The Cedar Springs Boys Varsity Soccer team started their season with three big wins last week. On August 21, the Red Hawks traveled to Walker to take on the Kenowa Hills Knights. The Red Hawks’ offensive line attacked the ball and put an immense amount of pressure on the Knights’ defensive line. During the first half, Robert Klein (32:00), Dontae Ensley (16:55), Luke Dault (11:19) and Jon Shaw (7:39) were able to put points on the scoreboard to give the Red Hawks a 4 to 0 advantage at the half. The Hawks came out just as strong during the second half, with Szirovecz (39:34) & (25:44) and Klein (8:14) & (4:26) each knocking in additional goals. At the final buzzer, the Red Hawks had crushed the Kenowa Hills Knights 8 to 1.
On August 23, the Grant Tigers came to Red Hawk Stadium for the boys’ second match of the week. The Red Hawks played the game in honor of Wyatt Phillips, fellow teammate, who had lost his life in a horrible car accident that very day. The team took the field with ten men, in memory of Wyatt, determined to win the game in honor of their friend. The Red Hawks exploded into action, scoring immediately and finished the game seconds into the second half, by invoking the mercy rule, defeating Grant 8 to 0.
The next evening, August 24, the Red Hawks traveled to Coopersville to challenge the Broncos. The Red Hawks maintained possession the entire game, with goals scored by Robert Klein (36:43) & (36:08); Kyle Szirovecz (26:49) & (27:53); Dontae Ensley (18:18); and Johnny Wood (9:11). The defensive line of Aaron Dault, Trevor Rose, Donate Ensley, and Aeron White held the Bronco offensive to one goal, ensuring a Red Hawk victory over the Broncos 6 to 1.
Good Luck Red Hawks as conference play begins on September 11 vs. Forest Hills Eastern!