The Northwood Solon-Springs Evergreens fell to the Siren Dragons 56-18 Friday night in Siren.
Siren, 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Lakeland Eight-Man Conference, took control of the game on its first drive.
The Evergreens came up with a defensive stop on third and short, but they were called for a facemask penalty that gave Siren a first down and put the Dragons in scoring position.
“It seemed as though once Siren got the momentum we just never overcame it,” said Brian Amys, Evergreens head coach. “We had some positive things throughout the game, we had some big hits and caused a few fumbles, (we) just had a hard time getting the momentum back.”
Throughout the game, Amys said, the Evergreens struggled with penalties.
“We need to clean things up this week and correct our little mistakes that turn out to be huge penalties,” Amys said. “We had several penalties that resulted in a big play for Siren.”
Quarterback Mason Barth led Northwood-Solon Springs (2-3, 1-2) in yards rushing with 165 yards on 22 carries. He also was 4-for-9 passing for 89 yards.
Freshman Walker Grenier added 158 yards rushing on 22 carries.
On defense, Kacey Block, Grenier and Barth had five tackles apiece. Ethan Luedtke and Daniel Gengenbach both added four tackles for the Evergreens.
“We had some underclassmen that stepped up and made some big plays,” Amys said.
On Friday, the Evergreens host New Auburn for homecoming week. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
“We have a very good New Auburn team coming in this week,” Amys said. “Our guys need to stay focused and work hard.”