The Grandville Bulldogs travelled to the lakeshore to take on Grand Haven in a pivotal game for both team’s playoff aspirations. A statement win by the Bulldogs, 50-7, has positioned them as a strong contender to return to the postseason.
Grandville struck first, scoring on their opening drive. Cade Pilczuk broke off a 15-yard touchdown run, and a successful conversion made it 8-0. Their lead would extend to fourteen points when Ian Sanders passed to Pilczuk, a nice scoring play that covered 69 yards.
Three minutes into the second frame, Grandville scored again. Pilczuk found the end zone for a third time, an 8-yard carry. A successful conversion gave them a 22-point lead. Mason Albrecht would extend the lead to 28 points when he broke off a 36-yard touchdown run.
Grand Haven got on the scoreboard when Ryan Francis powered across the goal line from 14 yards out. Pilczuk’s fourth score, a 13-yard carry, brought the Grandville halftime lead to twenty-nine points, 36-7.
In the second half, Grandville scored both touchdowns. In the third quarter, Ian Sanders used his legs for a short 3-yard quarterback keeper. In the final frame, Carson Smith entered the scoring column with a lengthy sprint down the left sideline.
Grandville now sits at 3-3 on the season, and 2-2 in OK Red play. They begin their final third against East Kentwood next week. Grand Haven, now also 3-3 overall and 2-2 in league play, will face Hudsonville on Friday.