The Red Hawks of Cedar Springs had struggled offensively in their first four weeks. Facing fierce opponents, perhaps the toughest quad of games in the state, they scored just 26 points. The Red Hawks’ offense exploded with a 51-6 victory against Ottawa Hills at historic Houseman Field.

In the first quarter, Cedar Springs scored just once. Carter Falan rushed for a 3-yard score. Ryan West added a conversion, and the Red Hawks took an 8-0 lead into the second quarter.

Nate Slager shot through the middle of the Ottawa Hills’ defense for an 8-yard score midway through the second frame. With three minutes left until the half, Ryan Mitchell found the end zone from 24 yards out. As the half came to an end, Rory Schoenborn‘s 15-yard carry gave Cedar Springs a 32-0 lead heading into the locker room.

Two additional Cedar Springs touchdowns in the third quarter contributed to a running clock. Schoenborn added a second touchdown run, a 15-yard carry. Later, Tayson Doncis make his first trip to the end zone with a 27-yard sprint past the oncoming Bengals.

The final quarter saw another touchdown run from Doncis, an 8-yard carry. Ottawa Hills rounded out the scoring with a 25-yard pass from Tyreez Buchannon to Sincere Carter.

Cedar Springs rushed for 455 yards in this game. Rory Schoenborn paced the team with 122 yards. Carter Falan and Ryan Mitchell each added 96 yards to the team tally.

Cedar Springs (1-4) will take on Kenowa Hills next week. Ottawa Hills (0-5) will look for their first win against Wayland.