THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Maroons Race Past Kingsford
4 Teedees To
Key 4-0 Start
Thanks to a dominating effort on both sides of the ball, the Menominee Maroons (4-0, 2-0) turned an expected close GNC clash into a rout with a 42-13 home win over the Kingsford Flivvers (4-1, 0-1). Menominee left little doubt to the final outcome, racing to a 28-0 halftime cushion.
Leading the charge for the Maroons was senior halfback Devon Harris, who totaled 218 yards, scored 4 touchdowns and also picked off a Flivver pass. James Brown added 60 yards rushing and two scores while Justin Brilinski battered his way for 53 yards on 17 carries and completed 7 of 12 passes for 115 yards and a teedee.
Our kids played well, dominated the lines of scrimmage and with the exception of 3-4 plays, everything went well. Our defense did a super job allowing Kingsford just one first down and 34 yards rushing in the first half, Maroon coach Joe Noha said. Thanks to the line play, our skill people had plenty of success. Harris had a phenomenal game with 4 touchdowns plus 100 yards rushing and receiving. We want to be a balanced team and with 5 very skilled players try to be 5/20. That is getting Brown, Brilinski, Harris, Sullivan and Barley all 20% of the offense.
Menominee took Kingsford right out of the game by using some excellent field position to put a trio of scores on the board in the first quarter. The three scores required 13 plays, totaling 103 yards and came compliments of Harris.
Harris scooted in from 5 yards out to cap the first drive with Evan Pohlmann splitting the uprights on the first of 6 straight PATs for a 7-0 lead. Harris found the end zone on drive number two, a 28 yard march, with a 7 yard jaunt. With the defense forcing Kingsford into another three and out, the Maroons padded the cushion to 21-0 when Harris hauled in a 33 yard scoring strike from Justin Brilinski with 0:43 left in the first quarter.
With time winding down in the first half, Menominee drove 79 yards for its fourth score of the game and a 28-0 spread. This march ended when James Brown blasted over from a yard out at the 1:58 mark.
Kingsford avoided the shutout in period three when Brody Sundquist raced in from 35 yards out (2:48).
The Maroons answered the Flivver teedee in a big way with two more scores for a comfortable 42-6 edge. Brown opened the fourth quarter powering in from 2 yards before Harris capped his big performance with a 53 yard scoring jaunt (10:06).
Kingsford added a late consolation score when Jack Glodowski hauled in a 9 yard teedee toss from Lucas Jennings to cap a 16 play drive.
Our kids are really fast, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Middle linebacker Ryne Francour had a great game with 9 tackles, 7 solos and a sack. Ryne is one of our captains and has a real nose for the ball, Noha added. We want our team to evolve during the season and hope we are getting better each week.
Menominee will entertain Escanaba (1-4, 1-0) Friday night in another battle of GNC unbeatens.
Escanaba is a scary team, beat 3-0 Marquette two weeks ago and has the potential to beat us. We need to take care of things in practice, stay healthy and come hungry to play, Noha concluded.