Tritons Defeat Manitowoc 33-14


Staff Writers, Advanced Journalism

After a sluggish start the Triton football team forged ahead and notched another conference win.  This week’s victim was Manitowoc Lincoln, whose Ships fell 33-14 Friday night at Ted Fritsch Field.

“I didn’t think it was Notre Dame’s sharpest game, but it was a good team victory with contributions from a wide variety of players,” said Triton fan Bill Cowans, whose wife Shelly works in the Main Office at NDA.

Cowans counted seven Triton players out of pads on the sidelines.  

The “wide variety of players” contributing offensively included the usuals–quarterback Wesley Glime, running back Brandon Limoni, running back Mitch Chosa, receiver Will Sullivan and tight end Josh Cribben.

Limoni crossed the goal line in both the first and second quarter.  After a botched fake punt by Manitowoc, Notre Dame scored again before the half.

However, the Ships refused to lie down and give up.  They took the opening kickoff after halftime, crunched out yards, and ultimately scored on a 48-yard pass.

Manitowoc’s onside kick “worked out great for N. D.” and led to key Triton passes by Glime, who connected with Sullivan, James Arett, Max Healy and Josh Cribben throughout the game.

With 6:58 left in the third quarter the score was 26-14. Tritons tacked on another TD in the fourth period with a Cribben catch in the end zone.  The Ships tried to rally but a Ben Smet break-up of a long pass deflated comeback dreams by Manitowoc.

The mosquito-infested evening ended on a 33-14 note.