The Forest Hills Northern Huskies hit the road to face Greenville on Friday night. It was a fantastic game that saw the teams go back and forth all night long. Ultimately, a Trinidad Chambliss touchdown was the deciding factor for the Huskies in the 35-28 victory.
Grant Thwaites got Greenville in the scoring column midway through the first quarter. He ran for a four yard touchdown to give the Yellow Jackets a 6-0 advantage after the twelve minutes.
Trinidad Chambliss and the Huskies responded halfway through the second quarter with a scoring drive of their own. He found Eoghan Mullett for a twenty six yard touchdown strike. Greenville responded with a lengthy drive that saw Thwaites punch it in from a yard out. On the final play of the first half, Chambliss and Ethan Morello paired up for a thirty one yard touchdown. This last second score gave the Huskies a 14-13 lead entering the locker room.
Chambliss found his third different receiver for a touchdown early in the third quarter. He connected with Jake Peterson on a twenty five yard touchdown to push Northern’s lead to eight points. On the ensuing drive, Sam Plate broke off a fifty five yard run through the Huskies’ defense for a touchdown. Zane Bigelow was able to find Fernando Calderon for the tying two point conversion.
The Huskies would take a seven point lead late in the third quarter when Chambliss used his legs for a five yard touchdown run. Greenville answered this with a one yard run by Matt Laudenslager in the last minute of the third quarter. This evened the score entering the final twelve minutes.
With just over ten minutes to play, for the fifth time Chambliss engineered a scoring drive. He used his legs and scrambled sixteen yards for what was the game-winning touchdown. Chambliss had a career day on Friday night. He finished 20/30 for 284 yards and three touchdowns through the air. He also added sixty five yards and two rushing touchdowns on thirteen carries. In all, he accounted for 349 of Northern’s 410 yards of offense.
This was the second largest scoring output for Greenville this year. They had 340 yards of offense. Thwaites threw for 139 yards, 115 of which went to Zane Bigelow. Thwaites also added 112 yards rushing in addition to his two touchdowns.
With the win, FHN now sits at 3-5 on the season. Their year concludes next week against Cedar Springs, in a game that they can play spoiler in the OK White race. For Greenville, they slide to 1-7. They also have a hand in the OK White race when they take on Forest Hills Central, who trails Cedar Springs by a game in the league race.