Spring Lake’s defense dominated and the offense came up with plenty of big plays in Friday’s 52-17 victory at Orchard View.
The Lakers held the host Cardinals to just eight first downs and 163 total yards, including only 37 yards on the ground.
Spring Lake, on the other hand, piled up 337 yards, including 246 on the ground.
Jake Frederick once again led the Lakers’ overpowering ground attack, piling up 103 yards on 16 carries. He scored on touchdown runs of 4 and 6 yards.
Chase Slagboom added nine carries for 57 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown run, while Hunter Moe scored on a 9-yard run and finished with 47 yards on six carries.
The Lakers attempted just five passes. Starting quarterback Mark Williamson was 1-of-4, with that one completion a 69-yard touchdown strike to Charlie Warber.
Moe was 1-of-1 passing for 24 yards, with that pass going to Noah Novakoski.
Kicker Adam Ross continued his strong season for the Lakers. He booted a 24-yard field goal and was 7-of-7 on point-after attempts.
Slagboom wasn’t called on to punt often, but when he was, he boomed four big kicks, averaging 43.5 yards per punt, including two that were downed inside the 20.
Lineman Gabe Giddings typically does the dirty work in the trenches for the Lakers, but he had a chance to celebrate Friday when he recovered an Orchard View fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.
With the win, the Lakers improve to 4-1 on the season and 3-0 in Lakes Eight Conference games heading into next Friday’s home showdown with Fremont. Orchard View falls to 1-4 on the season.