THURSDAY’S FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Female kicker Timko lifts Notre Dame Prep past Almont; Mott routs Athens
ALMONT — Taylor Timko is a Division I commit.
The Pontiac Notre Dame Prep junior sent an oral to the University of Michigan to play soccer last winter, halfway through her sophomore year.
Now a rare female kicker on the Fighting Irish football team, Timko, an All-State First Team Division 3 selection in soccer, drilled a 35-yard field goal with 2:48 left in the contest to help NDP stun Almont, a Division 5 Final Four team last November, 17-14, in a non-league contest.
Jermaih Johnson finished with 164 yards on 17 carries to pace NDP, including a 65-yard touchdown sprint early in the first quarter. Joe Kutil hit Anthony Gunn with a 70-yard TD pass for Notre Dame Prep’s other score in the second quarter.
Sean Mulligan had a 20-yard TD run in the second quarter and Jay McCarthy added a 1-yard plunge in the fourth quarter and Pat Finn’s 2-point conversion knotted the game for Almont.
Mott (1-0) took a 7-0 lead after in the first quarter and blew the game open with a 20-0 run in the second frame and 14 more points in the third quarter. Athens (0-1) scored its points in the fourth quarter after the game had been decided.
Vondale Kelly scored on runs of 9, 28 and 2 yards in consecutive fashion for the Marauders. Daveon Dorsey scored the fourth and sixth touchdowns for Mott on runs of 24 and 1 yard. Chris Ewing scored the other touchdown on a 1-yard run for Mott.
Lucas Bezerra hauled in an 8-yard toss from James Ortmann for Athens’ lone score.