First win of season huge boost for CCA running back, teammates

David Peck

BIG RAPIDS — It was a game David Peck and his Crossroads football teammates had been waiting for a long time.

The Cougars ended a losing streak, which had spanned over two seasons on Friday when they rolled past St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran 38-14.

Peck rushed for 113 yards.

“It was a lot of people pulling together,” Peck said. “We were a lot more focused at that game than we had been. The focus was up, the intensity was up.”

Peck is a junior and is on the varsity his second year with the same position.

“It was definitely one of our better games,” he said of Friday’s win. “The blocks set up holes I could run through.”

Peck focuses on offense although he’s also used for pass defense.

To say Friday’s win was a key motivator for the Cougars would be an understatement.

“All the guys I know we’ve worked for that for years,” Peck said. “To keep it going, we need to keep the focus. The key for this team is to be strong.”

Peck plays basketball baseball and also is set to run track.

“Football is my favorite sport,” he said. “If I could play it year round, I wouldn’t play any other sport.”

Crossroads is home Friday against Brethren.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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