Menominee/Marinette Both Drop Games in Tough Week of PlayIssue Date: October 10, 2019
Escanaba Slips Past Menominee
The Escanaba Eskimos bagged an important win over the Menominee Maroons Friday night, slipping past them by one score 26-20.
"It obviously didn't turn out the way we wanted to," siad Menominee head Coach Joe Noha. "But our kids played hard tonight. I think Escanaba wanted it more than us. Its tough to say that but i think it was the case. We were moving the ball in the first half but stopped in the second half."
The heartbreaker loss for the Maroons was hard fought the whole way as the lead exchanged hands more than once.
Sky was first on the board in this showdown, getting their first points of the night off a Josh Bruntjens four yard rush. With a successful extra point kick they took the 7-0 lead.
Menominee responded in the first with a Keagan Monroe 31 yard rush that found pay dirt, but the extra point was no good setting the score at 7-6.
Menominee took the lead in the first quarter off a Monroe three yard goal line breaker for the 12-7 lead.
Before Esky could start making their game winning push Menominee tallied one more score, this one from Brandon Harris from 28 yards out. With the two point conversion from Dante Sartorelli the Maroons were in the lead 20-7. That should have been enough cushion for the Menominee Maroons to put on the cruise control, but a hiccup in the offense power for Menominee saw the Eskimos make a climb that would end with the lead.
First to strike for Esky was Brandon Fraser who fired a pass 28 yards to Dayton Miron for the TD.
During the fourth quarter Bruntjens struck the end zone from 39 yards out while returning a short while later for the seven yard scoring rush and the lead.
Through the air for Menominee Harris was eight of 19 for 109 yards a TD and an interception while Fraser ;ed the Eskimos with 137 yards a TD and four interceptions off his 11 of 20 showing.
"We didn't get it done and they did," siad Noha. "We just couldn't tackle Bruntjens all night, he's a great back."
On the ground Menominee's Monroe amassed 165 yards and two TDs on his 20 carries while Esky's Bruntjens had 186 yards and three TDs on 14 carries.
Wrightstown Blows Out Marinette
The Wrightstown Tigers shutdown the Marinette Marines in just about every faucet of the game Friday night in Marinette as the Wrightstown boys came away with the 58-13 victory.
"Our defense was playing well tonight," siad Marinette head coach Nate Anderson. "We just kept giving them a short field. Even with the short field we made to many mistakes."
Ben Jaeger got the game's scoring going for the Tigers as he finished off a drive with a one yard sprint.
He returned to the end zone a short while later off a 20 yard pass from quarterback Reid Romenesko.
Romanesko turned to Jaeger again in the second quarter, finding him open on a 20 yard scoring pass.
Before the half Wrightstown posting a there yard rushing score for the 25-0 lead.
Marinette bagged all its points during the third quarter, but not until The Tiger sposted two more TDs.
Getting in for the Tigers was Jeremy Van Zeeland off a nine yard run. Van Zeeland scored again in the third quarter, stinking on a seven yard run.
With the score 39-0 and the running clock in motion the Marines got on the board. Sam Drees busted loose on a big 71 yard rush that ended in the end zone while Nate Poetzl scored Marinette's second and last TD off a 20 yard punt return.
After the small push from the Marines the score was 39-13. A tally that the Tigers would improve on over the fourth quarter.
Van Zeeland scored on a 29 yard rush while the Tigers scored a second TD off a 17 yard run. Jordan Clancy ended the game with a one yard scamper to give the game its final tally of 58-13.
Marinette's Brett Whiting passed for 10 yards off a two of four showing while Wrightstown's Romenesko posted 20 yards in one of his three passes for one TD.
"Our defrnse was on the field for a long time tonight," siad Anderson. " Plus they had great backs that ran very hard. We hit them low and still couldnt take them down."
On the ground Marinette's Drees posted 96 yards and one TD over his 11 carries. Van Zeeland registered a game high 222 yards and three TDs on 17 carries.
Wausaukee Gets Shutout Win Over NEW/Oneida
The Wausaukee Rangers under the leadership of Grant Russ took a 48-0 home field win Friday night over the visiting NEW/Oneida boys in area 8-man football action.
From start to finish it was the Rangers' game and by games end they had amassed 430 yards of total offense while holding their opponents to 105 yards.
Hayden Renikow got things rolling for the Rangers with a first quarter 18 yard pass to Brandon Shigouri for the early lead. The two repeated their success in the first quarter with another passing score, this one from 55 yards out.
Both scores had successful extra points giving the Rangers a 14-0 lead by the end of the first frame.
With six minutes left until intermission Renikow completed a pass to Brandon Versaskas from 19 yards back. Versaskas carried the pass to pay dirt.
With time expired and the final play of the half working out, Renikow again found Shigouri open, this time on a 17 yard reception teedee.
Renikow started the second half with a TD pass to Shigouri from 55 yards back while carrying it himself a short while later on a six yard end zone scamper.
Wausaukee's Nathan Shaw ended the evenings scoring on a 22 yard end zone rush.
Through the air Renikow was 11 of 20 for 240 yards and five TDs. Marshal Bukowski led the NEW/Oneida boys with 45 passing yards on five of his 12 throws.
Shigouri had 184 yards receiving on eight catches while also leading the ground game with 53 yards on six carries. Dawson Grigon led the NEW/Oneida boys with 20 yards on seven carries.
Coleman Takes Huge Shutout Win
The Coleman Cougars bagged a big 50-0 win over the Crandon Cardinals last Friday evening.
The obliterating win by the Cougars saw the boys in green make all the points they needed in the first half.
Looking at the score sheets the score is no surprise. Coleman piled up an outstanding 367 yards of total offense while stopping the Cardinals at a mere 82 on the night.
Payton Nelson was first to strike for the fast hitting Cougars, pulling in a Cayden Bintz pass for the 25 yard receiving score.
A short while later he was followed by teammate Tyler Blanchard who broke loose on a 15 yard end zone visit. After one quarter of play the Cougars were looking good with a 14-0 lead.
a 10 yard jaunt, giving the Cougars a 32-0 lead.
With more than enough in the bag to call it a night the Cougars let some their younger guys on the field, and they didn't disappoint either, posting a TD in the fourth off a Peter Kuchta five yard rush.
Kinziger led the ground game for the Cougars with 97 yards on 10 carries while Blanchard chipped in with 91 off eight carries.
Bintz passed for 66 yards in a four of five performance.
Oconto Gets Shutout by Iola-Scandinavia
The Oconto Blue Devils got shot down Friday night by the Iola-Scandinavia boys who came away with the 35-0 shutout win.
Oconto was able to push out 120 yards of offense but were unable to stop Iola-Scandinavia who pushed out 407 yards.
Will Cady got things going for Iola with a 65 yard pass reception from Parker Prahl. It was the only score of the first quarter.
The second quarter was the biggest of the night as Iola-S scored one TD off a one yard run by Cole Erdmann and scored again a short while later off a Cady 13 yard run. Giving Iola-S a 21-0 halftime lead.
Praha improved the lead early in the third quarter off an eight yard touchdown visit while the fourth quarter saw Connor Kurki get the running clock started with a 61 yard reception TD.
Connor Moe led the Blue Devils pass attack with 10 yards off two of his 14 passes while Prahl amassed 176 yards and two TDs off his five of 10 showing.
On the ground Oconto's Diaz posted 69 yards on 13 carries while Erdman led Iola-S with 89 yards and one TD off 15 carries.
Crivitz Gets Strong Win Over Ashland
The Crivitz Wolverines had a tough battle on their hands when they traveled to D.C. Everest to take on the Ashland Oredockers who they defeated 35-16.
Crivitz was first on the board Friday night as Jaden Werner dropped back and found an open Tony Jopek on a 35 yard receiving TD.
Ashland rebutted fire with a Parker Goodreau run which was carried one yard into the end zone for the 8-6 lead in favor of the Oredockers.
Crivitz recaptured the lead in the early goings of the second frame, getting in off a Jopek nine yard rush. The TD gave the Wolverines a 14-6 halftime lead.
That lead was again improved by the Wolverines who started the second half with an 11 yard TD reception from Werner to Chandler Kaldenberg.
During the fourth frame the Wolverines saw Werner hit an openKaldenberg from 14 yards back for the score.
Wolverine Tony Jopek tallied Crivitz's final score of the night off an eight yard rush.
Ashland posted on final score ver the fourth, getting in off a Willy Bearskin 35 yard rush.
For Ashland Bonneville passed for 66 yards and one TD off six f his 11 passes. Werner led the Wolverines with 101 yards and three TDs off six of his 10 passes.
On the ground Crivitz was led by Jopek with 109 yards and two TDs on 13 carries while Ashland'sGoodreau posted 95 yards on 18 carries.
Suring Battles Florence For Win
The Suring Eagles posted a hard fought 42-26 win over the Florence Bobcats friday night.
The win was highlighted by an amazing day on the ground by Suring's Lgan Stuart who rushed for 378 yards and five TDs on the day.
Starting the nights scoring however was Florence who scored off a 65 yard run by Kaden Schuls. During responded with a one yard Stuart run while scoring again a shirt while later off an 86 yard run by Stuart.
After the two Suring scores the Bobcats fired back, getting off a 15 yard pass from Braden Botcher to Corbin Berhmann. After the second quarter shootout the score was set for halftime with Suring in the lead 28-12.
Stuart continued to have success in the third quarter, scoring on a four yard rush.
Florence scored with a two yard Schuls run while Suring responded in the fourth quarter with a nine yard Staurt rushing TD.
Florence ended the evenings scoring with a six yard TD rush by Schuls.
Through the air Suring's Jayden geniuses passed for 59 yards while the Bobcats' Schuls passed for 128 yards off seven of his eight passes.
On the gournd Stuart led the way with 378 yards and five TDs off 45 carries while Florence's Schuls posted 142 yards and three TDs on 25 carries.
Northern Elite Falls to Northland Pines
In a battle of the northern kids, the Northern Elite Predators fell behind and never caught up to the Northland Pines boys who bagged the win 42-14.
Northland Pines wasted no time in building a big lead over the first quarter as K. John got things rolling with a two yard scoring run. His teammate R. Peterson scored next, hitting from 26 yard back on his rush.
L. Rhode improved the Northland Pines' lead with an 81 yard rush in the early parts of the second frame while R. peterson returned to the end zone on a 79 yard rush.
After the slurry of scores from Northland Pines the Predators woke up and posted their first TD. That TD coming from Kalkofen on a three yard gain.
At the half Northland Pines was in control 28-6.
After a scoreless third quaerter Northlan got things going again, hitting the end zone on an 86 yard scoring play. K. Kreoplin scored next and last for the Northland Pines' boys, getting into the end zone from 40 yards out.
Northern Elite managed one final score to end the evening, getting it off a J. Wallschlaeger one yard goal line breaker.
Elliot Peterson led the Predators passing game with seven yards off his one pass. On the gourd Northern Elite's Kalkpfen amassed 179 yards on 30 carries while Nrthlandf's R. Peterson posted 228 off 10 carries.
Sevastopol Shutsdown Lena/STAA
The Sevastopol Pioneers visited the Lena/STAA Titans Friday night and handed the Titans a 42-14 loss.
Lena/STAA saw a spark of life in the third quarter, but could find it no where else as the Pioneers locked down the three other quarters.
Sevastopol got things going in the first quarter with a Caden Kacmarynski 35 yard fumble recovery score. That would be the only score of the first frame. The second frame however saw the Pioneers rip the game wide open.
They started the scoring rally with a Beauchamp three yard scoring run and followed it a short while later with a Beauchamp 62 yard pass to Spencer Evenson. Beauchamp found Evensong one more time before the end of the half with a 19 yard pass that Evensong carried to eh end zone.
At the half Sevastopol led the 28-0 lead.
Lena/STAA came back from the locker room with some renewed purpose as Logan Shallow opened the half with a 23 yard pass to Simon Gard who scored the TD.
Shallow struck next for the Titans, hitting an open Gard for the 64 yard passing score. That was it for the Titans scoring though as the Pioneers posted two more fourth quarter scores.
The first an Evensong eight yard gaol line breaker and the second a Jack DeYoung 15 yard pass to Beyer for the big win.
On the ground Lena/STAA Shallow got 46 yards on 14 carries while Sevastopol's Evensong posted 133 and a TD off 21 carries.
Through the air Shallow completed five of his 21 passes for 123 yards and two TDs while the Pioneers' Beauchamp completed three f his nine for 94 yards and two TDs.
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