**ARTICLE BY LIEN VELDBOOM**
A repeat of last year’s result was in store for the Maroons on Friday night, as they took down the Hawkeyes for a second consecutive year. Holland Christian slowly added points to the board, scoring in all four quarters to capture a 31-13 victory.
The first quarter was evenly matched as the Hawkeyes and Maroons both were able to score a touchdown. Hamilton struck first with a 62-yard pass from Keaton Haverdink who found Michael Olsen. The Maroons responded promptly, and added seven points of their own. Eli Boyce was able to throw a 10-yard pass into the endzone to Ethan Abberger.
Hamilton struggled to find the endzone until late into the fourth quarter, giving Holland Chrisitan a lot of time to build up a strong lead. The rushing game for the Maroons was dominant as they rushed for 4 touchdowns. The ball was distributed well with Boyce (2), Meta Hoekstra (1), and Patrick Tait (1) all running the ball into the endzone to give the Maroons a 31-7 lead.
The Hawkeyes constructed the final scoring drive when Justin Mclllwain threw a 47-yard bomb to Keaton Haverdink. Hamilton ended the game with a total of 113 passing yards coming from three different players. They were aided by the rushing game with an additional 68 yards.
Holland Christian had a strong showing from Eli Boyce who was able to throw for 190 yards, completing one touchdown pass, and adding two more touchdowns with his legs. Their rushing game was led by Meta Hoesktra.
The Maroons will travel to West Catholic, who is now 3-0 after their most recent win against Spring Lake. Both teams are coming off very strong showings and hope to continue their winning ways next week. The Hamilton Hawkeyes, who experienced their first loss of the season, will be at home this upcoming Friday night. They are set to square off against Coopersville.