NORTH CRAWFORD - You don’t lose many games in which you score 52 points, but that’s what happened to North Crawford in their home opener in the new eight-man football conference.
When it was over Wonewoc-Center-Weston had defeated North Crawford by two points, 54-52.
Wonewoc-Center-Weston and North Crawford were tied 26-26 at halftime following a 67-yard run by Trojan wing Stephen Munson, and the ensuing two-point conversion by Raiden Steele late in the second quarter.
There were 10 lead changes in the game and the last one was the worst. The Trojans scored on a two-yard run by Satchel McClurg to take a 52-48 lead and Munson was stopped running on the two-point conversion.
There was 1:38 left in the game when Ben Benson kicked off to the WCW 16-yard line, and Kaden Sprotte, who already caught three touchdown passes in the game, ran the kickoff back 84 yards for the touchdown and a 54-52 lead. WCW missed the two-point conversion, but the Trojans did not score in the time remaining.
The statistics for the game were unreal. The Trojans had 640 yards of total offense on 62 plays for an average of 10.3 yards per play, while the Silver Wolves had 525 total yards on 57 plays for a 9.2 yard average.
Individual statistics were equally unreal. North Crawford junior wing Stephen Munson had 474 yards rushing on 30 attempts, for a 15.8 yard average, and he scored five touchdowns.
Raiden Steele had 126 total yards running, including a 98-yard touchdown run.
Silver Wolves quarterback Hunter Schmitt was 6-18 passing for 164 yards and three touchdowns, all to Kaden Sprotte, who caught four passes for 124 yards and three of those passes were touchdown passes.
Schmitt also ran 17 times for 180 yards. and scored two touchdowns rushing, including a 96-yard run to give the Silver Wolves their first lead of the game, 12-6 in the first quarter.
There were two punts in the game. WCW had one for 43 yards, and North Crawford tried one punt by Stephen Munson, which was blocked and the Trojans lost four yards on the recovered blocked punt.
It was eight-man football game number one, and when the dust settled, 106 points had been scored, over 1,000 yards of total offense had been recorded, and the lead changed hands 10 times, including in the last minute-and-a-half of the game.On Friday, April 2, North Crawford will travel to Wisconsin Heights and spectators are limited to four per player.