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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!