Area Cancelations Dominate This Weeks Football ScheduleIssue Date: October 14, 2020
Maroons Come Up Short Against Redmen 44-26
The Menominee Maroons came up short of Marquette by a 44-26 score on Friday, but there were signs of life in the Maroons squad aside from some big plays on the Marquette side.
Menominee struck first in the game on a 23-yard interception return for a touchdown courtesy of linebacker Kaeden Calcari, but the lead wouldn't last, with the first play after a kickoff going 65 yards for a score on a pass from Austin Ridl to Justin Jurmu and Marquette taking a 7-6 lead.
With eight minutes left in the second quarter, Marquette made it 13-6 when Ridl scored on a 30 yard run. but Menominee hung around, with Bellisle running in from nine yards out with 2:13 left in the half. The Maroons tied the game at 13, but once again things wouldn't last.
Just like the first time Menominee scored, the first play after the kickoff went for a Marquette touchdown, this time on a 63-yard touchdown run by Owen Beauchamp. After a quick Menominee possession, the ensuing punt was returned 67 yards to the Menominee 30. Marquette earned a field goal with seconds left on the clock.
"We gave a couple of big plays in the first half and I always preach to the kids, it's going to be one or two or three big plays during a game that can make a difference," Menominee coach Jamie Schomer said, adding that his team kind of wore down over the course of the game against a good team.
Menominee got the ball to start the half but went 3-and-out. Marquette didn't score on the first play this time, but they did go on an extended drive that ended in six points, extending the lead to 30-13. By that point, it was all but sealed, with Marquette scoring again to start the fourth, making it 37-13. Menominee scored twice in the fourth quarter. The first score was a 33 yard pass from Joseph Romero-Haire to Jonathon Spegel at the 11:35 mark. After the Redmen scored with 9:44 remaining in the fourth making the score 44-20. The Maroons rounded out the scoring with 3:22 remaining when Brady Badker recovered a Menominee fumble in the end zone.
"They're a good team and good players make plays when you really have to have them," Schomer said. "We always build. We're going to look at the film over the weekend, make assessments and keep coaching our kids up. That's all we can do."
Aidan Bellisle ran 20 times for 121 yards and a touchdown to pace the Maroon offense. Joseph Romero-Haire ran 12 times for 45 yards, going 7-for-18 through the air for 158 yards and a touchdown.
Wolverines Can't Hang With Hornets, Fall 42-7
The Crivitz Wolverines were no match for Colby on Friday, as the Wolverines trailed by 35 in the first half and never made a comeback, falling 42-7.
Colby got it done in the run game, with Brent Seske running eight times for 109 yards. Colby spread the ball around on the ground, with five different players rushing for a touchdown in the game. Colby threw only two passes in the game, but big plays were still the name of the game.
After a pair of short touchdowns to open things up, Colby scored on a 26-yard passing play, rushing touchdowns of 63 and 71 yards and a 74-yard punt return. The Wolverines lone score came courtesy of a Dillan Gehm one yard run with 2:39 left in the third quarter. Caleb Allard added the extra point.
Crivitz was led on the ground by Eian Bauman's 15 rushes for 69 yards and Dillan Gehm's 10 runs for 50 yards and a one-yard touchdown. Baumann threw 11 times, completing four for 31 yards.
Marines Fall to High Powered FVL Offense
Third downs tell the story of Marinette's 44-7 loss to Fox Valley Lutheran on Friday.
The Marinette Marines put up 298 yards of offense, but they couldn't find the end zone as often as they would have liked, as they were hampered by going 0-for-8 on third down. Meanwhile, FVL was 7-for-8 on third down, as the Foxes racked up 461 yards.
The Foxes took a 24-0 lead into halftime and added three more touchdowns in the third quarter, including touchdown passes of 40 and 60 yards from Drew Mears, who threw for 313 yards and five touchdowns on 12-for-18 passing. The Marines only touchdown came in the fourth quarter on a 27 yard pass from Adam Lemery to Brett Whiting, Cole Ducane added the extra point.
Marinette quarterback Adam Lemery did most of his team's work as well, carrying 23 times for 143 yards and going 2-for-8 passing for 85 yards and a touchdown. Jameoin Cross added 64 yards rushing on 15 attempts. Whiting caught two passes for 85 yards to pace the Marine receivers. The Marines just couldn't find the consistency to sustain drives and put points on the board.
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