A week ago, the Hudsonville Eagles struggled to stop the Grand Ledge offense in a 41-14 defeat. This week, they flipped the script and responded to the challenge, as they held the Holt Rams to just three points on the night. As a result, their offense only needed one score to come away with their first win of 2017.

In a big game for both teams, the defenses came to play. In the first half alone, there were nine combined punts in comparison to just six first downs. The lone scoring drive came on the second drive of the game for Hudsonville, as the Eagles went 28 yards in seven plays. Sam Baine punched it in from two yards out, and the Eagles took the 7-0 lead. This would be the only score of the first half.

The second half was another extension of defensive excellence by both teams. There was only one first down combined for the teams, and the teams punted on seven of their drives. Holt scored the only points of the half on a 33-yard field goal by Evan Johnson in the later portion of the third quarter. They would reach get the ball back at the end of the contest with an opportunity to take the lead, but they turned the ball over on downs.

With the win, Hudsonville improves to 1-1 on the season. The Eagles will begin OK Red play next week as they host East Kentwood. The Falcons won their season-opener, but they have not played yet in Week 2. They will be in action this Friday on the road against Orchard Lake St. Mary’s.


1Q 4:55HUD 7-0S.Baine 2yd TD run
3Q 2:20HUD 7-3E.Johnson 33yd FG