Playoff football action continues for the Ishpeming Hemetites as they hosted the Mancelona Iron Men at the Playground in Ishpeming on a Crisp Saturday Afternoon and come away with a 38-6 victory to advance their post-season hopes.
Mancelona took the ball on their 20 yard and a tough Ishpeming Defense held the Iron Men to 3 and out, and after a short punt, Ishpeming takes over on the Mancelona 47 yard line. But on the first possession, Ishpeming tried to run up the middle but fumbled the ball, with Mancelona recovering on their 38 yard line. but the Hemetites defense held strong and stopped the Iron Men with another 3 and out. Then Ishpeming WR Dave Eppert broke away and made a 30 yard run placing the ball on the 7, then Ishpeming QB Dan Olsen curls out and hit Eppert with a 7 yard pass for the Touchdown, and the 2 point conversion came in practically the same play, A fake QB Keeper passed to Eppert to make it 8-0 Hemetites with about 5 minutes left in the 1st quarter to open the scoring.
Mancelona’s 1st points of the game came with under 10 second left in the 1st half on a short pass by QB Dustin Durrer to WR Ryan O’Dell, making it 24-6 but missed the 2 point conversion.
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Ishpeming will now play McBain Saturday either at The Playground or possibly The Superior Dome. Game Time TBA