Multiple Teams · Norse FB Pulls Away From Manchester


The Northfield Norsemen paid a visit to Manchester on homecoming night, scoring 50 points in the second half and defeating the Squires 70-22.

The Northfield defense would get the first score when Kade Kennedy picked off a Hayes Sturtsman pass and raced 19yds for a 6-0 lead with 6:20 to go. With 18 seconds left in the first, Matt Coe raced 19yds to the end zone with John Schuler scoring the two point conversion for a 14-0 lead after one.

The Squires would cut into the Norse lead early in the second. Sturtsman would find Trey Clark on a 58yd pass to the Norse 15, then get a 3yd run from Devon Rooney and a two point conversion from Sturtsman to make it 14-8. Two and half minutes later Levi Fulkerson would find Kennedy from 16yds out to grab a 20-8 lead at the half.

The Norse would waste no time getting on the board in the third when Kyle Reed raced 50yds with 11:38 on the clock to lead 28-8 after the Fulkerson two point conversion. The lead would continue to grow when Coe raced around the left side from 17yds out and with a Reed two point conversion it was 36-8 with 10:07 left. Manchester would halt the Northfield run when Sturtsman scored from 26yds out to make it 36-14. The Squires would then recover a squib kick that was called back for an inadvertent whistle. After the rekick the Norse would march the field quickly with Schuler scoring from 9yds out for a 43-14 score. The Norse would continue to force the tempo, scoring again with 4:11 left when Coe scored from 46yds away, then got a 14yd run from Reed with 1:48 remaining to lead 56-14 after three.

With some change of faces in the fourth the action continued fast. Jarrett Shafer would score from 15yds out with 4:32 left to make it 63-14 before Manchester back up quarterback Devin Marcum found Clark from 18yds away to make it 63-22. The last score of the night came when Clayton Tomlinson scored from 35yds out for the 70-22 final.