don't care." DeWitt coach Joe Manor explained. "We can teach you how to bowl. It doesn't matter if you have experience. Most of the kids that we've had through our program have never had experience prior to the program and they've done very well. Experience doesn't matter we just let the people work together and have a lot of fun.
The 2020-2021 High School swimming season is starting and as part of our season previews we talked to DeWitt swimming coach Brock Delaney on what to expect.
On the Team: "This is my 13th year and I'm just ecstatic that we are going to get the opportunity and we are going to have one of the top two or three DeWitt Swim and Dive teams of all time that we are expecting. We've got some team goals of top ten finish in the state and hopefully we will win an outright title. Last year we shared the CAAC Blue division title with Okemos. We beat them in a dual meet but they were victorious in the overall league meets. We have just a stacked senior class and have 36 athletes right now too. We are just looking forward to everything about this."
Key Focus: "I think the key events in just about any year are making sure that you don't have those glaring weaknesses. I am very deep at the 500 Free, the 200 Free and the we are pretty solid at the 100 butterfly as well. My top two or three swimmers though are very multi-talented. They can go out after just about any event. I think the biggest strength of the entire team is that we actually return the group that set a varsity medley relay record last year. I've got our back stroker , breast stroker, butterflier and free styler back for their senior year. "The Panthers start their season January 30th in a quad meet in East Lansing that includes Mason and St. Johns.