Marine JVs edged by Fox Valley Lutheran

MARINETTE — Marinette lost its junior varsity football season finale 29-28 to Fox Valley Lutheran on Thursday at Higley Stadium.

Ty Kretz threw a touchdown pass to Addison Fitzgerald on the final play of the game to pull the Marines within 29-28. The two-point conversion pass fell incomplete.

Kretz fired three TD passes to Fitzgerald and he threw a pair of two-point conversion passes to Nate Poetzl. Dalton Kaster scored on a long touchdown run for the Marines. Nate Stewart ran in a conversion and he made a key block on Kretz’s last-second TD pass.

Stewart led the defense with three sacks and Austin Geib had one sack. Fitzgerald and Kretz each had an interception.

Marinette finished the season 4-3.

“It was a tough one to end on but definitely proud of our kids,” coach Bryan Lenzner said.