On a beautiful fall evening at impressive Red Hawk Stadium the stage was set for the first conference match of the season. Friday night, September 26, started off by honoring our football, cheer and band seniors and the inspiring voices of the Cedar Springs Middle School choir singing an outstanding rendition of our national anthem. Pride was the theme of the night, as many Cedar Springs community members watched as the Red Hawks took the field.
The first quarter shaped up to be a slugfest. The Northview kicker made a 30-yard field goal that would be the only score in the first quarter and the only score of the entire game for Northview.
After that, the Red Hawks took over on both sides of the ball and special teams. Senior running back MavRick Cotton rushed for two second quarter touchdowns, with the longest run going for 60 yards. MavRick later added another score, making him the offensive top gun for the Red Hawks. Senior Captain Zach Wamser added a fourth touchdown run to the Red Hawks game tally accounting for 26 total points for the night.
Northview attempted to rally throughout the contest but the Red Hawk defense proved to be too much for the Wildcats, with Cameron Umphrey leading the defense in tackles with 12.
The Northview passing attack tested the Red Hawk secondary throughout the game. But the defensive secondary, driven by Kaden Myers, and coupled with pressure from the defensive line, led by Senior Captain Caden Burrows, Nate Sorensen and Ted Edwards, proved to be too much for Northview.
The icing on the cake for the Red Hawks was two blocked field goals provided by special teams, which sealed the fate for Northview.
This Friday the Red Hawks travel to Wyoming to take on the Wolves at 7:00 p.m. Please come out and support your team.