The OK Red season opened for East Kentwood and Hudsonville on Friday night, and though they entered the game in separate directions, the game was very competitive. The Falcons, who entered this contest a surprising 2-0 with wins against Macomb L’Anse Cruse North and Orchard Lake St Mary’s, faced a Hudsonville team that has struggled to score the ball so far this season.
In the first quarter, the Falcons struck first as Dent found a wide open receiver for a four yard touchdown to give East Kentwood a 6-0 lead. This lead would not last though as Hudsonville took the lead back on a 61-yard touchdown run. These two teams went back and forth all night long, and in the fourth quarter Drew Martinie threw a four yard touchdown that gave the Eagles a 17-16 lead with just under nine minutes to play.
The Falcons needed just two minutes to strike back as Dent found Kilgore for a 58 yard touchdown pass. The successful two-point try gave EK a 24-17 lead. Hudsonville had one more opportunity to tie the game, but it was unsuccessful and the Falcons open 3-0 for the third time in four seasons. Next week, they will go for a 4-0 start when they travel to Forest Hills Northern in a non-league game. For Hudsonville, they now sit at 1-2 on the season and they face a tall task on the road when they travel to Grandville.
|1Q 9:44||EK 6-0||Dent 4yd pass to Day|
|1Q 3:15||HUD 7-6||M.Outing 61yd run|
|1Q 0:38||EK 13-7||Dent 53yd pass to Welch|
|2Q 3:29||EK 16-7||E.Short 34yd FG|
|3Q 2:01||EK 16-10||B.Dykstra 31yd FG|
|4Q 8:42||HUD 17-16||Martinie 4yd pass to Stearn|
|4Q 6:49||EK 24-17||Dent 58yd pass to Kilgore|