Inverness High School Predators 19-6 Inverness Royal Academy Sharks
HACL Week 2, Game 1
Bught Park, Inverness
Article by Tom Green…
IHS 6-0 IRA – Chisholm to Florence (TD Pass)
IHS 6-6 IRA – Lewis Robertson (Fumble Recovery TD)
IHS 12-6 IRA – Trommino (TD Run)
IHS 13-6 IRA – 1PT Conversion
IHS 19-6 IRA – Trommino (TD Run)
The Inverness High School Predators started off the second week of the 2016 HACL by defeating the Inverness Royal Academy Sharks 19-6 in their opening game of the week’s action. The weather during the game varied from heavy rain and sleet in the first half to sunshine during the second. Both teams showed up in numbers despite the weather which resulted in a highly competitive game.
In the first half, the Sharks defense was able to hold the Predators offense on multiple drives by shutting down the IHS running game. Unfortunately, for the Sharks, the Predators still had options in the air and managed to open the scoring when quarterback Michael Chisholm found center Jason Florence on the end of a touchdown pass. The Predators were unable to convert the touchdown but it meant that the Predators would go into the halftime break 6-0 up.
The Sharks defense continued to be a threat after the half time break and their efforts were rewarded when Lewis Robertson recovered a fumble in the endzone for a defensive touchdown. The Sharks were unable to convert the touchdown on the following play which resulted in the game being tied up at 6-6.
Following this, the Predators offense stepped up their game and started to put pressure on the Sharks defensive unit. This pressure resulted in Wildcats veteran Euan Trommino scoring the first rushing touchdown of the game. Trommino’s touchdown was then converted for 1 point which gave the High School a 7 point lead.
The Predators then put the game out of reach when Trommino scored another rushing touchdown which won the defending champion’s first win of the 2016 season. The Sharks, on the other hand, may have lost but there were a lot of positives to take out from the game (especially on the defensive side of the football).