The Grandville Bulldogs and East Kentwood Falcons met in the second game of the season, and there was no shortage of offensive highlights at Pat Patterson Stadium. In the end, Grandville emerged victorious by a score of 54-42.
Just three minutes into this contest, East Kentwood got the scoring going. Branden Miller punched it in from a yard out to give the Falcons an early eight point edge. On their next drive, Kylon Hunnicut broke for an eighty-yard touchdown run to make it 15-0 Falcons. Before the first quarter ended, Cam Terry ran it in from eleven yards out to bring Grandville within a score.
In the second quarter, Grandville scored in the opening seconds on a four yard run by Marcel Love to take a 16-15 edge. The Kentwood bunch would respond with Miller’s second touchdown of the game. The scoring was far from over, as three more touchdowns were scored in the final three minutes of the half. Love’s seven-yard dart through the defense put Grandville back in front, but that was short lived as Kamau Lake ran forty-yards for an East Kentwood score. Terry’s sprint through the Falcons’ defense of seventy yards right before half made it 32-28 in favor of Grandville.
Coming out of the locker room, Kentwood got a rushing touchdown by Branden Miller to jump back in front by a couple points. Marcel Love put the Bulldogs back ahead when he ran seven yards into the end zone. In the closing seconds of the third quarter, Zac VanderWest extended Grandville’s lead to 48-34 when he ran eight yards for a touchdown.
In the final frame, the scoring was as limited as any of the quarters. Each team only scored once, and they both came in the final three minutes of action. Terry ran twenty-five yards to give Grandville a bigger cushion, before Pacino Horne scored Kentwood’s final touchdown.
Next week, East Kentwood travels to Grand Haven, where both teams are looking for their first win of the year. Grandville and Hudsonville will play in a battle of 2-0 teams to take control in the OK Red. Both of these games will be broadcast LIVE on Michigan Sports Radio.