L’Anse football team runs all around on West Iron County, 50-0

L’Anse running back Dysean Allen, center, eludes West Iron defender Payton Hill on his way to the end zone in the first half of their West PAC crossover game played Saturday afternoon in Stambaugh. (Iron Mountain Daily News photo by Matt McCarthy)

STAMBAUGH — L’Anse put up 37 points in the first quarter, including three touchdown runs by senior running back Dysean Allen, as the Purple Hornets cruised past West Iron County 50-0 in a West PAC crossover game played Saturday afternoon at Nelson Field in Stambaugh.

WIC, which has struggled with numbers as well as injuries this season, had its JV players dress for the game. It was Homecoming and Senior Day for the Wykons as well, however the Purple Hornets offense was too much for the host Wykons.

“I was pretty happy with our performance today after such a tough loss to Iron Mountain last week,” L’Anse head coach Mark Leaf said. “I really like how the kids bounced back, we really got off to a fast start and had great execution.”

The Mountaineers defeated L’Anse 42-0 on Sept. 17 at L’Anse.

Allen’s touchdown runs were 56, 17 and 66 yards for L’Anse as neither team attempted a pass all game. Braydon Lee scored two touchdowns for the Purple Hornets as well.

Baraga senior Virgil Mongozid also reached paydirt fo L’Anse, which is a co-op program with Baraga. Junior Kellen Koskinen also scored a touchdown for L’Anse.

Eli Ostermeyer and Baraga student Daniel Lauritsen each recovered a fumble in the game for L’Anse, while junior Riley Rosengren recovered a fumble for the Wykons.

“Everyone got a lot of playing time today, which was great,” Leaf said. “But hats off to West Iron County, they have a young team that’s struggling with numbers and didn’t give up. It’s always tough to get a win on the road, especially on a Saturday afternoon, so I am pleased.”

The Purple Hornets, who improved to 3-2, return home to host Negaunee Friday night.


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