T his was Escanaba as a juggernaut. A team befitting of the No. 1 ranking putting on a performance that makes you wonder how deep in November this group of Eskymos can go. Even coaches, ever the constructive critics, readily told the team this was its best performance of the season before reminding them, “they’re not done yet.”
The Eskymos’ 35-0 win over rival Gladstone in Escanaba on Friday showcased all of this unit’s strengths. There were the tight formations with the power-running game plowing ahead behind Josh Bruntjens, mixed in with the spread sets where Ethan Silverstone would connect with the big target in Bryant Maki and speedster Tyler Lawson for TD passes.