Cougars suffer 1st loss

Local semi-pro football team returns home to Buccaneer Stadium on Saturday
Tribune Staff
Jun 17, 2014


The Lakeshore Cougars and the South Michigan Timberwolves met in a battle of unbeaten teams on Saturday, with the Timberwolves pulling away for a 42-13 victory.

The Cougars (3-1, 2-0 Great Lakes Football League West) fell behind 7-0 on the opening possession of the game and never got into a rhythm on offense or defense.

Starting quarterback Eric Woodfork (Ottawa Hills High School) struggled in the passing game, connecting on just 4-of-16 attempts for 50 yards. He was picked off twice.

On the ground, the Cougars were led by running back DaVveon Taylor (Muskegon), who rushed for 42 yards on eight carries. Woodfork added 29 yards on 11 carries.

The Cougars’ only offensive score came on a scramble by Woodfork. Their second touchdown came when Ryan Follings (Muskegon) returned an interception 90 yards for a score.

Taylor Fox (Hope College) had a monster game on defense with 17 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery. Jake Gries (Holland) added 11 assists and three solo tackles.

The Cougars look to rebound on Saturday with a matchup against the Capital City Stealth out of Lansing. That game kicks off at 6 p.m. at Buccaneer Stadium.



I was really missing Football and going to our feild,so two weeks ago I read about this teem in the Trib and found out the Buc's feild is their home field also and their are some local guy's playing,so what the heck I gave it a shot and went. Their wern't many people their but it was a good game,their not bad some pretty good players.The QB kinda small guy was hot that game,I was inpressed and plan to go this Saturday.Glad to see the trib give them some coverage.


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