Victory in Overtime! Grand Rapids Christian Tops OLSM For State Title

Posted at 11:13 PM, Nov 24, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-24 23:13:22-05

Joel Schipper kicked the game-winning field goal in overtime for Grand Rapids Christian as the Eagles topped defending state champion Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 40-37 for the Division 3 State Championship.

Schipper tied the game at 37 in the final seconds of regulation to send the game into overtime.

The state championship is a first for Grand Rapids Christian and head coach Don Fellows.

Sophomore sensation receiver Drake Harris broke and MHSAA state title game receiving record. He finished with 243 yards on 8 catches with one touchdown. Harris is committed to Michigan State.

Seth McIntosh also scored three touchdowns for Grand Rapids Christian in the victory, and senior quarterback Alex VanDeVusse was 16-26 with 307 yards and one touchdown.

The Eagles finish the season 13-1, while OLSM finishes 11-3.