Wildcat defense continues to struggle in 62-22 loss

Elijah Dollarhide comes up with a quarterback sack in a bright spot against GR Catholic Central Oct. 2.


The Wayland varsity football team lost Friday night at Cedar Springs by a 62-22, a score that was eerily close to the final verdict against South Christian two weeks before.

The Wildcats have given up 173 points in their last three games and 286 for the season in seven games, an average of 40 per contest, which is in the same ballpark as in 2019 when they yielded a school record 365.

Wayland has won only once, over Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills last year, since it beat Forest Hills Eastern 28-20 on Sept. 28, 2018. It has lost 25 of its last 26 games.

After the Wildcats went 0-9 in the disastrous 2019 campaign, head coach Mike Doupe was fired and replaced by Tim Gibson who now is 1-13.

Wayland’s last winning season was in 2013, when it went 6-5 and scored one playoff victory over Plainwell

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