The Cedar Springs Red Hawks had an inconsistent first two weeks. They looked like a very strong team in Week 1 against Swan Valley, but they were unable to sustain consistent offense last week against Caledonia. This week, they were able to click on all cylinders in their OK White season opener against Northview. The offense scored 50 points, while the defense stepped up and held a potent Northview team to just 15 points.
Scoring started two minutes into this game when Zak Schmid broke free for a 47 yard touchdown to give Cedar an 8-0 lead. Northview would respond with eight points of their own when Kinji Black was able to find the end zone on a pass play. Ben Shaw‘s 24 yard run with four minutes left in the quarter would be the touchdown that put Cedar ahead for good. They would go up 22-8 after the first quarter as a result of Aiden Brunin‘s 10 yard run with thirteen seconds left in the first.
Northview started the scoring in the second quarter when Kaden Boucher was able to haul in Daniel Frey‘s pass from nine yards out. Cedar Springs would use their defense to respond, as they forced a fumble and Miles Cartwright was able to scoop it up and go 65 yards to the end zone. Before the half ended, Brunin scored for the second time when he hauled in a 23 yard pass from quarterback Jeremy Campione. This gave the Red Hawks a 36-15 lead.
The second half saw a little less scoring, as there were only fifteen total points scored. Both touchdowns were scored by Cedar Springs and in the third quarter. Aiden Brunin found the end zone yet again with his 52 yard run, and then the Red Hawks got to 50 points as a result of a 49 yard run by Zak Schmid. A 50-15 win is Cedar Spring’s largest victory since last year’s 39 point win over Gaylord in the first round of the playoffs. At 2-1, Cedar will continue league play next week against Greenville. For Northview, they are now 2-1 on the season as well, and they will look for their first league win against Ottawa Hills next Friday night.