Big plays spell doom for WIC
QB Riley Thomson was under heavy pressure from Iron Mountain’s Aaron Bolo as he prepared to fire the ball downfield. Blocking nearby were Jake Polich (16), Ryan Lohrey (66) and Cole Westphal (88).
IRON MOUNTAIN—With a rebuilt offensive line and some new skill position players, the West Iron County Wykons are not yet the type of team that is going to explode with a succession of big plays.
On the other hand, the Iron Mountain Mountaineers are the kind of team that can. That was on full display when the Mountaineers ran past the Wykons 26-0 in a nonconference contest in Iron Mountain Sept. 11.
Junior running back Josh Tucker scored on runs of 44 yards and 75 yards in the first half, as Iron Mountain (2-1) gained a measure of revenge against West Iron, which defeated the Mountaineers in their last three outings, including a 40-0 blowout last year in the playoffs.
This time, however, the Wykons couldn’t muster anywhere near that kind of offensive attack. West Iron finished with just 117 yards of offense and ran only six plays in Iron Mountain territory the entire night, none in the second half.
Iron Mountain compiled 342 total yards, including 230 on the ground.
When the Wykons (0-3) did get some traction in the first half with decent gains on first down, the potential drives stalled with penalties.