Grand Rapids Catholic Central opens new stadium with 27-6 win over East Grand RapidsFootball  |
GRAND RAPIDS -- It's been 110 years in the making.
For the first time in it's century-plus existence, the Grand Rapids Catholic Central football team has a home of its own with the opening of Cougar Stadium this year.
And the Cougars, who have had to play their home games in a number of high school football fields throughout West Michigan during all of those years, proved that having a home of your own, and true home-field advantage, can be a powerful thing.
Hosting long-time rival and perennial state power East Grand Rapids Friday night in front of a standing-room only crowd of 8,519 fans, Catholic Central jumped out to a quick two-score lead in the first quarter, and cruised to a 27-6 victory over the Pioneers -- a Pioneers team who had beaten them four of the last five meetings.