Norse Improve To 3-0

After giving up a touchdown to North Miami on their first possession, the Northfield defense clamped down to pitch a shut out the remainder of the game to top the Warriors 14-7 and improve to 3-0 for the season.

North Miami took the opening kick off, using 8 1/2 minutes on the drive to grab a 7-0 lead over the Norse before they touched the ball. The Norse would answer however, using the remainder of the quarter and 2 1/2 minutes of the second to tie the game on a Shane Vigar 6yd TD run. Kyle Heiser kicked the extra point. During the rally the Norse took advantage of an offside against the Warriors, plus a 15yd run from Josh Bickel and a 14yd pass play from Carter Frieden to Vigar. After each teams next possession went nowhere, the Norse would start a march down the field with 6:00 remaining, picking up 2 to 5yds at a time before Jackson Beery broke loose for a 24yd scamper to pay dirt with 1:12 left, as the Norse took a 14-7 lead to the locker room.

The Norse would open the second half with a ball control drive that took them to the North Miami 15 before a fumble and a sack stopped the drive. North Miami would then copy the Norse with a similar drive that went to the Northfield 27 before running out of downs. The quarter ended with the Norse leading 14-7 and driving once more.

Northfield opened the fourth quarter with Shane Vigar taking the ball inside the five from the 42, only to be called back for holding. The drive stalled and the Norse punted with Beery nailing a kick to the Warrior 5yl. The two teams played field position with Beery again dropping a kick out of bounds inside the five. North Miami would get a couple big plays and had the Norse on their heels when their drive stalled on the Northfield 29 on an incomplete pass. The Norse offense could muster anything, punting once more, giving the Warriors one more shot. North Miami started on their own 36 and in six plays were on the Norse 30 with 35.6 on the clock when they went for the endzone. Jackson Beery went high in the air to pick off the pass in the endzone to secure the third win for the Norse.

Carter Frieden was 2 for 7 for 29yds. Josh Bickel rushed 21 times for 99yds. Jackson Beery added 5 for 44yds, Carter Frieden 12 for 22yds, Shane Vigar 5 for 18yds, Jensen Frieden  2 for 6yds.

Shane Vigar caught 2 passes for 47yds.

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