ONTONAGON - The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes broke through in the second quarter, then got going to a 48-6 Great Western Conference football win over Ontonagon Friday.
The Lakes (3-2, 3-1 GWC) got two rushing touchdowns in the space of 88 seconds from quarterback Mitchel Kumpula, one on a designed run, the other on a scramble. Kumpula later threw for two scores to Tyler Roose and Trevor Ongie on subsequent drives. Nic Walli followed with back-to-back TD runs to give LL-H a 42-0 lead after three quarters.
"They were trying to jam it up on the inside and we did a good job of sealing them off and getting to the outside when we needed to," LL-H coach Andy Crouch said.
Meanwhile, the Lakes' defense held the Gladiators to 134 total yards (just 58 rushing) and didn't allow a score until Tony Soumis got in from 3 yards out inside the last two minutes.
"We had a good plan going in and our kids did a really good job executing it...we had a lot of people getting to the football," Crouch said.
Four backs had at least 40 rush yards for LL-H. Luke Monette got 65 on a fourth-quarter TD run, while Cole Beauchamp added 58 on nine carries and Wallie 51 yards on seven carries.
LL-H travels to Hancock next Friday, while Ontonagon (0-5, 0-3 GWC) hosts Munising.
LL-Hubbell 0 20 22 6 - 48
Ontonagon 0 0 0 6 - 6
LLH - Mitchel Kumpula, 15-yard run (Kumpula run), 7:55
LLH - Kumpula, 15-yard run (run failed), 6:27
LLH - Tyler Roose, 33-yard pass from Kumpula (run failed), 3:40
LLH - Trevor Ongie, 19-yard pass from Kumpula (Cole Beauchamp run), 8:54
LLH - Nic Walli, 3-yard run (Coy Budweg run), 8:00
LLH - Walli, 21-yard run (kick failed), 2:35
LLH - Luke Monette, 65-yard run (kick failed), 10:00
ONT - Soumis, 3-yard run (pass failed), 1:34
First downs - LLH 8, ONT 10; Total offense - LLH 318 (266 rush, 52 pass) ONT 134 (58 rush, 76 pass); Rushing - LLH, Monette 1-65; Beauchamp 9-58, Walli 7-51, Rickard 6-43; ONT, n/a; Passing - LLH, Kumpula 2-8-52-1 INT, 2 TDs; ONT, Soumis 6-11-76, 1 INT; Receiving - LLH, Roose 1-33, Ongie 1-19; ONT, Karttunen 3-39.