Orchard View seemed nothing more than a speed bump for Fruitport on Friday night as the host Trojans coasted past the visiting Cardinals, 69-27.
The victory sets up an exciting end to the season for Fruitport, including next Friday night’s showdown at home against Muskegon Catholic Central. The Trojans then host undefeated and state-ranked DeWitt in Week 9.
With a 5-2 record, the Trojans need to win at least one of those games to clinch a berth in the state playoffs.
The way Fruitport’s offense played against Orchard View, that shouldn’t be an issue.
The Trojans hit on all cylinders, combining their strong running game, fueled by senior running back Derek White, with the precision passing of senior quarterback Luc Kostamo.
Kostamo put the Trojans on the scoreboard early in the opening quarter with first of his three touchdown passes, and a 21-yard strike to senior wide receiver Mitchell Reyes. Kostamo finished the night 9-for-13 for 126 yards and three touchdowns.
White refused to be outdone as he carried the ball 19 times for 187 yards and three scores. White helped the Trojans keep their streak of consecutive games with more than 400 yards of total offense alive with their fourth in a row.
By Ryan Miller, Tribune Correspondent
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