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Red Hawks fall to GR Christian in close game


By Kayleigh Boomgaard

On Friday, September 22, the varsity Red Hawks of Cedar Springs took on the Eagles of Grand Rapids Christian and fell just short of their opponent, with a final score of Cedar Springs 44, Grand Rapids Christian 48. This non-conference game was a tough match up for the Hawks, who struggled to keep up with the Eagles throughout the night.

In the first quarter, the Hawks began on the defensive line. After a kickoff made by Cedar Springs sophomore Kaleb Gordon, the Eagle’s took possession of the ball. Grand Rapids Christian player Isaac Dykema made multiple runs, first tackled by Red Hawk seniors John Jacob Todd and Riley Hawkins. Additional tackles throughout the first quarter were made by juniors Ethan West and Lucas Pienton, as well as senior Colton Gould.

With 8:55 left to play in the first quarter, the Eagles scored the night’s first touchdown with Tre Vallar sweeping right for a 12 yard run. The Eagles then went on to complete a PAT (point after touchdown). Senior halfback Darius Barnett scored the Hawks first touchdown of the night shortly after, with 4:13 left to play in the first quarter.

The second quarter played out similarly, with the two teams back and forth with completed runs into their end zones. When halftime arrived, the Cedar Springs Red Hawks and Grand Rapids Christian Eagles were tied with a score of 28-28.

In the third quarter, the Hawks scored an additional 8 points, taking a one point lead against the Eagles, who scored 7. The atmosphere of this game was intense due to the tough competition both teams faced. Red Hawk touchdowns were scored by Darius Barnett, with PATs completed by Ryan Ringler and Todd.

The final touchdown of the night, after a pass made by Dykema to Myson Childs, and a field goal kicked by Grand Rapids Christian player Dayne Wendy, sealed the win for Grand Rapids Christian with a four point gap between the final score of the two teams, 48-44.

The Hawks, who are now 2-0 in conference and 3-2 overall, are preparing for a better outcome in next week’s homecoming game against Lowell, (2-0 in conference and 4-1 overall). The game begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29 at Red Hawk Stadium.

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