Peramaki brothers lead Munising football team to 52-0 win at Superior Central

EBEN JUNCTION — The Peramaki brothers — Josiah and Micaiah — combined to run in four touchdowns and four two-points conversions as Munising blitzed Superior Central 52-0 in an eight-man high school football game played Saturday afternoon.

The Mustangs (5-2) are 5-1 and alone atop the East Division of the Great Lakes Conference by a half-game over 4-1 Pickford.

Superior Central slipped to 3-4 and 2-4 in the East.

Each Peramaki scored two TDs, while Josiah had three 2-pointers and Micaiah one.

Josiah Peramaki scored all of his team’s points in the first quarter as Munising assumed a 14-0 lead entering the second period. He scored TDs on runs of 14 and 5 yards and got the 2-pointer on the first score.

Micaiah Peramaki assumed the same duties in the second quarter, scoring TDs on runs of 23 and 9 yards and adding the 2-pointer on his second score.

Josiah Peramaki had a 2-pointer on his brother’s first TD.

But Munising actually exploded for 30 points in period No. 2 and a 44-0 halftime lead as quarterback Billy Crisp also threw scoring passes of 66 yards to Jesse Duran and 36 yards to Cully Trzeciak. Josiah Peramaki got the 2-pointer on Trzeciak’s TD.

“We haven’t played really well in the first half all season, so it was nice to see us play better right out the gate in this game,” MHS head coach Matt Mattson said. “We still have some penalty problems to clean up, though.”

The only score of the second half was by Alex VanZandt on a 59-yard run in the fourth quarter as freshman JV callup Trevor Nolan got the 2-point conversion.

The Mustangs rolled up 473 yards, 324 of it on the ground in 38 carries. Josiah Peramaki led the way with 126 yards in 15 carries, while Micaiah Peramaki had 65 yards in nine tries and VanZandt 62 yards in just two attempts.

Crisp was just that through the air, completing only 4 of 5 passes but for 149 yards.


Bark River-Harris 36, Gwinn 6

On Friday at Harris, the Broncos only led 14-6 at halftime before pulling away after the break.

“We kind of had a big third quarter,” Broncos coach Al Stenberg said. “We came out and scored 16 (points) in the third quarter, and I was happy with how we responded in the second half.

“It was definitely a tight game. Going into halftime, it was anybody’s game. We came out and took control right away (in the second half).”

Trevor Lippens — in addition to an interception — had 3 TDs with 124 yards on 25 carries. Josiah Javurek and Vincent Martin each also scored during the game.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.


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