Hematite Friday Night – Ishpeming Hematites (46) VS Westwood Patriots (6) on 98.3 WRUP 09/18/2015
Calumet, Michigan – September 11th, 2015 – Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau were in Ishpeming, MI for this Hematite Friday Night for the Ishpeming Hematities game against the Westwood Patriots on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com. It was the fourth game of the season, and the Hematites looked to continue their winning ways after defeating the Calumet Copper Kings the previous week. Mike and Bob brought you their stats and predictions during the Honor Credit Union pregame show!
The Westwood Patriots were able to win the coin toss, but they differed their choice until the second half of play. Your Ishpeming Hematites chose to receive the kick, which was different than what Coach Olsen usually prefers. On the second play of the game, Ozzy Corp ran nearly the length of the entire field, only to be brought down on the two-yard line. Nick Comment was then able to slam through the Patriots’ defensive line to put the Hematites first points on the board. Ozzy Corp was able to find Thomas Finegan deep in the endzone corner for the two point conversion to make the early score 8-0 in favor of the Hematites. Issac Olson scored the Hematites’ second touchdown on a great run, after breaking two tackles and receiving some great blocking. The two point attempt was successful, and that made the score 16-0 for Ishpeming. The Hematites were able to move the ball downfield and score on another awesome run which made the score 22-0. After the two-point conversion attempt, the score at the end of the first quarter was 24-0.
Your Ishpeming Hematites started the second quarter on defense, and they were nearly able to stop the Westwood Patriots on their first drive of the second quarter. However, a roughing the kicker penalty committed by the Hematites gave the Patriots a free first down. The Patriots were unable to score on their drive, and Ishpeming took over control of the ball with about eight minutes left to play in the first half. Ozzy Corp threw a laser of a pass to Luke Kuliu to score Ishpeming’s fourth touchdown of the game. Ishpeming failed to score on the two-point conversion however, which made the score 30-0 halfway through the second quarter. Westwood was able to score a touchdown on a nice pass play to put their first points of the game, but their two point conversion attempt was no good, which made the score 30-6. The Ishpeming Hematites continued their strong offensive play, moving the ball into scoring position after the Patriots touchdown. Issac Olson made a great run to score another touchdown for Ishpeming on the same drive, and after the two point conversion, the score was 38-6 at the end of the first quarter on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com.
The second half of play started with your Ishpeming Hematites kicking-off to the Westwood Patriots. The Patriots offense came to life early in the third quarter, but Ishpeming was able to stop them on fourth down to take control of the ball. Thomas Finegan received a great pass, and nobody could stop him from scoring another touchdown for the Hematites. After the two point attempt was successful, the score was 46-6. Luke Kuliu kicked the ball off, and Thomas Finegan was able to recover a fumble from Westwood to give control of the ball right back to the Hematites. However, Ishpeming was shut down in the red zone, preventing them from scoring for the time being after a strong drive down the field.
The start of the fourth quarter saw the Ishpeming Hematites trying to hold off the Westwood Patriots. The Patriots did their best to make a comeback, but Ishpeming’s defense held strong, causing multiple turnovers-on-downs. Both teams’ defense had a strong fourth quarter, allowing no scoring in the last quarter. The game ended with a final score of 46-6, in favor of the Ishpeming Hematites on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com!
Make sure you join Mike and Bob next Friday, September 25th as the Hematites battle the Norway Knights at Norway. Mike and Bob will have the Honor Credit Union pregame show at 7:15pm on Real Classic Rock 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com.