The exceptional athletes from the Muskegon area bring you four featured nominations during last week’s competitions. The Play of the Week poll is brought to you by CatchMark SportsNet.
Watch the video above to see the Play of the Week nominations. Vote for the Play of the Week in the poll at the bottom of this story. The poll will close Friday, Oct. 15, at noon.
Here are descriptions of the five nominated plays to offer context:
Play 1: In the Game of the Week matchup, Muskegon football’s Tamareon Oakes knocks the ball away from a Mona Shores receiver. Damari Foster of Muskegon scoops the fumble at his team’s 19-yard line and returns it to the house, giving the Big Reds a 27-21 lead heading into halftime. Shores was unable to regain the lead in the second half as Muskegon pulled away resulting in a 49-28 victory at Sailor Stadium.
Play 2: Spring Lake’s Alex Lee sparks the offense with a great run up the middle as he scored on a 40-yard touchdown. The junior running back had himself quite a game last Friday against Coopersville in the Lakers’ 27-20 home victory. The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder led the charge on both sides of the ball for Spring Lake. Lee had 179 yards rushing on 26 carries with four touchdowns. In addition to his massive offensive production, he paced the Lakers defense with six tackles and two interceptions.
Play 3: Junior Jack Houtteman of Whitehall soccer scores a tough header on a Yahir Gonzalez cross in their final West Michigan Conference soccer matchup against Montague last week. The Vikings defeated neighboring rival Montague 4-0 and ended their regular season on a five-game win streak to secure a second-place finish in the WMC.
Play 4: Hart’s girls cross country team won its third West Michigan Conference jamboree last Tuesday in Whitehall. Alyson Enns (18:20.10) had a first-place finish overall, followed closely by teammates Jessica Jazwinski (18:42.10) and Audrianna Enns (18:59.50) to secure the top three spots. Lexi Beth Nienhuis (20:45.80) and Lauren VanderLaan (21:26.10) also had top 10 finishes for Hart, which is the four-time defending state champion in Division 3. The Pirates took home the trophy in the jamboree with 20 points.
If you wish to nominate a Play of the Week for Oct. 11-16, then email Zach Zweigle at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than noon Monday, Oct. 18.
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