Lathrop tears apart North Pole in the 2018 Mayor’s Bowl

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - 2013 was the last time the Lathrop Malemutes had lost to the North Pole Patriots in the Mayor's Bowl.
During those years, there has been close matches like the one in 2007 when the Pats won 26-25.
There has also been blowouts like in 2012 when North Pole won 72-12 against Lathrop.
But in 2018, that all changed, in what was a microcosm of how the season is going for the cross town rivals, the Malemutes tore the Patriots apart.
Lathrop took the Mayor's Bowl by beating North Pole 70-Oh, as the defense and offense were in perfect sync.
In fact the score after the first quarter was 34-0.
Michael Zadra paved the way with his early hat trick, getting a 32 yarder from Jaden Littell, a 28 yard interception return and a 66 yard punt return touchdown.
His senior teammate Juan Mendez also took back a pick six, going 54 yards for the touchdown.
In the second quarter, Bubba Maschemeier helped Lathrop to the 42 point lead heading into halftime, finding pay dirt on a 21 yarder.
Lathrop also employed a trick play with two quarterbacks on the field, with Jarren Littell finding his brother Jaden for the touchdown in the endzone.
Jhon Rones scored twice with runs of 31 and 20 yards, while Tim Tuese scored a 13 yarder in the 4th quarter.
Lathrop's defense held North Pole to only 38 yards of total offense.
And they now prepare for their matchup against the Palmer Moose in the Railbelt.
North Pole on the other hand look to claim their first victory of the season when they face the West Valley Wolfpack on Friday at home.