by Craig Beilfuss
The Whitehall Vikings rained on Ludington’s momentum after a Week-5 win over Muskegon Heights.

The Vikings cruised to a 49-0 win thanks in big part to Alec Pruett. The senior running back amassed 308 yards on the ground and a pair of touchdown runs as Whitehall scored at will and often, especially in the first half.
Whitehall scored on its first possession, going 70-yards on eight plays. Junior Nate Bolley scampered in from 33-yards out. Jack McDowell converted the extra point kick and the Viking’s were out to a quick 7-0 lead.
After shutting down Ludington on its first possession, the Viking’s took their second offensive possession of the evening on the 30-yard line. Five plays later, Ira Jenkins scored on a 14-yard TD run and McDowell once again converted on the extra point to give Whitehall a 14-0 lead just before the end of the first quarter.
Whitehall continued to pile up the offensive yardage and the score in the second quarter, scoring four more touchdowns, en route to a commanding 42-0 halftime lead.
Kyle Stratton scored on an eight-yard TD run at the 9:28 mark. Nate Bolley scored his second TD of the evening on a 61-yard pass play from Kyle Stratton.
Bolley again hooked up with Stratton, this time on a 95-yard TD pass play at the end of the second  quarter. Ira Jenkins rounded out the first half scoring parade with a 49-yard TD run.
“The defensive line has really picked up the tempo in recent weeks,” said Whitehall head coach Tony Sigmon. “They have improved each week. The thing that is really impressive is we had all the offensive yardage on 44 plays. That’s a nice stat to celebrate. Our time of possession wasn’t great.”
Whitehall racked up 404 yards rushing and 183 yards through the air, while Ludington managed 72 yards on the ground and 70 yards passing.

“Whitehall has a really nice team,” Ludington coach Charlie Gunsell said. “They are physical on both sides of the ball, and their skill kids are difficult to handle in space.”

Leading the way for the Viking’s was quarterback, Kyle Stratton, who was 6 for 9 passing for 183 yards and two TD’s. 
Bolley had three receptions for 161 yards and two touchdowns.
Whitehall, now 5-1 overall and 3-1 in West Michigan Conference action, will travel to Hart next Friday. 

Ludington, 2-4 overall and 1-2 in Lakes 8 Activities Conference play, will be at home against Belding.

Check out photos from the Whitehall win shot by Leo Valdez.