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Screaming Eagles trounce Menomenie 26-9

Screaming Eagles wide receiver James Singer (84) makes a move after making a catch against the Menomonie Thunderhawks Saturday afternoon in Frazee. (Brian Basham/Record)

The Lakes Area Screaming Eagles exacted a bit of revenge with a 26-9 victory over visiting Menomenie (Wis.) Thunderhawks last Saturday in Frazee.

The Thunderhawks ripped the Eagles 42-19 in the season opener, but the scoreboard titled heavily in Lakes Area's favor, as well as about everything else.

Kyler Wegner found some running room through the Thunderhawk defense, as well as scoring two rushing touchdowns of 21 and seven yards to put LA up 14-3 in the second quarter.

Menomenie was able to put the clamps on the Eagles' rushing game, allowing just 111 yards, but in the second half, Lakes Area took to the air behind quarterback Jason McCloskey.

He found Bert Smith for a three-yard TD pass for a 20-9 advantage, then hit James Singer on a 27-yard end zone strike in the fourth to put the finishing touches on the game.

McCloskey finished with 202 yards through the air and was 15-28 with one interception.

But it was the Eagles' defense which didn't allow the Thunderhawks any breathing room.

Menomenie had just 82 yards rushing and 119 passing for 201 yards of total offense.

L.A.'s defense also picked off four passes by Jeremiah Duval, Hector Rosa-Vega, Dante Mathis and Stephen Stone.

The defense also recorded a hefty eight sacks. Those registering sacks included Mark Racine, Robbie Bohn, Wegner with two, Jim Jacobson, Brian Gillespie with two and Jordan Brown.

The win improves the Eagles to 3-2. They played the Minnesota Sting in Frazee Saturday and will host Brainerd June 19, starting at 5 p.m.

Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.