2017-09-14 / Sports

Gwinn scores first and often


After escaping the clutches of Blain Bridges, Manistique’s DJ Bowers put on some crazy moves to gain a few extra yards to start the Mid- Peninsula Conference match-up in Manistique last Friday. See Bowers in action, along with additional great action shots from the game on our Smugmug page at www.mstqpioneertribune.smugmug.com. 
Joe LeBlanc photo After escaping the clutches of Blain Bridges, Manistique’s DJ Bowers put on some crazy moves to gain a few extra yards to start the Mid- Peninsula Conference match-up in Manistique last Friday. See Bowers in action, along with additional great action shots from the game on our Smugmug page at www.mstqpioneertribune.smugmug.com. Joe LeBlanc photo MANISTIQUE – Concerns Coach Todd Kangas had going up against a big front line played out early Friday against the Gwinn Modeltowners. Producing over 500 yards of offense, Gwinn defeated the Manistique Emeralds 48-14 in a Mid-Peninsula Conference match-up at A.F. Hall Stadium.

The Modeltowners struck early when Austin Forbes scored on a four-yard run in the opening quarter.

Sticking to the ground, they added 22 second quarter points with two touchdowns by Marlin Moton and one by Seth Aho. With time running out in the first half, Gwinn, controlled the game 30-0 at the break.


Bringing down Gwinn’s running backs proved to be a challenge Friday night for the Manistique Emeralds. Above, Schyler Anderson holds on to bring down Marlin Moton in early action. 
Joe LeBlanc photo Bringing down Gwinn’s running backs proved to be a challenge Friday night for the Manistique Emeralds. Above, Schyler Anderson holds on to bring down Marlin Moton in early action. Joe LeBlanc photo Runs of 11 and six yards by Moton and Forbes pushed Gwinn’s lead to 42-0 before Manistique was able to get on the board. The score by Manistique came off a 68- yard run by Logan Savage in the fourth quarter. Savage led the Emeralds in rushing with 92 yards on six carries.

Alex Oas hooked up with Liam KcKeege for a 15- yard catch and run late in the period for the additional points.

Gwinn put up 512 yards of offense, 424 rushing, and 88 passing.

Manistique had a total of 157 offensive yards with 142 on the ground and 15 passing.

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Manistique (0-3) will host Ishpeming (1-2) Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. with Parent Night activities taking place prior to the game.

Looking ahead in the Emeralds’ schedule next week, the team will be participating in homecoming activities leading up to the Sept. 22 homecoming game against the Munising Mustangs. This year’s king and queen will be announced during half time of that game.

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