It would have taken a very special performance on the field to over-shadow the pageantry surrounding Friday night’s Homecoming game between Ludington and host Fruitport.
The Trojans’ Mitchell Reyes provided just such a performance.
Reyes, a senior wide receiver/defensive back, hauled in three touchdown catches on the night, but his most spectacular play came on defense, as he stepped in front of an Orioles’ pass on the goal line and raced 100 yards for a fourth touchdown.
“We just wanted to come out and impress, especially on homecoming night. The interception returned for the touchdown, it was just all adrenaline. I had to make a couple of guys miss and make it to the end zone.” said Reyes.
Fruitport had added drama to the evening. Starting with last week’s home game, the team wore pink socks and other gear in honor of Reyes’ mother, who passed away earlier this month after a battle with cancer.
Fruitport’s offense was impressive, as they were able to rack up 411 total yards and six touchdowns, pleasing head coach Greg Vargas. “It’s nice to get started the way we planned to get started, we talked to the kids at halftime about staying the path that we set for ourselves, and that goes way back to summer.”
By Ryan Miller, Tribune Correspondent
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