Boys Varsity Football · Fishers Notches First Conference Win with 17-12 Victory over Franklin Central

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Fishers High School vs Franklin Central High School
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Q1 Scoring
F – Jack Phillips 25 yd field goal
FC – Johnnie Mickle 3 yd run (Crutchfield kick no good)

Q2 Scoring
F – HL Lewis 2 yard run (Phillips kick)
FC – Bryce Durm 9 yard pass from Dylan Bishop (Crutchfield kick no good)

Q3 Scoring
F – Roman Molden 79 yd interception return (Phillips kick)

The Fishers Tigers traveled to Franklin Central to meet the Flashes for the first time even in HCC play. The Tigers began with the ball and put together a solid drive to begin the game before settling for a 25 yard field goal from Jack Phillips to give the Tigers the early lead. The Flashes answered right back with a scoring drive of 8 runs totaling 71 yards before Johnnie Mickle scored from 3 yards out to give the Flashes a 6-3 lead midway through the 1st quarter. The Tigers offense answered right back highlighted by a 28 yard catch by freshman Jeffrey Simmons to get to the 2 yard line to end the quarter.

The Tigers soon found the end zone as HL Lewis scored from 2 yards out to regain the lead 10-6 in favor of Fishers. Both offenses then stalled in the middle of the quarter as each team struggled to find consistent yards. The Flashes put together a drive in the last 3 minutes of the half including a 4th down conversion before quarterback Dylan Bishop found Bryce Durm for a 9 yard touchdown pass to give the Flashes a 12-10 lead going into halftime.

The defense was the star of the third quarter as the Tigers only had 3 offensive plays. Roman Molden stepped in from of a Bishop pass and returned it 79 yards for a pick six to give the Tigers a 17-12 lead. After a punt, the Tigers defense again had to step up as the Flashes put together another good drive before the defense forced a turnover on downs to secure the Tigers lead going into the 4th quarter.

The Tigers defense again was huge to begin the 4th quarter they forced a turnover on downs after an almost 6 minute drive. The Tigers offense looked to have something going before penalties pushed them back and ultimately forced a punt. As the Flashes tried to mount a last minute comeback, more great defensive efforts highlighted by sacks from Josh Ibey and Georffrey Brown and a great quarterback pressure from Alex Lemaich forced yet another turnover on downs. The Tigers were able to take one knee to secure their first conference win of the season.