Photo courtesy of Gary Balcom


In a battle of two OK Blue teams that have been very strong this season, both entered the game with just one loss on the year, the Falcons of West Catholic faced off with Coopersville. This was the first chance for Coopersville to prove that it had earned a seat at the big boy’s table in the OK Blue, and unfortunately they fell way short of reaching that mark. Though they may still have enough to reach the postseason, their OK Blue aspirations were severly damaged on Friday night in a 41-0 loss.

The Falcons started the scoring just four minutes into the game as Zavon Scott found the end zone from seven yards out. This was his only carry of the night, but it was good enough to count for six points. Reigning Core Power Performance Impact Player of the Week Gaetano Vallone would then take over, as he threw for West Catholic’s next two touchdowns. His first toss was a thirty-five yard strike to Alex King, while his second was a 14 yard toss to Connor Bolthouse. Vallone would finish the contest 11 of 14 throwing the ball for 217 yards and two touchdowns. He was also the second leading rusher for the Falcons as he racked up thirty-two yards on seven carries.

Alex Fortier added a pair of touchdowns in this contest, one in the second quarter, and another in the second half. He led West Catholic in rushing with eight carries for 69 yards and two touchdowns. The final touchdown was scored by Zack Lee, an eleven yard run, and he would finish the night with eighteen yards on three carries.

The West Catholic defense was equally as stout on Friday night, as they held Coopersville to 103 total yards and seven first downs. This is their second straight shutout, as last week they topped Spring Lake 41-0.

With the victory, the Falcons improve to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in the OK Blue. Next week, they will be back in action when they take on the Panthers of Comstock Park. For Coopersville, they fall to 3-2 on the season, 1-2 in the OK Blue, and they will be taking on Spring Lake.

1Q 7:44WC 7-0Z.Scott 7yd run
1Q 2:44WC 14-0Vallone pass to A.King
2Q 11:15WC 20-0Vallone pass to Bolthouse
2Q 7:40WC 27-0A.Fortier 2yd run
2Q 3:25WC 34-0Lee 11yd run
3Q 7:25WC 41-0A.Fortier 11yd run