Indiana High School Football - Fishers topples NoblesvilleOctober 28, 2016: Fishers, IN 46038
The Fishers Tigers (Fishers, IN) football defeated the visiting Noblesville Millers (Noblesville, IN), 28-14 in Friday's non-league bout.
In their next game, the Tigers face the Carmel Greyhounds (Carmel, IN) in a non-league bout, on Friday, November 4. Fishers will attempt to move on its 4-6 season record. The Greyhounds enter the bout with a 6-4 record after their 17-14 non-league win over Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers, IN).
FHS (5:46) – Matt Wolff 14 yd run (Ben Norton kick); 3 plays – 21 yds (0-7)
The Fishers Tigers won the opening kickoff and chose to defer to the second half giving the ball to Noblesville to start the game. After 2 incomplete passes, the Millers were forced to punt. The Tigers offense led by junior quarterback Matthew Wolff moved for 1 first down but were forced to punt. Taylor Soper had a beautiful pass that Bryce Reardon downed at the Millers 1. On 3rd down, Seth Sontich and Jeff Inman combined for a sack and the Millers were forced to punt. The punt was partially blocked and the Tigers took over at the 21 yard line. Wolff kept the ball and found the end zone to open the scoring from 14 yards out. On the Millers next possession, a fake punt on 4th down was sniffed out by the defense.
FHS (10:15) – DeVonte Adams 11 yd pass from Wolff (Norton kick); 9 plays – 39 yds (0-14)
NOB (7:27) – Nolan Ginther 20 yd pass from McGwire Plumer (Jack Knight kick); 7 plays – 81 yds (7-14)
On the first play of the 2nd quarter, the Tigers converted on a 4th down run inside the red zone to keep the drive going. On 3rd down, Wolff found DeVonte Adams in the corner of the end zone to extend the lead to 14 points. The Millers offense really got going on the next drive. Quarterback Grant Gremel found Ben Gruver for 34 yards to get into Fishers territory. The Millers pulled out a trick play as the snap was handed off twice before wide receiver McGwire Plumer found a wide open Nolan Ginther to get Noblesville on the board. Both offense seemed to stall to end the 2nd quarter as Fishes held a 14-7 lead at halftime.
FHS (8:32) – RJ Potts 5 yd pass from Wolff (Norton kick); 9 plays – 80 yds (7-21)
NOB (4:50) – Jackson Thurman 39 yd pass from Ryan Barnes (Knight kick); 11 plays – 78 yds (14-21)
The Tigers came out hot again to start the second half with 3 straight passes – RJ Potts danced around to get a first down and Isaiah Dunnuck tracked down another pass. Michael Nobles then put together a nice run before Matthew Wolff found RJ Potts on a 5 yard slant for a touchdown. Noblesville answered as Ryan Barnes converted on a short 4th down run and continued a long, time-consuming drive before Barnes found Jack Thurman for an answering touchdown. On the third and final possession of the quarter, the Tigers got 10 yards on a screen followed by 15 yard runs by Shores and 9 by Wolff. Two consecutive sacks by the Millers forced a punt that was fumbled and recovered by the Tigers to end the 3rd quarter.
FHS (0:46) – Trevor Newman 12 yd run (Norton kick); 3 plays – 20 yds (14-28)
The Tigers couldn’t take advantage of the short field as Ben Norton’s 49 yard field goal fell just short. On the Millers possession, Jake Winkle busted into the backfield to push back the Millers but Barnes again found Plumer for 27 yards to keep the drive going. The Tigers defense stepped up and forced a punt. The Tigers tried to eat clock and were able to drive into Millers territory before a holding penalty set up 3rd and 11. Wolff ran for 7, but the Tigers were forced to punt. Taylor Soper dropped another great punt and Reardon downed it at the 3 yard line. With time running out, Seth Sontich picked off a pass to get the ball back to the Tigers. Trevor Newman found the end zone from 12 yards to seal the game. Noblesville did put together a last ditch drive with less than 30 seconds left, but DeVonte Adams intercepted the pass at the 3 yard line and Wolff took a knee to win the game.