Photo Credit: Louis Murray
The Muskegon Big Reds and Union Red Hawks concluded their regular seasons at Houseman Field on Friday night. The weather seemed to play a factor early in this game, but eventually Muskegon was able to explode for forty-two unanswered points on their way to a commanding victory, 56-14.
Myles Walton, the star of the Zeeland West game last week, started off the game with a thirteen yard rushing touchdown that capped off a twelve-play, eighty-three yard march. Tommy Stevens would respond immediately for Union, leading a three-play drive that was capped off with his one yard touchdown plunge.
Tyreese Oakes broke free for a fifty-six yard touchdown sprint to put Muskegon back ahead midway through the first quarter. Before the quarter ended, Stevens found the end zone again, once again on a one-yard plunge. This evened the score at 14 after the first quarter.
Jacarri Kitchen’s thirty yard touchdown run three minutes into the second quarter put Muskegon ahead. After getting a defensive stop, the Big Reds got the touchdown that stole all of the momentum. Myles Walton ran the ball to the left and he was off in a dead sprint past the Red Hawks’ defense for a touchdown run of sixty-six yards. This run was electric, and after Amari Crowley and Jeremiah Dault paired up for a touchdown pass, Muskegon took a 35-14 lead into the locker room.
In the second half, Muskegon continued their scoring output and expanded their lead. Amari Crowley got the lone third quarter touchdown with a quarterback run of twenty-three yards. In the fourth quarter, the scoring started with a pass between him and Dault of fifty-six yards. M’Khi Guy scored the final touchdown of the game when he ran twenty-yards to the end zone.
Muskegon finishes the regular season at 5-1, and they are slated for a home playoff game. Union on the other hand, now sits at 1-5. Their playoff opponents and locations will be determined on Sunday.