Fruitport football team loses a non-conference shootout to Coopersville 62-50

 

LocalSportsJournal.com

There were no shortage of points on Friday night between Fruitport and Coopersville in a non-conference football matchup.

But Fruitport didn’t score quite enough, and came out on the short end of a 62-50 decision.

Coopersville got the first touchdown in the first quarter. Less than 20 seconds later, Crue Cooper scored for the Trojans on a 52-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Jakob Carlisle.

A minute after the Fruitport score, Coopersville answered.

Fruitport’s Ethan Flores finished up the first quarter with an eight-yard touchdown run, and the Trojans led 16-12 going into the second.

Coopersville scored twice In the first four minutes of the second quarter. Fruitport answered with two touchdowns. One came0 on a 56-yard touchdown run by Flores and the other on a 14- yard pass from Carlyle to Cole Hoffman.

Coopersville scored with 42 seconds remaining in the half and had a 34-28 lead at the break.

Carlisle scored on a one-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Coopersville responded with two touchdowns to finish the third, and led 48-36 going into the fourth.

Flores scored on a 55-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter. Coopersville answered with two more touchdowns. The Trojans’ final touchdown came on of a 38-yard run by Flores with less than a minute remaining in the game.

Flores led the Trojans in rushing with 310 yards on 34 carries. Carlisle completed 11 of his 19 passes, recording 172 yards in the passing column. Crue Cooper had 67 yards receiving on three receptions.

Fruitport fell to 1-7 on the season. The Trojans travel to Mona Shores next week.

 

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