DETROIT — Steve Czerwon sure has set a high bar.
Czerwon, in his first season as Muskegon Catholic Central’s head coach after taking over for Mike Holmes, led the Crusaders to their ninth MHSAA Football State Title in school history and first since 2008 by defeating Beal City 35-12.
Alex Lewandowski scored three rushing touchdowns including one on the Crusaders first play from scrimmage. Lewandowski got to the edge on the right side and busted down the sideline for a 78-yard score in the first quarter to give MCC a 7-0 lead. Lewandowski then punched one in from a yard out in the second quarter to give the Crusaders a 14-6 lead. He capped off his own personal scoring with a 66-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter to give Muskegon CC a 21-6 lead.
Lewandowski finished with 218 yards rushing for the game. Muskegon Catholic Central as a team rushed for 402 yards.
Tommy Scott scored from 29-yards out in the third quarter to give the Crusaders a 28-6 lead. Quarterback Nick Holt punched one in from a little over a yard out in the fourth quarter to give the Crusaders a 35-6 lead. Beal City added a late score in the fourth quarter to make it 35-12.