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Fruitport blanked by Jenison at home

Tribune Staff • Oct 7, 2017 at 12:09 AM

The Fruitport football team hosted O-K Black Conference foe Jenison on Friday, falling to the Wildcats, 28-0.

Jenison used consistent scoring to put away the Trojans, leading 7-0 through the first quarter, 14-0 at half, and 28-0 after three quarters.

The Wildcats struck first on the opening drive of the game, going 55-yards for a touchdown, capped off by a 24-yard run into the end zone.

Their second-quarter touchdown came on a 45-yard touchdown scramble by quarterback Kyle Nott.

Both third quarter scores came on short runs to cap off 49 and 60-yard drives.

Nott would finish 6-for-9 passing for 77 yards to go with 127 yards rushing and two touchdowns, ahead of running back Benny Dieterle with 107 yards on the ground and one touchdown. Peyton Young hauled in 73 yards receiving on five catches for one touchdown.

Fruitport’s possessions ended in six punts, two turnovers on downs and one fumble.

Trojan quarterback Jakob Carlisle racked up 179 total yards of offense, 83 in the air on 11 pass attempts, and 96 rushing on 15 carries.

Parker Tawney led from the backfield with 52 yards rushing on 10 carries, ahead of Crue Cooper with 10 yards on three carries, while Blade Williams was limited to just one positive yard on 11 attempts.

Ethan Flores hauled in two receptions for a team-high 58 yards receiving, ahead of Mason Brown with one catch for 18 yards and Williams with one catch for 13 yards.

On defense, Cooper led the way with seven soli tackles, with two sacks in the backfield one tackle for a loss. Tawney followed with five solo tackles and one sack.

The Trojans return to the field against Reeths-Puffer on the road next week before finishing their season against Mona Shores at home.

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