Month: September 2017

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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Grandville Tops Hudsonville in OK Red Battle

Photo courtesy of Marie Bova Hudsonville and Grandville, two OK Red rivals separated by just under seven miles, faced off on Friday night in a pivotal league matchup. The Eagles offensive attack struggled yet again tonight, though it may be a testament to a stout Grandville defense, and the Bulldogs came away with a 19-7 victory. Tommy Blitchok started the scoring for the Dawgs in the first quarter when he found Shane Baker on a 61 yard pass. He would score another touchdown in the second quarter when he ran the ball in on a 13-yard keeper. The Bulldogs...

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Freeland’s 24-Game Regular Season Win Streak Snapped at Swan Valley

On September 15, 2017 two impressive streaks were snapped. The Cleveland Indians fell 4-3 to the Kansas City Royals, snapping an American League record 22 consecutive wins. Just a few hours earlier in Saginaw, the Freeland Falcons had their 24-game regular season winning streak snapped against the Vikings of Swan Valley. The Falcons struck first in this contest as star running back Garret Metiva punched the ball in from a yard out. This was the lone score of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Swan Valley responded as Emmet Boehler ran it in from four yards out. The...

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Rockford’s Offense Explodes in 51-13 Victory

Photo courtesy of Miles Postema For more photos of the game click here: ¬†https://www.flickr.com/photos/96875625@N08/albums/72157688479749456   The Rockford Rams started the season slow on the offensive end, scoring just fourteen points in the first two weeks. Last week, they doubled their season total by putting up 24 points in a loss to Mona Shores. This Friday night, Rockford once again doubled their season offensive production by scoring 51 points in a 38-point victory over Caledonia. Jason Whittaker started the scoring with a 14-yard touchdown pass to Chase Novak about halfway through the first quarter. The Scots responded with a touchdown...

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