Another fantastic week of football is in the books.Â Many games this week were bit lopsided and some of the teams played sloppy.Â This is bound to happen, especially at the high school level.Â I plan on getting my usual Thursday post up, but since my wedding is this weekend, my Tuesday update may be delayed until Wednesday or a large combined Thursday post.
Hudsonville 31 â€“ Holland West Ottawa 7
I thought this game would be closer.Â Hudsonville held West Ottawaâ€™s complicated passing scheme to 10 completions on 32 passes while picking off four balls (two in the red zone).Â Thatâ€™s a tough stat to overcome.Â Â Hudsonville junior Jordan Jonker and senior Alex Dubniak combined for 309 yards on 29 attempts.
Iron Mountain 14 â€“ West Iron County 12
Special teams were the difference in this game.Â WIC fullback Tyler Laturi had a leg injury early in the second half and wasnâ€™t able to kick the extra points.Â Two failed two point conversion attempts were the difference in the score.Â West Iron County had their chances with multiple long drives, but couldnâ€™t punch it in for the TD.Â It was a hard fought game and each team had a chance to win.Â Thatâ€™s all you can ask for in a football game.
Crockett Tech 26 â€“ Cass Tech 0
This was another game in which turnovers were huge.Â Crockett Tech had four interceptions and they took one of them to the house. Â Crockett also picked up a fumbled kickoff and scored as the third quarter was just beginning.Â Itâ€™s interesting to me that Cass Tech, with six players going on to play at Division 1 schools, they have started the season 1-2.Â Their lone win was over a team who is now 0-3.
Flint Southwestern Academy 39 â€“ Grand Blanc 29
How the tides have turned.Â Southwest has become a legitimate force in football, behind transfer student Mark Ingram and Coach Gary Lee.Â Ingram had 220 rushing yards and four touchdowns.Â FSWA was trailing 21-0 at halftime, but exploded with a second half barrage and got the job done.Â There were plenty of turnovers in the game, with each team giving the ball up five times.Â The real question is whether that was sloppy play or great defense.