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Football: Mariners fall to Cook County

Silver Bay junior tries to bring down Cook County senior Jack Haussner during the Vikings' 50-7 win in Silver Bay. (Photo by Lisa Malcomb)

Cook County's Josh Prom was responsible for five total touchdowns — three running the ball and two passing — in the Viking 50-7 rout of Silver Bay on Friday, Sept. 7.

Cook County got on the board early and often in the Mariners' home opener, scoring 20 first-quarter points and adding 14 more before halftime. Prom ran for a 41-yard touchdown and threw a 7-yard pass to Connor Somnis for another in the first quarter as the Vikings built a 20-0 lead. Ethan Sporn also scored a rushing touchdown.

Prom had a hand in both second-quarter scores, throwing a 43-yard touchdown pass to Jack Haussner and running in the ball from 1 yard out.

The lone bright spot for the Mariners was on the first play of the fourth quarter. Prom scored on a 5-yard run as time expired in the third quarter. On the ensuing kickoff, Mariner senior Peyton Westerlund returned the ball 65 yards for a touchdown.

Silver Bay (1-1) will take on North Woods (0-2) on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. in Cook.

Cook County 20-14-16-0—50

Silver Bay 0-0-0-0—7

CC — Josh Prom 41 run (Ethan Sporn run)

CC — Sporn 5 run (run failed)

CC — Connor Somnis 7 pass from Prom (run failed)

CC — Jack Haussner 42 pass from Prom (run failed)

CC — Prom 1 run (run failed)

CC — Sporn 85 run (Prom run)

CC — Prom 5 run (Somnis pass from Prom)

SB — Peyton Westerlund 65 kickoff return (Ryder McMillen kick)

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle in August 2015. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and previously worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. He is the beat writer for the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Silver Bay City Council and high school sports in Lake County. 

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