Fruitport misses opportunities, falls to host Forest Hills Eastern in football opener

LocalSportsJournal.com

Fruitport had the chances it needed in its 21-6 football loss to host Forest Hills Eastern on Thursday night. But the Trojans were not able to equate turnovers into points.

The Trojans had four opportunities coughed up by Forest Hills Eastern, which included three interceptions and a fumble. But Fruitport was only able to convert the first turnover into results.

Fruitport took a 6-0 lead early in the first quarter on a 14-yard touchdown catch by Ethan Flores from quarterback Jakob Carlisle.

But after the early connection, the Trojans could not get into the offensive flow it was looking for. Hampered by 11 penalties for 90 yards against and also a fumble, Fruitport managed 189 total yards.

Forrest Hills Eastern was held scoreless in the first half and trailed 6-0 at the break. The Hawks responded with a pair of scores in the third quarter, and added another score in the fourth to seel the win.

Dominic Colegrove paced the Trojans ground attack and finished with 69 yards on 13 carries. The Trojans had 106 total yards rushing.

Flores led Fruitport on the outside with a 30-yard catch and 42 total yards receiving off of three receptions. The junior also returned an interception 38 yards.

Carlisle finished 7 of 20 passing for 83 yards at quarterback for Fruitport.

Defensively, Fruitport was led by Crue Cooper with seven tackles and David Ross with six tackles. Zechariah Richardson and Karl Glydewell each had five tackles and an Interception.

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