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Defense rules as Munising Mustangs fall to Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes, 6-2

MUNISING — Eight-player football games tend to be high-scoring shootouts, but Friday night’s contest between Munising and Lake Linden-Hubbell was a defensive struggle with the Lakes coming out on top 6-2.

In another game scheduled for Friday, Gwinn won by forfeit over the Gogebic Miners.

“It was a great defensive game,” Mustangs head coach Matt Mattson said. “They scored on their first possession, but then I thought we played great defensively. Offensively, we had a couple red-zone opportunities, but just couldn’t capitalize and put one in the end zone.

“Lake Linden is a very good team with only one true loss on the season. We’ll regroup and start preparing for the playoffs.”

Chad Trepczyk led Munising offensively with 22 carries for 123 yards, which helped put him over the 1,000-yard mark this season as he currently has 1,107 yards.

He played quarterback for the Mustangs as they chose to sit usual starter Kane Nebel to rest him for the playoffs. Trepczyk completed 6 of 11 passes for 66 yards, with Jacob Mattson making three catches for 34 yards.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Ryan Stieg. His email address is rstieg@miningjournal.net.

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