Ishpeming Hematites (38) VS Westwood Patriots (14) on 98.3 WRUP 9/19/14
9/19/14 Westwood, Michigan – With the Hematite football season underway “Fall Football Excitement” was in the air. It was a great Friday night for some AWESOME Hematite action. The weather was awesomely warm and windy tonight as the Hematites took on the Westwood Patriots. Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau were in Westwood to bring us the action live on 98.3 WRUP.
The game started off with the Hematites kicking the ball to the Patriots. Both teams were excited to play against each other with intense concentration and determination. They were mixing it up on the line to throw each other off. Ishpeming had an excellent “knock away” defensive play against the Patriots as they attempted to pass it down the field. The Hematites then had their first offensive drive after a Westwood turnover with a punt and were able score a touchdown after a great passing play. The score was 6-0, Hematites initiating the lead. The first quarter continued as the Patriots took their turn against the Ishpeming defense. Westwood was unable to get past the Hematite defensive wall and ended up punting it back to Ishpeming. Ishpeming decided to utilize their “wildcat” defense to move the ball down field. The Patriots were bound determined to stop the Hematites, but Ishpeming continued to push their way down field. The Hematites drove the ball right into the end zone to score another touchdown increasing their score to 14-0 after the two point conversion. The quarter winded down with intense Hematite/Westwood excitement both in the stands and on the field. Westwood was able to regain possession of the ball with just under a minute left of the quarter. The Patriots were able to score a touchdown off of a nice “pass and catch” play giving them points on the board. The quarter ended with a score of 14-8, The Hematites in the lead.
The Hematites were able to score a touch down right off the bat to start the second quarter increasing their score to
22-8. The Patriots got their turn at an offensive drive against the “pumped up” Hematite defense but were unable to make it to the end zone. They ended up returning it back to Ishpeming with a “long” punt. Ishpeming’s Nate Meyer was able to make a great run in to the end zone scoring a touchdown and then Nick Comment and Ozzy Corp made a great “passing” two point conversion making the score 30-8. The Hematites quickly recovered the ball after a quick interception. However, Westwood returned the favor by quickly receiving the ball back in their possession by making an interception of their own. As the quarter continued there were some great passing and running plays put on by both teams. Excitement continued to be in the air around the whole stadium. The half ended with a score of 30-8, Ishpeming maintaining their lead.
The third quarter started with the Hematites receiving the ball. The Hematites started the second half strong and intense pushing the ball quickly down the field. Using their “I” formation the Hematites scored another touchdown increasing their lead to 38-8 after the two point conversion. The Patriots continued to drive the ball down field with bound determination against the Hematite defense but were unable to score. Both teams were making great tackles against each other as excitement continued to rise in the stands. As the quarter began to wind down the Hematites had a great offensive drive as they moved down field towards the end zone while favoring their “I” formation. The quarter ended with a score of 38-8, the Hematites continuing with their lead.
The fourth quarter started with a great Westwood offensive play increasing the intense excitement. The Patriots continued to battle against the Ishpeming defense as they moved the ball towards the end zone. However, Ishpeming was able to make a great interception to regain possession of the ball. The clock continued to count the game down and both teams continued to play with true heart. Westwood was able to score another touch down from a great pass play making the score 38-14. The Hematites continued to utilize their “I” formation as they got their turn to run an offensive drive, but ended up punting it back to the Patriots. Dan Thorton was able to slice through the Patriot line and make a great tackle to “take care of business”. The Hematites were able to make another “AWESOME” interception to take over the ball again. No further touchdowns were made in the quarter. The game ended with a final score of 38-14, Hematites WINNING. GREAT JOB HEMATITES!!!
Make sure to join Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau on 98.3 WRUP as the Ishpeming Hematites take on the Norway Kinghts at home on Friday, September 26th.
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