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High school football: Fremont gets back on track, defeats Northridge

Published: Saturday, Sept. 17 2011 12:25 p.m. MDT

Northridge and Fremont players get ready to begin the second quarter Friday night in Plain City. (Jason Hodson) Northridge and Fremont players get ready to begin the second quarter Friday night in Plain City. (Jason Hodson)

PLAIN CITY — The Fremont Silver Wolves had a sour taste left in their mouth after last week’s overtime loss to East and didn’t want the same outcome as they began Region 1 play against the Northridge Knights.

Nick Vigil carried the ball 23 times for 96 yards and three scores (one receiving) to lead the Silver Wolves to the victory.

Both teams came out flat as neither offense could do much of anything for most of the first half.

Northridge halted the Silver Wolves’ rushing attack the entire first half, but Fremont finally switched things up on offense and actually moved the ball down the field through the air. The Silver Wolves passed on every down of their last possession of the first half as they scored with 31 seconds before halftime to take a 7-0 lead to the locker room.

Northridge got the ball to begin the second half, but the Fremont defense forced and recovered a fumble on their own 15-yard line. The offense failed to produce any points as it ran the ball on every play and could not move the ball against the Northridge defense.

When the Knights got the ball back, they drove the length of the field after some big pass plays and Karson Casteel scored to knot things up at 7-7 in the third quarter.

Fremont took control of the game in the four quarter as Vigil plunged in from a yard out. The Silver Wolves scored again on a 52-yard strike from Cooper Kelly to Vigil to go up 20-7, and after an interception by Jordan Preator, Vigil scored once again for the Wolves to seal the win.

Northridge scored with 20 seconds left to get the final score of the game.

Casteel completed 21-of-32 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown for the Knights.

Jason Hodson is a 2006 graduate of Fremont High School. He is currently attending Weber State University working towards a major in Information Systems & Technology.

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