The Cedar Springs Falcons’ rushing attack has been one of the best in the State this fall. That continued on Friday, as the team added six more rushing touchdowns to their tally, capturing a 44-10 win over Middleville.
In the first quarter, there was just one scoring play. Ryan Mitchell ripped off a 13-yard touchdown run to get things started for Cedar. Aiden Brunin found Mitchell on a two-point conversion pass, giving the Red Hawks an 8-0 edge.
Middleville would score first in the second frame, as Alex Herrington booted a 23-yard field goal. The remainder of the quarter would favor Cedar Springs, as they scored twenty unanswered points. Ryan Mitchell returned to the end zone twice, with runs of 1 and 59 yards. In the final minute of the half, Alex Ream broke free for a 24-yard touchdown. This gave Cedar Springs a 28-3 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, Carter Falan provided all of the Red Hawks scoring. He ran to the right side on a 7-yard scoring jaunt, and he added the conversion with his legs too. Cedar Springs would score their final touchdown early in the fourth quarter, when Logan Troupe ripped off a 42-yard sprint up the middle. With less than a minute to go, Middleville found the end zone. Drake Snyder had a 10-yard carry that resulted in a score.
Cedar Springs ran for 411 yards in this game. Ryan Mitchell had 142 yards to lead the team. Antwuan Nicholls was held out of the end zone, but he added 82 yards. Aiden Brunin (54), Carter Falan (44) and Logan Troupe (42) also had solid rushing contributions.
Carsen Burbridge paced the Trojans offense in defeat. He was 10/18 passing for 120 yards. He had 36 rushing yards, but he was sacked for (-60) yards, so he finished at a net of (-24). Zack Gibson was the Trojans’ top receiver with 56 yards.
Next week, Cedar Springs will take on Wayland. Middleville will look for their first conference win against Grand Rapids Catholic Central.