If Fruitport was looking at Friday night’s contest as a potential bounce-back game after last week’s disappointing 10-9 loss against Spring Lake, they were looking in the right place — at home versus winless Tri-County.
Fruitport imposed its will on the visiting Vikings, scoring a 34-7 victory.
The Trojans were led by senior quarterback Luc Kostamo, who managed the game with efficiency, throwing for 144 yards and two touchdowns. He added 30 yards rushing and one touchdown.
Kostamo got the Trojans on the board on their first possession, with a 10-yard touchdown run, putting his team up 6-0 with the point after was missed.
Following a 25-yard punt return by senior wide receiver Mitchell Reyes, Kostamo wasted no time getting his team back on the board with a 25-yard pass to the end zone to Reyes, who led the team in receiving with 59-yards. That put Fruitport on top 13-0 after the first quarter.
Fruitport struggled offensively in the second quarter, committing several drive-killing penalties. The Trojans’ defense stood tall, however, as they were able to contribute late in the quarter with a 49-yard interception return for a touchdown by senior defensive end Colin Butler, making the halftime score 20-0.
Kostamo’s hot hand continued starting the third quarter, as he connected with Reyes again for a 32-yard reception. Senior running back Derek White finished off the drive, scampering 6 yards to pay dirt, putting Fruitport up 27-0.
“We’ve kind of been on a growing and learning curve,” said Trojans' coach Greg Vargas, whose team is now 2-2. “The offense, we clicked a little better tonight. Still some miscues where we have big play potential, but we need to stay focused from the word go until the end.” Said Vargas.
- By Ryan Miller, Tribune Correspondent
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