The Trojans lost their season opener Thursday night at Reeths-Puffer, 26-7.
The game had the feel of a much closer contest as Fruitport’s defense, who were dominated in the first half by the Rockets' strong running game, played inspired in the second half — only to succumb late in the contest, giving up a late third quarter touchdown run and another rushing score midway through the final frame.
Fruitport coach Greg Vargas said that his team had plenty of opportunities to make plays. However, they were plagued by a couple of momentum-shifting interceptions and two fumbles in the backfield.
“We did some nice things — we just weren’t able to execute,” Vargas said. “Our guys played with a lot of pride, and that is what I told them after the game. We had some chances to make plays, but we made some mistakes and we got ran up by a real good Reeths-Puffer team tonight, that and some missed opportunities are the reasons behind the result.”
To read the rest of this story please see a copy of today's Tribune.