2018-09-06 / Sports

North Huron vs Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart

Featured Game of the Week
By Mike Wilson
Sports Reporter • mwilson@mihomepaper.com


KINDE - North Huron’s Quarterback Ty Knoblock stiff arms an Irish would-be tackler as he tries to get around the corner. KINDE - North Huron’s Quarterback Ty Knoblock stiff arms an Irish would-be tackler as he tries to get around the corner. KINDE - The final score of the North Huron’s game against Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart does not reflect the closeness and hard-fought battle in the Huron County VIEW’s game of the week. Both teams came ready-to-play and it showed as the first quarter ended in a 0-0 tie.

“I love it,” said North Huron Head Coach Isaac Viers, “To go through the first quarter against tough competition like that showed that our guys were ready to hit somebody else. I’ll be darned if Sacred Heart didn’t hit pretty hard as well.”

Sacred Heart broke the tie with 8:19 to go in the second quarter when running back Noah Krepostman scampered into the end zone from eight yards out. The extra point kick was good and Sacred Heart took the lead 7-0.


KINDE - Brayden Schipinski caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Knoblock with 8:53 to go in the game to cut Sacred Heart’s lead to 7. KINDE - Brayden Schipinski caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Knoblock with 8:53 to go in the game to cut Sacred Heart’s lead to 7. On the ensuing kickoff, Brad Hoody returned the kick 99 yards for a touchdown. Ty Knoblock passed to Brayden Schipinski to complete the 2-pt. conversion and give the Warriors the lead, 8-7. It appeared the lead would be short-lived when Mt. Pleasant’s Patrick Ervin returned the North Huron kickoff back for a touchdown, however the play was called back when the Irish were called for a block in the back penalty.

The Irish scored with just 49 seconds to go until halftime to make the score North Huron 8 - Sacred Heart 14 at the break.

The hard hitting continued in the third quarter when Sacred Heart drove the ball to the Warrior two-yard line. North Huron held its ground and stopped Sacred Heart on 4th-and-goal. The Warriors were not able to capitalize and fumbled on their own 2-yard line. With 7:28 to go in the third, Sacred Heart was able to punch the ball across the goal line and took an 19-8 lead.


KINDE - Tukker Wolschleger (#74) puts hit on the Sacred Heart ball carrier during the first quarter of the Warrior’s game. 
Photos by Mike Wilson KINDE - Tukker Wolschleger (#74) puts hit on the Sacred Heart ball carrier during the first quarter of the Warrior’s game. Photos by Mike Wilson Ty Knoblock then brought his team right back with a 65-yard TD run to cut the score to 14-19.

That is as close as the Warriors would get. With the score 20-27 in the fourth quarter, the Sacred Heart Irish would score two touchdowns late in the game to win the contest 20-41.

Sacred Heart Coach John Ruggles had this to say about the tough game, “It’s a tough, tough conference, it is like the SEC of 8-man, we got battle tested tonight.”

North Huron will travel to play rival Bay City-All Saints on Friday night while Mt. Pleasant will find itself in another tough battle as it takes on perennial powerhouse Deckerville.

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