Broncos overtake Knights in fourth
NORWAY — Tied entering the fourth quarter, Norway surrendered a pair of touchdowns in a span of less than two minutes and fell to Bark River-Harris 42-26 in a West PAC Iron Division game Friday.
The Knights (1-5, 1-3) generated a steady offense on homecoming night, but didn’t have enough stops.
The Broncos (4-2, 3-1) got 126 rushing yards from Trevor Lippens, including a backbreaking 55-yard sprint for a 36-20 lead with 10:19 remaining. On the fourth quarter’s first play, Aidan Johnson broke a 20-20 tie with a 5-yard TD run.
Norway’s Nathan Paulitch threw for a pair of TDs — an 8-yarder to Kody Hendricks in the first quarter and a 58-yarder to Ethan Sabotta on a wheel route in the second.
Isaac Hautamaki was the Knights’ workhorse, carrying 29 times for 104 yards. He ran for two TDs, hitting paydirt on three-yard run at the 7:56 mark of the fourth to bring Norway within 36-26.
The Broncos, however, soon answered on a 17-yard pass from Nick Javurek to Joseph Stein.
Paulitch was 7 of 13 passing for 139 yards. Evan Anderson added 83 rushing yards for Norway on six carries.
BR-H’s Javurek completed 7 of 11 for 113 yards. He also rushed five times for 72 yards. Lippens’ game-leading 126 yards on the ground came on 14 carries.
Coach Scott Popp’s Knights travel to Gwinn on Friday.
BR-Harris 6 6 8 22 — 42
Norway 6 7 7 6 — 26
BRH — Trevor Lippens, 5-yd. run (conversion failed)
N– Kody Hendricks, 8-yd. pass from Nathan Paulitch (kick failed)
BRH — Hudson Huff, 1-yd. run (conversion failed)
N — Swoboda, 58-yd. pass from Paulitch (Paulitch kick)
BR-H — Aidan Johnson, 1-yd. run (conversion good)
N — Isaac Hautamaki, 2-yd. run (Paulitch kick)
BR-H — Aidan Johnson, 5-yd. run (conversion good)
BR-H — Lippens, 55-yd. run (conversion good)
N — Hautamaki, 3-yd run (conversion failed)
BR-H — Joseph Stein, 17-yd. pass from Nick Javurek (conversion failed)