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September 01, 2011
By: John Raffel

Lansing Sexton storms out to successful start


It didn't take long for Lansing Sexton to display its offensive might last week in opening its season with a victory over Jenison 36-14.

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It didn't take long for Lansing Sexton to display its offensive might last week in opening its season with a victory over Jenison 36-14.

Sexton exploded with a 58-yard touchdown pass from Willie Dillard to Anthony Goodman to open the game.

Sexton, which won two playoff games last year, passed for more than 200 yards and rushed for another 144.

Senior fullback Kyren Kemp scored early in the second quarter and recovered a fumble and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown to give the Big Reds a 22-7 lead at halftime.

Kemp had a 5-yard scoring run midway through the third quarter to make it 28-14. A.J. Hobbs ended the scoring when Dillard connected with Hobbs with a 20-yard scoring pass.

"I thought we played really hard," said Sexton coach Dan Boggan. "I thought we made a lot of foolish penalties. We had 105 yards worth of penalties which hurt us in some of our scoring situations where we could have scored more touchdowns.

"For the most part, I thought we played really hard and we did execute very well. I was pretty happy with the performance, other than the penalties."

Next up for Sexton is Monroe.

"They're not as big as Jenison," Boggan said. "They do have some size. They're more athletic than Jenison. It's going to be a tough game. They beat Detroit Southeastern 53-6. We'll have our work cut out for us, but we're excited about the challenge."