Cranbrook grounded by Detroit Loyola 26-13 in 2020 season opener.
Senior LB Drew Lauer recovered a fumble for a touchdown in the Cranes 26-13 loss to Loyola. (Photo Credit- Kat Phillips)
The Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Cranes were defeated by the Detroit Loyola Bulldogs 26-13 in the Cranbrook 2020 season opener on Saturday. This was the first loss by Cranbrook on opening day since 2010.
Cranbrook junior QB Shane Wittenberg went 10 for 21 with 1 TD, a 42-yard TD strike to sophomore WR Alex Yolles.
Junior QB Shane Wittenberg threw a 42-yard TD pass to sophomore WR Alex Yolles against Loyola. (Photo Credit- Kat Phillips)
Senior DE Bryce Hall led the Cranes defense with 10 tackles, 2 TFL’s and 1 fumble recovery. Senior LB Drew Lauer recovered a fumble in the end zone for Cranbrook’s first points of the season.
Senior K/P Chase Paulus averaged 42 yards punting for the game.
Senior K/P Chase Paulus kicks a a 55-yard punt against Loyola. (Photo Credit- Kat Phillips)
Cranbrook moves on to face Macomb Lutheran North in a CHSL crossover game at home next week.
Cranbrook will earn a berth to the MHSAA playoffs by playing out its remaining schedule.
“We are focused on playing one game at a time, helping our team to grow while remaining healthy”, said Cranbrook Head Coach Stephen Graf.
Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m.at home next Friday.