Day: September 16, 2017

Remus Chippewa Hills Opens CSAA-Gold Play 3-0 with win over Tri-County

The Remus Chippewa Hills Warriors, who entered the season with six straight playoff appearances, took another strong step in reaching their seventh straight postseason with a 42-20 win over Tri-County. This game was one of those that was never quite out of hand, but never quite a competitive ball game. It was fourteen points at halftime, but that was as close as they would get. Chippewa Hills had strong play from a handful of players, including quarterback Cade Schafer, who only completed five passes but recorded 100 yards through the air. He also added 23 yards on the ground on four carries. David Spedowski put together a strong effort running the ball, as he tallied up 105 yards on 18 carries to lead the way for the Warriors. This was over half of the 206 total rushing yards that Chippewa Hills was able to gain tonight. For Tri-County, they only managed 198 total yards of offense, and 183 of those came on the ground. The leading rusher was Mathieu Flintoff, who tallied up 59 yards on seven carries. Bryce Hallam also carried the ball seven times for 40 yards. Next week, Tri-County will attempt to reach the win column when they take on Reed City. Make sure to tune in on Tuesday night as Dave Princer and Maisy Nielsen host the Tri-County Coaches show LIVE on MSR. Those two...

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Grand Rapids Christian Wins Pivotal OK-Gold Battle Against South Christian

Just four weeks into the season, it appears that the OK Gold has three teams that could possibly contend for the league title in East Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Christian and South Christian. On Friday night, the Eagles made a huge statement that they are a strong contender, and the Sailors suffered what could be a crucial injury in a 33-12 GRC win. The Eagles jumped out of the box with a touchdown as Tre Vallar ran it in from three yards out. The extra point was unsuccessful and they held a 6-0 lead. On the last play of the first quarter, kicker Dayne Weldy converted a 33-yard field goal to extend the Eagles lead to nine. In the second quarter, the Sailors responded as do-it-all quarterback Andrew Haan kept it for a three-yard score. His extra point attempt was blocked however, and so the Sailors trailed by three. The Eagles would score again before the half, but that was the least of South Christian’s worries as they entered the locker room. Andrew Haan never returned to the game in the second half, as he left with a knee injury, but his replacement Luke Schrotenboer played a very strong second half. He brought the Sailors within four points (16-12) with the first touchdown of the second half, an eight-yard quarterback keeper. That was all that South Christian would score...

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Catholic Central Dominates Forest Hills Eastern 62-0

PHOTO CREDIT: LOUIS MURRAY GAME ALBUM:¬† The Catholic Central Cougars have time and time again this season stepped up and proven they are among not only West Michigan, but the entire state of Michigan’s best teams. This Friday was no different as they demolished the Hawks of Forest Hills Eastern 62-0 to improve their record to 4-0. In this contest, the game story is very simple, the Cougars dominated from the start. They led this contest 21-0 after the first, 55-0 at half, and 62-0 by the end. The highlight is that a ton of Cougars found their way...

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Coopersville Knocks Off Undefeated Spartans

The Sparta Spartans and Coopersville Broncos both have started off 2017 strong, and the Spartans especially surprised many people with their 3-0 start. This week, the Broncos showed that they too are a surprise force to be reckoned with in the OK Blue, as they knocked off Sparta 28-21. The Broncos started this one off strong, as they scored all fourteen points in the first half. Riley Johnson started it off with a short run, and then Cayden Schneider had a six yard passing touchdown. They continued their strong play in the second half and took a 28-7 lead late into the third quarter, before Sparta quarterback Grant Kelley ran the ball in to cut the lead to fourteen. Kelley scored the only fourth quarter touchdown in this game, another five yard run, but it was not enough. The Spartans fell seven points short, suffering their first loss of 2017. Next week, the Spartans will look to bounce back when they host Allendale. For Coopersville, they hope to keep their strong start as Coach Kaman’s bunch hits the road to take on West Catholic, who shutout Spring Lake on Friday night. SCORING SUMMARY TIMESCORESCORING PLAY 1Q 10:44COOP 7-0R.Johnson 17yd run 2Q 4:36COOP 14-0C.Schneider 6yd pass 3Q 1:08COOP 28-14G.Kelley 5yd run 4Q 3:27COOP 28-21G.Kelley 5yd...

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West Catholic Blanks Spring Lake

Photo courtesy of Gary Balcom The West Catholic Falcons, four-time defending Division 5 State Champions, entered Friday’s contest at 2-1, but were barely garnering any votes in the Remax-United Power Poll. This week, when they took on the Lakers of Spring Lake, they mad a statement that they deserve to be ranked next week as they dominated and shut them out 41-0. Quarterback Gaetano Vallone wasted no time in scoring, as it took under two minutes for him to find Nick Dorato for a 11-yard touchdown. Just six minutes later, this tandem connected yet again, this time from 40...

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