Taylor Bishop carries the ball – photo by Lindsay Ziegler
The North Baltimore High School Football Tigers traveled to Tontongany for a non-league game with the Black Knights.
NB picked up a solid win 42 – 20.
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Otsego started the game returning the opening kick-off well into Tiger territory, then scoring on a 4 yard run, just a minute and a half into the game. But the Tigers came back to score on a Brady Rader 4 yard run, less than a minute later. With a good extra point by Noah Brian, the Tigers take a lead that they would never lose. Taylor Bishop ran for a TD of 14 yards, to give NB the lead after one quarter 14 – 6.
In the 2nd quarter Rader hooked up with Brian for a 79 yard scoring pass play, to offset a TD by the Black Knights, NB leads at the half 20 – 14.
Behind the running of Taylor Bishop with two scores on runs of 59 and one yard, NB extended the lead to 34 – 20 after three periods of play. The Tigers would add a safety and another Rader to Brian TD pass (29 yards) in the 4th quarter for the 42 – 20 win.
Offensively the Tigers picked up 440 total yards, 240 running the ball (44 attempts) and 200 passing (9 completions in 16 attempts by Rader). NB had eight first downs.
Taylor Bishop had his 2nd 200 yard rushing game in a row, picking up 218 yards in 32 carries. Rader carried 7 times for 6 yards. Andrew Hollinger had 4 carries for 13 yards and Brian ran the pigskin once for 3 yards. Brian also had 5 catches for 144 yards. Adam Flores had one catch for 33 yards.
Defensively NB held Otsego to 160 rushing yards and 91 passing yards, and 8 first downs.
Good Job Tigers – 2 – 0!!!