GRAND RAPIDS—The Fruitport Trojans opened up the football season with a 32-20 non-conference victory on the road at Kenowa Hills on Thursday evening.

Fruitport gained 335 yards on the ground, led by junior Paschal Jolman, who rushed for 194 yards on 16 carries while junior Collin Jolman gained 119 yards on just four carries.

The Trojans opened up the scoring in the first quarter at the 8:35 mark as Paschal Jolman found the endzone on a 2-yard run. The extra two-point conversion failed.

Kenowa Hills knotted the score up at 6-6 with 4:41 remaining in the first quarter on a 20-yard interception.

Paschal Jolman put Fruitport up 12-6 in the second quarter on a 13-yard rushing play with 8:52 remaining in the half. The Trojans once again failed on the two-point conversion.

Kenowa Hills took a 13-12 lead in the third quarter on a 2-yard run at the 6:39 mark.

That lead was short-lived as Paschal Jolman found the end-zone on a 54-yard run with 5:56 remaining in the quarter and Collin Jolman converted the two-point conversion to put the Trojans ahead for good, 20-13.

The opening 10 minutes of the fourth quarter were scoreless, however, plenty of scoring took place during the final 2-plus minutes.

Collin Jolman scored on 76-yard run with 2:18 remaining to put Fruitport up 26-13.

Back came Kenowa Hills, which scored with 2:03 left on a 4-yard run to cut the Trojan lead to 26-20.

Fruitport closed out the scoring on a 54-yard run by Paschal Jolman with 1:50 left in the game.

Collin Jolman was 9-for-16 for 144 yards. He did throw two interceptions.

Fruitport was whistled for 65 yards in penalties and finished with 15 first downs.

Junior Cody Nash led the Fruitport defense with eight tackles while junior Andrew Fielstra finished with 7.

Fruitport travels to Grand Rapids Christian on Thursday, Sept 1.