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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 has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. 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 worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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