Hope football team builds momentum under Stuursma

HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — When you beat the No. 24 team in the nation by 51 points, it’s bound to turn a few heads.  

The Hope College football team did that Saturday, blasting MIAA conference foe Trine.

But head coach Peter Stuursma, now in his fourth year, isn’t letting his team get too comfortable. He was as energetic as ever Wednesday afternoon during the Flying Dutchmen’s practice.

“The real world is going to ask you to get up every day and go, and get up every day and work,” Stuursma said. “Get up every day and achieve today.”

Hope’s team appeared to be doing that during practice. The players, as they usually do, were feeding off of their coach’s passion.

“He’s the heartbeat of our team. He gets us going every day,” quarterback Mason Opple, a Hudsonville native, said. “He’s the Energizer Bunny, if you will. I don’t think that dude has ever had a bad day.”

Wednesday certainly wasn’t one.

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