The Cedar Springs Red Hawks announced their presence as an OK White contender last week when they bullied Northview in a 50-15 win. This week, they continued their loud roar with another 50 point affair. The defense continued to shine as well, as Cedar Springs won this one 50-8.
Just two minutes into this game, Zak Schmid started the scoring with a 19 yard run for the Red Hawks. Five minutes later, Aiden Brunin plunged it in from two yards out. With eight seconds left in the first quarter, Ben Shaw got in on the action when he ran 58 yards for a touchdown. Jeremy Campione, Shaw and Da’Montae Barnett converted on the three two-point conversions respectively, giving Cedar Springs a 24-0 victory after the first quarter of play.
Brunin’s 12 yard run early in the second quarter pushed the lead to 30 points. On their next drive, Schmid went one yard to cap off another touchdown drive to move the score to 37-0. With fourteen seconds in the half, Campione found the end zone for his first touchdown of the night from a yard out. The Owen Sweezer extra point made it 44-0 as the teams headed to the locker room.
In the third quarter, Greenville was able to break the scoring drought. Matt Laudenslager ran the ball in from one yard out, and Zane Bigelow converted the two-point try. Before things were over, David DiPiazza ran 21 yards to the end zone for the seventh touchdown of the game for Cedar Springs. This gave Cedar Springs 50 points for the second straight game, the first time since 2017 since the Red Hawks have gotten to at least 50 points twice in a season.
Cedar Springs only threw one pass in this game, but their running game was unstoppable. They logged 40 carries for 314 yards in this contest. Nine different rushers were above 15 yards for the Red Hawks, led by 62 from Ben Shaw. Their defense was stout as well, holding Greenville to 137 yards and the eight points. At 3-1 on the year, Cedar Springs will take a break from league play next week as they take on Allendale. Greenville is now 0-4 on the season, scoring just 32 total points in four games. Next week, they will look for their first win against Ottawa Hills.