Flivver JV and frosh begin season with grid victories
Both teams games this week versus Escanaba are cancelled
KINGSFORD — Kingsford’s JV football team opened the season with a 24-0 win over Calumet at Flivver Field on Thursday.
Nic Nora ran for 68 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Josh Peterson ran for 114 yards and 1 TD, and also kicked a 28-yard field goal.
“The offensive line blocked great, leading to a 24-0 halftime lead. Jack Bartolac lead the defense which played a great game and held Calumet scoreless, said Kingsford coach Jim Myllyla.
Thursday’s scheduled game against Escanaba has been canceled.
The JV’s next game is scheduled for Oct. 1 at Marquette, with a 5 p.m. Central time kickoff.
At Marquette, Kingsford’s freshmen team eked out a 22-20 win to open the season.
“We started pretty flat on both sides of the ball. But we kept playing hard. Marquette took a 14–0 lead into halftime,” said coach John VanDusen.
After Marquette held the Flivvers on 4th down inside the 5-yard line, Kingsford was forced to punt from deep in their our own zone and Marquette ran it back for a touchdown making the score 20-0.
On the next possession, Cardel Morton was able to break a 65-yard touchdown run with Michael Floriano adding the two-point conversion on a pass from Eli Wallis, making the score 20-8 Marquette.
“Our defense stiffened up and Wallis caused a fumble that was scooped up by Floriano and taken to the endzone after an 85-yard run,” VanDusen said. Nolan White ran in the 2-point conversion, to make the score 20-16 Marquette.
Marquette was forced to punt on their next possession and with about 2:30 left in the gam, Morton caught a pass from Wallis for a 40-yard touchdown. The two-point conversion failed, leaving the Flivvers with a 22-20 lead.
Marquette turned the ball over on downs and Kingsford ran out the clock on three running plays to secure the win.
“It was a great team win. We had a lot of things go against us in the first half, but by continuing to fight every down, we were able to make some good things happen and come away with the win,” VanDusen said.
Kingsford’s freshmen game Thursday against Escanaba has also been canceled.
The next game is Oct. 1 versus Marquette at Flivver Field, with a 5 p.m. kickoff.