Friday, September 8, 2017
South Christian High School
Forest Hills Eastern High School
The South Christian Sailors visited the Hawks of Forest Hills Eastern on Friday night on their big Hawk Rally night. The crowd was large and the weather was perfect for a Friday night high school football game. It was an entertaining game early as both teams played well but the Sailors put together more drives and came away with a 36-20 victory in the end.
The Hawks offense was lead by QB Bennett VanSolkema who rushed for 48 total yards on 12 carries. Van Solkema also threw for 158 yards passing on 10-15 with 1 TD and 0 interceptions. Ben Armbrester was also one of the best players on the field again as he caught 5 passes for 68 yards and 1 TD. Armbrester also had a 90-yard kickoff return for a TD as he shook a man and raced down the sideline away from the Sailors cover team. Brady Doyle also grabbed 4 passes for a total of 92 yards and had a couple key catches to keep drives alive.
On Defense it was Cray Brenner, Justin Rozeboom and Kade Krueger who were all over the field for the Hawks. Brenner lead the way with 12.0 total tackles and 1.5 for loss. Rozeboom added 8.5 tackles and 1.0 for loss. Krueger chipped in with 7.5 tackles, 2.0 for loss and also had an interception. Armbrester also added an interception right before the half ended to stop a sailors drive.
The Hawks now fall to 1-2 on the season and 0-1 in the tough OK Gold conference. South Christian is now 3-0 and 1-0 in the Gold. FHE will next take on highly rated GR Catholic Central Cougars next Friday night at 7:00 pm at GRCC’s new football stadium at the CAT. It will be the first time the Hawks have played at the new GRCC facility. Com on out and cheer on the Hawks to victory.
Forest Hills Eastern
The Hawks jumped out early on the Sailors and found the end zone on their first possession. It was one of the Hawks best drives of the young season as QB Bennett Van Solkema found Ben Amrbrester for a 26 yard TD strike to put the Hawks up 6-0. Sam Dziuba knocked the extra point thru to push the lead to 7-0. The Sailors quickly answered and made it 7-7 as Andrew Haan hit Peyton Vis on a 36 yard strike.
Ben Armbrester then took the ensuing kick off back 90-yards to the Hawks back up in front. Dziuba's kick was good and it was the Hawks leading 14-7. However the Sailors had an answer and RB Brennen Beukema scampered 7-yards for a TD score. The kick was good and we were all tied after the first period of play.
The 2nd quarter proved to have little scoring as the only points were a high snap on a Hawks punt that resulted in the Sailors safety with 1:52 remaining in the quarter to make the score 16-14 Sailors. On the following kick off the Sailors returned the ball down to the Hawks 10 yard line but a huge interception by Armbrester cut that drive short. The score remained 16-14 headed into halftime.
The Sailors got the ball first out of halftime but Kade Kreuger picked off a pass to shut off their first drive. But the Hawks offense couldn't get untracked and a key fumble gave the ball back to the Sailors. They proceeded to punch that drive in on a Toby Hulst 1-yard run to push the score to 23-14.
The Sailors scored on their only two possessions of the 4th quarter as they salted away the victory late in the game. Their first score came after the Hawks turned the ball over on downs to them. Beukema again rumbling 22-yards to pay dirt. The Hawks did answer as Van Solkema found a gap and punched it in from 3-yards out to cut the score 30-20. The Hawks went for the 2-point conversion attempt to try to make it a one score game but the pass attempt was incomplete. The ensuing onside kick was recovered by the Sailors and they pounded the ball down the field and Luke Schrotenboer scored from 3-yards out to make the final 36-20.