Evergreen football team improves to 7-1The Northwood-Solon Springs Evergreens will close their regular season with a non-conference game against Washburn/Bayfield (0-7) Friday.
Most Wisconsin high school football teams opened their seasons with a pair of non-conference games.
The Northwood-Solon Springs Evergreens will close their regular season with a non-conference game against Washburn/Bayfield (0-7) Friday.
The Evergreens have played only Small Lakeland Conference opponents so far this season, improving to 7-1 overall with a 48-14 victory over Siren Friday night.
“Our team came out and played the way we needed to in this game,” said Evergreens coach Brian Trettin. “We scored on every offensive possession but one. It also was good to see our kickoff team return one for a touchdown.”
Josh Malone ran back the kickoff return 90 yards for the score. The senior finished with another 200 yards on the ground on 21 attempts, but quarterback Phil Larson stole the spotlight with six rushing touchdowns against the Dragons. Larson ran for 188 yards on 18 attempts.
Both Malone and Larson, have a chance to push past the 1,000-yard mark for the season in Friday’s game with Washburn. Malone currently has 968 yards rushing while Larson has 926 yards.
Also picking up yards for the Evergreens against Siren was Tyler long, who had 95 yards rushing on 10 attempts and ran in a 2-point conversion. Brian Flamang caught a 2-point conversion pass from Larson, and Gage Harwick kicked two extra points.
Malone led Northwood-Solon Springs on defense with 10½ tackles, followed by Tyler LaFave with five. Flamang and Long both chipped in with 4½ tackles each, and Zach Owens had four tackles for the Evergreens.
For the night, the Evergreens had 491 total yards of offense and 26 first downs. Siren rushed for 70 yards and threw for 30, with seven first downs.
Friday’s game in Minong is Parents Night for the Evergreens. Seniors playing in their final regular season home game are: Leo Alcantar, Mike Meyer, Phil Larson, Josh Malone, Nick Skaggs, Zach Owens, Eric Olson, Chris Olson, Mac Ohm, Brian Flamang and Travis Butterfield.
NOTES: The Evergreens’ only loss this year came in their first game of the season, when they fell to Frederic 21-12. Frederic (7-1, 7-0) is guaranteed at least a share of the Small Lakeland Conference title and faces Siren (5-3, 4-3) Friday to close out its conference season.
Evergreens 14 14 8 12 — 48
Siren Dragons 6 8 0 0 — 14