Week 11 Northmor High School
#5 Hillsdale vs #4 Northmor
Northmor Falls To Hillsdale 25-21
The Hillsdale Falcons scored 15 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to shock Northmor in a Division 6, Region 22 Quarterfinal.
The fifth-seeded Falcons got on the board first on its second drive after a long run by QB Ty Williams setting up a 23-yard field goal by Justin Ziegler making it 3-0 after one quarter.
The fourth-seeded Golden Knights answered in the second quarter as QB Hunter Mariotti found Blake Miller on a crossing pattern, who turned the short pass into a 66-yard touchdown making it 7-3.
The Falcons then answered back on a reverse pass by Brock Hoverstock, who found a wide open Ziegler for a 75-yard scoring strike making it 10-7.
Northmor had one final drive left in the half, however, as Mariotti found Miller in the end zone on 4th and 5 from the Hillsdale 14 yard line giving the Golden Knights a 14-10 lead at the break.
The Golden Knights then extended its lead midway through the third when Mariotti found Miller on another crossing pattern and , like the first touchdown, the wideout outran the defense 35 yards and dove towards the goalline making it 21-10 with 12 minutes remaining.
Hillsdale's defense then came up big holding the Golden Knights on downs inside the red zone twice before cashing in on a Ethan Goodwin 73-yard reverse cutting the lead to 21-18 after the successful 2pt run.
The Falcons then forced a three-and-out, but the punt was muffed and appeared to be recovered by Northmor, but an inadvertent whistle forced a re-kick and on the play a Hillsdale penalty gave the Golden Knights a first down, however, the drive was short-lived as the Falcons held on 4th and 1 from the Northmor 37 giving them life late in the game.
Hillsdale then cashed in on the opportunity with 3:11 left in the game as Briar Funk ran in from 3-yards out giving the Falcons the lead for good.
The Falcons advance to the Regional Semifinal where they will face eighth-seeded Carey on Friday at 7:00 PM at a site to be determined by the OHSAA.