The Muskegon Heights football team had chances to open the season on a winning note on Friday against Harbor Springs, but missed opportunities early in the game hurt the Tigers in a 29-22 road loss.
The Tigers scored first on a Todd Brewer 60-yard fumble recovery and took an 8-0 lead following the conversion.
Harbor Springs responded with a TD, then cornered Muskegon Heights in its own end zone to force a safety and take a 10-8 lead.
Anthony Glover stepped up for Muskegon Heights before halftime, snagging a 45-yard touchdown pass from Lamonte Townsend to put his team up 14-10.
Harbor Springs slapped up a TD shortly after the Tigers score, taking a 17-10 lead in the locker room. The Rams added a pair of scores in the fourth quarter to hold a 29-14 lead.
Glover had a big 80-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter and Townsend connected with Blackshire on the two-point conversion to make the score 29-22, but the Tigers couldn’t get any closer.