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Maroons Avenge Earlier Loss to Kingsford in MHSAA Playoffs
Issue Date: November 8, 2017
Friday night, the Menominee Maroons traveled to Kingsford to take on the Flivvers in the MHSAA playoffs in the district final game. Earlier this season, the Maroons hosted the Flivvers and were doubled up, 42-21, helping to give Kingsford the home-field advantage for the playoffs.
Kingsford began the evening's scoring as Chase Kreski caught a pass from Sawyer Perpich after a fortuitous deflection for a 5-yard touchdown. The extra point gave the Flivvers a 7-0 lead. On Menominee's ensuing drive, Kreski did the work on defense, intercepting a Maroon pass. Kingsford drove all the way down to the 6-yard line, but a fumble halted the drive and gave Menominee the ball.
Later, the Maroons mounted a 98-yard drive that ended with an Ethan Mileski 4-yard touchdown run. Shawn Sandahl booted the extra point to knot the score at 7-7. Menominee then returned the favor as Keagan Monroe intercepted a Flivver pass to set the Maroons up at Kingsford's 37-yard line. Jacob Rivard made good of the opportunity, giving Menominee their first lead with a 1-yard touchdown run, going ahead 14-7.
Kingsford once again tied the game late in the second quarter. With just 16 seconds remaining on the clock, Noah Wilcox capped off a 91-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown plunge. At halftime, the score was tied at 14-14.
Menominee regained the lead in the third quarter. The Maroons were the beneficiary of a fortunate bounce this time, as Mileski fumbled into the end zone but teammate Kyle Anderson was there for the recovery. Menominee went ahead 21-14 after the extra point.
The lead didn't last long as on the ensuing drive, the Flivver found the end zone. Tyler Beauchamp was on the receiving end of a Perpich 34-yard strike, tying the game once again, 21-21.
Menominee's Mileski left the game in the fourth quarter, bringing on backup Monroe in a big spot. Monroe made good of his chance as he connected with Brendon Harris on a 32-yard pass would set up a field goal attempt by Sandahl. Sandahl's kick from 21 yards out split the uprights and gave the Maroons a 24-21 lead. They would hold on to the lead, winning the game by the same score and avenging their earlier loss to Kingsford.
Mileski tallied 125 yards on 26 carries and Rivard turned his 27 carries into 107 yards. Menominee will travel to Reed City Saturday, the game is slated for 5 P.M. CST.