Miners bow to Copper Kings in opener


August 25, 2018

Pat Krause/Daily Globe

Gogebic's Parker Wilson steps up in the pocket and throws a pass down the middle during Friday night's game against Calumet at Massie Field in Bessemer.

BESSEMER - Coach John Croze likes to ground and pound the ball on offense and play physical defense and his Calumet Copper Kings did both very well in the season opener against the Gogebic Miners.

Calumet rolled over Gogebic 48-6 at Massie Field on Friday night.

Miner coach Mark Mazzon was plenty impressed by the Copper Kings.

"That's a heckuva team," Mazzon said. "They've got a good program and they are big and physical-you can tell that team has been in the weight room. They are going to give a lot teams a lot of problems. What it came down to is they have a lot of upperclassmen and we...

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