Silver Bay tops Floodwood, 25-8Holden Panetti rushed 32 times for 214 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Mariners (8-2) to the Section 5 Nine-Man semifinal victory over the Polar Bears (5-5).
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Holden Panetti rushed 32 times for 214 yards and three touchdowns to lead Silver Bay (8-2) to a 25-8 Section 5 Nine-Man semifinal victory over Floodwood on Saturday in Silver Bay.
The senior halfback also set a new single-season rushing standard at Silver Bay by reaching 1,750 yards, breaking the record set by Jamie Otterblad in 1999.
The Mariners improved to 8-2, while the Polar Bears finished 5-5.
Junior Kyle Blood recovered a fumble and made an interception for Silver Bay, which plays at McGregor for the title Friday. The top-seeded Mercuries (9-1) topped Cromwell 28-9.
Silver Bay 12-0-6-7—25
SB — Holden Panetti 5 run (kick failed)
SB — Panetti 27 run (run failed)
F — Ross Schminski 40 interception return (Trevor Bernsdorf run)
SB — Panetti 2 run (run failed)
SB — Jordan Fralich 21 run (Fralich kick)