Muskegon Heights Week-1 script goes to plan, tops Potterville with 42-6 win

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Muskegon Heights football coach Van Parker could not have scripted a better start to the 2021 football season.

After missing the entire 2020 campaign due to Covid restrictions, Parker and the Tiger coaching staff had a long list of questions head into this season.

Some of those questions were answered on Friday night as Muskegon Heights routed Potterville 42-6 in a nonleague contest.

“It’s just a great feeling,” Parker said. “I am excited for the kids and the community. Our kids needed success after a year off. I just hope we can keep it going.”

The Tigers rolled up 476 yards of total offense on the evening.

Anthony Floyd rushed 11 times for 70 yards and opened the scoring with a 5-yard scoring play.

Receiver Ashton Smith accounted for two touchdowns on catches of 52 and 27 yards. He finished the night with five receptions for 152 yard.

Other Tigers to find the end zone included Emarion Davis with a 9-yard reception, Ja’Kari Edwards with a 20-yard run and Damond Davis with a 15-yard touchdown reception.

Darice Totten was the Tigers’ leading rusher with 79 yards on seven carries. The balanced running game also featured Edwards with seven rushes for 69 yards.

The defense was led by Devin Cooper and DeCarri Moore with 5 tackles each.

“We had a lot of guys with good nights,” Parker said. “We took care of the ball, our running back ran well and our defense played lights out all night. It was a total team effort.”

Next up for the Tigers is Grandville Calvin Christian.

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