SPARTA, Mich. — Whitehall quarterback Kyle Stratton had a big game on Friday night in the district opener at Sparta, scoring two times on the ground and two more times in the air.
The Vikings would lead 27-13 at the half after a late touchdown run with just seconds left and the defense would take over from there.
Whitehall 40, Sparta 20
Stratton, a sophomore, would cap a long drive with a three-yard touchdown keeper to extend the lead to 33-13.
In the fourth quarter, Stratton would use play action and go over the top to Nate Bolley to help the Vikings prevail to a 40-20 victory.
Whitehall will travel to Cadillac next week in a Division 4 district final.