Friday football: Somerset, St. Croix Central both show offensive firepower
The Somerset and St. Croix Central football teams both had huge offensive nights on Friday.
The only difference was Central's defense also had a stellar night, while Somerset's defense did not.
Central improved to 2-0 with a 42-7 win at Elk Mound. Somerset had its second straight huge offensive night in a losing cause. Somerset scored 50 points in its game at Superior, but that wasn't nearly enough to win in a 62-50 defeat.
Central mixed ball control and big plays. The Panthers opened the game with a scoring drive that lasted 7:34. Elk Mound scored its only touchdown on a kickoff return as Central effectively clamped down on the Mounders.
Somerset was led by junior fullback Jack Peterson, who scored six touchdowns. Somerset trailed 42-20 at halftime, but gamely fought back to keep the pressure on Superior.
New Richmond did not play on Friday. The Tigers were forced to forfeit their game at Rice Lake after a team-wide illness made many of the Tiger players unavailable for the game.