The Zeeland West Dux travelled to Grand Rapids for a Friday night showdown with Union. The Red Hawks’ slide continued, as they lost their fourth game in five tries. Zeeland West’s offense scored early and often, cruising to a 52-6 victory.

Just two minutes into the game, the Dux got on the scoreboard. Cade Overweg reeled off a 48-yard sprint to the end zone, giving the Dux a 6-0 edge. Union would quickly respond, as Twanyea Smith ripped off a 62-yard touchdown run. A missed extra point left the game tied. Zeeland West would retake the lead with a Parker Holman touchdown of 11 yards. The Dux added a two-point try from Trevor Wallar to Skyler Geurink, giving them a 14-6 lead.

In the second quarter, Zeeland West’s offense exploded. The Dux found the end zone five separate times to blow this game wide open. First, Parker Holman found the end zone on an 8-yard carry. Moments later, Overweg added a 1-yard touchdown plunge. With 2:30 left in the half, Wallar and Geurink connected with a touchdown pass of 35 yards. As the half concluded, Geurink carried the football 30 yards for a touchdown. Zeeland West led 44-6 as the teams went to the locker room.

The running clock was in effect as the second half began. Griffin Hoekwater provided the lone scoring play of the second half, a 20-yard touchdown carry in the third quarter.

Zeeland West’s offense has been on fire the past three weeks. They have scored 172 points in their three victories. Defense has been strong as well, as they have allowed just 20 points in those wins.

The Dux now sit at 4-2 on the season. They will take on Zeeland East in the Bird Bowl. Union slides to 3-4 on the year. The Red Hawks will look to end the losing skid against Wyoming next Friday.