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Red Hawks shut down Northview

by Kendra Coons 

 

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks shut out the Wildcats 28-0 last Friday at Northview. Photo by Kelly Alvesteffer.

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks shut out the Wildcats 28-0 last Friday at Northview. Photo by Kelly Alvesteffer.

On Friday, October 4, the Varsity football team took on the Wildcats of Northview High School. After a tough loss against Forest Hills Eastern last week, the Red Hawks came out wanting to prove what they were worth, and that’s exactly what they did. Cedar Springs defeated Northview 28-0 at Wildcat stadium. They are now 3-3 overall, and 1-1 in conference play.

In the first quarter, with 4:53 seconds left, senior quarterback Austin Hilyer passed to sophomore Taylor Vandyke for a one-yard touchdown. The Red Hawks then went for the two-point conversion, but it was no good. After the first quarter, the score was 6-0 in favor of the Red Hawks.

In the second quarter of the game, with 4:02 left in the first half, senior Jeff Newland ran right for a three-yard touchdown. The Red Hawks decided to go for the two-point conversion again and this time it was good. At the end of the first half, Cedar Springs was led with the score being 14-0.

In the third quarter, both teams went back and forth with the ball, but neither team was successful in scoring.

In the fourth quarter, junior Mavrick Cotten ran up the middle for a 16-yard touchdown. The Hawks tried for another two-point conversion, but it was no good. After Cedar Springs received the ball back, Austin Hilyer passed to Mavrick Cotten for a 4-yard touchdown. Cotten then ran it into the endzone for two points. With the Wildcats unable to get any points on the board, the game ended 28-0 Cedar Springs.

The defense was solid, with senior Jared Vodry having seven tackles, leading the team, and senior Cameron Klompstra and junior Zach Wamser having five.

“We played our best game of the season by far. Our effort was great and we came out focused,” commented Coach Kapolka. “I’m very proud of the kids for hanging in there and believing in the system after three tough weeks.”

On Friday, October 11, the Red Hawks are back home after being away for two weeks. Cedar Springs takes on West Catholic for their Homecoming game. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. so come out and join the Red Hawks as they look for their second conference win of the season!

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