Godwin Heights and Muskegon Heights met on Friday night in West Michigan’s “Battle of the Heights”. Both teams went through a late coaching change, with departures taking place in the month of August. When the opening whistles blew, there had to be a sense of relief on both sidelines to get to actual football. Godwin Heights certainly seemed dialed in, as they cruised to a 43-6 victory.

In the first quarter, Jamarion Collins got the Wolverines on the board with an 11-yard touchdown run. After a quick stop, Collins found Tellios Moore on an 11-yard touchdown strike, capping off a possession in which Godwin took over on a short field. Ahead 12-0, Tellios Moore padded the Wolverines’ lead with an 8-yard touchdown carry. They would take an 18-0 lead into the second quarter.

Godwin found the end zone five minutes into the second frame to extend their lead to 26 points. Jamarion Collins used his legs on a 15-yard touchdown scramble. David Gill converted the extra point for the Wolverines. Another short field drive ensued for Godwin, and they capitalized with a second Collins touchdown run of the quarter. This time, the signal-caller powered in from two yards out. This gave the Wolverines a 31-0 halftime lead

Collins’ day continued early in the third quarter. He recorded his fifth touchdown, a second through the air, when he found Rashaad Dorsey on a 10-yard toss. Jeff Zalaya rounded out the Godwin scoring tally with a seven-yard run in the fourth quarter. Muskegon Heights would find the end zone with 11 seconds left, as G’Nari Davis and Jameer Williams paired up for six points.

Godwin outgained Muskegon Heights 425-91 in this victory. Jamarion Collins was 69 yards passing on 6/17 completions. Though he found the end zone three times on the ground, it was David Gill who led the rushing attack for the victors. Gill turned 13 carries into 96 yards. G’Nari Davis paced Muskegon Heights in defeat with 16 yards passing and 47 yards rushing, 63 of the Tigers 91 yards.

Next week, Godwin Heights will look to move to 2-0 for the second straight year. They currently do not have a Week 2 opponent scheduled. Muskegon Heights, meanwhile, will face Calvin Christian. The Squires are 1-0 after a thrilling victory last night.