The Cedar Springs JV Red Hawks football team traveled to Northview Thursday night, October 4, and came away with a 28-26 victory. Northview went up on the board early in the game after a Red Hawk fumble and led 7-0 early in the contest. Cedar came back quickly and responded with a touchdown of their own, taking the lead 8-7, due to several strong runs by Zachary Wamser. The Red Hawks again scored and conver
ted on the 2 point conversion, making the score 16-7. The Wildcats and Hawks traded scores again, and the score was 22-14, Red Hawks, at half.
The third quarter was a battle back and forth battle, with no scoring by either team. The Red Hawks scored once again early in the 4th quarter to take a 28-14 lead in the game, however, the Wildcats punched one in at the midway point of the 4th quarter, but missed the 2 point attempt, and Cedar held a 28-20 lead. Northview attempted an onside kick but it failed to go the required 10 yards so Cedar received the ball with excellent field position at about 5 minutes left in the game. The Hawks pushed the ball down field and had first and goal, but was unable to score, and gave the football back to Northview with 2 minutes left, and zero timeouts remaining. Northview quickly moved the ball down the field, because of a roughing the passer and defensive pass interference call. The Wildcats threw a pass deep in to the Red Hawk endzone and the receiver was able to come up with the catch, even though he was well defended by two Red Hawks. This brought the score
to 28-26. Northview then lined up for the game tying 2 point conversion, but was denied by the Cedar Springs defense. Northview once again attempted an onside kick, but the Hawks were able to recover ball. All that was left was to take a knee to end the game.
The freshmen and JV teams host West Catholic this week at Red Hawk Stadium.