Carney-Nadeau falls to Newberry
POWERS — The hole became too deep in the second quarter for the Carney-Nadeau Wolves here Friday night as they dropped a 55-8 eight-player football decision to the Newberry Indians.
Newberry, which scored 28 points in the second stanza, led 34-0 at halftime.
“Give Newberry credit,” said Wolves’ coach Jim Belec. “They came out and smashed us in the mouth. I think were coming in too high after last week’s win (58-38 over Ontonagon). They had that big second quarter and we couldn’t recover.”
Newberry junior quarterback Connor Rintamaki threw three touchdown passes of 14, 48 and 21 yards to junior tight end Eric Edwards in the second frame for a 28-0 lead.
Junior Coleton Labadie, nephew to former Bark River-Harris wrestling coach Mike Labadie, then gave the Indians their 34-point cushion on a three-yard run off left tackle with three minutes, 17 seconds left in the second frame.
“We had a couple good days of practice this week,” said Newberry coach Joe Austin. “We’re getting better at stopping the off tackle plays. We have nothing but respect for Carney-Nadeau and their coaches. Their kids played hard and never gave up.”
Sophomore running back Brayden Kakuk score C-N’s lone TD on an 88-yard dash along the right sideline early in the third a play after junior Nick Johnson recovered a fumble on the Wolves’ 12.
The Indians responded quickly, taking a 42-8 advantage on a 48-yard run through the right side by sophomore Marco Juarez on the ensuing possession.
Junior tight end Liam Shanley scored on a 49-yard run around left end and Ladabie added a 62-yard TD run around right end in the fourth quarter.
Juarez opened the scoring on a 12-yard run through the right side in the first.
The Indians then took advantage of a short field in the second, cashing in twice after the Wolves gambled and came up short on fourth-down situations.
“I thought if we could get to the edge we’d have receivers open, but we couldn’t complete the passes.” said Belec. “Our execution wasn’t there. Even though we got our butts kicked, it’s better than not being able to play at all. This is also better than trying to play in the spring. We did some good things in the second half. The kids didn’t quit.”
Newberry finished with 478 yards in total offense. Juarez ran 19 times for 193 yards and Labadie added 101 in eight attempts. Rintamaki completed 4-of-8 passes for 87 yards and three TDs.
“It was like a godsend for us to come here rather than taking an even longer bus ride to Lake Linden,” said Austin. ‘We’ve played some tough teams. We’re just glad to get this game in. It has been tough for everybody with Covid-19.”
The Wolves (2-3) had 223 yards, including 188 on the ground. Kakuk rushed for 131 on 15 carries.
The Wolves were to host North Dickinson Oct. 24, but that game was cancelled after all Dickinson County schools decided Friday to shut down for two weeks due to Covid-19. Newberry hosts Engadine Thursday.
Newberry 8 26 8 13 — 55
Carney-Nadeau 0 0 8 0 — 8