The Forest Hills Central Rangers and Grand Rapids Christian Eagles both entered Friday night with unbeaten league marks. It should come as no surprise that these two teams went into overtime, with FHC securing a 35-28 victory.
Hunter Robinson got the Rangers on the scoreboard with a 20-yard touchdown pass, finding an open JT Hartman for the score. Grand Rapids Christian responded with a red zone drive, but they failed to convert, giving FHC a 7-0 lead after the opening quarter.
In the second quarter, the Rangers extended the lead. Robinson used his legs, covering 15 yards on the quarterback keeper. Another made extra point by Luke Gustafson put FHC ahead by 14 points. The lead was extended to 21 points after Tyler Weaver intercepted the Eagles’ pass in the end zone.
Grand Rapids Christian would score a late touchdown in the second quarter, trimming the halftime deficit to fifteen points, 21-6. In the third quarter, the Eagles put together a lengthy touchdown march, trimming the deficit to nine points. They would score another unanswered touchdown, a 72-yard sprint that pulled the Eagles within a point, 21-20.
Forest Hills Central got back in the scoring column, as JT Hartman used his legs for a 4-yard touchdown plunge. The successful extra point gave the Rangers an eight-point lead. With just over a minute to go, GRC evened the count. This sent the game to overtime.
The Rangers got the football first, and Hunter Robinson used his legs to put FHC in front. He ripped off a touchdown run to apply the pressure to GRC. The Eagles were unable to convert, and the defensive stop delivered a FHC victory.
Hunter Robinson finished 8/11 passing for 103 yards. He also rushed for 86 yards, accumulating 4 total touchdowns. JT Hartman finished with 50 rushing yards in this victory. Tyler Weaver was the star on defense, with 8 tackles and a pick six.
FHC is now 5-1 on the year and 4-0 in the OK White. They will take on rival FHN next week. Grand Rapids Christian slides to 3-3 overall. The Eagles will face off with Byron Center on Friday.