The Manchester Squires paid a visit to Northfield on the Norse homecoming night Friday and for two plus quarters it was in doubt who would come out on top before the Norse flexed their muscle in the fourth for a 42-21 win.
The Norse would score on their first possession of the game when quarterback Clayton Tomlinson hit Jared Peas who pitched the flee flicker lateral to Graydon Holmes who took the ball to the Manchester one. Tomlinson would score on a quarterback sneak for a 7-0 lead. with 10:19 on the clock. The Squires would knot the score at 7 with 2:24 left in the quarter when Delton Moore scored from 3yds out.
After defensive stops from each team in the second the Norse would strike again. Tomlinson would connect with Peas for a 35yd pass that led to Tomlinson scoring on his second sneak for a 14-7 lead. With 2:50 left in the half the Squires would draw even again when Devin Marcum hooked up with Tyce Rooney for a 20yd scoring strike and a 14-14 tie. The Norse would take the insuing kick off and march down the field, scoring with 33 seconds left when Tomlinson found Holmes from 19yds out. Northfield led 21-14 at the half.
The Squires would even things up the first 27 seconds of the third quarter when Seth Gaerte broke loose for a 67yd run for a touchdown and just like that it was 21-21. Northfield would regain their lead with 3:03 left in the quarter when Braden Ripplinger scored from 8yds out to give the Norse a 28-21 lead with a quarter to go.
The fourth quarter would be all Northfield. The Norse would score twice with Alex Haupert scoring from 8yds out, followed by a Tomlinson 6yd run for the 42-21 final.
Passing : Tomlinson : 10/17 for 167yds, 1TD
Rushing : Tomlinson 14/48yds : Haupert 2/10yds : Ripplinger 18/120yds : Powell 1/2yds : Holmes 8/58yds : Shafer 5/14yds : Rosen 7/26yds
Rec : Driscoll 2/13yds : Peas 4/93yds : Ripplinger 1/3yds
|#||Athlete Name||Comp||Att||Yds||C %||Avg||TD||Int||Lng||QB Rate|
|14||Devin Marcum (Jr)||13||23||140||.565||10.8||1||1||41||70.9|
|14||Devin Marcum (Jr)||4||-7||-1.8||4||0|
|21||Delton Moore (Sr)||17||70||4.1||21||1|
|34||Seth Gaerte (Fr)||2||58||29.0||67||1|
|5||Tyce Rooney (Jr)||3||34||11.3||20||1|
|15||Trey Clark (Jr)||1||41||41.0||41||0|
|20||Tyler Andritsch (Jr)||4||40||10.0||15||0|
|21||Delton Moore (Sr)||1||11||11.0||11||0|
|26||Mason Meyer (Sr)||2||9||4.5||9||0|
|34||Seth Gaerte (Fr)||2||5||2.5||5||0|
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