Squires squeak by Apaches

In a dramatic back-and-forth battle between county and conference rivals, the Manchester Squires held on for a 21-14 win over the Wabash Apaches Friday, Sept. 6.

The Squires took the lead in the first quarter when Braxton Ream scored on an eight-yard run with 3:35 left and Klayton Hendrix made it 7-0 with the extra point.

The Apaches answered back with a 22-yard pass connection for a touchdown from Payton Sodervick to Bryant Boggs with 3:20 left in the second quarter. Grant Caradante's extra point tied the game at 7-7.

The Squires came right back with a drive late in the half and took a 14-7 lead when Devin Marcum found Kreeden Krull in the end zone for a nine-yard ouchdown with 42 seconds remaining.

After a scoreless third quarter, Wabash tied the game again on a one-yard touchdown run from Kallen Kelsheimer, with 9:37 remaining in the game.

The Squires converted two fourth-downs on their next drive, with the second resulting in a score when Ream crossed the goal line for the second time, giving the Squires a 21-14 lead with 3:23 left.

Marcum threw for 183 yards and one touchdown on 13-25 passing for the Squires.

Sam Martintdale ran for 45 yards on 15 attempts, while Ream netted 28 yards on four attempts, both resulting in touchdowns.

For the Apaches, Sodervick threw for 134 yards and a touchdown on 9-27 passing.

On the ground, Kelsheimer ran for 50 yards on 18 attempts and a touchdown, while Boggs caught five passes for 108 yards and a touchdown.

The Squires improved to 1-2 on the year and travel to Rochester Friday, while the Apaches dropped to 1-2, and make the drive to Peru Friday, Sept. 13.

Southwood 45, North Miami 7

It took a while for the Southwood Knights to find its offense, but when they did, it was in a big way Friday night.

Trailing 7-0 to the Warriors heading into the second quarter, Southwood exploded for 35 points in 12 minutes, adding 10 more points in the second half for a 45-7 Three Rivers Conference win.

Southwood quarterback completed four passes in 11 attempts for 45 yards and one touchdown to Dawson Filip.

Logan Barley led the Knights with 63 yards rushing on 15 carries and scored two touchdowns.

Gabe Lloyd also scored two rushing touchdowns with 32 yards in the game on 10 carries, and Tristin Hayslett scored once, running for 52 yards on 11 carries.

Southwood improved to 3-0 on the season and hosts Northfield Friday, Sept. 13.

Maconaquah 43, Northfield 7

After a tight first half, Maconaquah dropped 22 points on Northfield in a 43-7 win over the Norse Friday, Sept. 6. at Northfield.

Maconaquah led 7-0 after one quarter but the Norse tied it up at 7-7 on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Levi Fulkerson to

Graydon Holmes with a Trent Osborn extra point.

After that it was all Maconaquah scoring the final 36 points of the game.

Fulkerson was 4-11 passing for 41 yards an a touchdown.

Fulkerson led the Norse with 47 yards rushing on 13 carries, followed by Clayton Tomlinson with 32 yards on three carries and Holmes with 27 yards on five carries.

Seth Forsyth led the way defensively with 15 tackles, followed by Holmes with 14 and Tomlinson and Jarret Shafer with eight each.

Northfield dropped to 0-3 on the season. They travel to Southwood Friday, Sept. 13.

Posted on 2019 Sep 10