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Munising runs over Ontonagon

September 29, 2012
By Journal Sports Staff , The Mining Journal

MUNISING - Munising senior Ryan Walther fueled the Mustangs to a 36-0 win over Ontonagon on Friday night, rushing for 225 yards on 19 carries with four touchdowns.

Noah Ackerman threw for 150 yards on nine of 13 attempts, for one touchdown and one interception.

"We had a big night on the line of scrimmage," Munising head coach Jeff Seaberg said. "We controlled the line of scrimmage well and Ryan Walther had a great game on the ground."

Munising improved to 2-4 overall in the non-conference game. Ontonagon is now 0-6 overall.

Ackerman started the scoring out with a 54 yard pass to Gage Webster halfway into the second quarter. Another Ackerman-Webster pass - just 5 yards this time - with a minute left in the half put Munising up 12-0 before a 65-yard Walther punt return with only 21 seconds left. Munising led 18-0 at the half.

Starting the second half out was Walther, who took a 63-yard run at eight minutes in to put the Mustangs up 24-0. Four minutes later, Walther did it again with an 80 yard run to wrap up the third quarter scoring before getting yet another run, this time 16-yards, in the fourth quarter to round out the Mustang's scoring.

Munising finished the game with 16 first downs in the win, while rushing for 308 total yards on 39 carries as a team.

Iron Mountain 12,

Manistique 7

At Manistique, the Emeralds couldn't cash in enough of their opportunities to fall to 3-3 overall and 2-3 in the Mid-Peninsula Conference.

In the third quarter, Manistique got the ball on the Iron Mountain 30-yard line following a short punt and on the 39 after recovering a Mountaineers fumble. But neither resulted in any points.

"We had a short field a couple times in the third quarter, but we didn't do a great job running the ball," Emeralds' coach Todd Kangas said. "We also came up short on a couple fourth-down spots and dropped a pass."

All the scoring occurred in the second quarter. IM (4-2, 2-2) took a 12-0 lead on a pair of Taylor Huotari scores, a two-yard TD run and a 24-yard pass thrown by Zach Jacobs.a

Manistique then scored to pull within five points on Tyler Kangas's 21-yard aerial to Zack Lambert 3:42 before halftime.



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