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Cranbrook defeated by Divine Child 42-17 in final conference game for 2020 season.


Sophomore TE John Kersh was the leading receiver in the Cranes loss to Divine Child

(K. Phillips, Photo Credit)


The Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Cranes (0-3) were defeated by the Dearborn Divine Child Falcons (1-4) in a CHSL-AA matchup. Divine Child now this series 4-1 all time.


Playing for their homecoming fans, Divine Child jumped out to a 28-3 halftime lead. Senior K Chase Paulus converted a 32-yard field goal for Cranbrook’s only points in the first half.


“Divine Child found their rhythm early,” said Cranes Head Coach Steve Graf. “They had good field position after a turnover and took advantage with a quick score.”


While the Falcons continued their high flying in the second half, the Cranes found some bright spots with the passing game of junior QB Chase Zaiden and his targets junior TE John Kersh and sophomore WR Alex Yolles.


Zaiden would find both targets in the end zone for TD passes to give the Cranes their 17 points for the game. He would also find senior WR Eli Asmar for a 31-yard big gain in the second half.


Zaiden would finish the game 21-for-29, 234 yards passing yards, and 2 TD’s.


On defense, senior DE Bryce Hall continued his stellar season so far, leading the Cranes with 12 tackles and a sack. Senior LB Teruki Gibeau also registered a sack for the Crane defense.


“I was pleased with the progress of our players in this game,” said Graf. “Even though we did not get a win, our team showed tenacity against a well-coached opponent.”


Cranbrook goes on the road to face Redford Union, a non-conference pairing, in the final game of the regular season.

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