DETROIT, Mich. – The Ishpeming Hematites turned an early turnover into 8 points Saturday morning in the MHSAA Division 7 state championship game. But Detroit Loyola scored 29 straight points on their way to a 29-8 win over the Hematites.
Ishpeming started out the game on defense. Detroit Loyola scored a touchdown, but it was wiped off the scoreboard due to a holding penalty. On first and goal from the 12-yard line, Thomas Finegan came up with an interception, giving Ishpeming the Ball.
The Hematites then drove the length of the field. Quarterback Ozzy Corp finished off the drive with a 1-yard plunge up the middle. Ishpeming added two more points on the conversion attempt, courtesy of a pass from Corp to Nick Comment to make it 8-0 Hematites after the first quarter.
Loyola responded immediately in the second quarter. Running back Marvin Campbell carried the ball 47-yards to the house on a sweep play. The Bulldogs converted on their two point try to make it an 8-8 game.
The Hematites rushing attack was kept to a minimum by the Bulldogs defense. Ishpeming finished the game with 29 net yards rushing. Detroit Loyola had 297 yards on the ground, led by Marvin Campbell, who ran for 215 yards on 21 carries. He scored all four of Detroit Loyola’s touchdowns.
Ishpeming’s 33-game win streak was snapped with the loss to the Bulldogs. That was the longest such streak in the state, after Ithaca’s 69-game win streak was snapped Friday night in the Division 6 state championship game by Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central, 22-12.
The Hematites finished the 2014 season with a 12-1 record. ABC 10 Sports will have a full recap of Saturday’s game on Monday at 5:30 p.m. on ABC 10.