One week after trading blows in a losing effort to Mona Shores, the Grand Haven offense struggled Friday night at East Kentwood.
Penalties, fumbles and a lack of time for quarterback Karl Johnson to throw plagued the Buccaneers, as they fell to the Falcons host Falcons, 34-14.
“Just execution,” Bucs’ coach Mike Farley said was different about his team this week. “We didn’t execute in all phases of the game.”
Grand Haven started the contest with three straight three-and-outs.
The second of those three-and-outs gave East Kentwood great field position, and the Falcons’ offense took advantage as quarterback Kyle Friberg hit Adam Racette for a 37-yard score.
It was his first of four touchdown tosses on the night.
East Kentwood was steady in its next drive, chewing up the rest of the first quarter, before Friberg hit Colin Calloway in the end zone on the first play of the second.
Grand Haven’s first few drives of the second quarter were no more successful than the first. The Bucs had two fumbles recovered by the East Kentwood defense, and a dropped pass on third down that forced another three-and-out.
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