Kent City’s late rally falls short in loss to NorthPointe Christian

Local Sports Journal

KENT CITY – NorthPointe Christian scored 17 second half points to pull out a 24-18 nonconference win over host Kent City Friday night.

The Eagles trailed 7-6 at halftime before giving up 10 third quarter points.

Chad Brown scored on a 1-yard run to start the fourth quarter, as Kent City pulled within 17-12. The Mustangs would score with seven minutes left in the game and after the Eagles’ Tyler Ergang recovered a fumble in the endzone to cut the score to 24-18, Kent City wouldn’t threaten again.

Kent City’s Jake Krueger, who threw a 9-yard TD pass to Kyle Boyd in the second quarter, finished 9-of-18 passing for 147 yards. Boyd finished with 3 receptions for 86 yards and Brown had 13 carries for 142 yards.

KJ Herremans led the Eagles defense with 21 tackles and a sack, Boyd made 12 stops and Ergang finished with 10 tackles.

NorthPointe Christian 24, Kent City 18

NP Christian 0 – 7 – 10 – 7 – 24
Kent City 0 – 6 – 0 – 12 -18

NPC – Nick Swore 2 run (Preston Huckaby kick)
KC – Kyle Boyd 9 pass from Jake Krueger (pass fail)
NPC – Huckaby 23 FG
NPC – Joey Steven 2 run (Huckaby kick)
KC – Chad Brown 1 run (pass failed)
NPC – Stevens 26 run (Huckaby kick)
KC – Tyler Ergang recover fumble in endzone (run failed)

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