Showdown of the week: Marquette Redmen vs. Escanaba Eskymos

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Escanaba Eskymos are 3-0 to start the season, while the Marquette Redmen are coming off their first win. This week the Eskymos and Redmen face off in our Showdown of the Week.

In 2015, the Redmen and Eskymos played a nail-bitter of a game that was decided by the final play.

Marquette would win that game 28-21, but this season has started a bit different for the Eskymos.

Dave Howes, Escanaba Head Coach says, “We have a great group of seniors. This is actually my third year having this class, so they know all the coaches here. They know what we are all about. They are working their tails off and it is showing right now.”

“It is a lot of dissecting defenses-offenses, looking in between the lines, seeing different formations and how to guard,” comments Garrin Salo, Eskymos senior OL.

Escanaba is 3-0 with wins over Alpena, Petoskey, and Gaylord, and the team believes their hard work is to thank.

Nick Dufour, Eskymos Senior C/LS for the team says, “Oh we are just killing it up front and our defense is just rock solid. Our running backs are finding every hole and so we are scoring on them. I mean for most of us this is our last year of football, so we are out here trying to win every game we can.”

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