Hematite Friday Night – Ishpeming Hematites (0) vs Norway Knights (14) – 9/23/2016
West Ishpeming, Michigan – September 23rd, 2016 – Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau were in the UP Propane Broadcast Booth in West Ishpeming Friday night to bring all the action between the Ishpeming Hematites and the Norway Knights on 98.3 WRUP and live on WRUP.com. It was homecoming in Ishpeming as the 3-1 Hematites welcomed in the unbeaten Norway Knights (4-0).
Ishpeming received the ball to begin the game and they were able to move the ball but the Norway defense held tough deep in their territory as they forced a turnover on downs inside their own 10 yard line. The bend-but-don’t-break defense proved strong again in the second quarter when the Knights were able to stop the Hematites on fourth down on their own 1 yard line. The Knights were able to capitalize on their defensive stands when Josh Plante connected with Connor Ortman on a 51-yard touchdown pass with 1:52 remaining in the 2nd quarter for the only score of the first half. Norway took a 7-0 lead into the locker rooms.
Norway started where they left off in the 2nd half when they took the ball on their opening drive.
They were able to score on a Josh Plante quarterback sneak from 1 yard out to give the Knights a 14-0 lead after a successful extra point. This proved to be the only score post-halftime as the second half was a defensive struggle.
Ishpeming had success on the ground as they racked up 136 rushing yards. Isaac Olson led the way with 30 carries for 128 yards. The win improves Norway’s record to 5-0 on the year. The loss for Ishpeming drops them to 2-2.
Ishpeming will travel to Octonto, Wisconsin next week here on Real Classic Rock 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com
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