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Tiger Football Tripped Up at Otsego

by JP Miklovic

LEFT: Kole Wymer races for the TD!   The North Baltimore High School Football team traveled to Tontogany for a non-league game with the Otsego Knights. Once again, NB would score with a TD pass on the first play from scrimmage…

With 2 minutes to go in the 1st quarter, Otsego would make their first score, tying the game at 7’s after one period of play. But then the Knights would reel off 4 straight scores, to take a 28 – 7 lead. NB would score near the end of the first half, on a Rader 1 – yard TD run (Gazarek PAT), to cut the lead to 28 – 14 at the half.

Brady Rader (10) throws to Levi Gazarek (1).  CLICK to ENLARGE (Lindsay Ziegler photos)

Otsego came out in the 3rd quarter and put the game away with two, time-consuming scores, building a 42 – 14 lead. NB, not giving up, would score at the end of the 3rd on a 55 yard TD pass from Rader to Gazarek (kick failed).

In the 4th quarter both teams added a score, with Rader hitting Gazarek with a pass from 1 – yard out (Rader run – 2 pts.) for the final score of 49 – 28.

Offensively the Tigers picked up 453 total yards, as Rader passed for 377 yards, with 23 completions in 45 attempts, with 2 TD’s and 2 interceptions. NB ran the ball for 76 yards on 21 tries, with 1 TD (Rader 7 rushes – 32 yds). NB was penalized 13 times for 90 yards and lost one fumble. Gazarek had 9 catches for 147 yards and 2 TD’s; David Patterson had 8 catches for 116 yards.

Defensively, Otsego picked up 194 yards on the ground, in 29 attempts with 3 TD’s. The Knights had 248 yard passing, 2 TD’s and 1 INT.

Next week NB opens BVC league play at Riverdale, Friday, 9/8 7:00 pm.

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Kole Wymer runs away and scores on the opening pass play. photo by Lindsay Ziegler


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