Evergreens suffer another second-half lossNorthwood-Solon Springs’ latest loss came at home Friday against Bruce. The Evergreens’ led 14-8 at halftime, but Bruce outscored them 16-6 in the third quarter to take the lead. The Red Raiders then added an insurance touchdown in the fourth quarter to win 32-20.
The Northwood-Solon Springs football team has three losses this season, and in all three of those games, the Evergreens led at halftime.
“Looking back, if we only played the first half of games we would be undefeated,” said Brian Trettin, Evergreens head coach.
Northwood-Solon Springs’ latest loss came at home Friday against Bruce. The Evergreens’ led 14-8 at halftime, but Bruce outscored them 16-6 in the third quarter to take the lead. The Red Raiders then added an insurance touchdown in the fourth quarter to win 32-20.
“Our team in our losses has not played four quarters of football, and that falls directly on me,” Trettin said. “Bruce came ready to play and did an excellent job of executing.”
Brandon Wilcox led the Evergreens with 108 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Austin Meyer added 87 yards on the ground, while Brett Missinne had 63 yards passing and 32 yards rushing.
Austin Meyer was the leading receiver, with three catches for 32 yards and one touchdown.
On defense Mason Barth had 7.5 tackles. Meyer had 7, Wilcox had 6.5 and Missinne had 6. Gage Harwick had 5.5 tackles and led the team in tackles for a loss with 3.5.
“Moving forward we have a big contest this week with New Auburn,” Trettin said. “New Auburn won in the non-conference game at Rice Lake 48-42. I know our kids are hungry and ready to go.”
Northwood-Solon Springs plays at New Auburn at 7 p.m. Friday.
The Evergreens’ final game of the season, originally scheduled for Oct. 23, has been moved up to Oct. 18. The home game against Luck will begin at 6 p.m. and is parents’ night for the Evergreens.
Bruce 8 0 16 8 — 32
Northwood 7 7 6 0 — 20
First downs 12 9
Rushing yards 232 221
Passing completions-att 5-16 1-8
Passing yards 63 14
Touchdowns-interceptions 1-1 0-0
Total offense 268 235
Punts-average 3-21 5-32
Fumbles-lost 4-3 1-1
Penalties-yards 2-20 5-35