On Sept. 13, the Onamia Panthers hosted the Isle Huskies in the annual cross-county football showdown.
The Panthers entered the game not having beaten the Huskies since the fall of 2014. When the night was over last Friday, Isle had made it five wins in a row over their rivals with a convincing 40-6 victory.
Isle took an 8-0 lead on their first possession, driving 50 yards in four plays, highlighted by a 35-yard pass to Ethan Benson and a 10-yard TD pass to Lucas Gross.
Onamia responded in kind on their opening drive, moving 56 yards in eight plays, all on the ground, capped off by a 17-yard touchdown run by wide receiver Josh Parrow.
From then on, Onamia was held scoreless while Isle scored at least once in each quarter, including an 8-yard TD pass to Zach Carlson, a 1-yard TD run by Ethan Benson, a 3-yard scoring run by Isle quarterback Teagen Haggberg, a 23-yard scoring pass to Benson and a electrifying 57-yard TD run by Turk Paulsen with two minutes left in the game.
Onamia had nine offensive drives ending in one touchdown, two punts, two turned over on downs, one interception and three fumbled away.
Isle’s 10 possessions led to six touchdowns, two punts, one interception and one turned over on downs.
Isle finished the contest with 402 total yards of offense, including 210 through the air, of which Benson had 101 yards.
Onamia had 143 total yards of offense and just four passing yards.
Brady Husom led Onamia in rushing with 55 yards while Paulsen had 137 yards on the ground to lead Isle.
Isle 8 14 12 6 40
Onamia 6 0 0 0 6