Coopersville and Comstock Park, two of the surprise undefeated teams in West Michigan, faced off in their OK Blue opener on Friday night. There were two large momentum shifts in this contest, and the last one led to a 42-27 win by the Panthers.

Early on in this one, it was all Coopersville. Cayden Schneider picked up where he left off a week ago, started the scoring with a twenty-two yard run to give the Broncos a 7-0 lead. This was the lone touchdown in the first quarter, but just fifty-five seconds into the second quarter Riley Johnson ran in for a two-yard score to give Coopersville a 14-0 lead.

Hunter Spence scored the first touchdown for Comstock Park on an eleven yard run, and this turned the tide of the game. The Panthers would go on to score four more unanswered touchdowns, giving them a 35-14 lead. Spence’s two touchdowns on the night were only surpassed by senior running back JoJo Whitley, who scored three times in the contest.

Cayden Schneider scored a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to bring the Broncos within eight points, but Whitley’s third touchdown sealed the deal, a fifteen point Comstock Park win. The Broncos now fall to 2-1 on the season, 0-1 in the OK Blue, and next week they host 3-0 Sparta. For Comstock Park, they improve to 3-0, 1-0 in the Blue, and they will take on 1-2 Allendale next Friday.


1Q 4:05COOP 7-0C.Schneider 22yd run
2Q 11:05COOP 14-0R.Johnson 2yd run
2Q 8:03COOP 14-7H.Spence 11yd run
2Q 1:5014-14 TiedC.Brown 10yd pass
3Q 9:04CP 21-14H.Spence 11yd pass
3Q 6:01CP 28-14J.Whitley 10yd run
4Q 11:37CP 35-14J.Whitley 3yd run
4Q 9:45CP 35-21C.Schneider 11yd pass
4Q 3:34CP 35-27C.Schneider 23yd pass
4Q 0:04CP 42-27J.Whitley 16yd run