SL football survives upset bid

Spring Lake was well prepared to shut down Grant's base offense. The Lakers were not prepared for the vast bag of trick plays the Tigers unveiled. Grant scored touchdowns on a trio of trick plays and ran several other unconventional offensive sets, giving the Lakers a scare, but Spring Lake's offense did just enough to help the Lakers hold on for a 30-24 win. The victory helps Spring Lake keep pace with Fremont and Fruitport atop the Lakes Eight Conference with 5-1 league records with one week to go.
Tribune Staff
Oct 8, 2011


“It was an ugly win, but it was still a win,” said Lakers’ coach Jerry Rabideau, whose team improves to 5-2 overall. “We were able to move the ball, and put enough points on the board, but they were really beating us with trick plays. They caught us with a reverse, caught us with hook-and-ladders, with some counter plays, stuff you don’t prepare for. It was a real debacle for us trying to stop that stuff.”

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