Lake Forest College’s football team is 4-0 on the season after a 14-7 victory over Knox on Saturday.
The Foresters have been aided by a pair of former Lakers — Bob Pennell and Alec Howe.
Howe, a senior, is the Foresters’ leading rusher with 241 yards on 75 carries, an average of 3.2 yards per attempt. He has scored a pair of rushing touchdowns this fall.
Howe also has two catches out of the backfield for nine yards.
Howe’s ground game success comes partly due to the 6-foot-5, 290-pound Pennell, a junior who starts at right tackle.
The team will look to keep its perfect record intact on Saturday, when Lake Forest hosts Carroll for its Homecoming celebration.
BUITENHUIS BROTHERS PLAYING WELL
A pair of Buitenhuis’ are enjoying success playing college soccer this fall — on different teams.
Chris Buitenhuis, a 2009 Grand Haven High School graduate, is a starting defender for the Cornerstone University men’s soccer team.
Buitenhuis has started all nine games for the Eagles and has one assist while helping the team to a 6-3 record.
Chad Buitenhuis, a 2012 GHHS grad, has helped Alma College race to a 6-1 start to its season. Buitenhuis had five starts under his belt for the Scots, with one goal and one assist to his credit. His goal proved to be the game-winner in a 4-3 victory over Trine on Sept. 17.
He’s joined at Alma by another former Buccaneer, Ryan Schoonover.
Schoonover, also a sophomore, has started all seven games on defense and has assisted on three goals this fall.
Spring Lake’s Austin Gabris, a freshman, has played in all seven games as a reserve. He has one assist on the season.
DAVIS SCORES FOR ADRIAN
Former Buccaneer Matt Davis has helped the Adrian College men’s soccer team get off to a strong start to the season.
Adrian currently sits tied with Alma and Hope for first place in the MIAA Conference at 2-1, one game behind 3-0 Calvin.
Davis has started all nine games for the Bulldogs, and scored the game-winning goal against Kalamazoo on Sept. 21. That goal came when he charged in on a corner kick and drilled a header into the back of the net.