Boston Huron’s new football knocks down Crestwood in regular season finale with PHOTO GALLERY – The News Herald

New Boston Huron and Dearborn Heights Crestwood met in Week 9 for a two-team clash that was both looking to cap a strong regular season with a win.

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The game was close late in the third quarter, but visiting Huron eventually pulled out and took a 42-12 victory.

With the win, the Chiefs improved to 6-3 overall and finished 21st in Division 3 playoff points. The Chargers’ overall record slipped to 6-3 and they were 30th in D2 in playoff points . The top 32 points in each division qualify for the playoffs.

There was a scary moment in Friday’s game when Huron’s Chad Martin apparently suffered a neck injury late in the second quarter after returning the ball on a kickoff. He was taken to the hospital for observation and released without any neck problems, Huron athletics director Jake Shulaw said.

For the Chiefs, quarterback Gavin Moczydlowsky was 11-for-17 passing for 175 yards and three touchdowns and he rushed for 66 yards and a score. Rory Callahan caught five passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns.

Each team had a solid first-quarter practice that ended with no points.

Crestwood quarterback Ali Achkar flies out for a run Friday night as New Boston Huron’s Wyatt Marentette dives in an effort to bring him down. Achkar and the Chargers gave Huron a battle for much of the game, but ultimately fell 42-14. (Frank Wladyslawski – MediaNews Group)

Within the first minute of the game, Chargers quarterback Ali Achkar connected with Ali Elkardi, and he took off what looked like a touchdown. The game was called off, as officials ruled Achkar was over the line of scrimmage when he kicked the ball.

Achkar returned directly to Elkardi for a big gain deep into Huron territory. Unfortunately for the team, a bad shot passed over Achkar’s head. As the Chargers got the loose ball back, it left them with a big loss and they ended up kicking the ball.

The Chiefs took over near midfield and drove deep into opposition territory after a big run from Moczydlowsky and a hard call from the passer, but the drive ended in a fumble which was recovered by Alexander Haidi of the Chargers.

In the final minute of the first quarter, a pass from Achkar was deflected and Huron lineman Jesse Brown grabbed it for an interception inside Crestwood’s 10-yard line.

On the first game, Micah Smith ran for a short touchdown and the Chiefs took a 7-0 lead after Anthony Gill scored the extra run. For the night, Gill was perfect on the PATs.

With the ball back, Achkar connected with Elkardi for a gain of about 45 yards to Huron’s 21-yard line. The flagger then found Elkardi open inside the 5-yard line just as the quarter ended.

On the first play of the second quarter, Adam Berry took a handoff and entered the end zone, making it 7-6 after a botched PAT.

Huron responded with a pair of touchdowns and took a 21-6 lead.

Moczydlowsky ran to score with 8:55 left and he joined Callahan on a 36-yard strike with 4:21 on the clock. Both times the Chiefs received penalties from Charger, including a personal foul before the first score and an offside before the second touchdown.

Crestwood's Ali Mansour heads the ball Friday night and is chased by New Boston Huron's Josh Buettner.  Mansour caught a touchdown pass for the host Chargers, but the team ultimately lost to Huron 42-12.  (Frank Wladyslawski - MediaNews Group)

Frank Wladyslawski – MediaNews Group

Crestwood’s Ali Mansour heads the ball Friday night and is chased by New Boston Huron’s Josh Buettner. Mansour caught a touchdown pass for the host Chargers, but the team ultimately lost to Huron 42-12. (Frank Wladyslawski – MediaNews Group)

Crestwood kept fighting and cutting the deficit when Ali Mansour opened up in the end zone and Achkar found him for a 15-yard touchdown. A 2-point conversion attempt failed and the Chargers were down nine points with 1:30 remaining.

At the ensuing kickoff, Martin lined the ball up for the Chiefs. He was hit along the Crestwood sideline and was down for several minutes. As it was neat, the officials opted to send the game to half-time, with the 1:26 final scheduled to end when the teams returned.

When both teams returned to the field, Huron quickly moved deep into Charger territory. When it looked like the visitors would add points before the end of the half, Crestwood made a big save in the closing seconds and the Chiefs couldn’t get another snap before the clock hit zero. .

Huron got the ball back straight away, with Crestwood kicking off to start the second half. But less than two minutes into the third quarter, the Chargers’ Mohammed Bazzi intercepted a pass.

After the pick, Berry and Achkar each took off for big wins and a Huron penalty gave the home team a first down inside the Chiefs 20-yard line.

Looking to add points, Achkar fired a pass towards the end zone. Instead of six points for Crestwood, the result of the game was Huron’s Ashton Warren who caught the ball for an interception.

New Boston Huron's Ashton Warren intercepts a pass in the end zone Friday night at Crestwood.  Warren and the Chiefs ultimately secured a 42-12 win.  Both teams finished the regular season with a 6-3 record.  (Frank Wladyslawski - MediaNews Group)
New Boston Huron’s Ashton Warren intercepts a pass in the end zone Friday night at Crestwood. Warren and the Chiefs ultimately secured a 42-12 win. Both teams finished the regular season with a 6-3 record. (Frank Wladyslawski – MediaNews Group)

With five minutes left in the quarter, Crestwood turned it over, this time on a fumble at his own 27-yard line.

A great run from Austin O’Dell of the Chiefs was followed by a touchdown reception from Sammy Farrugia and the visitors led 28-12.

Smith caught a screen pass in the final minute of the third and ran inside Crestwood’s 5-yard line. On the first play of the fourth quarter, Moczydlowsky hit Callahan in the end zone for his second touchdown of the night.

To cap the score, Xavier Elliott crossed the goal line on a short run with 7:30 left in the game.

Playoff games will be announced on the Sunday selection show on Bally Sports at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Jack C. Nugent