Pioneers take the W in Lowell

The Friday night lights were shining especially bright this past Friday on the Lowell football field. Red Arrows and Pioneers alike gathered in the stands to support the pink arrow game to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research.

Prior to the game, Lowell took the time to honor local breast cancer survivors, including East Grand Rapids’ very own, Kris Ward, represented by her sister Guidance Counselor Lori Johnston.

“It was so much more than a game. It was a very cool thing, especially to pick someone from the opponent to honor,” Johnston said.

The game itself certainly lived up to the crowd’s expectations. After a hard fought battle, the Pioneers found themselves down one, with a 21-yard field goal to win the game. Despite missing two kicks earlier in the game, Mark Boeve ‘19 confidently stepped on the field and perfectly placed the kick.

“After I made the kick, [Junior] Jack Billo and I were the first guys to know it went in,” Boeve said. “We started running to the sidelines and were mobbed by the rest of the team and just everyone was going crazy.”

The Pioneers have their sights set on taking another win away this weekend against Thornapple Kellogg.