Sometimes a player dominates a game. Other times a unit dominates a game. In North Fremont’s 7-6 loss to Firth Friday in a 2A state semifinal, the weather dominated the game.
Throughout the game the Huskies’ field was covered with about an inch of snow making it tough sledding for both offenses from start to finish.
On North Fremont’s first drive, Jordan Lenz scored on a 14-yard run to cap a methodical, eight-play drive similar to the drive the Huskies have relentlessly scored on all year long.
“We were able to march right down and get momentum early,” North Fremont head coach Ben Lenz said.
That was the last time an offensive player got close to the endzone.
The snow deeped and for more than two quarters, both offenses struggled to find footing.
Firth’s Taden Jacobsen tied the game up with a 70-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter taking the momentum for the Cougars. The extra point proved the difference in the game.
“A play here or there on either side of the ball could of changed things really easily," Lenz said. "We weren’t able to pull it out in the end.”
Jordan Lenz led the Huskies with 22 carries for 105 yards and AJ Hill added 10 carries for 35 yards.
Luke Hill completed three passes for 60 yards.
“It made it tough for the linemen to really get a good push on both offenses," Lenz said of the conditions. "As far as running the ball with the surface the way it was, it made you a lot slower so you couldn’t cut like you wanted to and you couldn’t really get a lot of momentum.”