Local Sports JournalREMUS – While it doesn’t often get much notice, the offensive line for Newaygo’s varsity football team proved to be the difference Friday night, as the visiting Lions knocked off Central States Activities Association foe Chippewa Hills 49-21.

“We kind of plunked our way down the field,” said second-year Newaygo head coach Andy Busch. This is the best I’ve seen our offensive line play. I’m real happy with our big boys.Benefitting from the all that good blocking was senior running back Zack Knight, who ran wild for 200 yards on just 12 rushes, including a big 45-yard TD run late in the third quarter. Lion running back Brandon Foster also had a great night, finishing with 96 yards on the ground. Teammate Heath Harrington had a rushing TD in the win.

Newaygo quarterback Weston Butler, who finished with 4-for-8 passing for 75 yards, connected with Matt Milbourne for a touchdown.
Butler also contributed 30 yards on the ground in the Newaygo (2-0, 2-0) victory.