Alec Schmelebeck’s running play is over almost before it starts, as an Ishpeming defender grabs his ankle behind the line of scrimmage. IRON RIVER—“There’s a reason why they’ve won 18, 19 games in a row and a state championship.” West Iron Coach Mike Berutti’s was talking about Ishpeming’s football team the morning after the Hematites blanked the Wykons 34-0 in their Division 7 district title game Nov. 8 at muddy Nelson Field.
IRON RIVER—A match with massive momentum moves ended when Ironwood finished strong Nov. 5, eliminating West Iron County 3-2 in a Class C District 95 semifinal match here. The set scores were 14-25, 25-23, 25-23, 20-25 and 15-13.
Leaving two would-be tacklers behind, the Trojans’ Austin Snell gets set to dodge another one in second quarter action vs. Gogebic on Nov. 1. This 6-yard gain led to a 13-yard TD pass from Jeff Johnson to Snell just before halftime. CRYSTAL FALLS—It sure wasn’t easy. Forest Park’s football players probably woke last Saturday morning with aches and pains, souvenirs of a bruising battle the night before.