Forest Park runs through Norway, 41-6
CRYSTAL FALLS – Lee Graff piled up 157 yards on 13 carries, scoring three touchdowns, and Forest Park rolled over Norway 41-6 in non-conference football Friday evening at Dick Mettlach Field.
Graff accounted for nearly half of the Trojans’ 322 rushing yards. Raymond Tomasik added another 85 yards on 14 trips and hauled in three catches from quarterback Jeff Johnson for 28 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown to end the first half.
Norway, limited to 115 yards of offense, saw Austin Grayvold lead the way on the ground with 39 yards on 16 carries.
“They had us outmatched, had us outplayed,” Norway coach Bob Madigan said. “The kids played as hard as they could. We just came out on the short end. “These guys are physical. They are well coached. I think highly of the whole staff. They’re a real good football team.”
The Knights controlled much of the first quarter but after a drive stalled in Forest Park territory the Trojans took over, erupting for 29 points in the second frame.
“We played much better all-around than in the opener against Bark River, especially the guys up front,” said Forest Park coach Bill Santilli. “The backs ran hard and we had some good blocking.”
The Trojans defense was led by Zach Aberly, four tackles, five assists; Graff, six tackles, one assist; Adam Hilberg, five tackles, two assists; and Dan Nocerini, six tackles. Tomasik recovered a fumble and Graff registered a sack.
Norway (0-2) plays at Stephenson Friday. Forest Park (2-0) heads to Hurley.
Norway 0 0 6 0 – 6
Forest Park 0 29 6 6 – 41
FP – Lee Graff, 7-yd. run (Graff run), 10:17.
FP – Graff, 16-yd. run (pass failed), 4:51.
FP – Ray Tomasik, 4-yd. run (Graff run), 2:55.
FP – Tomasik, 13-yd. pass from Jeff Johnson (Johnson kick), 0:00.
N – Austin Grayvold, 1-yd. run (pass failed), 4:11.
FP – Graff, 12-yd. run (kick failed), 0:43.
FP – Tomasik, 4-yd. run (kick failed), 9:57.
Total offense: Norway, 115 yards (99 rushing, 16 passing); Forest Park, 350 yards (322 rushing, 28 passing).
Rushing: Norway, 37-99. Forest Park, 37-322 (Graff 13-157; Tomasik 14-85; Austin Snell 5-55).
Passing: Norway, 6-16, 46 yds. Forest Park, 3-6, 38 yds.