Author: Nick Tuori

Lowell Blows Out Greenville in OK White Rematch

Lowell, the undefeated OK White Champions, re-matched with their week five opponent Greenville in the first round of the MHSAA Playoffs. Their result in Week 5 was a 35-10 blowout, and tonight in the Pre-District Round, the result was very similar. The Lowell Red Arrows played the game very close, yet they emerged victorious 42-17. David Kruse, the quarterback of the Lowell Red Arrows, has been a sturdy offensive player throughout the entire season, and he played great again tonight. He rushed for a trio of first half touchdowns to lead the offensive campaign, with a long of twenty one yards. Senior tailback Nate Stephens stepped up to carry the load for the Red Arrows in the second half, as he ran for three touchdowns on runs of five, twenty-two and fifty-three yards. He and Kruse were aided by the strong offensive line of the Red Arrows. With the win, Lowell advances to the MHSAA Division 2 Region 1 District 1 Finals, where they will take on Traverse City Central, who squeaked out a narrow 13-12 win over inner-city rival Traverse City West on Friday night. SCORING SUMMARY TimeScoreScoring Play 1Q 7:36LOW 7-0D.Kruse 7yd run. 1Q 2:30Tied 7-7C.Syrjala 10yd pass to K.Casson. 2Q 11:45LOW 14-7D.Kruse 15yd run. 2Q 9:32LOW 21-7D.Kruse 21yd pass to A.Buckius. 2Q 5:15LOW 21-10Greenville 21yd FG. 2Q 1:36LOW 28-10N.Stephens 22yd run. 3Q 1:30LOW 34-10N.Stephens 53yd run. 4Q 11:05LOW 42-10N.Stephens 5yd...

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Rockford Wins Rematch Over Hudsonville, Advances to District Final

http://michigansportsradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ni.mp3 Photo courtesy of Miles Postema Check out photos of the game here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/96875625@N08/albums/72157675757095116   Last Friday, the Hudsonville Eagles and the Rockford Rams took to the field with the OK Red title on the line. After a hard fought battle, Hudsonville emerged victorious 14-7. The MHSAA decided that this contest was so great, that they needed to rematch in the first round of the Division 1 playoffs. In the second matchup, the Rams jumped out to an early lead and took control of the matchup, earning a 24-7 victory. Nick Isley broke through the Hudsonville defense for a 97...

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Freeland Dominates Run Game in Victory over Swan Valley

Photo Courtesy of Bob Herline   Freeland, fresh off a 9-0 season and a TVC-Central Championship, began their playoff push by hosting TVC-Central foe Saginaw Swan Valley. Earlier in the season, the Vikings gave Freeland one of their toughest tests of the season, as they led multiple times before ultimately falling 29-14. Tonight, the story was quite different as Freeland jumped on Swan Valley from the start and they will advance with a 42-14 victory. Garhet Metiva, Freeland’s top rusher throughout the season, scored two touchdowns tonight, the game’s first on a eighteen yard run, and then a six...

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Grandville Shuts Out Grand Ledge in Division 1 Playoff Opener

Throughout the course of the regular season, the Grandville Bulldogs have been one of the dominant defenses in the state of Michigan. In nine regular season games, they had allowed just an average of 5.8 points per game, including a pair of shutouts. Tonight, Grandville was engaged as a defensive unit and pitched their third shutout of 2016, a 37-0 victory over Grand Ledge in the first round of the MHSAA Division 1 playoffs. The Bulldogs jumped on the board in the first quarter as quarterback Brady Paganelli hit Josh Atwell on a 22 yard strike, giving Grandville a 6-0 lead. This was all that Grandville needed to record the victory, however their offense was far from being done. Grandville took to the ground for their final four touchdowns, as they have done so successfully throughout the entire season. Josh Atwell scored twice on the ground to bring his daily touchdown total to three as he ran in from one and two yards out respectively. Jake Tipton and Shane Baker also added touchdown runs to help propel the Bulldogs. With the win, Grandville advances to the MHSAA Division 1 Region 1 District 1 Championship game where they will get a rematch with the Rockford Rams. These two teams played a sloppy game back in September when the Rams won 7-6, Grandville’s lone loss this year. This game will take place...

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First Round Playoff Preview

The 2016 MHSAA Playoffs begin on Friday with 272 teams vying for nine state championships. While all of the West Michigan matchups can be found on our Playoff Central page, the five games that Michigan Sports Radio will be broadcasting this week are previewed more in depth below.   Rockford (6-3) at Hudsonville (8-1) In a rematch of a week nine battle in which the Eagles emerged victorious 14-7, Rockford will travel to Hudsonville for the second straight week looking to change the outcome. In seventeen all time meetings, Rockford holds the 10-7 edge. This is the fourth consecutive year that the two teams will meet up in the postseason after meeting up in OK Red play. Hudsonville has won two of the three playoff games, despite losing all three regular season games in the same season. The running abilities of senior tailbacks Nick Isley and Dalton Agers will be a key matchup to watch.   Grand Ledge (7-2) at Grandville (8-1) The OK Red Champion Grandville Bulldogs will begin their quest for their first playoff win since 2005 when they host the Comets of Grand Ledge. Grandville has been one of the most dominating teams in the state this year as they have outscored their opponents by an average score of 41.4-5.8. The Bulldogs and the Comets have three common opponents this fall. Grandville and Grand Ledge both defeated...

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