The Fishers Tigers traveled to Noblesville to open conference play against the Millers. The Tigers offense paced the team early in the game and the defensive was aggressive all night at the Millers struggled to get going.
The Tigers received the opening kickoff and got a quick start with a great return by Shaun Kim. Dylan Scally did most of the work on the ground for the Tigers before Marcus Roux converted on a 1 yard QB sneak to give Fishers a 7-0 lead. After a Millers punt, the Tigers put together another scoring drive highlighted by a 3rd down conversion from Roux to Jeffrey Simmons. Scally recorded the 1 yard touchdown.
The Tigers defense forced another punt to begin the 2nd quarter. Kim did the work this drive before Roux again scored from the 1 yard line to give Fishers a 21-0 lead. The Tigers continued to control the game as Roux found Reggie Cook-Graham over the middle for a 33 yard touchdown to extend the lead to 28-0. A huge 73 yard punt by Grayden Addison pinned the Tigers inside their 5 yard line late in the 1st half. Roux was intercepted by Blaine McNabb from Noblesville to give the Millers a good scoring chance. The Tigers defense held strong and was aided by a penalty as the Millers 51 yard field goal attempt fell just short. The first half ended as the Tigers defense had yet to give up a first down and Fishers held a 28-0 lead.
Neither team’s offense could get going in the 3rd quarter as the Millers punted three times and the Tigers were forced to punt twice. Jack Phillips was able to pin the Millers inside their own 5 yard line with a great punt. After another great defensive stand, the Millers recovered a muffed punt around midfield.
The Tigers defense continued to dominate throughout the 4th quarter as the Millers finished with only one offensive first down for the game. The Noblesville special teams recovered a punt as Blaine McNabb scored for the Millers.
The Tigers travel home for the first true home game next week as they host the Southeastern Royals for the annual Mudsock game.