BYRON CENTER, Mich. — After Ty Rynbrandt's injury last week against Kelloggsville, South Christian had to roll out a new quarterback in Saturday night's game against Grand Rapids Christian at Waddell Field in Byron Center.
Sophomore Jake DeHaan would get the nod at quarterback and played like a seasoned veteran, finding Eli Smith for two scores in the game.
Meanwhile, the Sailor defense stepped up in a big way, with several turnovers including three interceptions from junior Jace DeMann.
"We worked hard this week," DeMann said after the game, "we gave up some big plays, but we made some big plays, we stepped up to the opportunity."
The Sailors will look for the program's first district championship since 2014 when they host Hamilton next week.