Northwood/Solon Springs loses shootout with New AuburnThe Trojans scored 35 points in the first quarter while the Evergreens were held scoreless. Quarterback Brett Baker ran in three touchdowns for New Auburn in the first quarter, and Blake Miller and Sean Rae added one TD each. Two of the Trojans’ five first-quarter touchdowns came in the last 15 seconds of the quarter.
The New Auburn Trojans defeated Northwood-Solon Springs 75-47 Friday night in eight-man football.
The Evergreens are now 3-4 overall and 3-3 in the Lakeland 8-Man Conference.
New Auburn also defeated Northwood-Solon Springs in a non-conference game earlier in the season.
“A lot of points were scored Friday night. That is a reflection that our defense could not bottle up the speed that New Auburn has,” said Brian Trettin, head coach of the Evergreens. “In eight-man football, if any speedster finds a cutback lane they usually score, and that is exactly what happened to us all night and especially in the first quarter.”
The Trojans scored 35 points in the first quarter while the Evergreens were held scoreless. Quarterback Brett Baker ran in three touchdowns for New Auburn in the first quarter, and Blake Miller and Sean Rae added one TD each. Two of the Trojans’ five first-quarter touchdowns came in the last 15 seconds of the quarter.
Northwood-Solon Springs answered by scoring the first two touchdowns of the second quarter. Austin Meyer scored both TDs, the first on an almost 30-yard run and the second on a pass from Brett Missinne.
New Auburn added another touchdown in the final minute of the quarter to make it 41-14 at halftime.
Missinne scored for the Evergreens in the third quarter, and in the fourth quarter the Evergreens had 26 points on rushing touchdowns from Missinne and Brandon Wilcox, a kickoff return by Meyer and a pass from Missinne to Meyer.
“I know that this sounds cliché, but I am very proud of our kids for battling back and never quitting,” Trettin said.
“We did win the remaining three quarters, but the first quarter was just too much to overcome.”
Wilcox led the Evergreens in yards rushing with 209. Missinnee added 131 yards rushing and 49 yards passing, and Meyer had 78 yards rushing.
Mason Barth had seven tackles to lead the Evergreens on defense. Trevor Lafave had 5.5 tackles, including two for a loss.
“This is an outstanding group of young men,” Trettin said. “We talk a lot about the football field being a classroom, and our entire program learned a lot about character and life on Friday. I would not trade any of these kids. They work so hard and believe in one another. I am bummed we only have one game left together.”
The Evergreens play their final game of the season at 6 p.m. Thursday in Minong. The game against Luck was originally scheduled for Oct. 23.
Northwood 0 14 7 26 — 47
New Auburn 35 6 14 20 — 75