Day: September 1, 2017

Freeland Opens Tri-Valley Central Play with Win over Chesaning

The Freeland Falcons, champions of the Tri-Valley Central each of the last two seasons, began their quest for a three-peat on Thursday at home. Their first opponent was the Indians of Chesaning High School, a team they had beaten in eleven consecutive seasons. For just the fourth time in their twelve all-time meetings, the Indians were within single digits of the Falcons, but they fell just short 34-25. Star tailback Garret Mehtiva started the scoring in this one as he punched it in from a yard out to give Freeland a 6-0 lead. The Indians’ passing attack led by...

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Warren DeLaSalle Places Shock Collar on Bulldogs’ Offense

In their season openers, Warren DeLaSalle and Grandville had polar opposite weeks. The Pilots were dominated by Lowell 36-6, while Grandville easily handled Holt 53-13. After seeing both of those results, not many people expected Grandville, ranked #3 in the Remax-United Power Poll, to lose Thursday’s contest–let alone be shutout 31-0. Warren DeLaSalle wasted no time in scoring as Riley Garrison started the game with a 20-yard field goal to put the Pilots ahead 3-0. Later in the quarter, quarterback Luke Pfromm ran the ball in from a yard out to give WDLS a 10-0 lead. The middle two quarters of this contest were much more even, as the Pilots only outscored Grandville 7-0. The lone score was halfway through the second quarter as Semaj Shelton took a carry 76-yards to the end zone. He would finish the game with six carries for 91 yards and the touchdown. Just two minutes into the fourth quarter, Pfromm found Cordell Tannyhill for a 21-yard touchdown pass to expand the lead to 24-0. Pfromm had an efficient night, finishing 4/5 for 60 yards and a touchdown through the air, while adding eight yards and a touchdown on two touches on the ground. The final touchdown for Warren DeLaSalle was scored by Carlos Smith, who broke off a 60-yard touchdown run. He finished the contest with eleven carries for eighty-five yards and the...

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Central Montcalm’s Strong Second Half Leads to Win over Tri-County

BOX SCORE TEAM1234FINAL Central Montcalm8081430 Tri-County6140626 RECAP In week two of the high school football season, the Vikings of Tri-County hosted Stanton Central Montcalm in the first game of CSAA-Gold play. Despite leading for a majority of this contest, the Vikings were unable to win this contest, falling 30-26. Offensively for Tri-County, they were led in the passing game by quarterback Cayden Luchies, who threw for ninety-five yards and a touchdown. On the ground, Tanner Ching had another strong week, finishing with 25 carries for 177 yards and three touchdowns. In addition to this strong play offensively, Ching also...

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Schneider’s Late Touchdowns Carry Coopersville to Week 2 Win

The Coopersville Broncos, fresh off of their Week 1 win against Fruitport, hosted the Hamilton Hawkeyes in the first home game of Coach Ed Kaman’s tenure. These two rivals played a back and forth game all night in which Coopersville ultimately won 35-31 on the legs of Cayden Schneider, who scored three huge touchdowns in the second half. Coopersville opened the scoring early in the first quarter as quarterback Riley Johnson found Owen Syrek for a 45-yard touchdown strike, taking a 7-0 lead. Hamilton would respond as Johnathan Dekkinga carried the ball across the goal line for a one-yard touchdown run, evening the score at seven after the first quarter. Dekkinga had a stellar game on Thursday night, as he scored three touchdowns in their defeat. His second score of the game, which took place early on in the second quarter, gave Hamilton a 14-7 lead. Coopersville would respond as Riley Johnson ran it in from a yard out, but Hamilton would take a three-point lead to the locker room after Riley Coffey connected on a 44-yard field goal at the end of the second quarter. The third and final touchdown from Johnathan Dekkinga gave the Hawkeyes a 24-14 lead early in the third quarter. On the next drive of the game, the Cayden Schneider show began. Coopersville would cut the lead to three as Schneider used his hands...

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Hudsonville Grinds Out Defensive Battle Against Holt

A week ago, the Hudsonville Eagles struggled to stop the Grand Ledge offense in a 41-14 defeat. This week, they flipped the script and responded to the challenge, as they held the Holt Rams to just three points on the night. As a result, their offense only needed one score to come away with their first win of 2017. In a big game for both teams, the defenses came to play. In the first half alone, there were nine combined punts in comparison to just six first downs. The lone scoring drive came on the second drive of the...

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