Ishpeming Hematites Are State Champions! Ishpeming Hematites Won (22) vs Detroit-Loyola Bulldogs (12)
Marquette, Michigan – Ford Field – The Ishpeming Hematites are Victorious! For the second year in a row they are the Division 7 State Champions. Congratulations to all of the Players, Coaches, School, Family and Friends who made this season such a success. Way to go Ishpeming Hematites!
The Hematites kicked off with a squib kick that they recovered. They scored on this opening drive and successfully completed a 2 point conversion. Ishpeming kicked off again and stopped the Detroit-Loyola Bulldog’s first offensive drive, successfully completing another Touch Down drive – starting the second quarter with the score Hematities (14) – Detroit-Loyola (0).
The second quarter was packed with action as interceptions were caught and some hard nose, tough football was played. The Hematites held the Bulldogs on the 2 yard line at the end of the second quarter. Keeping Detroit-Loyola scoreless as the first have of the game wraps up, Ishpeming 14-0. The teams took a short break while Bob gave Stats. The Hematites returned to Ford Field fired up for the second half of the game!
Hematites got possession of the ball and by the middle of the third quarter they were on the 2 yard line, 1st and goal. With a quarter back sneak over the guard and Hematities scored their third touch down and with a successful 2 point conversion Ishpeming was in the lead 22-0 with 4:38 left in the third quarter.
With a mix up in the Hematite back field Detroit-Loyola put points on the score board with a quick pass to a wide open receiver. The extra point attempt was unsuccessful and the score at the end of the 3rd quarter was Ishpeming 20 Detroit-Loyola 6.
After a few tough Ishpeming Defensive stands the Hematities get the ball again and keep the 1st downs and time rolling. Detroit-Loyola comes back with a vengeance and scores their second touchdown of the game. Making the game 22-12 Ishpeming with a few minutes left of play. Hematities recover an onside kick and are poised to win. Watching the clock and carefully moving the ball for a first down the Hematites were ready for the final few minutes of the game.
Stopping the Bulldogs with a HUGE Interception by Ishpeming the crowd became ecstatic as the Hematite win was inevitable. Our State Champion Hematites took a knee and with that Won the Game!
The Ishpeming Hematities WIN – The Ishpeming Hematites are State Champions of Division VII Football – WAY TO GO HEMATITES!!
The Final Score:
- Ishpeming Hematites – 22
- Detroit-Loyola Bulldogs – 12
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