Irish crush Lakers with single wing plays


No. 25 Hunter Malachek carries the ball. He went 128 yards on 21 carries with one touchdown.

The Irish handily defeated Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 40-0 on their home field. (Photos by Chad Pingel)

#24, Logan McCollough, scored a touchdown in Friday night’s victory over the Lakers.

The Maple Lake football team has introduced a new strategy and it seems to be paying off.
On Friday, Sept. 16, the Irish crushed Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 40-0 at home by using a single-wing formation that doesn’t require the use of a quarterback.
Instead the snap is tossed, not handed, to the tailback or fullback instead of the quarterback who may find himself doing more blocking.
“In our offense the ball can be hiked to two different players,” Irish coach Tim Knudsen said. “It’s old school and the kids are having a blast running it.”
It’s not something the Irish have tried before, but it seems to be working as they celebrate a 3-0 season.

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