Grand Haven fails to stop the run in a rough loss to Traverse City West

LocalSportsJournal.com

The Grand Haven football team surrendered 421 rushing yards in a 41-14 road loss to Traverse City West on Thursday night.

Jacob Pawloski scored on a 28-yard run and an 18-yard pass from Sam DeKuiper in the second quarter to give Traverse City West a 16-0 lead.

Ryan Haynes then scored on a 25-yard pass from DeKuiper to give TC West a 24-0 advantage.

The Buccaneers closed the first half with a Collin Takas 29-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Adam Nelson to make the score 24-7.

Traverse City West responded with a 65-yard run by Erik Labonte and a 41-yard scamper from Odin Soffredine to increase its advantage to 38-7 after three quarters.

The hosts added a fourth quarter field goal before the Buccaneers closed the scoring on a 19-yard touchdown run by Tristan Winkleman.

Nelson led the Bucs with 98 yards and one touchdown on 9-of-17 passing while Charlie Young had 37 rushing yards.

Grand Haven is now 0-2 on the season and will host Grandville next week.

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