The first batch of Core Power Performance Impact Players of the Week are here! Below are our picks for top performances in Week 1 of the 2020 season:
Blake Bosma (West Ottawa): The Panthers’ receiver had a remarkable game. He caught seventeen passes for 210 yards and all four of West Ottawa’s touchdowns. He also caught a two-point conversion.
Brenden Brechting (Newaygo): The Lions had an explosive fourth quarter to defeat Fremont, and Brechting led the way all night long. He passed for three touchdowns, rushed for the fourth touchdown, converted a two-point conversion and made an interception on defense.
Cam Terry (Grandville): The Bulldogs’ rushing attack was two-headed, with Terry turning in a great performance. He had 13 carries for 186 yards and two touchdown runs (27 and 79 yard runs).
Carson VanderHoff (Caledonia): The senior tailback had 224 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries to help carry Caledonia past West Ottawa.
Connor Hatfield (Livonia Franklin): The Patriots narrowly defeated Dearborn Fordson, and Hatfield scored the game-winning touchdown in the final minute of play. It was his third touchdown of the evening.
Doak Dean (Lowell): The Red Arrows took down East Grand Rapids behind his three rushing touchdowns.
Eli Smith (South Christian): South Christian defeated Kenowa Hills, and the slotback had 10 receptions for 138 yards to lead the passing attack.
Ethan Houghtailing (Zeeland East): The Chix defeated Union by a large margin, and their signal caller was the star of the show. He passed for four touchdowns and rushed for a fifth.
Jackson Burkholder (Rockford): The Rams’ kicker made a clutch field goal in the closing seconds of the game against Jenison to send it to overtime. Rockford would eventually defeat the Wildcats.
Marcel Love (Grandville): The second half of Grandville’s explosive rushing attack was Marcel Love. He had just nine carries, but he racked up 95 yards and three touchdowns. He also returned a punt 89 yards for a touchdown.
Zak Ahern (Rockford): The Rams’ quarterback led two crucial scoring drives, including the game-winning score in overtime to defeat Jenison.