It was another strong week for Grandville, who won their second straight game on Friday night. This time, their offense exploded in a 53-29 win over Grand Haven.
A few minutes into the action, Grandville found the end zone. Jayden ‘Tank’ Terry got things rolling with a 1-yard touchdown plunge. He completed the Octopus with his two-point conversion run. Grand Haven responded with a Lance Poole touchdown run. Grandville took less than a minute for their own answer, as Carson Smith and Brayden LaCroix connected on a 68-yard touchdown play.
Ahead 14-7 after the first quarter, Grand Haven saw their lead disappear late in the second quarter. Again, it was Lance Poole that found the end zone for the Bucs. Grandville would recapture the lead at halftime with a 22-yard keeper by Carson Smith. Terry added the two-point conversion run.
Coming out of the locker room, Grand Haven inched closer to the Bulldogs. Xzavier Rodriguez kept the football for a 1-yard touchdown run. They opted to kick an extra point, leaving them a point short.
Grandville responded with three straight touchdowns to expand their lead. First, it was Easton Sudinski who broke off a 6-yard touchdown run. Carson Kopko added a 19-yard carry. Finally, Jayden Terry added a 1-yard touchdown plunge. On all three scores, Carson Smith chipped in the two-point try. This gave Grandville a 46-21 edge.
Over the final eight minutes, both teams exchanged scores. First, Xzavier Rodriguez and William Korenstra paired up on an explosive 70-yard touchdown strike. Grandville concluded the action with a 1-yard touchdown by Emery Moody.
Xzavier Rodriguez had a strong game in defeat for Grand Haven. He passed for 252 yards on 16 completions. Rodriguez added 101 rushing yards on 20 carries.
Grandville was led again by Jayden ‘Tank’ Terry. The freshman continued his strong season with 139 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.
Next week, Grandville will take on East Kentwood, looking to build on their 6-2 record. Grand Haven, now 1-7, wraps up their season against Hudsonville.