Ishpeming Hematites vs Negaunee Miners

It’s a little after the fact but it was a busy weekend and we didn’t have time to edit through all the video footage. FYI it takes a lot longer to do the post-production on video than it takes to shoot the footage! Well, hopefully it’s never too late to see some footage from a great game! Please enjoy this little video trailer we put together from the Ishpeming Hematites vs Negaunee Miners football game!

Ishpeming Hematites quarterback Alex Briones (17) dives over the Negaunee Miners defensive line during their high school varstiy football game on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Ishpeming Hematites quarterback Alex Briones (17) dives over the Negaunee Miners defensive line during their high school varstiy football game on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

 

The highly anticipated high school varsity football rivalry game of the year took place Friday night between the Ishpeming Hematites vs Negaunee Miners and UPsportsphotos.com was there to catch some of the action! This was one of the most exciting high school football games we’ve covered so far this year. Certainly it yielded the closest score which we were expecting since both teams entered the game with undefeated titles! Can only imagine the pressure these guys bear when trying to keep up with this kind of reputation. Not only that but these two teams are big rivals from way back!

Ishpeming Hematites player Adam Prisk (30) looks to recover a fumble during their high school varstiy football game against next door rivals the Negaunee Miners on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Ishpeming Hematites player Adam Prisk (30) looks to recover a fumble during their high school varstiy football game against next door rivals the Negaunee Miners on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Last year in 2012 the Negaunee Miners were the only team to beat the Ishpeming Hematites preventing them from finishing their championship season with an undefeated status.  This year the Hematites brought their revenge, but just barely, beating out the Miners with a score of  28-24.

Ishpeming Hematites players Derek DeCaire (15) and Nate Meyer (22) tackle a Negaunee Miners player during their high school varstiy football game on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Ishpeming Hematites players Derek DeCaire (15) and Nate Meyer (22) tackle a Negaunee Miners player during their high school varstiy football game on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

The Miners did not accept defeat quietly and although Ishpeming controlled most of the game, steadily marching the ball down the field to score most every time they got the ball, Negaunee found their rhythm in the last quarter and nearly came back to tie the game… if only they had changed tactics sooner in the game perhaps there would have been a different turnout.

Negaunee Miners' quarterback Ryan Syrjala (15) gets sacked with the ball by Ishpeming Hematites Noah Olgren  (20) during their high school varstiy football game on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Negaunee Miners’ quarterback Ryan Syrjala (15) gets sacked with the ball by Ishpeming Hematites Noah Olgren (20) during their high school varstiy football game on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

 

A player from the Negaunee Miners is tackled while catching the ball by Ishpeming Hematites Tyrus Millimaki (14) during their high school varsity football game on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphoto.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

A player from the Negaunee Miners is tackled while catching the ball by Ishpeming Hematites Tyrus Millimaki (14) during their high school varsity football game on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphoto.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Great game overall though and the energy in the stands was fantastic! The fullest stadium we’ve seen and very evenly split between Hematite and Miner fans.

An Ishpeming Hematites fan runs past the crowd waving a Hematites flag during their high school varstiy football game against next door rivals the Negaunee Miners on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

An Ishpeming Hematites fan runs past the crowd waving a Hematites flag during their high school varstiy football game against next door rivals the Negaunee Miners on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Ishpeming Hematites fans filled the stadium during their high school varstiy football game against next door rivals the Negaunee Miners on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Ishpeming Hematites fans filled the stadium during their high school varstiy football game against next door rivals the Negaunee Miners on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Negaunee Miners fans fill the stadium in Ishpeming to support their team during the high school varstiy football game against the Hematites on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Negaunee Miners fans fill the stadium in Ishpeming to support their team during the high school varstiy football game against the Hematites on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Negaunee Miners' quarterback Ryan Syrjala (15) looks to throw the ball during their high school varstiy football game against next door rivals the Ishpeming Hematites on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Negaunee Miners’ quarterback Ryan Syrjala (15) looks to throw the ball during their high school varstiy football game against next door rivals the Ishpeming Hematites on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Ishpeming Hematites Mitch Laurin (37) runs with the ball during their high school varstiy football game on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Ishpeming Hematites Mitch Laurin (37) runs with the ball during their high school varstiy football game on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Negaunee Miners' Tyler LaJoie runs with the ball during their high school varstiy football game against next door rivals the Ishpeming Hematites on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Negaunee Miners’ Tyler LaJoie runs with the ball during their high school varstiy football game against next door rivals the Ishpeming Hematites on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

 

Ishpeming Hematites player Bobby Zhulkie runs with the ball during their high school varstiy football game against the Negaunee Miners on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Ishpeming Hematites player Bobby Zhulkie runs with the ball during their high school varstiy football game against the Negaunee Miners on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Negaunee Miners' quarterback Ryan Syrjala (15) looks to throw the ball during their high school varstiy football game against next door rivals the Ishpeming Hematites on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Negaunee Miners’ quarterback Ryan Syrjala (15) looks to throw the ball during their high school varstiy football game against next door rivals the Ishpeming Hematites on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Ishpeming Hematites quarterback Alex Briones (17) tries to fend off a Negaunee Miners player during their high school varstiy football game on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Ishpeming Hematites quarterback Alex Briones (17) tries to fend off a Negaunee Miners player during their high school varstiy football game on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Ishpeming Hematites try to stop a Negaunee Miners player from catching the ball to complete a play during their high school varstiy football game on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

Ishpeming Hematites try to stop a Negaunee Miners player from catching the ball to complete a play during their high school varstiy football game on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Ishpeming, MI. (UPsportsphotos.com image by Ronen Zilberman)

 

 

Next week the Hematites will be traveling to Newberry while the Miners take home field to play the Marquette Redmen. Another strong rival that should make for a well matched game. We’ll be at Miner’s Field to cover the action, weather permitting :) next Friday Oct. 18, 2013 for Football Night in Negaunee. You can hear the game live streaming online at Sunny.Fm or over the air waves on 101.9!

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