Big Rapids Cardinals set to face other first-place Central State Activities Association football teams

GRANT — The Big Rapids football team improved to 7-3-1 with Friday’s 4-0 win over Grant (2-5) in Central State Activities Association action.

Big Rapids is 4-0 in the league and tied for first place with Tri County and Newaygo.

Kyra Couch scored two goals for Big Rapids while Hadley Fox and Meredith Heethuis had one each.

Big Rapids will host Tri County on Monday and will be at Newaygo on Wednesday.

Reed City 4, Benzie Central 1

REED CITY – Reed City improved to 7-2 on aggregate and 3-2 in the CSAA with Friday’s victory over Benzie.

The Coyotes have won four straight and will play Shelby on Monday in non-league action. They’re home with Grant on Wednesday in CSAA action.

Chippewa Hills 9, Cadillac Heritage Christian 1

CADILLAC – Chippewa Hills improved to 3-7 with that impressive non-league win on Friday.

“This win was a real team effort,” said Chippewa Hills coach Jay Franks. “We had a good game from the whole team. Melina Burgess scored six goals, Madison Brewer scored two goals and Kirstin Sherman scored one goal.

Sydney Hartzler had three assists, Karley Densmore and Melinda Burgess had two each. Ella Palmer and Hayley Gomber each had an assist.

“We had solid defensive play from Madison Brewer and Ila Swier,” Franks said. “The goal was defended by Karley Densmore and Cadence Jewell. Karley made two saves and Cadence one.

“That game was a huge confidence builder which we hope to bring to our next game. The girls were communicating better and working through their passing.

Chippewa Hills will be in action Monday at Kent City in the CSAA game. The Warriors are home out of league with Belding on Friday.

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