Muskegon blanks Holland, Mona Shores runs away from Rockets: who played for Muskegon area teams
Hudsonville Unity Christian scored four touchdowns in the first half and added safety to jump over Spring Lake 34-14 at the break. The Crusaders added three more scores in the third quarter and crushed the Lakers 54-21 in a battle of two previously undefeated teams.
Here’s how the rest of the Friday night slate went.
Muskegon 58, Netherlands 0
Muskegon scored on all seven offensive possessions and added an interception return for a touchdown and safety to shut out Holland. Jakob Price led Muskegon with 97 rushing yards and two touchdowns. As a team, the Big Reds carried the ball 12 times for 342 yards and five scores, while quarterback Myles Walton threw for 101 yards and one more.
Dutch quarterback Zach Hop threw for 166 yards and four interceptions.
Mona Shores 57, Reeths-Puffer 15
Mona Shores scored five touchdowns in the second quarter and ran away from the Rockets with a 57-15 victory. Mark Konecny only threw the ball five times and made just three passes, but finished with 130 yards in the air and two touchdowns. One of the touchdowns was a 70-yard pass to Jaylen Vinton. Brandon Bankard, Dahmir Farnum, Elijah Johnson and Konecny all had rushed touchdowns for the Sailors.
Tyviea Williams hit a 30-yard touchdown for the Rockets and Antrel Jones found Travis Ambrose for another score.
Grandville 50, Grand Haven 7
Grandville rushed for 462 yards and edged Grand Haven for a total of 531 to 200 yards in the OK Red game. Grandville took a 28-0 lead before a Ryan Francis touchdown in the second quarter put the Buccaneers in on the night. Francis finished with 116 yards in 13 attempts. Bashier Neely had two catches for 60 yards for Grand Haven.
Fruitport 37, Hamilton 21
Fruitport’s Cody Nash found the end zone five times Friday, with three rushing touchdowns, one receiving touchdown and a fumble return. Nash finished with 166 rushing yards in just seven carries.
The two teams were tied at 21 at halftime, but Fruitport escaped in the fourth quarter. Gavin Reames finished with 171 passing yards and a touchdown.
WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE
Oakridge 33, North Muskegon 27
Back and forth, Oakridge’s Corey Vanderputte scored four times, including a 36-yard rush in the fourth quarter to give the Eagles the victory. Vanderputt ran 32 times for 265 yards and all four touchdowns.
Oakridge had a 12-7 lead after the first quarter and led 26-19 at halftime. North Muskegon took a 27-26 lead in the third quarter before Vanderputte’s final touchdown made the difference. Brenden Raymond added 84 rushing yards and a touchdown for Oakridge, while Matt Danicek pitched for 124 yards.
North Muskegon got a big game from James Young, who threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns. Carson Moat, Drew Bartos and Matt Colbert all caught a touchdown pass for the Norsemen.
Ravenna 41, Hart 14
Ravenna racked up rushing yards, Hunter Hogan finishing with 121 rushing yards while Clay Schullo gained 107 yards and 4 TDs in the win.
Ravenna took a 28-6 lead at halftime and has never looked back. Schullo scored on points of 2, 6, 11 and 2 for the Bulldogs.
Hart’s Kellen Kimes had 153 yards in the air and two touchdowns.
Montague 70, Shelby 0
Montague scored early and often on Friday night, taking a 26-0 lead after the first quarter against Shelby. Andrew Kooi threw touchdown passes to Reece Taylor and Colton Blankstrom. Adam Baird and Blankstrom added interception returns for touchdowns for Montague, who goes 5-1.
Whitehall 49, Ludington 0
Alec Pruett rushed for 307 yards to pace Whitehall’s offense in a big win over Ludington. The Vikings had 42 points before halftime, including two touchdowns from Pruett, touchdowns from Kyle Stratton and Nate Bolley and two touchdowns from Stratton. Stratton finished 6 of 9 for 184 yards.
In defense, Jackson Cook made seven tackles, while Riley Wentworth and Jaiden Altgilbers each added five tackles.
For Ludington, Trey Forkinski threw for 39 yards while Wilson Gunsell had 31 in the air. Levi Laman had 52 receiving yards.
Muskegon Catholic 52, Muskegon Heights 20
Muskegon Catholic Central claimed the 500th victory in program history, thanks in part to a 24-0 third quarter streak to beat Muskegon Heights. Quarterback Elliot Riegler found Sam Convertini on a 33-yard pass to give MCC a 6-0 lead, but Muskegon Heights responded with a 63-yard rush from Ja’Kari Edwards to tie the game.
The Crusaders opened up a 20-6 lead with two touchdown passes from Riegler before Muskegon Heights got a 72-yard pass from Edwards to Ashton Smith to come close to 8 at 20-12. MCC scored just before half-time, then collected 24 points in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.
Riegler had 134 rushing yards for the Crusaders and Joe Waller added two rushing second-half touchdowns to accompany 82 yards. David Hill added 85 to floor for the MCC. Edwards had 115 rushing yards and 227 passing yards for Muskegon Heights.
Bourse 12, Newaygo 7
Grant’s Brady Jacobs carried the ball 31 times for 230 yards as the Tigers rallied for a low-scoring victory over Newaygo. Newaygo scored in the second quarter, but Grant responded with a Cohen Garrod touchdown to make it a 7-6 game at halftime. In the opening practice of the second half, Grant held the ball for almost seven minutes and capped the practice with a 3-yard run from Jacobs. That was enough for the Tigers, who were led in defense by Nolan Corvers’ six tackles and Treyton Railling’s five saves.
Howard City Tri-County 20, Fremont 12
Despite Tri-County winning 403 to 252, Fremont couldn’t get past five turnovers, including an interception returned for a touchdown, in a 20-12 loss. Tri-County came first on the board with a Tyler Tompkins touchdown. Tompkins had 116 passing yards and one touchdown for Tri-County, while Trent Behrenwald had 78 rushing yards.
Fremont responded with a touchdown pass from Alex Gleason to Wei Chen. Gleason had 239 passing yards but threw two interceptions. Justin Dirheimer had 113 rushing yards and a touchdown. Chen had 160 receiving yards.
Tri-County built a 20-6 lead heading into the fourth quarter before Dirheimer reduced the lead to 20-12 with 5:27 remaining.
Morley Stanwood 70, Hesperia 6
Morley Stanwood ran for 450 yards and took a 48-6 halftime lead against Hesperia. Hesperia was held 125 yards from offense. Morley Stanwood clinched a tie in CSAA Silver and could win it squarely if they can beat Lakeview next week.
Kent City 50, Holton 38
Mason Westbrook had 234 rushing yards while Kyler Larson had 89 passing yards and 133 rushing yards as Kent City fought off Holton 50-38. The two teams went back and forth before Kent City took a 36-24 lead at halftime. In the third quarter, Kent City extended their lead to 20 before Holton scored late to take the final score to 50-38. Webb Longcore had two interceptions for Kent City while Kyle Montarusso and Chase Moreno had eight tackles apiece.
White Cloud 28, lake view 14
Manistee 27, Mason County Center 0
In a game that has been rescheduled since week one of the season, Manistee scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 14-0 halftime lead. Connor Beaudrie had 87 yards and two touchdowns for the Chippewas.
The Spartans could only muster 75 yards, led by Xander Gajeski for 41 rushing yards.
Manistee will face Muskegon Catholic Central next week and can share the 8 Lakes Activities Conference title if he can win.