The JV Red Hawks football team suffered their first loss of the season to a very good Zeeland West team.
The JV team pulled things together this week after losing standout athletes Kaden Myers and MavRick Cotten to the varsity team. The Hawks took the opening kick off down the field and scored on a TD pass from Hunter Larsen to Ty Timmers. On the following possession Zeeland was able to go down and score and take the lead 8-6. The Hawks once again easily drove down the field only to fumble on the 20 yard line of Zeeland. Zeeland took the ball down and scored to make it 16-6. Again Cedar drove down the field and fumbled the ball deep in Zeeland territory. Zeeland again drove the ball and scored to make the score 24-6 at the half.
The second half opened with Cedar kicking off to Zeeland and forcing them to punt. Again Cedar turned over the football and Zeeland was able to capitalize and score to make it 32-6. The Red Hawks weren’t able to hit pay dirt until the 4th quarter and the final score was 40-13.
“Hunter and Nick (Steed) did a really nice job stepping in for Kaden and MavRick,” said Coach Bowers. “We were able to move the ball pretty well and our passing game was good. The turnovers just killed our momentum and I think it had an impact on our defense.”
The JV team is now 3-1 on the season and begins league play this week at OK Bronze rival Greenville. On September 27, the JV will travel to Hastings to replace the previously scheduled Forest Hills Eastern game.