Photo Credit: Lou Murray

The Caledonia Fighting Scots continued OK Red play at home on Friday night, hosting Hudsonville. The upstart Eagles were looking to score an upset over the Fighting Scots to mix up the conference race. It looked problematic for Coach Derek Pennington’s Fighting Scots early, but they roared back to win 40-14.

Trey Carr kickstarted the action late in the first quarter. He found Eli VanderVeen on a 13-yard touchdown toss, giving Hudsonville a 7-0 lead. Early in the second quarter, Carr used his legs to extend the league. His 2-yard carry gave Hudsonville a 14-0 advantage. Just as it looked like they were sparking an upset, Caledonia struck back.

Brock Townsend took off on a 19-yard touchdown sprint with four minutes remaining in the first half, cutting the lead in half. With 25 seconds left in the half, Mason McKenzie found Townsend on a 4-yard toss that evened the count at 14 as the teams broke to the locker room.

In the second half, the Fighting Scots’ momentum continued. It was Townsend again, breaking off a 15-yard carry for the go-ahead score. Seven minutes later, Townsend capped off another drive with a 1-yard touchdown plunge. With a quarter to play, it was 28-14 in favor of Caledonia.

Five seconds into the final frame, McKenzie and Justice Reed partnered up for a 22-yard touchdown pass. Townsend iced the victory with a 20-yard touchdown run.

Caledonia outgained Hudsonville 371-234 in this victory. The Fighting Scots used the ground game to capture a victory, rushing for 318 yards. Brock Townsend turned 24 carries into 182 yards. Mason McKenzie had 21 carries for 133 yards. Blake Herron and Maddox Greenfield paced the victors with 6 tackles each.

In defeat, Trey Carr was 10/20 passing for 123 yards and a touchdown. He also led the team with 37 rushing yards.

Next week, Caledonia (4-0) will take on Grandville. Hudsonville (0-4) will face off against West Ottawa, looking for their first win of the year.