Norse post lone grid win

By The Paper staff

The Northfield Norsemen posted the lone Wabash County win on Friday night in high school football action.

Northfield defeated Maconaquah 53-7, while Peru edged Southwood, 29-28, North Miami defeated Wabash, 41-7, and Whitko downed Manchester, 31-20.

Norse win
Jensen Frieden rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns while John Schuler added another 107 yards and two touchdowns for the Norsemen.

Also scoring for the Norse were Daniel Driscoll on a 62-yard punt return, Jackson Berry on a 57-yard run, Kam Cole on a fumble recovery and Cole Rosen on a 20-yard pass from Levi Fulkerson.

Northfield gained 368 yards on the ground and 40 yards through the air.

Squires fall
The 0-5 Manchester Squires went toe-to-toe with 4-1 Whitko Friday night, leading until midway through the second quarter, and trailing by just five points in the third quarter. But the Wildcats took control in the second half to pull out the 31-20 Three Rivers Conference win.

Josh Shepherd opened Manchester’s scoring on a two-yard run, and Hayes Sturtsman hit Devon Rooney for a two-point conversion to take an 8-0 lead

Whitko struck back with three touchdowns in the second quarter, taking a 19-8 lead with 38 seconds left in the half.

Sturtsman scored on a 63-touchdown run with 14 seconds left to cut it to 19-14. Whitko built a 25-14 lead before Sturtsman found Kane Gable for a 76-yard strike, but that would be it for the Manchester offense.

Peru edges Knights
Zach Ball and Peyton Trexler each scored two touchdowns off of Carson Blair passes, but it wasn’t enough as the Peru Tigers edged Southwood.

Blair finished the night 11 of 19 for 267 yards.

Trexler was the leading receiver, catching two passes for 121 yards, while Ball gained 88 yards on his two receptions. Jeffrey Finicle caught three passes for 35 yards.

Matt Cox gained 95 yards on 10 carries for Southwood.

Apaches lose
After starting the season 4-0, the Wabash Apaches dropped its third straight game and third straight TRC contest.

Statistics from the Wabash-North Miami game were not available at deadline.

Posted on 2016 Oct 04