Friday, November 3, 2017
Fishers High School
The Fishers Tigers defeated the Pike Red Devils to win the sectional championship. Pike’s offense was again fast paced, but the Tigers defense was up to the challenge all night. Fishers forced 3 turnovers and took advantage of great field position all night. Fishers will now host Ben Davis for the regional championship next week.
F – Isaiah Dunnuck 5 yd pass from Matt Wolff (Ben Norton kick)
The Pike Red Devils started the game with the ball but was forced to punt. Daniel Amadi had a great pass break up to force the punt. On the ensuing possession, Ben Norton pinned the Red Devils at their own 1 yard line. The teams then traded punts, but Pike muffed the punt and the Tigers recovered the ball at the Pike 8 yard line. Matt Wolff found Isaiah Dunnuck for the first score of the game.
F – Dunnuck 6 yd pass from Wolff (Norton kick)
After a turnover from each team, the Tigers put together almost a 7 minute drive. Wolff found Dunnuck on the same play as before for another touchdown to push the lead to 14-0 in favor of Fishers. The Red Devils put together a drive at the end of the half, but it was stopped with a big 4th down sack by Cam Field.
P – Jalen Mack 8 yd pass from Jordan Garrett (Ernest Weni kick)
F – Wolff 1 yd run (Norton kick)
The Tigers threw an interception on their first drive of the half. Pike was able to capitalize as Jordan Garrett found Jalen Mack for an 8 yard touchdown to cut the lead to 14 – 7 in favor of Fishers. The Tigers answered right back with a nice drive. Collin Statz had a 20 yard 3rd down conversion but the rest of the drive was just short plays back-to-back. The drive ended with a 1 yard keep by Wolff.
F – Dylan Scally 1 yd run (Norton kick)
The Red Devils drove deep into the end zone to begin the 4th quarter but a dropped pass forced a turnover on downs and the Tigers got the ball at their own 8. Fishers drove and ate some clock, but was forced to punt. On the next drive, Seth Sontich forced a fumble and the Tigers recovered at midfield. Dylan Scally scored his first varsity touchdown to extend the lead to 28-7 in favor of the Tigers. Fishers was able to run out the clock to win their first sectional championship since 2011.