The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan’s homecoming was spoiled by the Freedom Irish Friday night after a 26-14 loss in North Eastern Conference football action. The game turned quickly when quarterback Max Ronsman severely injured his right ankle early in the second quarter and never returned to the game.
The Spartans started fast scoring on their first two possessions and stunning the Irish by forcing to three-and-outs on Freedom’s first two possessions.
Luxemburg-Casco struck early on a 59-yard strike from Ronsman to Ryan Routhieaux to set up a four-yard run by Routhieaux to open the scoring with 8:50 left in the first quarter. Ronsman then scored on a 12-yard scramble to make it 14-0 and seem in control of the game.
The momentum all changed when the Spartans drove to the 10-yard line of Freedom and on the first play of the second quarter, Ronsman was injured on a run and fumbled.
Freedom then scored 20 unanswered points before halftime, including a 40-yard interception returned for a touchdown by Gavin Greiner.
The second half saw both teams trade turnovers twice with Freedom finally taking control with 5:15 left in the game on Carter Kriewaldt’s second touchdown run of the night to make it 26-14 and keep the Irish undefeated.
Freedom (6-0, 4-0) remains tied for first place in the NEC, while the Luxemburg-Casco (4-2, 2-2) now will travel to Denmark next Friday to face the Vikings. The game will be broadcast on 96.7 WBDK and New Radio Sports Network with Paul Schmitt and Reece Robillard on the call.
(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)