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IM frosh take down North Dickinson JVs

October 16, 2012
The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - Iron Mountain freshmen, with Tanner Huotari figuring in 20 points, defeated the North Dickinson junior varsity 35-28 at Mountaineer Stadium.

Huotari rushed for 100 yards and two scores, added a two-point conversion, and also threw a touchdown pass to Luke Truscott.

Brady Erickson scored on a 34-yard scamper and Nick Lusardi picked up a fumble and dashed to the endzone for a defensive touchdown.

Coach Donny Bianco's Mountaineer defense was led by linebacker Kyle Johnson, who recorded seven solo tackles and six assists. Fumble recoveries were made by Nick Lusardi (two) and Joey Berglund.

Travis Wischmeir led Coach Mike Christian's Nordics. Wischmeier ran four, six and eight yards for scores and finished with 137 yards rushing and 90 yards receiving. Reggie Johnson added a seven-yard scoring run.

Colin Roell completed 10 of 15 passes for 126 yards including a conversion toss to Wischmeier. Jordan Nuemann ran for a conversion.

Marcus Well led the Nordics in tackles with nine.

Mountaineers finish up their season against Gladstone at 6 tonight at Mountaineer Stadium. North Dickinson junior varsity, in a game not on the original schedule, will host Stephenson at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Kingsford junior varsity 51, Gladstone 20 - The Flivvers (7-0 overall, 3-0 league) rolled to a 39-6 halftime advantage in the Great Northern Conference game at Flivver Field.

Tyler Roberts stepped off 130 yards in 12 attempts and scored twice on the ground from 41 and 21 yards out. Roberts added a third score on a 28-yard pass from Joe Hofer.

Hofer completed 7 of 12 pass attempts for 175 yards and tossed three scores. In addition to Roberts, Austin Stanchina snagged a 15-yard TD strike while Brody Sundquist went 79 yards down the near sideline to paydirt. Hofer also scored on a 15-yard scamper.

Ethan Metras and Tyler Jones completed Kingsford's touchdowns on four and 16-yard runs, respectively. Tyler Waisanen kicked three extra-points.

Sundquist finished the night with three catches for 106 yards and tacked on 48 yards in four tries. Trever Schaut had one carry from his wingback spot but had the longest rushing play (44 yards) of the Flivvers' attack.

The Flivvers finished with 362 yards on the ground.

On defense, Stanchina intercepted a Gladstone pass and Metras recovered a Braves' fumble. Stanchina, Roberts, Metras, Marcus Andrews and Hugh Harries topped the tackling chart.

Kingsford closes its schedule Thursday, hosting Escanaba at 6 p.m.

Kingsford freshmen 47, Gladstone 2 - Brandon Kowalkowski threw for a pair of touchdowns and ran for another.

Kowalkowski hit Sam Santi with a 50-yard scoring strike and also connected with Reid Pietila from 22 yards. The quarterback added a 35-yard run.

Kingsford tallied two more rushing touchdowns - Cordell Powers, six yards; Nick Smith, 46 - and a 62-yard punt return from Santi.

Chris Roell kicked three extra-points.

Gavin Johnston and Kowalkowski picked off passes for the Flivver defense, which allowed 60 yards total offense.

Kingsford (7-0) travels to Escanaba on Thursday.

Escanaba 13, Iron Mountain junior varsity 6 - The Eskymos overcame Brock Grenier's 143 yards rushing on 13 carries. His totals included a nine-yard touchdown run.

David Mielcarek added 76 yards rushing on 21 trips.

Coach Bucky Johnson said the defense was led by Cole Rossato, Brock Greiner, Mason Schinderle, Eric Pivoris and Travis Wright.

The Mountaineers host Norway on Thursday.



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