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Prep football observations...

September 19, 2011 - Ron Deuter
Hard to believe the prep football regular season is about halfway through. Among area teams, Iron Mountain and North Dickinson are the only unbeaten teams remaining.

Mountaineers look scary good after dismantling Negaunee 49-13 Friday. Since getting by Ishpeming in Week 1, the Mountaineers have scored 42 or more in each contest. Could an 8-0 run be in the cards? It would have to include a fourth straight win over Kingsford Oct. 8.

Nordics, averaging 43 points per game this season, found a way to get by Stephenson Friday night. Can they do the same at Forest Park Sept. 30, the first meeting between the two teams since last year’s playoff thriller.

For a second time in three seasons, Forest Park stumbled against Hurley. They got right back on track with a shutout of Ontonagon. And now with this week off, they’ll be well-rested when the Nordics visit.

Kingsford (3-1) finally plays a league game this week, traveling to Menominee. They are the only Great Northern team yet to play a conference game.

West Iron County, also 3-1, didn’t have much for Iron Mountain two weeks ago, but the young Wykons - with their win over Ironwood - are sitting just fine with a 2-0 mark in the WestPAC standings and winless Houghton on deck.

Norway looked real strong in capturing its first win Friday night. Knights would make a big statement with homecoming upset win over Ishpeming Saturday.

Northern Elite (4-1, 3-0) took command of the Northern Lakes Conference by holding off Florence. Laona/Wabeno (Oct. 7) looks the biggest threat to a perfect run through the league for the Predators.



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