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Westwood suffers key loss at home to Iron Mountain

September 22, 2012
By Journal Sports Staff , The Mining Journal

ISHPEMING - Lost scoring opportunities plagued Westwood as Iron Mountain prevailed 28-6 at the Patriots field on Friday night.

Though Westwood (2-3 overall, 0-2 Mid-Peninsula Conference) scored the only points of the first quarter on senior quarterback Nathan Clisch's 40-yard run, Pats' coach Jon Beckman said his team should've added several more touchdowns before halftime.

"We had three opportunities to score in the first half, but we only came away with six points," he said. "I thought we really controlled the tempo and controlled the line of scrimmage in the first half.

"Then (Iron Mountain) came out in the second half and kept the ball out of our hands. They kept control of the line of scrimmage."

IM (3-2, 2-2) took an 8-6 lead on senior running back Taylor Huotari's 36-yard TD rush and senior quarterback Zach Jacobs two-point conversion run 2:43 before halftime. Westwood then drove the ball deep into IM territory before Clisch was intercepted at the 3-yard-line just before halftime.

The Mountaineers tacked on three TDs in the second half, two on 1-yard runs by senior running back Paul Brooks and another by Jacobs on a 3-yarder.

The teams got the vast majority of their yardage on the ground, IM gaining 280 yards in 51 attempts, led by Brooks with 138 yards on 25 rushes. Westwood had 35 carries for 217 yards, led by senior Zach Rankinen getting 65 yards on 12 tries.

Clisch completed 2 of 8 passes for 16 yards, while Jacobs was 1 of 4 for 41 yards.

Manistique 53,

Munising 6

MUNISING - Emeralds senior tailback Kenner Broullire ran for five touchdowns and was 5-of-6 kicking extra point attempts to lead his team to victory.

Broullire scored touchdowns on runs of 18, 13, 2, 8 and 14 yards with three scores coming during a 21-point second quarter for the Emeralds.

"He's a heck of a back," Munising coach Jeff Seaberg said. "He runs hard. All their backs do, but he's their feature guy. We knew that going in.

"We had him stopped on a couple plays, but he spun free. He's one of the fastest kids in the UP. You have to wrap him up."

Junior back Tony Floyd scored two touchdowns - one on a 3-yard run and another on a 91-yard kick off return - for Manistique and junior back David Pratt ran in another.

Cody Hayes led Munising in rushing with 13 carries for 50 yards and a 15-yard touchdown in the first quarter.



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