Fruitport shuts out Fremont, tightens Lakes Eight standings

The turnovers and mistakes that plagued Fruitport's varsity football team so badly in its upset loss last week at Spring Lake carried over to the first half in their showdown at Fremont. So senior running back Mike Reyes made it a lot easier for the Trojans' offense - just take the rock and run to pay dirt.
Nate Thompson
Oct 1, 2011

Reyes’ electric 71-yard run with two minutes remaining in the third quarter gave Fruitport some much-needed breathing room in a tight 7-0 contest, and the Trojans’ defense did the rest, completing its most dominating effort to date in the 21-0 shutout victory that spoiled Fremont’s Homecoming on a frigid and rainy evening and created a log jam atop the Lakes Eight Conference.

There are now three teams tied for first with identical 4-1 league records — Fruitport, Fremont and Spring Lake.

Friday’s contest also stood as one of four “Tackling Cancer Together” games in the Lakes Eight Conference. The host Packers donned purple jerseys with white numbers, while Fruitport had white jerseys with purple numbers. The name on the back of each player’s jersey was a person who has been affected by the disease.

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