Brother Rice wins its second straight championship beating Muskegon

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Brother Rice beats Muskegon in a great finals game 35-28, and clinches its second straight Division 2 state championship Friday.

With 2:31 remaining in the fourth quarter, Muskegon's quarterback Deshaun Thrower found Keondre Craig deep behind Brother Rice's defense for a 51-yard touchdown to tie the game at 28-28

On the ensuing kickoff, Brother Rice's Delano Madison received the kickoff, ran five yards, and threw a lateral across the field to Jason Alessi.

Alessi then sprinted up the left side line, cut across to the right side line, and ran into the end zone untouched to give Brother Rice a 35-28 lead, with 2:13 remaining in the game.

Brother Rice's defense held strong and forced Muskegon to turn the ball over on downs inside its own 10-yard line.

Attempting to run out the clock, Brother Rice fumbled and Muskegon recovered, giving the Big Reds one last chance to tie the game with 55 seconds remaining.

Muskegon drove to Brother Rice's 49-yard line, and with five seconds remaining, Thrower launched a pass near the end zone, but it fell incomplete handing Brother Rice the victory.

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