Photo Courtesy of Miles Postmen
In the premier game Friday night, two of the area’s top programs faced off as Lowell and Rockford hit the gridiron to battle it out. For the Rams, it was their first live action of the season as they forfeited their game a week ago against Saline due to excessive player illness. Lowell entered Friday night off a huge win at home over Warren De La Salle.
Lowell started the scoring in the first quarter as Sterling Anderson intercepted a pass and returned it to the end zone to go up 7-0 with 7:50 left in the opening quarter.
Nic Isley evened the score in the game’s second quarter as he punched it in from a yard out. The Rams would take the lead into the locker room as a 31 yard field goal by Sam Corey put them up 10-7.
In the second half the Red Arrows took control of the ball game as they scored fourteen points. Quarterback David Kruse found Addison Buckius on a thirty-five yard strike late in the third quarter to take the 14-10 lead, then scored on a five yard scamper with 7:49 left in the game to go ahead 21-10. Kruse was very solid as he also added a key 35 yard run in the second half. He was the most important player in Lowell’s victory Friday night.
The Red Arrows have proven for the second week in a row that they can beat the elite in high school football and they will face their third straight perennial power next Friday as they travel to East Grand Rapids. For Rockford, the 0-2 start may be a concern as they host Mona Shores next Friday before embarking on a tough slate in the OK Red.
|1Q 7:50||LWL 7-0||S.Anderson INT Return TD. (XP Good)|
|2Q 5:03||TIED 7-7||N.Isley 1yd TD Run. (XP Good)|
|2Q 1:14||ROCK 10-7||31yd FG by S.Corey|
|3Q 4:38||LWL 14-10||D.Kruse 35yd pass to A.Buckius. (XP Good)|
|4Q 7:49||LWL 21-10||D.Kruse 5yd TD Run. (XP Good)|