Montague football team remains undefeated with thumping of North Muskegon

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Montague got revenge for last year’s upset loss to North Muskegon by pounding the Norsemen 48-7 on Friday in a West Michigan Conference football matchup.

North Muskegon failed to score until the fourth quarter, and by that time the game was well out of reach.

Just before the end of the first quarter, quarterback Sebastian Archer punched to ball in from the one-yard line to give Montague the lead.

Montague added to its lead when Archer broke loose for a 44-yard touchdown run, putting the Wildcats up 14-0.

Bryce Stark capped off the final drive of the half with a one -yard rush into the end zone to give Montague a 21-0 halftime advantage.

Stark started the second half right where he left off, finishing an 80-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown run, putting Montague up 28-0 after the extra point. The Wildcats cruised from there.

Chandler Edwards’ 75-yard kickoff return with seven minutes to play proved to be North Muskegon’s only score of the game.

Overall, Archer accounted for three of Montague’s touchdowns on the night, while Stark and Blake Jones each scored twice.

Archer threw for 133 yards on 11-of-15 passing while also rushing for 81 yards. Stark ran for 79 yards on 13 carries while Kenyan Johnston had eight catches for 109 yards for Montauge. Sam Shugars led the Wildcat defense with 10 tackles.

Edwards paced North Muskegon with 99 yards on 11 carries.

The Wildcats (4-0, 3-0) will challenge rival Whitehall in a conference clash next Friday, while North Muskegon (2-2, 1-2) will travel to Mason County Central.

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