“We went through a rough patch, played some playoff caliber teams but tonight a lot of guys stepped up,” said Muskegon Heights coach Tommie Elliott. “But I keep reminding everyone we only have six seniors on this team and to keep working on continuing to get better. We were able to look like we are finally getting the hang of working this veer offense.”
Anthony Gordon scored first for Muskegon Heights on a 23-yard scoring run. His successful two-point conversion gave the Tigers an 8-6 lead after Camden scored on a 62-yard drive.
Barely two minutes later after a Detroit turnover, Kevin Jackson found the end zone on a 13-yard TD pass from Gordon.
Gordon was 6 of 11 passing for 200 yards and a pair of TD passes.
“They caught us off guard on their one touchdown but we stuffed them the rest of the game.We came out with some bumps and bruises, and with Orchard View next week, it should be an interesting game,” said Elliott. “It will be our second home game of the season.”
Jackson added a pair of TD runs of two and nine yards late in the second quarter as the Tigers led 44-6 at halftime.
Jalen Harris broke free fo touchdown runs of 50 and seven yards, Javonte Kendrick turned loose a 72-yard scoring scamper and Anthony Thomas connected with Gordon on an 11-yard TD pass.
Javonte Griggs led the Tigers defense with six tackles, while Tydrekus Purnell and Dakari Johns both had three apiece.