Mosinee's Austin McCarthy brings down Merrill running back Mason Reinhardt near the goal line in the third quarter with help from teammate Hugh Rankin during Saturday's game in Merrill.
The Merrill football team entered the week having rushed for an average of 284 yards per game in Great Northern Conference play.
Merrill nearly equaled that in its first five attempts against Mosinee on Saturday.
Nick Hoffman went 82 yards around the left end on Merrill's opening play, the first of three long touchdown runs in the first quarter to spark the host Bluejays (5-2, 4-1 GNC) to a 31-15 win in the school's homecoming game. Merrill rushed for 238 of its 398 yards in the first quarter. ...