Turnovers costly in Norse loss

By The Paper Staff

It was a tale of turnovers for Northfield’s football team in Friday night’s football clash with Maconaquah at Northfield.

Trailing just 15-13 at the half, the Norse (3-4) gave up a 48 yard interception return for a touchdown, and then a 45 yard fumble return for a touchdown to give Maconaquah a 30-13 advantage and eventually a 37-20 victory.

Northfield was intercepted once, and fumbled five times, losing two.

Cole Rosen scored on a 90-yard kickoff return for the Norse. Levi Fulkerson found paydirt on a one yard plunge, and Jarret Shafer added a one-yard touchdown run in the loss.

Fulkerson led the ground added with 27 carries for 100 yards. Fulkerson was also 3-of-13 through the air for 37 yards and an interception.

North Miami 32, Wabash 19
The Apaches (1-6) got on the board first with a Jared Holley 23-yard run.

North Miami scored the next four touchdowns to take control of the contest.

Kallen Kelsheimer scored on a one-yeard run for Wabash, and Holley added a 12-yard run to round out the scoring for the Apaches.

Holley was 8-of-23 through the air for 83 yards, and added 16 carries for 71 yards and a pair of scores.

Kelsheimer led Wabash on the ground with 21 carries for 80 yards.

Logan Vander Velden led the receiving corps with five catches for 66 yards.

Southwood 55, Peru 0
The Class A No.-4 ranked Knights stayed unbeaten on the year at 7-0 with a 55-0 whitewashing of the Bengal Tigers on senior night.

Gabe Lloyd ran for five touchdowns to lead the Southwood offensive attack. Jackson Simons added two receiving touchdowns and returned an interception 106 yards for a touchdown.

Southwood out-gained Peru 340-163 as the Knights built a 34-0 lead by halftime and never looked back.

Southwood will play Maconaquah with first place in the Three Rivers Conference south division lead on the line Friday at Maconaquah.

Whitko 46, Manchester 28
The Wildcats used a 24-point second quarter to run out to a 32-14 halftime lead, taking control of the contest.

Quarterback Devin Marcum was 10-of-26 through the air for 121 yards with a touchdown and interception for the Squires (2-5).

Delton Moore led the ground attack with 20 carries for 153 yards and two touchdowns. Marcum added a touchdown run in the loss.

Freshman Seth Gaerte had two catches for 31 yards and a touchdown to highlight the receiving corps.

Braden Fortner led the Squire defense with 15 tackles, Mason Meyer added 12, and fellow senior Gavin Ream added 10.

Posted on 2018 Oct 02