The Isle Huskies’ football team evened their overall record at 3-3 with an offensive-featured, come-from-behind, 58-50 win over the McGregor Mercs on Oct. 4.
The Huskies spotted the Mercs a 14-0 lead by the end of the first quarter, before scoring three times in the second period to trail 30-20 by intermission. Isle’s three touchdowns in the second quarter included a long offensive drive capped off with a 6-yard touchdown run by Ethan Benson, a 20-yard scoring pass from quarterback Teagen Haggberg to Willy Stalker and a 2-yard run into the end-zone by Haggberg, following passes of 40 yards to Benson, 36 yards to Joe Carlson and a 10-yard toss to Lucas Gross.
The third quarter belonged to Isle even though the Mercs built a quick 36-20 lead.
Isle’s defense toughened and the Huskies scored three straight times: one on a 12-yard touchdown pass to Turk Paulsen, followed by a 55-yard TD to Stalker and finally a three yard run to pay-dirt by Haggberg, which gave Isle their first lead at 42-36.
McGregor tightened up the scoring with two 4th-quarter touchdowns to go up by eight points, 50-42. But Isle responded with two touchdowns of their own: one on a 24-yard strike to Stalker and the other on a 55-yard run by Haggberg.
Isle finished the game with 605 yards of offense, including 246 on the ground and 359 through the air.
The Mercs had 357 total yards: 262 rushing and 95 passing.
Stalker led Isle in pass-receptions with seven catches for 167 yards, followed by Gross with four catches for 62 yards, Carlson with three catches for 53 yards and Benson with two receptions for 50 yards.
Haggberg led the team in rushing with 168 yards on 17 carries and Paulsen was second with 10 carries for 52 yards.
Brad Bernu recorded eight tackles, Carlson had seven, Benson also had seven and Stalker had six to lead Isle on defense.
Isle 0 20 22 16 58
McGregor 14 16 6 14 50