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Vikings top Ely in a rout

Jay Greeney
Posted 10/11/18

ELY– The Timberwolves slipped to 2-4 on the season on Friday as undefeated Cook County spoiled their Seniors’ Night festivities with a 56-6 rout.

The Vikings scored early and often, starting …

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Vikings top Ely in a rout

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ELY– The Timberwolves slipped to 2-4 on the season on Friday as undefeated Cook County spoiled their Seniors’ Night festivities with a 56-6 rout.

The Vikings scored early and often, starting with a two-play opening drive that put them up 8-0 after the conversion.

“We ran into a very good football team Friday,” said Ely Head Coach Cory Lassi. “They had the rare combination of speed and size and we weren’t able to do much on either side of the ball because of it.”

Ely showed some defensive spark early, as they held off the Vikings in their second possession. The Vikings had driven to the Ely seven-yard-line, with first and goal, but the Wolves, helped by two Vikings penalties, forced the ball over on downs.

Ely couldn’t take advantage of their brief momentum, however, and ..Cook County was back for eight more points on their next possession. It was more of the same through the remainder of the first half. Cook County’s defense also put points on the board, as they recovered a blocked Ely punt in the end zone for another touchdown in the second quarter. They would add yet another on an interception and runback with less than two minutes to play in the half to take a commanding 42-0 lead heading into the break.

The second half was quick and uneventful as the coaches agreed to running time. The Vikings added another six on the opening play of the fourth quarter to take a 48-0 lead.

The Wolves finally got on the board moments later as Ely junior runningback Dalton Schreffler returned the ensuing kickoff 73 yards for six.

Cook County would add one more touchdown and successful two-point conversion late in the game to round out the scoring.

The Wolves have been playing shorthanded due to some injuries and are looking to get back on track this week for their Homecoming contest against 1-5 Silver Bay. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

“We are hoping to get a few starters back this week from injury,” said Lassi. “We have been banged up the last couple of weeks, and hopefully we can return to full strength.”

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