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.
Passing : Fulkerson 2/6 for 24yds, 1TD : Tomlinson 0/2
Rushing : Fulkerson 3/8yds : Reed 22/230yds : Schuler 4/26yds : Coe 4/106yds : Tomlinson 5/43yds : Haupert 5/24yds : Shafer 3/17yds
Rec : Kennedy 2/24yds :
Passing : Sturtsman 8/14 for 161yds : Marcum 4/11 for 35yds
Rushing : Rooney 3/9yds : Moore 10/15yds : McNall 3/13yds : Sturtsman 7/61yds
Rec : Rooney 3/23yds : Clark 4/130yds : Trick 1/21yds : Moore 1/10yds : McAtee 1/7yds