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Knights JV gridders undefeated at 2-0

NORWAY — In a West PAC Conference crossover JV football game on Sept. 24, Norway defeated Houghton 14-8 to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Houghton opened the scoring in the first quarter on a 25-yard touchdown pass on a broken play. The conversion run was good to give the Gremlins an a 8-0 lead that they took into halftime.

Norway got on the board in the third quarter when Wyatt Spade snared a 26-yard touchdown reception from Michael Peterson. Peterson’s two-point conversion was good to tie the game at 8-8.

Peterson’s 6-yard touchdown reception from Spade in the fourth quarter gave the Knights a 14-6 lead. Kyle Napientek converted a critical 4th down and 6 to keep the drive alive.

Carson Chartier and Alex Ortman recorded interceptions and Blake Dishaw blocked a punt.“This season has been a lot of fun thus far,” said coach Chris Berndt after the win.

Game 1 of the season was a dominant performance for the Knights, defeating Wes PAC Iron Division foe West Iron County 28-0 on Sept. 17.

Michael Peterson’s 15-yard touchdown run, was followed up by a Tyler Neuens conversion to take a 8-0 lead.

The Knights took that lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, Neuens’ 57 yard touchdown run and conversion gave Norway a 16-0 lead. Also in the third quarter, Alex Ortman hauled in a 9-yard touchdown reception from Wyatt Spade, to take a 22-0 lead.

In the fourth stanza, Spade scored on a 19-yard touchdown run to make the score 28-0.

“I’m proud of our effort and enthusiasm versus the Wykons,” Berndt said.

Norway (2-0) hosts Bark River-Harris today at 5:30 p.m.

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