Cam Deines Finishes with Three Rushing TD’s, Leading FHC to Victory

Cam Deines Finishes with Three Rushing TD's, Leading FHC to Victory

Sam Hopkins, Sports Editor

Breaking free out of the back field, sophomore Cam Deines broke two tackles, and side stepped a Jenison defender as he marched his way to the end zone.  This would be just one of Cam’s three rushing touchdowns that propelled the Rangers over the Wild Cats 32-22 in seemingly dominant fashion.

“I couldn’t have done it without my offensive line,” Cam said. “They opened up some big holes, and I just made sure I hit them as fast and hard as I could.”

The first game of the football season got off to a fast start, as the Rangers and Wild Cats traded blows, capitalizing on the first three drives of the game.

“We got out to a quick start and never looked back,” sophomore Luke Majick said. “They beat us last year on our home turf, so we were all hyped to get the chance to face them again.”

Starting out the second half with a lead, the Rangers shut down any Jenison hope of inching back into the game.  Starting the second half with a four and out, and then giving up a demoralizing FHC scoring drive, it appeared as if Rangers had made significant adjustments at half.

“The moral of the story is that our guys made more plays than their guys,” head coach Ty Hallock said. “We had some lulls early, but came out of halftime strong after making some lineup changes.”

With four minutes left on the game clock, the Rangers were seeking some insurance points.  On a crucial fourth and two, quarterback Luke Majick’s hard count drew Jenison’s defense off sides, continuing the drive.  With a fresh set of downs, the Rangers were able to find the end zone one more time to secure the victory.

“We had lots of guys step up and help us out down the stretch,” Hallock said. “It was a nice feeling to get that first victory out of the way.”

Looking towards West Ottawa, Hallock, and the rest of the Rangers, focus their sights in on their upcoming opponent.

“We need to clean up the penalties and make sure were making tackles when we have the chance,” Hallock said. “Our quote of the week is ‘We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.’ We’re going to have to practice what we’ve been preaching and see if we can get another win next Thursday.”

 

Deines- 3 Touchdowns, Hallock- 1 Touchdown, Majick- 1 Touchdown