DETROIT (AP) -- Brad Mesbergen returned a kickoff and an interception for touchdowns as Zeeland West beat Marine City 45-7 Friday at Ford Field for the Division 4 state championship.
The Mariners scored on Adam Kroll's 36-yard pass to Gunnar Glodich less than two minutes into the game. But that was as good as it got.
Mesbergen returned the ensuing kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown -- the longest return in championship-game history -- and Kyle Kujawa's two-point run put the Dux up 8-7.
Mesbergen also had a key defensive play in the first half, as his diving tackle saved a touchdown before Marine City fumbled on the next play.
His 32-yard interception return moved the lead past 35 points, meaning the last 11 minutes were played with a running clock.