The McGregor Mercuries football team is no stranger to high-scoring games;
last week the two teams put up 108 points, this week it was the Mercs 40, Onamia 32. Drew Dean neared his career high 284 rushing record with a 273 yards performance; he was assisted by teammate Colton Anderson who rushed for 120 yards.
The Panthers scored the first touchdown of the game on a five-yard run, but the Mercs answered with 28 straight points. Dean had a pair of touchdowns on runs of 22 and 20 yards while Anderson scored from seven-yards out and Ethan Bohn caught a three-yard pass from Willie Glunz. Bohn and Dean added extra point runs, giving McGregor a 28-6 halftime lead.
Onamia scored the only points of the third quarter. But the Mercs and Dean countered with 12-third quarter points on a Dean eight-yard run and a 40-yard burst to the end zone.
Onamia scored three times in the fourth period, one on a 55-yard kickoff return and two more on long pass plays late in the game.
“With the exception of too many turnovers (six fumbles and two pass interceptions), we played pretty well,” said Merc coach Bob Staska.
McGregor 6 22 0 12 40
Onamia 6 0 8 18 32
Team and individual statistics:
Total offense: M-422 yds., O-351 yds.
Passing: M-3 yds., O-69 yds.
Rushing: M-419 yds., O-282 yds.
Mercs’ individual rushing:
Drew Dean 29-273 yds.
Colton Anderson 14-120 yds.
Willie Glunz 1-5-3 yds.
Dean 12, Bohn 8, Glunz 6, Curtiss Jackson 5
Laine Horton, Glunz
Tackle for Loss:
Dean 3, Bohn, Glunz