Vikings’ offense explodes for 47 points against Calvin


Hopkins running back Ryan Haveman (20) is pursued by Godwin defenders in a game played earlier this season.

The Hopkins varsity football team’s offense came alive in a big way Friday night in a convincing 47-7 smashing of Grandville Calvin Christian.

The Vikings, who improved their overall season record to 3-4, scored early and often and were benefitted by the running clock in the second half.

Hopkins streaked to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and was enjoying a 41-0 cushion at the half.

Junior running back Ryan Haveman scored the Vikings’ first two touchdowns, on runs of 10 yards and four yards. He finished the evening with 14 carries for 106 yards three TDs.

Mason Schaendorf logged seven carries for 92 yards and one 24-yard TD, in the first period.
Hunter Lewellyn came up with one catch for 72 yards and a TD, tossed by junior QB Nolan Smith.

Cole Marschall and Mike Moomey both scored one touchdown, Elliott Fair kicked five points.

Hopkins’ leading tackler was Ethan Gilder with seven.

It was the Vikings’ first O-K Silver Conference victory this season. Their two other triumphs came against nonleague opponents Manistee and Buchanan.

Hopkins will have its homecoming game this Friday against Wyoming Lee, which also is 3-4 overall.

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