Negaunee, MI – Friday September 15, 2017– It was a beautiful night for football, and the Negaunee Miners Football team started the night off right with a tailgate party, before they hosted the Iron Mountain Mountaineers. Mark Evans and Gregg Nelson were there to bring you all the action LIVE on Sunny.FM.
Negaunee Miner Erik Salminen, started the game with the opening kick to the Iron Mountain Mountaineers. The Miners defense was destructive and easily shut down the Iron Mountain Mountaineers first possession. The Negaunee Miners and the Iron Mountain Mountaineers continued to trade possessions for most of the first quarter, as defenses held strong. The Negaunee Miners were able to score in the last seconds, with a touchdown pass from Jason Waterman to Drew DuShane. Erik Salminen kicked the extra point and the Miners led 7-0.
The second quarter started out much like the first. Both teams played a great defensive game and with 4 minutes left in the half the scored remained 7-0. The Negaunee Miners were able to score another touchdown late in the quarter, Eric Etelamaki scored from inside the 20 yard line and the extra point was good, Negaunee led 14-0 to end the first half on Sunny.FM.
The Negaunee Miners received the ball to start the second half of play and Drew DuShane ran it all the way to the end zone on the opening kick, from 72 yards out. Erik Salminen scored the extra point and the Miners were up 21-0. The Miners were able to regain possession on the Mountaineers next drive, when Waterman intercepted the ball. The next play, the Miner’s Keegan Erva scored a touchdown and after the extra point the Miners led 28-0. The clock was rolling before the end of the third quarter when Drew DuShane ran in another touchdown and with Erik Salminen’s extra point the Miners led 35-0 on Sunny.FM.
Neither team would score the remainder of the game. The Negaunee Miners took their first win on the season 35-0 on Sunny.FM. GO MINERS!!!!
The Negaunee Miners record now sits at (1-3). Join us next week when the Negaunee Miners travel to Gwinn, Michigan to face the Gwinn Modeltowners. Mark Evans and Gregg Nelson will bring you all the action LIVE on Sunny.FM. The Negaunee Miners Pre-game Show will start around 6:30pm and the game will follow at 7:00pm. See the full season schedule on the official Miners Sports Page.