Nobody scores on T-Jacks' defense
M&M team beats Destroyers
Sunday, August 04, 2013 7:00 PM
MENOMINEE - In the midst of Waterfront festivities and the Wisconsin Class AAA American Legion state baseball tournament, the M&M Timberjacks took the field on Saturday at Spies Field and once again showed their dominance in a 31-7 win over Door County.
Several M&M Timberjacks players, including Willy Cornelius (left) and Joel Wortner (right) swarm Door County quarterback Nathan Smithson to record a sack on Saturday at Spies Field.
It was another 200-plus rushing day for the T-Jacks and again the defense stepped up and did not allow a touchdown, extending the streak to all 12 quarters of the season.
The T-Jacks' passing game jump-started their offense in the first quarter as Randy Hoheneder returned to the lineup and showed off his arm by completing an 18-yard touchdown pass to Mike Hansen three minutes into the game.
After both teams were shut down three-and-out, the Destroyers were stopped again at the T-Jacks 40-yard line.
On the punt, Hoheneder took the return at the 12-yard line, weaved and shook off a few defenders before finding a seam down the far sidelines and used his blazing speed for an 88-yard touchdown with 6:15 left in the first quarter.
The M&M squad extended its lead to 17-0 with 12:30 left in the second quarter on a Levi Jarvi 24-yard field goal.
The T-Jacks put all-out pressure on Destroyer quarterback Nathan Smithson and kept him under duress throughout the half.
With 1:52 left in the first half, newcomer Nico Fulsom joined the scoring spree for the Timberjacks when he rushed for a 34-yard touchdown on a slick reverse play to give the T-Jacks a 24-0 lead.
Both defenses controlled the second half, but the T-Jacks scored in the fourth quarter on an impressive 43-yard touchdown run by Fulsom.
The lone Door County touchdown came late in the game on an Andre Wilson interception return.
Fulsom led the T-Jacks with 100 rushing yards on nine carries. Hoheneder rushed for 68 yards on 17 carries and Hansen had 49 on nine attempts. Hoheneder also completed two passes to Hansen for 41 yards and a touchdown.
Justin Baker had a team-high six solo tackles and both Hoheneder and Ryan Wortner snared an interception.
The T-Jacks are off next week, but play again on Aug. 17 at Spies Field against the Outagamie County Outlaws.
"We head into the bye 3-0 and that is what our goal has been," M&M coach Joe Plautz said. "We're going to take this week and get some rest. I think this team has only reached the tip of the iceberg of what we can do and think the potential here is amazing."