Reyes' interception keys Trojans' win

On a night that it payed tribute to former defensive coach Larry Rueger prior to Thursday's Lakes Eight Conference opener against Newaygo, Fruitport's defense would have made its old coach proud. The Trojans' rugged 'D' made a big statement with the game on the line, coming up with a key interception in the end zone that locked up Fruitport's 30-10 win over visiting Newaygo.
Matt DeYoung
Sep 1, 2011

 

The Trojans appeared to be firmly in control with a 24-3 lead early in the fourth quarter, but an 80-yard touchdown on a trick play, then a turnover by Fruitport's offense gave Newaygo the ball on the Trojans' 22-yard line with a chance to get back into the game.

Three players later, Fruitport safety Mike Reyes undercut a Newaygo receiver and picked off quarterback Weston Butler's pass in the end zone.

Fruitport proceeded to drive the ball 80 yards in three minutes, capping the drive with a 12-yard touchdown run by quarterback Tyler Fehler and a 30-10 advantage with just six minutes to play in the game.

"Mikey Reyes made a great play in the end zone," said Trojans' coach Steve Wilson, whose team is now 2-0 on the year and 1-0 in league action. "The kid is such a great athlete. We don't have a lot of kids, but the kids we do have this year, I really like."

Reyes also made his presence felt on offense, rumbling for 135 yards on 15 carries, including touchdown runs of 17 and 4 yards. Fehler added 109 rushing yards and was 3-of-5 passing for 40 yards, including a 21-yard scoring strike to tight end Cody Bayle.

For more on Thursday's game, see Friday's print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

 

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