The Norway Current-Menominee County News November 2016

VOLUME 12 ISSUE 44 2016

November 2, 2016

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NORWAY ADVANCES How about this for a Dream finish-instead of going for the tie with 7 seconds left, Norway went for the win over West Iron and got it. While most coaches might have went for the tie with an extra point kick-coach Madigan went for two points with a pass instead and it worked. Its easy to see that coach Madigan has a lot of confidence in his team and their abilities. He never hesitated very long in deciding to go for two. The coach said that he had already decided that if it came down to this scenario-where they needed an extra point to tie the game or a two point conversion to win it-he was going for the win. Good to his word, that is exactly what he did. Norway was down 14 to nothing and came back to win 15-14 with time running short. The West Iron defense played tough keeping Norway off the scoreboard until there was 9:50 left in the fourth quarter. The West Iron defense also had two interceptions in the game to stop Norway drives. But as luck would have it a high snap from West Iron’s center to their punter gave Norway the ball on the West Iron 35. Eventually Cody Carlson was able to find the endzone on a three yard run and Plante made the extra point kick to bring the game to 14-7. For a while on the winning drive, it didn’t look like the Knights would make it. The snap was fumbled on the West Iron five, but Josh Plante was able to recover it and make it to the one. From there they were able to score. Then on the two point play, Plante rolled out and threw a pass to Wilson who was just inside the goal line. Carlson tallied 130 yards on 19 carries. Norway had a total of 272 yards of offense. Next up for Norway will be Lake Linden-Hubbell on Saturday, Oct. 5th at noon


North Central Elementary Title 1 Program combined a reading night with a tailgate party for a highly successful evening! The party started with an outdoor cook-out where students were able to meet and enjoy the company of North Central High School athletes and cheerleaders. The cheerleaders provided face painting fun, while many of the athletes provided time together with the younger students playing games and running races. The party then moved indoors where the atten- dees enjoyed reading with family members and/or athletes, continued game playing or simply visiting & getting to know each other. In addition to a delicious meal and dessert, attendees were able to enjoy the company of reigning 2015 State Champs in both football and basket- ball, the cheerleaders from those teams and team members of the other various sports North Central students enjoy. The evening ended with several door prizes being won by parents of the students who attended. Judging from the many smiles, short interviews with a variety of students and athletes and the fact that the elementary gym was packed, this evening was a huge success! Children attending the North Central Area Title 1 Tailgating Party were able to spend time visiting with North Central Area High School Cheerleaders and Athletes, many of whom are reigning State Champs from the Football and Basketball 2015 teams! Friday, October 28, 2016 saw the beginning of Regional Football Action for local 8 man teams. Crystal Falls Forest Park hosted the Stephenson Eagles and North Central Jets hosted the Rapid River Rockets. In the action at NCA, the Jets blasted the Rockets with a score of 64-0 for the win, while CFFP defeated the Eagles 60-22. When the Jets (10-0) took on the Rockets (6-4), they quickly showed what they are made of by out-scoring the Rockets 28-0 by the end of the first quarter. Whitens started the scoring with the first TD, he also added a second TD of his own during the first quarter, Marcus Krachinski scored on a 51 yard pass and Kleiman scored on a 16 yard run. The last play of the first quarter saw Rapid River's Jarrette LaCasse injured during a Jets running play. The game was delayed for almost an hour. LaCasse was taken by ambulance to OSF hospital. Further reports from his mother state that he will recover from his injuries. Following the delay, the Jets continued thier previous outstanding play by scoring on their next four possessions. Making the score at half-time 56-0 In the end of the third quarter, Tyler Bentley had a 12 yard run which was the last scoring of the game, making the end of game score 64-0. Overall, Whitens completed 15 of 20 passes yielding 244 yards and 5 touchdowns and also rushed for 52 yards and 2 scores. Bobby Kleiman helped, carrying the ball 9 times for 140 yards rushing and a touchdown and another touchdown scored when catching in the end zone. Dylan Gagne caught three touchdown passes all in the first quarter. Kleiman, Gagne and Bentley added additional scores throughout the game.The Jets will host the Trojans of CFFP Friday, November 4 at 6 pm CST.


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