ROCKWOOD - Portage amassed 423 yards rushing in a 48-14 mercy rule win over Rockwood on Saturday afternoon.
The Mustangs had four players with more than 62 yards rushing, including 100-yard rushers Luke Dividock, a freshman who ran for 130 yards on seven carries and scored a touchdown, and Caleb Kephart, who had eight carries for 120 yards and a touchdown.
Portage was already up 35-0 when Devin Brown returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown.
"We're young and winning, which are two great things that can happen," Portage coach Gouse said. "They love to play football, and we are very pleased with how they are playing.
"This is our midseason report. I think we are a B-minus right now, because we have a lot of work to do. Today I would give them an A. We don't play well on Saturday, and two years ago we were losing here."
The Mustangs hiked their record to 4-1, while Rockwood fell to 1-4.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Portage14 21 13 0 - 48
Rockwood0 0 14 0 - 14
P-Price 1 run (kick failed), 5:59
P-Cal. Kephart 22 run (Co. Kephart run), 3:56
P-Dividock 7 run (Lutz kick), 6:54
P-Co. Kephart 2 run (Lutz kick), 4:02
P-Baker 20 pass from Price (Lutz kick), 2:04
P-Brown 75 kickoff return (kick failed), 11:47
P-Co. Kephart 12 run (Lutz kick), 7:46
R-Brancato 64 run (Brancato kick), 7:11
R-Ansell 1 run (Brancato kick), :24
RUSHING: Portage-Ca. Kephart 8-120, Co. Kephart 5-72, Price 4-62, Dividock 7-130, Harrison 6-10, Onder 5-33, Ratosky 2-(-4). Rockwood-Brancato 17-111, Ansell 10-39, Seifert 2-(-1), Team-(-10).
PASSING: Portage-Price 4-6-0-67. Rockwood-Seifert 4-14-1-57.
RECEIVING: Portage-Dividock 2-29, Randazzo 1-18, Baker 1-20. Rockwood-Brancato 2-34, May 1-(-2), Mostoller 1-13.
INTERCEPTIONS: Portage-Baker. Rockwood-none.