Boys Varsity Football · Fishers Tigers win HCC opener 21-0 over Noblesville; Coach Funk gets first win at Fishers

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The Fishers Tigers hosted the Noblesville Millers to open the 2020 HCC schedule and came away with a shutout 21-0 win. The Tigers defense was the story early in the game as they limited the Millers to short gains on the ground. A fumble recovery for a touchdown gave Fishers the early lead. In the second half, the offense contributed with an 83 yard touchdown by Landon Morris and a 1 yard run by Carson Dunn. The Tigers defense was able to hold the Noblesville rushing game to 166 yards a week after the Millers put together over 400 yards on the ground and 50 points.

The Fishers Tigers received the opening kickoff and started the game fast as Lucas Prewitt connected with Landon Morris for 42 yards on the first play from scrimmage. The Tigers would get into Millers territory but eventually turned the ball over on downs. Noblesville ran a full house with 3 men in the backfield all game and gained about 50 yards before a false start forced a Millers punt. Both teams would trade punts to end the first quarter.

The Tigers drive early in the quarter stalled and the Tigers were forced to punt. Another good punt by Christian Wayne pinned the Millers at their own 10. On 2nd down, Grady Stanley hit quarterback Connor Meinerding to force a fumble and Caleb VanDer Kamp recovered in the end zone to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead. The teams again traded punts until Noblesville put together a late drive. Meinerding found Dylan Ray wide open for a 32 yard gain, and Seth Dunnuck had a touchdown saving tackle. The Tigers defense would hold strong and force a field goal attempt that sailed wide to keep the score Fishers 7-0 at the half.

The Tigers continued their strong play in the 2nd half as Prewitt again found Morris but this time Morris took the reception to the end zone for an 83 yard touchdown to push the Tigers lead to 14-0. The Millers would again be forced to punt and Carson Dunn put the Tigers in good field position before Skyler Tolliver recovered the fumble to stop the drive. The Millers were the recipients of a penalty on 4th down to keep their drive going, but were eventually forced to punt. Both teams again traded punts but the Millers punt was fumbled by the return man and recovered by Noblesville deep in Fishers territory.

Trailing 14-0 to start the 4th quarter, Noblesville went for it on 4th down, but was stopped by the Tigers defense. Fishers put together a nice drive including a long run by Carson Dunn to get the ball to the goal line. Dunn was able to finish the job with a short 1 yard dive to extend the lead to 21-0. Neither team was able to get much going offensively as the score held.