North Muskegon improves to 2-0 with big win over Hart, 41-16

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The North Muskegon football squad earned its second victory of the season Friday, cruising to a 41-16 win over Hart in West Michigan Conference action.

The Norse are now 2-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play while Mason County Central fell to 0-2 overall and 0-2 in the conference. 

North Muskegon’s Collin Schotts opened the scoring on a five-yard rushing touchdown to give the Norse a 7-0 advantage.

The Norse added another score in the second quarter on a three-yard run by Denny Belmonte to take a 14-0 lead.

The Pirates got on the board with 7:36 remaining in the second quarter when quarterback Braeden Carskadon tossed a 19-yard touchdown pass to make it 14-8.

North Muskegon responded with two more touchdowns before the end of the second quarter, with quarterback Brendan Pannucci connecting with Amarion Dickerson for a 12-yard touchdown, followed by a five-yard scoring run by Schotts. North Muskegon led 28-8 at halftime.

The Norse padded their lead in the third quarter with a one-yard touchdown run by Pannucci, then capped off their scoring less than two minutes later on a two-yard rushing touchdown by Joe Duplissis.

Hart scored the lone touchdown of the fourth quarter on a 32-yard passing touchdown.

For North Muskegon, Pannucci finished with 111 passing yards and one touchdown, while Belmonte led with 83 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Dickerson added 85 receiving yards and a touchdown reception.

Hart’s Carskadon rushed for 110 yards on 15 carries while also throwing for 83 yards and a touchdown.

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