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Wolverines fall to No. 3 Sutton

September 4, 2018

WILBER — Sutton got more than a complete game.

The Mustangs got everything and never shared in a 38-0 victory over Wilber-Clatonia on Friday night in Wilber.

Class C-2 No. 3-ranked Sutton rolled up 490 yards of offense and limited the seventh-ranked Wolverines to 31 yards of total offense.

Sutton dominated in its opener with passing a week ago. But the Mustangs stumbled at times with turnovers and penalties.

This time, things were much better, said Sutton coach Steve Ramer.

“We’ve emphasized taking care of the ball and not making the mistakes that can cost us — we did pretty good tonight,” he said.

The Mustangs were tagged with two penalties — one on the first drive of the game and the second late in the game. Turnovers were limited to one interception late in the first half when a receiver fell down.

“They did everything and dominated everything,” Wilber-Clatonia coach Lynn Jurgens said. “Wow. There was a lot of speed and great execution. One of our coaches said at halftime they reminded him of our (state championship) team in 2016.”

Sutton quarterback Jackson Perrien scored on option plays of 35 and 75 yards, and teammate Brett Simonsen scored on runs of 77, 11 and 22 yards.

“We passed a lot last week, and this week we got 158 yards from Simonsen and 145 from Perrien on option plays,” said Ramer, whose team reached the playoffs with a 7-3 record last year.

Sutton offensive tackle Braden Peterworth, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound junior said the running was as much fun as anything the Mustangs did all night.

“We’ve worked hard all summer to get bigger and stronger and get the blocking down,” Peterworth said. Ramer added that three offensive linemen have improved to benching more than 300 pounds and squatting 450. “They seem to like the work,” he said.

Jurgens agreed. “That is one talented, big and fast team, and we didn’t help ourselves,” he said.

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