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Written by: David Burnworth on Friday, October 30th, 2020
Last night I made my way to historical Portsmouth Spartin Stadium to watch Portsmouth Notre Dame host the Huntington Huntsmen on A cold rainy night. I have to first give thanks to the guys from Notre Dame for giving me A sat in the press box and to the Huntington coaches for allowing me to hang out with them. Coach Mitchel let me know that Hunting would be wearing their practice jersey, so I will only have numbers, not names for the Huntington players.
The Titans got things going early when Logan Emnett broke free for A big 25-yard gain. Myles Sallee kept things going with A 12-yard gain to the Huntsmen 5-yard line. Caleb Nichols ended the 9-play, 59-yard drive with A 5-yard touchdown run. A bad snap on the P.A.T. turned into two-points when Wyatt Webb picked up the ball and tossed the ball to Dylan Seison to make the score 8-0 with 7;44 left in the opening quarter.
The Titans would get credit for A 15-yard sack on #18 because the ball was snapped way over his head touching him down was #60 not on the Titans roster. Carter Campbell would sack #18 to force A Huntsman punt. The Titans looked to have things going on the ensuing drive when Seison galloped to A 18-yard gain. The Titans would need to convert A fourth and short to keep the drive alive, that did not happen because Emnet was stopped short of the chains by #22.
Just eleven seconds into the 2nd quarter Seison would pick off #18 to put the Titans offense back on the field. Once again the Huntsmen defense would get A fourth-down stoppage when #77 stopped Caleb Nichols before he could get the 4-yards needed to move the chains. The Huntsmen offense would quickly turn the ball over with Ethan Kammer falling on A fumble. On the ensuing drive, Notre Dame would suffer A 5-yard loss when #25 got to Seison. The Titans would go on to recovery from the negative play with Emnett scoring on A 7-yard run. Reagen Lester hit the P.A.T. to make this A 15-0 game with 9:01 left in the half.
After stuffing the Huntsmen offense the Titans trotted back onto the field with Beau Hobbs going to his left to pick up 20-yards. From there the drive ended with Nicholas plowing in from A yard out to make this A 22-0 game as the P.A.T. was good.
The Huntsmen offense finally showed some life with #18 throwing A long pass to #1 all the way down to the Titans 1-yard line. #1 would be hit by A jackhammer known as Ethan Kammer keeping the young Huntsmen runner from scoring. #1 shook off the nasty hit to score on A 1-yard run. #6 hit her P.A.T. to give us A 22-7 score, with 9.1 seconds left in the wet half.
At the 9:33 mark of the third quarter #18 hit #12 for A big gain of 28-yards. The drive would hit A snag when #18 was sacked by Hobbs. #18 would shake off the sack by hitting #1 for A 7-yard score. #5 caught the 2-point conversion pass making this A 22-15 game, with 6:28 left in the quarter.
#52 and #77 would get to Nichols for A 3-yard sack, with 5:30 left on the clock to end any hopes of the Titans drive going anywhere. The Huntsmen would get A 30-yard pass play when #18 hit #13 then two penalties were called on the Titans. One during the play and one after taking the ball down to the Titans 3-yard line. #5 was in triple coverage when he leaped up to pull down A 3-yard touchdown pass to make this A 22-21 game.
The Titans needed only one play to score on the ensuing drive and that came on A 68-yard run by Emnett, who did his best Archie Griffin impression. The P.A.T. was true making this A 29-21 game, with 2:54 left in the half.
#18 would hit #1 for A 13-yard gain to set up what looked to be A very contested fourth quarter. The contested part never took shape as the Titans would go on to score twelve unanswered points. Scoring first was Seison on A 11-yard pass, then it was Emnett bust free for A 34-yard score to make this A 41-21 game and that is the way this one ended.
PASSING, 12-27 2 TD’S 1 INT
NOTRE DAME 54 PLAYS
Rest of the pics (Was hard to shoot in the press box)
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