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21 Noblesville High School
9 Fishers High School
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Noblesville High School vs Fishers High School
21 9
1 -   3
2 7   3
3 -   3
4 14   -

No scoring

F – Jack Phillips 28 yd field goal; 12 plays – 40 yds; 0 – 3
F – Phillips 29 yd field goal; 15 plays – 49 yds; 0 – 6
N – Zach Blevins 23 yd pass from Grant Gremel (Jack Knight kick) 2 plays – 23 yds; 7-6

F – Phillips 24 yd field goal; 11 plays – 61 yds; 7-9

N – Zach Gruver 84 yd interception return (Gremel to Blades conversion) 1 play – 84 yds; 15-9
N – Eddie Dziennik 1 yd run (Conversion pass no good)

The Fishers Tigers hosted the Noblesville Millers to being Hoosier Crossroads Conference play on a warm Friday night. The Millers won the toss, but elected to defer so Fishers began the game on offense. Heavy defensive pressure on quarterback Marcus Roux forced a strip sack that was recovered by Noblesville. Two plays later, Grant Gremel’s pass was tipped and intercepted by Jackson Dunn for the Tigers. The first quarter ended as both teams traded punts and gamed remained scoreless.

The Tigers put together a long drive to begin the second quarter, but the Millers defense was able to force a stop and Fishers settled for a 28 yard field goal from Jack Phillips. On Noblesville’s next drive, Gremel was pressured and defensive lineman Christian Miles was able to reel in an interception. The Tigers still couldn’t find the end zone and again settled for a 29 yard field goal. Fishers forced a punt late in the half and took over at their own 30 yard line. However, Marcus Roux’s pass was intercepted by Zach Gruver at midfield. Gremel found Zach Blevins for the first touchdown of the game as the Millers would lead 7-6 at halftime.

The Millers started the half with the ball, but the Tigers defense was solid all quarter forcing punts on both of Noblesville’s possessions. Fishers had one drive for 11 plays and almost 6 minutes that ended with another Phillips field goal to give the Tigers a 9-7 lead after the third quarter.

Fishers continued driving early in the 4th quarter, but Zach Gruver again intercepted Roux but this time Gruver outran the Tigers and gave the Millers the lead again early in the quarter. The Fishers defense gave up yards but forced a huge punt with about 4 minutes to go in the game and they took over at their own 15. Trying to mount a late drive, Roux overthrew his receiver and was intercepted by Justin Johnson-Sparks who returned it to the Tigers 31 with about 3 minutes to go. The Millers took advantage of the turnover as Eddie Dziennik found the end zone from 1 yard out to give Noblesville a 21-9 lead. The Tigers put together a nice drive to attempt a comeback but the Millers defense again picked off Roux as Johnson-Sparks got his second interception on the night. The Millers were able to take a knee and run out the clock to secure the win.