Football searches for immense payoff from their hard work


Macayla Cramer

Senior quarterback, Alex Kapala, searches downfield for an open receiver during the away East Kentwood game.

With a huge victory under their belt, the football team is marching towards another underdog matchup with 12th ranked Hudsonville on Friday, Nov. 8. The Bucs are currently riding a five-game winning streak with an overall record of 6-4. 

“Our first matchup with them didn’t go as planned, it was probably our worst game of the season,” said head coach Joe Nelson. “We’re looking for a little redemption.”

The Bucs versus Eagles game resulted in a 0-33 loss during week three. However, players are practicing harder than ever, with everything on the line, to reverse the outcome. 

“We have a lot of senior leadership and a lot of people willing to work hard,” said senior Connor Worthington. “Everyone is just super excited.”

The team hopes that they’ve created a new aura around the football program. They hope that when people look at their team now, they see improvement, dedication and leadership. As the group continues to improve and see success, Nelson attributes it to the player’s belief in each other and their overall confidence in their abilities.

With the entire town backing them up, the Grand Haven football team looks forward to their next playoff matchup. If they win, the Bucs will claim the district title and advance to the next round. 

“I think they’re a better team than before, but we are too,” said Nelson. “The way that we match up right now, I like us.”