The Fruitport football team fell to Coopersville 35-12 in its season opener Thursday night.
The Trojans trailed 14-0 after one quarter. Fruitport’s Jakob Carlisle connected with Ethan Flores on a 46-yard TD strike in the second quarter, making the score 14-6.
The Broncos scored again before halftime and led 22-6 at the break.
After a quick score from Coopersville to start the second half, Fruitport responded with a 13-yard touchdown run by Carlisle to make the score 28-12.
Coopersville added one more TD in the fourth quarter.
Carlisle led Fruitport in rushing with 86 yards on 19 carries while Dominick Colegrove added 85 yards on 21 carries.
Ethan Flores led the Trojan receivers with 45 yards and one touchdown on two catches.
For Coopersville, Riley Johnson threw for 216 yards and two touchdowns on 11-for-21 passing. Cayden Schneider led the Bronco rushing attack with 103 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries.
The Trojans will head to Spring Lake next Thursday looking to get into the win column.