Carney-Nadeau quarterback Michael Flanagan (20) will get able to unleash a go whereas Cedarville’s Trevor Norris (55) pursues throughout Thursday evening’s playoff recreation.
CEDARVILLE — Carney-Nadeau made its first look within the soccer playoffs however ran right into a veteran crew Thursday evening.
The U.P.’s No. 3-ranked Cedarville Trojans downed the Wolves 38-6 in an 8-Participant Division 2 playoff recreation. Grant Fountain had 10 carries for 120 yards and three touchdowns for the Trojans (6-1), who advance and will probably be house once more subsequent week towards Fast River (6-1).
Carney-Nadeau finishes 3-4. It was the ultimate recreation for Carney-Nadeau seniors Michael Flanagan, Juan Maier and Robbie Windsor.
“Cedarville is pretty much as good as marketed, and we knew coming in that this was a tricky matchup,” Carney-Nadeau coach Jim Belec mentioned. “The most important factor for us and my message to our crew was ‘be grateful we’re taking part in one other recreation.’ We solely performed 4 video games, so we had been completely happy to get this one in.
“We did some good issues within the first half,” Belec mentioned. “We had guys open excessive of their protection however couldn’t join on any deep passes. We didn’t execute in addition to we might have, however give credit score to their protection. We had some key accidents that damage us too, however our youngsters didn’t give up and fought to the tip. I couldn’t be prouder of that.”
Cedarville grabbed a 22-0 lead within the first quarter. Fountain had landing runs of 13 and 15 yards, and Bailey Hilts threw a 20-yard TD go to Aiden Ondrus.
Josh Newell had a 1-yard TD run, and Fountain had a 15-yard run within the second quarter. The Trojans additionally picked up a security as Josh Newell tackled Juan Maier ultimately zone.
Cedarville led 38-0 at halftime. The Trojans sat out their starters within the second half. Hilts completed with 135 yards speeding on 10 carries and he was 6-of-13 passing for 96 yards.
“It was a superb evening,” Cedarville coach Scott Barr mentioned. “We came upon early that we had some benefits on the road. As soon as we constructed a lead, we had been capable of get a variety of youngsters within the recreation and provides everybody a playoff expertise. We introduced up our JVs, and people youngsters acquired to play all the second half. We had been capable of preserve our starters wholesome and get them some relaxation.”
The Wolves struggled to search out a lot offense many of the evening, however they did get a late spotlight with their closing drive within the fourth quarter. After driving 95 yards, the Wolves broke by way of on the final play of the sport as Michael Flanagan threw a 5-yard landing go to Jerry Lee LaFord as time expired.
“We now have loads to construct on for subsequent yr,” Belec mentioned. “We now have a variety of good items coming again. We now have a variety of youthful guys who had been already an enormous a part of the crew again subsequent yr.”
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