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STATE CHAMPS! Roundup: Muskegon earns comeback win over Grand Rapids Christian

By: Jeff Dullack, September 6, 2014, 2:00 am

MUSKEGON — After falling behind 21-10 at halftime, Muskegon stormed back to score 19 unanswered points in the second half to earn a 29-21 win over Grand Rapids Christian on Friday night.

Caleb Washington’s 32 yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter gave Muskegon a 22-21 lead with over eight minutes left to play and then Washington scored the go-ahead touchdown from five yards out with 54 seconds left to give the Big Reds a 29-21 leadd  that they would hold on for to improve their record to 2-0 on the season.

After Muskegon took a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, Grand Rapids Christian scored three second quarter touchdowns as Patrick Hall threw for one score to Malik McLaughlin and rushed for two more to give his team an 11 point lead at the break.

Muskegon drew to within five after Shawn Pfenning’s 23 yard touchdown pass to Keonte Whiteside to make it 21-16.

Grand Rapids Christian falls to 1-1 on the season.


East Grand Rapids 24, Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills 7: Mike Banbury recovered two fumbles to help lead the East Grand Rapids defense on Friday night. Bryce Henkey scored two touchdowns on the ground in the second half to keep the Pioneers out in front and seal the win.


Hudsonville 48, Traverse City West 17: Mason Opple rushed for 181 yards on 13 carries and also threw for 118 yards and tallied four total touchdowns to lead the way for Hudsonville. Jeff Turnquist threw for 153 yards to lead TC West.


Saginaw Swan Valley 55, Shepherd 0: Alex Grace rushed for 129 yards and a touchdown, while Nick Call threw for 136 yards and three scores to lead Swan Valley. 


Mt. Pleasant 28, Flint Carman Ainsworth 27 (OT): Hunter Buczkowski’s 13 yard touchdown reception from Nick Burkholder in overtime gave the Oilers a one point win over Carman Ainsworth on Friday night. Burkholder finished with 90 yards through the air and two scores for Mt. Pleasant (1-1).


Lowell 45, Chicago Hubbard (IL) 6: Ryan Stevens paced the Lowell offense, throwing for 147 yards and three touchdowns, while Josh Branagan grabbed four passes for 99 yards for the Red Arrows.


Midland 31, Bay City Central 15: Vondre Warren rushed for 135 yards on 20 carries to help lead the Midland offense and Luke DeLong chipped in with 90 more on the ground for the Chemics.