Kent City ends its football season with a 41-0 loss to powerful Pewamo-Westphalia

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Kent City’s football season came to a difficult end on Friday night with a 41-0 loss to powerful Pewamo-Westphalia in a Division 7 district final game at Grand Ledge High School.

The Eagle offense was held to only 65 yards of offense on Friday. Meanwhile the Pirates, who won state titles in 2016 and 2017, piled up the points.

In the first quarter, Carter Thelen scored on a 55-yard punt return touchdown and Tanner Wirth scored on a 16-yard burst to give P-W a 14-0 lead.

In the second quarter, Ethan Thelen found Logan Trierweiler for a 14-yard touchdown pass and Aaron Bearss for a 17-yard TD strike, then Wirth scored on a 16-yard run to make the score 34-0 at halftime.

The lone touchdown in the second half came in the third quarter when Jacob Thelen connected with Ethan Smith for a 10-yard touchdown pass.

Kent City was led by Dolan Bair, who had 18 yards receiving on one catch.

The Eagles finished the season with a 7-4 record. They will lose 14 seniors who played in a school record seven playoff games in their career after being moved up as freshmen.

“I’m just proud,” said Kent City head coach Bill Crane about his team. “They’ve worked very hard for a long time with a great effort. I couldn’t be happier.”

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