Scouting Report: Zeeland East vs Zeeland West

This crosstown battle did not disappoint, and neither did the stars on both teams. Several college prospects were on the field and all of them helped make this a closely contested, down to the wire ball game.


East pulled out a 60-52 double overtime victory after a back an forth game was sent into overtime by a late field goal after West had scored with just over a minute to play.

Zeeland East

2014 running back Spencer Viening was not at full strength, but was tough, determined and played a great game. He's likely to be a safety or possibly even an outside backer in college at 6'0, 205-lbs already. He's a great football player who will run through a wall to help his team win. He's a sure tackler, a strong kid, and has a lot of schools looking right now. Timed speed will be important for him during next summer's camp season.

Kicker Gabe Boss sent the game into overtime and showed a big leg all night. He should have a chance to kick on the next level.

Zeeland West

Tight end Jordan Van Dort is a big junior at 6'5, 285-lbs. Likely to play offensive line in college, he had two receptions for 82 yards and a score. He's light on his feet for a big guy, as well as coordinated and athletic. He pulls and leads on some plays as a blocker for West and looks comfortable doing that. It seemed to come easy for him as he knocked over a couple would-be defenders. He'll have to learn technique to make the transition and I'd like to see him be a little more aggressive and finish as a blocker, but he has the physical tools to play Division-1 ball and has BCS level schools looking at him right now.

Junior fullback Marcus Lambert rushed for five touchdowns last night. In the Wing-T, the backs are always going to pile up some yardage, but Lambert is a good inside runner who showed good speed as well in breaking a few long runs.

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