Trojan Jacob Geter (left) races past Allegan’s Chase Borgeson during Plainwell’s 51-0 win.

Geter’s record-setting effort leads Plainwell past Allegan

Jason Wesseldyk

On Plain-well’s first possession against Allegan Friday, Oct. 3, running back Jacob Geter broke free for what appeared to be a 55-yard touchdown run only to have it called back on a penalty.
No problem. Geter just waited four plays and scored on a 7-yard run.
Thus began a record-setting night for the diminutive senior who is listed at 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds.
Geter wound up scoring six touchdowns to set a new school record as the Trojans cruised to the 51-0 win to cap the homecoming festivities at Streidl Field.
Plainwell assistant coach Rick Babbitt had held the previous single-game touchdown record with five.
“(Breaking the record) is special,” Geter said. “Coach Babbitt said this was the night he wanted me to break his record so I was doing everything I could to get it.”
Geter accounted for the first five touchdowns for Plainwell, adding runs of 21, 10, 14 and four yards following the seven-yarder to open the game. Ty Brugh added a sixth Trojan TD with 2:20 left in the second quarter to push Plainwell’s lead to 41-0 at halftime.
Then, after taking over possession from Allegan on downs to start the third quarter, Geter found his way into the record book with a 5-yard scoring run that made it 48-0 in favor of Plainwell (5-1 overall, 2-0 in the Wolverine Confer-ence East).
“Coming into the second half, I knew I was going to have one drive to try to get the record,” Geter said. “`I was fortunate I was able to get it.”
Geter finished with 236 yards on 23 carries to lift his six-game rushing total to more than 1,100 yards.

For full story, pick up a copy of the October 9 issue of The Allegan County News or subscribe to the e-edition.

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