|The Ironwood Red Devils took on the
North Central Cougars in a High School Bowl
game televised this past Saturday night.
This show was a tape delayed match as are
all H.S. Bowl Games
The Red Devils once
again came dressed in costumes. They came
dressed as the cast of Gilligan's Island,
but this week it would be the Cougars who
would wind up ship wrecked.
The Cougars jumped out front of the
Red Devils 60-50, but the Red Devils
put the pedal to the metal and took
the lead by halftime. At the half Ironwood
led Superior Central 160-100. Following the
half, Ironwood stretched its lead to 100
points, leading 210-110. Then the Cougars
clawed their way back, making what looked
like a runaway into a fairly close game.
Just before the final bell Ironwood led by
30 points. The Cougars would then score once
more and when the game did finally end, it
was Ironwood putting it away 230-210.
Ironwood has a winning streak against
teams with "Central" in their name. Prior to
this game the Red Devils defeated the North
"Central" Jets 340-90. (pictured above)
Superior Central certainly wasn't a
push-over team. Prior to this game the
Cougars defeated Negaunee 300-260 and
This week's Ironwood team , coached by Steve
Boyd consisted of Andrea Klumpp, Cole Aukee,
Emily Niemi and Team Captain Liz Perkis.
Ironwood moves on to the Quarterfinals
when they will face off against Ishpeming
who in their last match defeated their cross
town rivals, Westwood.
Great Job Red Devils!
For those readers who were looking
forward to an Ontonagon-Ironwood finale,
they will have to wait until next year.
Unfortunately, Ontonagon was defeated
by Marquette in a close match.
Other local teams Hurley, Bessemer, Ewen-Trout
Creek and Wakefield-Marenisco have all been
eliminated from the tournament. The only
other G.O.I.S.D. team still alive is the
Nimrod Team from Watersmeet. The Nimrods
will be seen in their next match against
Menominee on March 7th.
vs. Gwinn ?
With Ontonagon out of the
tournament, Red Devil fans should hope
for an Ironwood - Gwinn game. Why you say?
Tom Ross, the coach of Modeltowners,is a
former student of Ironwood Coach Steve
Enough to hope for a
match up? Sure, but even more so is
the fact that Gwinn keeps on looking
better and stronger as the season moves on.
The Modeltowners have
defeated three terrific teams so far this
year. They opened the season up by defeating
Rapid River 300-130. They then moved on to
game two where they defeated Kingsford
340-160. In their last match against a great
and seasoned Hancock team Gwinn prevailed
Perhaps the most amazing game this year
other than the nail biter between Watersmeet
and Wakefield Marenisco came when a very
young and inexperienced Chassell team fought
the Perennial Powerhouse Houghton to a tie
breaker! The Houghton Gremlins, last year's
Champs, consisted of all seniors. The
Chassell team as we stated is very young,
consisting of (2) eighth graders, (1)
The game ended in a 180-180 tie.
However, the Gremlins were quicker on the
buzzer and scored the last 10 points. Final
score was 190-180.
This match wasn't close because Houghton
was off its game, it was close because
Chassell has that great of a team, having
earlier defeated Bark River 350-50 and