The Ishpeming Hematite continue their bid for a State Championship after a decisive win over the McBain Ramblers Saturday afternoon.
A cold gray day in the Upper Peninsula had No effect on the Unbeaten (10-0) Ishpeming Hematite’s as they hosted the McBain Ramblers (10-1) in Regional playoff action at The Superior Dome on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette.
McBain got the opening kickoff to start the game, but a tough Ishpeming defense held the Ramblers to 3 and out, forcing them to punt away to the Hematite’s.
After a pair of timeout, QB Daniel Olson took off for a great 48 yard run to make it 1st and goal, then after bring pushed out of bound at the 4 yard, RB Wyatt Jurasin followed Blocker Lonnie Hess into the end zone for the 1st score of the day, with Jurasin running in the 2 point conversion to make it 8-0 early in the game.
McBain again was held to 3 and out on their 2nd possession of the game. Ishpeming again brought out the running game and moved the ball to the 1 yard to end the 1st quarter. Then on the 1st play of the 2nd quarter, QB Daniel Olson followed Marcus Manning into the end zone to make it, with QB Olson rolling out to make the 2 point conversion to make it 16-0 early in the 2nd quarter.
McBain then had a nice kick off return, with a long pass and a one yard run by McBain’s Logan Nemith, the Ramblers score on a 8 play 35 yard effort to score 6 and with the 2 point conversion, make it a 16-8 game midway through the 2nd quarter.
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The Ishpeming Hematite’s will take on the winner of Ravenna (8-3) and Ubly (11-0) in Traverse City. Date & Time TBA. Catch all the action on The Classic Rock Experience 98.3 WRUP