Hawkeye Football Falls to Unity in Purple Game Fundraiser

By: Christian DiCesare

HAMILTON, Mich- Last Friday, October 2, the Hamilton varsity football team squared off against the Unity Christian Crusaders. The two teams came together for a special cause: to raise money for cancer research. The Hawkeyes wore purple jerseys and accessories, and each player had the name of someone they knew that is, currently or has, struggled with cancer.

The final score of the game was 41-14, the Crusaders coming out on top. Despite what the final score may show, the Hawkeyes held their own in the first half, scoring a touchdown in the first quarter while leaving Unity scoreless. At half, it appeared that it was going to be a tight game with the score being tied 7-7. However, Unity dominated the Hawkeyes in the second half outscoring the Hawkeyes 34-7. Hamilton scored their only 7 points of the half on a pass from Mudd to Keomoungkhoune about midway through the fourth quarter. Junior linebacker Seth Buresh comments on Unity’s second half turnaround: “Unity is a great football team and they just outplayed us in the second half.”

Top performers for the Hawkeyes were quarterback Keaton Mudd with 123 yards through the air and Quine Keomoungkhoune with 90 yards receiving. Hamilton now goes into this week 1-5 and is looking to have a big game against the Holland Dutch in their homecoming game.