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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.

Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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