Warsaw just didn’t want to give up the football in the second half. The Tigers used a 19-play drive that ate up 9 minutes, 58 seconds with a pair of fourth-quarter conversions in going up 27-7 and then besting Northridge 27-14 Friday in Northern Lakes Conference play on Interra Field at Raider Stadium.
Perhaps the most important of those yards came after Northridge got a defensive stop on its own 17-yard line with just over three minutes left as the Vikings rotated their running backs and picked up three critical first downs to put the game away.
In addition, Trent Jensen blocked a kick that resulted in a safety. It was the third shutout for Northridge in as many games. The Raiders have outscored opponents 106-0. The last time the Raiders blanked three opponents in the same season was 2014 when Northridge defenders pitched six shutouts.
The Falcons topped Jimtown 10-7 in a defensive struggle in Northern Indiana Conference action in Walkerton. The victory over the Jimmies was the first for Glenn since 1990. Nathan Creed tallied the lone touchdown on a five-yard run for the winners.