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Lowell overcomes five turnovers in 14-7 win against Caledonia

No where in the definition of a “pretty win” can one find five turnovers.

Then again, nowhere in post season statistics are wins defined by pretty and ugly.

So, while Lowell’s 14-7 win over Caledonia Friday night wasn’t how Coach Noel Dean would have drawn it up, the result was a victory which will send the Red Arrows into the final game of the season against Grand Rapids Christian with a chance to win the O-K White Conference Championship.

Lowell tallied two first-half touchdowns and then leaned on its defense to hold onto a victory against the home-standing Fighting Scots.

“It was a good win, against a quality opponent, coaching staff and football program,” Dean said.

The Red Arrows got on the board late in the first quarter on a Titan Anderson nine-yard touchdown pass to Zach Huver.
Anderson then added a second touchdown in the second quarter on a seven-yard run from scrimmage, giving Lowell a 14-0 halftime advantage.

“Defensively, we played outstanding. We have played great defense all year. But whenever you play a team like Lowell, you have to figure out how to get first downs and sustain drives. We weren’t very fortunate to do that tonight,” Caledonia football coach Steve Uyl said.

Caledonia was unable to muster a scoring drive against the Red Arrow defense. It’s third-quarter score was provided by the defense on a 10-yard interception return by Heath Hoogerhyde.

“I’m so proud of the kids and the effort they gave,” Uyl explained. “Lowell is a very good football team. Its defense was very physical, fast, and it was hard for us to sustain drives and get anything going offensively.”

Anderson led all Lowell runners with 68 yards on the ground. Jeff Houston led on receivers with three receptions for 32 yards.
Anderson was 10-of-17 for 99 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.

Lowell (7-1, 4-0) has outscored its O-K White opponents through four games 144-66. The Red Arrows have averaged 36 points a game in O-K White play while giving up 16.5 points a game.