The Muskegon Heights Tigers hit the road on Friday, with their sights set on Carson City. Their opponent, the Carson City-Crystal Eagles, were a challenging opponent. Muskegon Heights fell behind 19-0 in the first half, and they never recovered in a 41-14 defeat.

In the opening half, Cole Stone proved to be a problem for Muskegon Heights. The Eagles’ tailback scored three times, helping the Eagles create a 19-0 advantage.

Muskegon Heights would score first in the second half, as Ja’Kari Edwards aired it out to Damond Davis on an 80-yard passing play. The unsuccessful conversion left the Tigers behind by thirteen. Once again, Cole Stone was the offensive culprit for CCC. His 4-yard carry extended the lead.

Muskegon Heights committed a costly fumble on a punt return, giving the Eagles the football on the seventeen yard line with 10 minutes left to play. Doug Billings made the Tigers pay, with a 17-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage.

Ja’Kari Edwards scored another touchdown, tossing a 32-yard ball to Jimarea Jackson. This is the first score for Jimarea Jackson this fall. Anthony Floyd added the successful conversion. Carson City-Crystal finished the scoring with a Paul Wright touchdown run of 19 yards.

Total yardage was close, as the Eagles outgained the Tigers 263-208. 246 of CCC’s yards came on the ground. Muskegon Heights rushed for just five yards on 17 carries.

Muskegon Heights is now 5-3 on the season. They wrap up the regular season against McBain next week. Carson City-Crystal improves to 7-1. Byron is the final opponent on their regular season schedule.