Norsemen, Knights post TRC victories

By Eric Christiansen

Playing on a Saturday didn't affect the Northfield Norse in a 54-6 win over Wabash on Sept. 28.

Due to rain and lightning, the county and conference rivals were forced to wait a day to face-off, and it was Northfield who had a better weekend.

Jarret Shaffer scored the only touchdown of the first quarter on a 30-yard run. A two-point conversion run from Levi

Fulkerson made it 8-0 going into the second quarter.

Northfield exploded to take a 32-0 lead in the second quarter with touchdown runs from Shafer (23 yards) and Clayton Tomlinson (four yards) and a 63-yard interception from Tomlinson.

Wabash got on the board late in the first half on a 16-yard pass from Payton Sodervick to Antonio Grant.

Northfield added three more scores in the second half from Graydon Holmes, Shafer and Michael Fisher.

Fulkerson was 5-11 in the air for 90 yards and one touchdown. Rushing for the Norse were Shafer with 106 yards on 11 carries and three touchdowns and Fulkerson with 70 yards on eight carries. Tomlinson and Holmes each had two receptions.

For Wabash, Sodervick passed for 99 yards on 8-24 attempts with one touchdown.

Kallen Kelsheimer led the Apaches with 125 yards rushing on 16 attempts.

Northfield improved to 2-5 with its second straight win and will travel to Rochester on Friday, Oct. 4.

Wabash dropped to 2-4 and will host North Miami on Friday.

Southwood 41, Manchester 6

Southwood and Manchester had a near two-hour delay but got the game in Friday night in a 41-6 Knight win.

The Knights got on the board first on a six-yard touchdown run from Gabe Lloyd for the only score in the first quarter.

Manchester's Kreeden Krull picked up a missed lateral pass in the backfield and took the ball 83 yards for Manchester's only score of the night to tie the game at 6-6.

On the ensuing kickoff, Southwood's Joey Bland returned the ball for aa 74-yard score to give the Nights a 14-6 lead after a two-point conversion from Lloyd.

Jackson Simons rushed for the Knight's third score of the half for a 21-6 lead, then Mother Nature took over resulting in a delay.

Southwood added two more scores in the half on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Alex Farr to Carson Rich, followed by Farr hitting Simons for 24-yards out for a 34-6 halftime lead.

Triston Hayslett scored the only points of the second half on a 16-yard touchdown run.

Farr passed for 109 yards for Southwood on 6-10 attempts and two touchdowns.

Farr led eight Knights in double-digit yards rushing with 95 yards, followed by Lloyd with 46.

For Manchester, Devin Marcum passed for 56 yards on 7-16 attempts and ran for 15 yards on nine attempts. Seth Gaerte caught four balls for 48 yards.

Southwood remained undefeated at 6-0 and stands in sixth place in the Class 1A polls. They will travel to Peru on Friday.

Manchester dropped to 1-5 and visits Whitko on Friday.

Posted on 2019 Oct 01