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Wednesday January 20, 2021
NCA Passes Road Test With Win Over Lake Linden

LAKE LINDEN---The North Central High School football team returned from an unscheduled off week on Saturday with a 34-22 win over a tough Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes team in the Copper Country. The Jets stayed undefeated with a 4-0 record heading into a rivalry game next week against Stephenson.

NCA quarterback Luke Gorzinski had a monster game. He rushed 37 times for 198 yards and four touchdowns. He also completed 6-of-11 passes for 114 yards. Gorzinski's cousin,

Ian Gorzinski, caught four passes for 96 yards. Gavin Casperson and Luke Kleiman also caught passes. On defense, Luke Gorzinski and Owen Chartier each had eight tackles.

For Lake Linden, Nate Shank led the way with 197 yards rushing on 35 attempts. He had touchdown runs of 55 and 31 yards.

The Lakes fell behind 20-0 before cutting the deficit to 20-16 in the second quarter. But Gorzinksi answered with another touchdown right before halftime to make it a 28-16 NCA lead at the break.

The scoring summary is posted below, courtesy of Kelly Plunger.

FIRST QUARTER
6-0 North Central 09:59 #11 Luke Gorzinski runs for 24 yards. (Two point conversion pass by #11 Luke Gorzinski to #8 Ian Gorzinski is no good.)

12-0 North Central 06:23 #5 Brandon Lavigne pass intended for Team. Intercepted by #80 Carter Eichmeier for a pick-six touchdown. (Two point conversion run by #11 Luke Gorzinski is no good.)

SECOND QUARTER
20-0 North Central #11 Luke Gorzinski runs for 14 yards. (Two point conversion pass by #11 Luke Gorzinski to #21 Luke Kleiman is good.)

8-20 Lake LindenHubbell 07:43 #3 Nate Shank runs for 55 yards. (Two point conversion run by #3 Nate Shank is good.)

16-20 Lake LindenHubbell 04:16 #5 Brandon Lavigne runs for 74 yards. (Two point conversion run by #3 Nate Shank is good.)

28-16 North Central 00:19 #11 Luke Gorzinski runs for 2 yards. (Two point conversion run by #11 Luke Gorzinski is good.)

THIRD QUARTER
22-28 Lake LindenHubbell 05:54 #3 Nate Shank runs for 31 yards. (Two point conversion pass by #5 Brandon Lavigne to #3 Nate Shank is no good.)

34-22 North Central 00:16 #11 Luke Gorzinski runs for 8 yards. (Two point conversion run by #11 Luke Gorzinski is no good.)

FOURTH QUARTER
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