Muskegon Heights came out hot with 20 straight first-quarter points and cruised to an easy 52-12 victory over host Baldwin in Thursday’s Week 1 football opener.LSJ Logo incert

JaJuante Trotter had a big night for the Tigers, rushing for 190 yards on 13 carries with a touchdown and a pair of two-point conversions.Sport Clips 2016 football ad

The Tigers built a 36-6 lead by halftime. They were led by Je’Vontae Kendricks, who tallied three TD’s in the game and finished with 61 yards on four carries.

Muskegon Heights dominated Baldwin offensively, running up 335 total yards to Baldwin’s 157. The Tigers rushed for a total of 326 yards on 29 carries and held the Panthers to just 51 total yards on 25 rushes.

Montae Bisch led Muskegon Heights on the defensive end with seven tackles, including a pair of sacks. The Tigers’ defensive secondary also stepped up with four interceptions in the game.