by JP Miklovic
The North Baltimore High School Football team celebrated a Homecoming win for 2017, beating Cory – Rawson (1-4, 1-2) in a BVC game.
The Tigers again got off to a good start, scoring on their first possession, with a quick drive through Hornet territory, as Brady Rader found Levi Gazarek wide open in the end zone for an 11 – yard TD pass (2 point PAT – Rader to Gazarek).
Cory would come back and score, with the 2 – point PAT to tied the game 8 – 8, just 2 and a half minutes into the game. But NB would quickly regain the lead, as they scored again, with Rader running in from 8 yards out (Gazarek PAT good), just another minute and a half later.
At the beginning of the 2nd quarter, Rader hit David Patterson for a 40 -yard TD pass (PAT good), to extend the lead to 22 – 8. But the Tigers had some issues on the next possession, with the Hornets managing to tackle Rader in the end zone, following a bad snap, for a safety (2 pts.).
C – R was not able to capitalize on the punt from the 20 – yard line. Then the Tigers decided to unleash their “secret weapon”, sophomore, Clayton Heineman, who raced away from everyone on the field, with a 78 TD run (PAT good). As the first half wound down, Rader would hit Kole Wymer on a TD pass and run play that covered 63 yards. NB had a commanding 36 – 10 lead at the half.
NB continued their domination in the 3rd quarter, as Rader hit Patterson on a 40 -yard TD pass (PAT good), with the defense shutting out Cory.
In the 4th Rader, hit Kole Wymer for a 70 – yard TD play. Heineman would get his final of just 4 carries, rushing for another 74 yard TD sprint (PAT good), finishing up the scoring and sealing the 57 – 17 league win.
NB would pick-up 208 yards, on 18 running plays, with 3 TD’s, led by Heineman with 158 yards and 2 TD’s on 4 carries. The passing game continues to roll, with Rader hitting 9 of just 13 passes for 363 yards, 5 TD’s and 1 INT. Patterson had 5 catches for 177 yards and Wymer had 2 catches for 133 yards, both scored 2 TD’s.
Defensively NB allowed the Hornet 0 passing yards on just 2 attempts. C-R did gain 275 yards rushing on 53 carries, with 2 TD’s.
The Tigers improve to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the BVC. Next week NB hosts Van Buren. This will also be the NBHS Band Glow Show – always a treat!
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