Indiana High School Football - Zionsville sneaks past FishersOctober 14, 2016: Zionsville, IN 46077
The Zionsville Eagles football squad scored 20 points and restricted the visiting Fishers Tigers to 19 in the Eagles league victory on Friday.
The Eagles now possess a 4-5 record. They put it on the line next when they travel to Decatur Central for a non-league battle on Friday, October 28. Zionsville will face a Hawks squad coming off a 75-33 league win over Franklin Community (Franklin, IN). The Hawks record now stands at 7-2.
Coming up next, the Tigers face the Noblesville Millers (Noblesville, IN) in a non-league battle, on Friday, October 28. Fishers will attempt to advance on its 3-6 season record. The Millers enter the battle with a 4-5 record after their 31-28 league loss to Avon (Avon, IN).
FHS (7:06) – Jon Vore 1 yd run (Ben Norton kick); 10 plays – 63 yds (7-0)
The Fishers Tigers won the toss and chose to receive the opening kickoff. On the first drive, quarterback Jon Vore found RJ Potts for a 17 yard reception and DeVonte Adams for 20 yards. Along with a solid rushing attack, the Tigers moved down the field and Vore scored on a 1 yard keeper. The Eagles tried to respond but a dropped 3rd down pass led to a field goal attempt that was pushed wide right. On the Tigers possession, Vore rolled out and found Adams again, but he couldn’t quite get his feet in bounds and the Tigers were forced to punt. On the last possession of the first quarter, Jeff Inman broke through for a tackle for loss and Emmanuel Davis blew up a quick pass to force an Eagles punt.
FHS (4:43) – Norton 30 yd field goal; 10 plays – 79 yds (10-0)
ZION (2:21) – Brenden Mikesell 7 yd run (Ryan Stein kick); 11 plays – 80 yds (10-7)
ZION (0:00) – Stein 27 yd field goal; 8 plays – 70 yds
The Tigers started the quarter with possession, but had to punt early in the quarter. On 4th down at midfield, linebacker Brendan Toungate broke through the middle to force a turnover on downs for Fishers. On the next play, Vore and running back Michael Noble weren’t on the same page as the handoff was put on the ground and Zionsville recovered. The Eagles drove down the field but were stopped again on 4th down at the Tigers 8 yard line. Fishers put together a solid drive highlighted by a 46 yard slant across the middle to Potts. The drive stalled and Ben Norton hit a 30 yard field goal to give the Tigers a 10-0 lead. Brock Bishop paced the Eagles offense as quarterback Blake Levy found him for 29 yards and then another 20 yards on 4th down before Brenden Mikesell bounced outside to the
FHS (6:37) – Max Shores 9 yd run (Kick fails); 7 plays – 18 yds (16-10)
FHS (2:49) – Norton 27 yd field goal; 7 plays – 18 yds (19-10)
ZION (1:08) – Stein 27 yd field goal; 5 plays – 59 yds (19-13)
The Eagles received the opening kickoff of the second half and drove down the field. Brendan Mikesell picked up 20 yards on the opening play from scrimmage, but a trick double pass was blown up for a 10 yard loss. Levy connected again with Bishop for 39 yards to get to the 8 yard line. On the next play Mikewell tried a jump pass that was intercepted by RJ Potts in the end zone and then returned it to the 22. Max Shores was the star of the Tigers drive as 4 runs of over 15 yards got them into the red zone before he found pay dirt from 8 yards out. The hold on the PAT was bad and the kick was no good. On the Eagles next possession, Michael Nettleton met Mikesell in the backfield and then RJ Potts had the 4th down stop deep in Eagles territory. The Tigers could only convert the field position
ZION (8:19) – Brock Bishop 41 yd pass from Blake Levy (Stein kick); 7 plays – 93 yds (19-20)
The Tigers were forced to punt early in the quarter and Zionsville was able to capitalize. A 3rd down reception by Sam Edgell kept the drive going and Levy found Bishop for a touchdown to take the first lead of the game for the Eagles. The Tigers tried to put together a last drive from their own 5 yard line. Fishers moved the ball behind two receptions by Will Syrus, but Vore’s 4th down pass to Potts was just out of reach and the Tigers turned their ball over on the Eagles 31 yard line. Zionsville made the last minute exciting as the 3rd and 4th down snaps were briefly fumbled by Levy at quarterback, but eventually recovered and the clock ran out.