The varsity football team lost 27 – 7 to the Grandville Bulldogs. This game was special because it was the purple game, a traditional Grand Haven sporting event where fans and players alike wear purple to support cancer awareness. All members on the team wore jerseys either in honor or in remembrance of those who have battled the disease. At the end of the game, a ceremony was held as a tribute to these individuals.
Senior Braydon Franz scored the Bucs’ only touchdown off a 60 yard pass from quarterback Alex Kapala.
Senior Joe Costello, who played in memory of Seth Green, had an impressive game, with both a pick and 10 receiving yards.
Connor Worthington, senior, rushed the ball for eight yards.
Joe Costello had a strong game and was happy with his performance. His pleasure was evident both on the field after touchdown celebrations, and off the field when he left the game with a grin on his face. Aiden Cooper and Will McWaters, both seniors, led the Bucs from defense. Although the team lost, they have come a long way from where they started.
THEY SAID IT:
“We did pretty good tonight, that’s the 4th best team in the state,” Costello said.
Senior Owen Krizan, who wore the purple jersey for his mother, is confident that the team is improving. “The senior class has brought a lot to practice every week,” he said. “We’re getting closer but we’ve got to take it day by day.”