Muskegon Catholic Central lived up to its Crusader name as they traveled to Fruitport and dominated the host Trojans in every facet of Friday night’s game, winning 42-7.
MCC senior Alexander Lewandoski led the charge as he scored four touchdowns for The Crusaders.
“We struggled and MCC came right at us,” said Trojans’ coach Greg Vargas. “They dominated the line of scrimmage, they had a great game plan and they accomplished what they came to do.”
MCC jumped out to an early 14-0 lead on a 1-yard Lewandoski touchdown run, which he followed up with a 35-yard blocked punt return for a score with 3:30 left in the first half.
Lewandoski led the Crusaders both offensively and on defense. He rushed for 128 yards on 16 carries while tying for the team lead with eight tackles.
Fruitport got back into the game with a 23-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Luc Kostamo to his favorite target, wide receiver Mitchell Reyes, with 2 minutes left in the half, trimming MCC’s lead to 14-7
The Crusaders answered on the very next offensive play as junior quarterback Nicholas Holt connected on a 56-yard touchdown pass to running back Tommy Scott for a 21-7 halftime lead.
The Crusaders would not look back as they scored 28 unanswered points to pull away for the victory.
BY RYAN MILLER
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