A week off didn’t impact the Muskegon Catholic football team.
The Crusaders scored on a 12-yard run from junior running back David Hill on their opening drive and rolled to a 37-0 win at Ludington to start Lakes 8 Conference play on Friday night.
“We worked on a ton of fundamentals during the off week and prepped for Ludington as we normally would,” MCC head coach Steve Czerwon said over the phone.
The Crusaders (2-1, 1-0) would score twice more in the first quarter with a 39-yard touchdown run from Joe Waller and a 4-yard score from fullback Nick Powell as they outgained Ludington 419-197 in the win, which means Muskegon Catholic has won all 10 matchups with Ludington historically.
Waller added a 2-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and finished with a game-high 134 yards on just 10 rushes.
Crusaders quarterback Elliot Riegler was a proficient 3-for-3 for 56 yards passing while he ran for 55 total yards, including a nifty 21-yard run down the sideline to give Muskegon Catholic a 28-0 lead entering halftime.
Muskegon Catholic then finished its scoring with a 32-yard field goal that put the game at its final score.

Ludington was led by quarterback Trey Forfinski, who was 12 of 19 for 108 yards passing while sophomore Gage Jones led Ludington with eight tackles.