Hematite Friday Night – Ishpeming Hematites (30) vs Westwood Patriots (0) – 9/16/2016
West Ishpeming, Michigan – September 16th, 2016 – Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau were in West Ishpeming on a beautiful Friday night for the game between the Ishpeming Hematites and the Westwood Patriots. The Hematites came into the contest with a record of 1-1 after having an off week last week while the Patriots came into the game with a record of 1-2.
It took just 21 seconds for the Hematites to find the end zone to begin the game. After Ishpeming recovered a fumble on the Patriots’ first play, Tanner Delangelo took it in from 20 yards out to give the Hematites an 8-0 lead after a good 2-point try.
Ishpeming was forced to rely on their defense in the second quarter after Westwood intercepted an Ishpeming pass and took over in Hematite territory. But Isaac Olson played the part of Iron Man to perfection as he was able to get a sack on 4th down to get the ball back for the Hematites. On Ishpeming’s next possession he then took the ball and went 65 yards to the house to give Ishpeming a 16-0 lead. Ishpeming was able to add one more score before the half on an Isaac Olson 5-yard touchdown run as the Hematites took a 24-0 lead into the locker room.
The second half proved to have less fireworks as Ishpeming leaned on a strong defensive performance to shutout the Patriots. Ishpeming was able to cross the goal line on a pass from Donald Denofre to Evan Gravedoni from 7 yards out for the only score of the 2nd half. Ishpeming dominated on the defensive end holding the Patriots to just 28 yards of total offense. Ishpeming was able to move the ball on the ground at will as they racked up 282 rushing yards. Isaac Olson lead the attack on the ground with 21 carries for 202 yards.
Ishpeming improves their record to 2-1 on the season. They will host the Norway Knights next Friday
night (Sept. 23) on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com. The Honor Credit Union Pregame Show will begin at 6:15pm, kickoff at 7:00pm.
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