It was a slow start for the Spring Lake football team Friday night — and a quick one for Mona Shores.
The Sailors rode their initial wave, and utilized their bigger and quicker athletes, for a 40-12 victory.
“We got beat by a better team,” said Lakers’ coach Jerry Rabideau. “They were more physical. They were stronger. Look, when no. 10 (Hunter Broersma) runs away from one of my fastest kids, no. 3 (Charlie Warber) on the sideline, you know they’re a better squad.
“We thought we had some good chances going into this game, and we’re still a good football club, but they’re a little bit better than us.”
Mona Shores moved down the field on its first possession through a series of dink and dunk throws by Tyree Jackson, but Warber jumped the route for an interception when Mona Shores tried to go deep.
The Sailors scored on their second possession, though, on a 62-yard run by Broersma; and again on their third, via a short pass from Jackson to Marquon Sargent.
Broersma and Sargent were Jackson’s weapons of choice on the night.
Sargent had five receptions for 106 yards and three scores, while Broersma caught four balls for 110 yards and a score.
The sophomore also had three carries for 87 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Sargent and Broersma’s two first-quarter scores, coupled with extra points, gave Mona Shores a 14-0 lead going into the second.
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