Month: October 2017

Rockford Shuts Out Grand Ledge, Advances to West Ottawa Rematch

Photo courtesy of Miles Postema The Rockford Rams began the season as a preseason favorite to win the OK Red and to make a deep playoff push. While the first goal was unsuccessful, they took a big stride in making the second goal a reality on Friday night in Grand Ledge. They traveled to the greater Lansing area and left with a 36-0 shutout victory over the Comets. Offensively, the scoring started with a one-yard touchdown run by Austin Klein. The Rams then paired a stop with a Jack Richardson twelve yard passing touchdown to extend their lead to...

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Kent City Stays Unbeaten, Advances to District Finals

The Kent City Eagles, undefeated champions of the CSAA-Silver division, began their playoff push on Friday night when they faced Morley-Stanwood. This game was even broader than their regular season meeting, as Kent City won without much difficulty, 31-6. Running back Gio Weeks had himself quite the evening for Kent City. The junior had twenty carries for 102 yards and a pair of touchdowns. His touchdown carries were of two and fifteen yards respectively. Senior Cody Bowers also found the end zone for the Eagles, as he had ten carries for twenty three yards, including his one-yard touchdown. The Eagles completed zero passes in this win, recording 62 carries for 263 yards. Their defense also played strong as they help Morley-Stanwood to just 109 yards of total offense. With the win, the Eagles advance to the district finals for the second straight season. Despite being 10-0, they will hit the road next Friday night to take on Montague, who is also 10-0. Kent City, who defeated Montague 20-19 last year in the playoffs, is looking for its first ever district championship. Dave Princer and Maisy Nielsen will be live on the call next week from...

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Cedar Springs Knocks Off Undefeated East Grand Rapids in a Shocker

The high school playoffs, much like playoffs at a higher level, are truly a competition of the state’s best teams. While there are some teams that are on paper superior to others, the underdogs just need one good night on the field to walk out of the opponent’s stadium with a win. In a fantastic football game just off Reeds Lake on Friday night, that was exactly what happened, as the Red Hawks of Cedar Springs upset East Grand Rapids, ranked #2 in the Remax-United Power Poll, 41-40. Despite being two teams that featured stout defenses throughout the season,...

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Catholic Central Holds On For First Round Win Over Unity Christian

Photo courtesy of Louis Murray To view pictures of the game click here:¬† For the fourth playoffs in a row, the Catholic Central Cougars had to square off with the Crusaders of Unity Christian. After falling in both 2014 and 2015, the Cougars dominated Unity in last year’s semifinals. This year, the Cougars evened the series with a 32-25 victory at home to advance to the second round of the Division 4 playoffs. Unity Christian started the scoring in this one as Alec Headley rushed 14 yards for a score to put the Crusaders up 6-0. Tyce VanderGoot rushed...

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2017 Playoffs Round 1 Coverage Preview

After nine weeks of the regular season, 256 teams have punched their ticket to the playoffs. This week, the MSR team will be live at eight games in the first round, previewed below.   CATHOLIC CENTRAL VS UNITY CHRISTIAN In Division 4, the Cougars of Catholic Central begin their title defense at home against the Crusaders of Unity Christian. Last week, Catholic Central completed an undefeated regular season after topping Coopersville 52-23. Unity is also coming off a win, as they clinched the playoffs after beating Byron Center 22-21. This will be the fourth straight season these two teams...

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