posted October 12, 2012

Homecoming Football Brings Alma Scots to Town

The Flying Dutchmen will host the Alma Scots in the traditional Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 13. Kickoff at Holland Municipal Stadium will be 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast on 92.7-FM and streamed on the internet.

The Flying Dutchmen renew a rivalry that started in 1919. Hope leads the all-time series 51-31-4, including a 38-15 victory in 2011.


The teams have played three common opponents. Both have lost to Illinois Wesleyan and Adrian and each has defeated Olivet.


This will be Hope’s Homecoming game, a tradition that started in 1928. Hope has a 49-29-3 all-time advantage in Homecoming games. Alma was last a Homecoming opponent in 2007. The Flying Dutchmen won that game 60-34.


Junior tailback Shawn Jackson (Comstock Park/Comstock Park HS) has reached a career milestone. His career rushing total is 1, 774 yards is tenth best on the all-time list. The all-time career leader is Brandon Graham who rushed for 4,362 yards from 1955-77. Over his career Shawn has rushed for over 100 yards in nine games, including twice this season.


Stat Watch: Junior quarterback Michael Atwell (Geneseo, Ill/Geneseo HS) tops the MIAA in passing, averaging 228.7 yards per game. He has completed 55% of this passes (120/220), been intercepted eight times and thrown eleven for touchdowns…Freshman punter Dean DeVries (Grand Rapids/Grandville HS) leads the MIAA with an average of 39.3 yards per punt.


Five Hope players have caught 10-or-more passes this season – sophomore Taylor Brynaert (Washington/Romeo HS), 34 catches for 427 yards and 4 TDs; junior Vincent Boddy (West Bloomfield/West Bloomfield HS), 22 catches for 301 yards and 4 TDs; junior Connor Parcell (Cadillac/Cadillac HS), 19 catches for 179 yards; senior Brian Lynn (Holland/Holland HS), 15 catches for 98 yards; and junior Christian Subdon (Twin Lake/Whitehall HS), 10 catches for 129 yards and 1 TD.