Second Half Struggles Cost Norse

The Northfield Norsemen were at home against Maconaquah Friday, giving the much larger Braves all they wanted for two quarter before falling 37-20.

After a scoreless first quarter things would start to heat up on the windy night. Maconaquah would get on the board first when Carter Little scored from 14yds out with 11:54 left to take an 8-0 lead. Northfield had a quick response when Cole Rosen took the kick off up the middle before cutting back to the right and racing 90yds to pay dirt, making it 8-7. The Norse defense would then stop the Braves before marching down the field with Levi Fulkerson scoring on a quarterback sneak, giving Northfield a 13-8 lead. With just 1:26 on the clock Maconaquah quarterback Nolan Kelly would throw a rare pass, hooking up with Little from 58yds out to give the Braves a 15-13 halftime lead.

The third quarter would be full of mistakes for the Norse. After a fumble on their own 4yl that Maconaquah recovered, Little would score again as the Braves lead grew to 22-13. On the next Northfield possession the Braves would force a fumble with Cole Winiger picking it up and out running the Norse to the end zone for a 30-13 lead. After stopping the Norse the Braves would go again, this time on a 25yd reception to Jared Blake as the lead grew to 37-13.

Northfield would score the lone points of the fourth quarter when Jarrett Shafer scored from a yard out for the 37-20 final.

Com. Att. Yards TDs INTs
Maconaquah
Kelly 4 4 89 2
Northfield
Fulkerson 3 14 38 1
Car. Yds TDs Fumb. FL
Maconaquah
Bullock 12 61
Silvers 6 23
Blake 6 11
Kelly 2 0
Little 8 19 2
TOTAL 34 114 2 0
Northfield
Ripplinger 11 47 1 1
Fulkerson 29 108 1 6 2
Holmes 4 18
Rosen 2 -9
Shafer 8 32 1
TOTAL 54 196 2 7
Cat. Yds TDs
Maconaquah
Silvers 1 2
Bullock 1 1
Hunt 1 27 1
Little 1 59 1
TOTAL 4 89 2 0
Northfield
Peas 3 38
TOTAL 3 38 0 0

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