The North Muskegon football squad won its third straight game on Friday night, cruising past Shelby 49-7 in West Michigan Conference action.

LSJ Logo incertThe Norse jumped out to a 21-0 lead after the first quarter on a four-yard touchdown run by Sport Clips 2016 football adVernonell Smith, and touchdown rushes of eight and nine yards by Chandler Edwards.

The Tigers responded with a one-yard run by Tristian Hill to cut their deficit to 21-7.

North Muskegon responded with a 41-yard touchdown pass from Mack Young to Riley Fairfield and a one-yard scoring scamper by Edwards to take a 35-7 lead at the half.

Smith added his second touchdown of the game in the third quarter from two yards out to give North Muskegon a 42-7 advantage.

North Muskegon’s Caleb Hulka closed out the scoring with a nine-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

The Norse were led by Smith with 122 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns, while Edwards added 106 yards from the ground on 13 carries.

North Muskegon quarterback Young threw for 83 yards and a touchdown and Fairfield caught four passes for 116 yards.

Edwards led the Norse defense with seven tackles.

The Tigers were paced by Hill with 71 rushing yards while wideout Blake Jones caught seven passes for 60 yards.

Shelby’s defense was led by Parker Sawyer with seven tackles.