**ARTICLE BY NICK NORDGREN**
There was no shortage of offense in St. Joseph, Michigan on Friday night. Joron Brown kicked off the scoring with a 51-yard touchdown from the arm of Matthew Lanier. Portage Northern would respond with a 75-yard passing touchdown from Cane Mack to XaVior Tyus. Trey McGinnis would score from 6-yards out to put the Bears back in front, but Cane Mack responded with an 82-yard touchdown to Braylen Amos.
XaVior Tyus would give the Huskies their first lead of the night with a 2-yard touchdown. The lead was short lived thanks to a pair of rushing touchdowns from Thomas Moore from a yard out and Joron Brown from 11 yards to give the Bears a 29-21 lead at half.
Thomas Moore would score from the 1-yard-line again to start the scoring in the second half. Cane Mack halted the run with a 4-yard touchdown to AJ Ozuzu. The teams would trade shot for shot until Bobby Nate scored a touchdown from 69 yards out which would put the game out of reach. The Bears would win 62-49.
The Bears had 706 yards of total offense, led by Joron Brown with 210 yards on 23 carries and a pair of touchdowns. Trey McGinnis would also a pair of touchdowns on 17 carries for 186 yards. Thomas Moore had a hat-trick of touchdowns on 16 carries for 69 yards. Matthew Lanier had two touchdowns through the air on 189 yards passing.
St. Joseph will travel to Lakeshore next week and Portage Northern will play host to Portage Central in a pair of heated rivalry battles.