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The Carthage College offense came alive in the second half on Saturday.

The Red Men scored 21 points after halftime in pulling away for a 35-12 victory over North Park in a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football game at Art Keller Field in Kenosha.

Carthage finishes the season with a 7-3 overall mark and 5-3 CCIW mark. North Park finished 3-7 and 2-6.

The Red Men held a 14-0 lead at halftime, scoring a touchdown in each period. Quarterback Bobby Suchecki found Manny Jones for a 29-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, and Jamel Davis scored on an 18-yard run in the second quarter.

North Park mounted a rally in the third quarter. After scoring on a 21-yard pass from Grant Borsch to Neal Cupicciotti midway through the period, North Park pulled within 21-12 after Matt DiFecchio recovered a fumble in the end zone with 1:11 remaining in the third period.

But Carthage responded nicely with back-to-back touchdowns to seal the deal. Davis scored his third touchdown of the game, going one yard with 3:10 left in the game.

Then, the Red Men tacked on an insurance touchdown when Albert Rogalski returned an interception 42 yards with 2:49 showing.

Davis finished with 64 yards on 18 carries to lead a Carthage rushing attack that amassed 102 yards. In comparison, North Park finished with a minus 10 yards on the ground.

Emmet Trost led the aggressive Carthage defense with eight tackles, including four solos.

Carthage quarterback Bobby Suchecki completed 10 of 22 passes for 170. Suchecki was given adequate protection throughout the game as North Park failed to register a sack.

Jones had three receptions for 47 yards.

Carthage 35, North Park 12

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First quarter

C — Jones 29 pass from Suchecki (Unland kick), 5:44

Second quarter

C — Davis 18 run (Unland kick), 10:00

Third quarter

C — Davis 1 run (Unland kick), 7:09

NP — Cupicciotti 21 pass from Borsch (kick failed), 6:02

NP —  DiFecchio fumble recovery (run failed), 1:11

Fourth quarter

C — Davis 1 run (Unland kick), 3:10

C — Rogalski 42 interception return (Unland kick), 2:49

;North Park;Carthage

First downs;12;16


Passing yards;165;175






RUSHING — NP: Cupicciotti 1-9, Dworzynski 2-9, Mauigoa 2-4, Meyers 1-2, Hinkel 1-2, Wilkinson 5-(-1), Madden 2-(-8), Borsch 4-(-26), team 1-(-1). C: Davis 18-58, McGary 12-35, Suchecki 2-22, Shipp 1-6, James 2-4, Stricker 1-4, Barker 1-(-1), Trussell 1-(-3), Candre 1-(-16), team 3-(-7). 

PASSING — NP: Borsch 18-37-4-165. C: Suchecki 10-22-1-170, James 2-3-0-5.

RECEIVING — NP: Cupicciotti 6-71, Rito 4-60, Burke 2-13, Hinkel 2-7, Powell 1-4, Corey 1-4, Smith 1-4, Meyers 1-2. C: Jones 3-47, Wells 3-15, Bazarek 2-81, Patton 2-26, Stricker 1-8, McGary 1-(-2).


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