**ARTICLE BY LIEN VELDBOOM**
The Coopersville Broncos hosted the Maroons of Holland Christian. The Maroons have been struggling to stay consistent this season, as they haven’t won two consecutive games yet this season. The Broncos started the season strong, but have since been struggling only winning one conference game thus far. Coopersville was able to construct 10 quick points to take the game, 37-27.
The first quarter was a scoring frenzy for both sides, with a total of 34 points being scored. The Broncos opened the scoring with 7-yard completion from Colton Bosch to Dylan Merlo. The Maroons responded with a touchdown of their own. Eli Boyce was able to find Carter Spencer, who sprinted to the endzone for a 44-yard score. Coopersville was able to take the lead back with a quick 5-yard dash from Bosch. The Broncos’ defense contributed 6 points of their own, as Connor Krolckyk picked off Boyce and ran it in for a pick-six. This speed bump didn’t slow the Maroons for long. They were able to construct a scoring drive of their own just 38 seconds later. Meta Hoekstra made his first trip to the house with a 10-yard dash past the oncoming defense.
After a quite thrilling first quarter, the play settled out in the second with only one score. It was a field goal from Holland Christian’s Caden VanHuis. This brought the game to a 3-point difference when the teams headed to the locker rooms.
After returning to the field after the break, Holland Christian was able to tie the game with another field goal from VanHuis. This draw didn’t last long, as the Broncos found the endzone off a 2-yard run from Nash Merkins.
In the fourth quarter, the Maroons were again able to tie up the game. It was again Boyce finding Spencer for a short completion. The clock was winding down and the game was still tied. However, when the clock struck 3:03, the Broncos broke the tie with a 34-yard field goal from Evan Raymond. The game didn’t end here. Coopersville quickly found the endzone one last time a minute later with Merkins finding the endzone for the second time.
Entering week 7, the Maroons look to bounce back against the undefeated Crusaders of Unity Christian. This is a big rivalry with two local private schools battling it out on the field. The Broncos will carry this winning momentum into their next home match versus the Falcons of Allendale. The Falcons enter the week with a 1-3 conference record.