Ishpeming Hematites (46) VS Norway Knights (0) on 98.3 WRUP 9/26/14
9/26/14 Ishpeming, Michigan – It was a beautiful night for “Hematite Friday Night” in Ishpeming. Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau were in Ishpeming to bring you all the Hematite Football action live on 98.3 WRUP.
The game started with Ishpeming kicking off to Norway. The Knights started their first offensive drive of the night by passing the ball. They were not able to make it to the end zone and ended up turning the ball over to the Hematites on a fumble. Ishpeming then started their first offensive drive of the night with some nice ground running. The Hematites utilized their “I” formation to push the ball forward to the goal line and was able score the first points of the game. The score was 6-0, Ishpeming, after an AWESOME touch down by Dominic Suardini. The Knights had their offensive turn again and used some great passing techniques. Ishpeming however regained possession of the ball again by picking up another Norway fumble. The Hematites used their “Wildcat” formation and pushed the ball down field in quick “Hematite” fashion. Ishpeming’s Ozzy Hakkarinen scored a GREAT 36 yard touchdown making the score 14-0, Hematites continuing to lead. Then the Hematite’s Nick Comment made an EXCELLENT interception off of a Norway pass. Ishpeming’s Thomas Finegan then scored another Hematite touch down off of a great reception and long running play. The score became 22-0, Hematites after a two point conversion. With six minutes left of the quarter the Knights had another chance at an offensive drive but hit the Hematite defense hard and ended up turning the ball over to Ishpeming off of yet another fumble. Ishpeming continued with their slick offense and moved the ball quickly down field as the quarter continued to wind down. The quarter ended with a score of 22-0, the Hematites in the lead.
The second quarter started off with an IMMEDIATE touch down by the Hematite’s Dominic Suardini, increasing their
score to 30-0, Ishpeming. Norway had their first chance at an offensive drive this quarter but was unable to score. Ishpeming regained possession of the ball from a Norway punt and began to drive the ball down field again using their “I” formation. Ishpeming’s Dominic Suardini brought the ball into the end zone again to score another Hematite touch down making the score 38-0, Ishpeming still in the lead after making the two extra points. It was then Norway’s turn to try their hand at an offensive run. Unable to score a touchdown the ball was turned back to Ishpeming as the half was closing to an end. The Hematites utilized their “I” formation again as they took their turn to move the ball down field with just over two minutes left of the half. The half ended with a score of 38-0, Ishpeming in the lead.
The second half started with a running clock. A running clock means that the clock does not stop as the game continues. The clock will only stop for injuries, penalties, touchdowns and timeouts, it will keep running for everything else. Ishpeming fumbled the ball off of the Norway kick off to start. The Knights recovered the ball giving them possession. Norway attempted to push the ball forward against the Ishpeming defense using their “I” formation. As the quarter quickly winded down with its running clock Norway turned the ball over to Ishpeming on downs. The Hematites got another chance at an offensive run, but like the Knights were unable to score. The quarter ended with a score of 38-0, Ishpeming maintaining their lead.
The fourth quarter started with the Hematites having the ball in their possession. The clock continued to run. Ishpeming used their “I” formation and pushed the ball down field towards the end zone. With just under six minutes left of the game the Hematites continued to push the ball forward and was able to score another touch down and the two point conversion increasing their lead to 46-0. As the game winded down the Knights had their hand at their last offensive drive but could not score against the Hematite defense. The game ended with a final score of 46-0, Ishpeming winning. GREAT JOB HEMATITES!!!
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