Big Reds get revenge for state title game loss, pound Detroit King 41-18

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The Muskegon Big Reds took down yet another defending state champion on Friday night, defeating Detroit King 41-18 on the road.

The victory provided revenge for the Big Reds, who lost to King in the Division 3 state finals last year. It followed a convincing Muskegon victory last week over Warren De La Salle, the defending Division 2 state champion.

The Big Reds broke the scoring seal with a Cameron Martinez one-yard touchdown run, making the score 7-0 after one quarter.

A three-yard rushing touchdown from Marshawn Lee of Detroit King with 7:13 left in the second quarter made the score 7-6 in favor of Muskegon.

Just before halftime, the Big Reds went on a 73-yard, 13-play drive, capped off by an 11-yard Martinez touchdown run to make the score 14-6 Muskegon at the half.

Japrie Henderson scored on a five-yard run to extend the Muskegon lead to 21-6 with 8:34 left in the third quarter. Jakarri Kitchen-Thomas added an eight-yard TD run later in the third to give the Big Reds a 27-6 advantage.

Following a quick Detroit King touchdown that made the score 27-14, Martinez returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards to give Muskegon a 34-12 lead after three quarters.

The final Big Reds touchdown came on a 28-yard pass from Martinez to Amari Crowley.

Martinez paced the Big Reds with 179 rushing yards and four total touchdowns.

Muskegon is now 2-0 and will play East Grand Rapids in its home opener next Friday.

 

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