The Montague Wildcats started 2021 against one of the state’s best teams in Edwardsburg. The Eddies’ 38-0 shut out of Montague sent many into a tailspin, fearing that the defending Division 6 State Champions had fallen off. Justin Dennett’s club has responded by posting consecutive 35-0 shut outs of their own, including this week against Hart.
This game was one sided from the beginning. Montague outgained Hart throughout by a total of 422-102. It was a passing yard discrepancy of 144-23, and a rushing difference of 278-79. In the first quarter, Dylan Everett got Montague out in front. He rushed for two scores, on carries of 1 and 6 yards respectively, that gave the Wildcats a 14-0 advantage.
Everett would be the lone scoring offense in the second quarter as well. He broke off a 17-yard touchdown that pushed the halftime advantage to 21 points.
Montague would use their ground game to score twice more, creating a running clock at 35-0. Andrew Kooi joined the scoring parade with a 13-yard quarterback keeper. Everett would wrap up the evening with his fourth rushing touchdown of the game, a 12-yard carry.
Dylan Everett finished the game with 17 carries for 144 yards and 4 touchdowns. Andrew Kooi was 10/15 passing for 144 yards, and he added 58 yards rushing. Adam Baird also contributed significantly in the rushing attack, turning nine carries into 72 yards.
The Wildcats (2-1) will face a tall task next week when they face Oakridge, who many believe is one of the favorites in the conference. Hart (2-1) will look to rebound against North Muskegon.