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Cedar Springs over Ottawa Hills 46-22


Da’Montae Barnett had 168 yards in the Cedar Springs win over Ottawa Hills last Friday. Photo by Brandon Kramer Photography.

By Judy Reed

Cedar Springs got a much-needed win last Friday over Ottawa Hills, where they racked up 432 yards on the ground (Da’Montae Barnett had 168), and upped their record to 3-2 in the OK Gold.

Ottawa Hills hit the board first, with 5:43 left in the first quarter when Kamarion Craig ran up the middle for a 7-yard touchdown. The two-point conversion run by Keveon Beal was good.

Cedar Springs then scored with 2:42 left in the first on two-yard touchdown run by Alex Ream. He then ran it into the endzone for the two-point conversion. At the end of the first quarter, the score was 8-8.

Nathan Elliston runs with the ball. Photo by Brandon Kramer Photography.

Cedar Springs scored again with 9:41 on the clock in the second, on a one-yard run by David DiPiazza. Quarterback Jeremy Campione then passed to Nathan Elliston to get another two points. The score was CS 16, OH 8 at half.

Cedar Springs then scored twice in the third. First was on a 13-yard touchdown run by Da’Montae Barnett, and an extra two point run by Antwuan Nicholls. Then with 3:23 left in the third, Antwuan Nicholls ran up the middle for a 23-yard touchdown, followed by a Campione run for two more points. At the end of third, the score was CS 32, OH 8.

Each team then scored twice in the fourth quarter. Ottawa Hills scored with 11:51 on the clock when Scharal Horton ran up the middle for a 42-yard touchdown. He then ran in two more points. 

Cedar Springs scored next when Campione ran up the middle for a 10-yard touchdown, and Da’Montae Barnett’s run in for two points was good. They scored again with 3:52 left when Barnett ran to the left for a 25-yard touchdown. Campione’s pass for extra points was no good.

Ottawa Hills scored one last time with 2:29 left when Keymarion Gibson ran left for a 55-yard touchdown. Scharal Horton’s pass for extra points was no good. The final score was CS 46, OH 22.

Cedar Springs racked up 432 yards rushing on 49 attempts. Barnett had 168 yards on 14 carries, including two touchdowns; Kyle Hoort got 89 yards on 10 attempts; Antwuan Nicholls got 78 yards on 5 attempts and one touchdown; Jeremy Campione had 38 yards on 6 attempts and one touchdown; David DiPiazza had 32 yards on 7 carries and one touchdown; Alex Ream 17 yards on 3 carries and one touchdown; Nathan Elliston had 7 yards on one carry; and Carter Falan had 3 yards on one carry.

Campione also attempted and completed one pass to Da’Montae Barnett for 15 yards. He was sacked once.

Ottawa Hills had 287 yards rushing, with 109 of that from Scharal Horton; Keymarion Gibson had 69; Domoinque Griffin had 40; Kamarion Craig had 19. 

Horton also completed three of five passing attempts to Keveon Beal for 43 yards, and was sacked three times.

Defensively, Alex Ream led Cedar Springs in tackles with 9, including one sack; Kyle Hoort had 8; Derek Dymerski had 5; both Logan Petty and Josh. 

This week, Cedar (3-2) will host Kenowa Hills (2-3) for their last regular conference game.

As far as the playoffs, a release of all pairings, plus information on purchasing tickets digitally and attendance limits, will be released to schools and the media early Sunday afternoon. Game dates and times will be filled in Monday.

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Local wrestling club sees gold


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These three wrestlers were undefeated in a tournament last weekend. L to R: Nathan Male, Nathan Elliston and Olivia Male. Coach Dave Andrus standing in back.

West Michigan Pursuit, located on White Creek Avenue, has been open for training just six short months, and already owner Dave Andrus is seeing the kids’ hard work start to pay off. This past Sunday, Andrus, who is also Cedar Springs High School’s varsity wrestling coach, took three kids to an individual MYWA tournament in Mendon, Michigan to kick off the season. With over 200 wrestlers in attendance, and over 50 in the 7/8 year old bracket alone, the kids wrestled a combined 14 matches with each finishing undefeated in their weight class.   Nathan Male finished with 3 pins, one bye and one decision. Olivia Male finished with four decisions, and Nathan Elliston ended the day with 4 pins and one decision. All three are students at Beach Elementary School in Cedar Springs.

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