Thursday 8-31-2017 (0-1)
Michigan City 0 Chesterton 12
Unable to generate an effective offensive attack, the Wolves were upended by Chesterton 12-0. City's defense was outstanding giving up only one Chesterton touchdown, the other coming from an interception for a touchdown. Defensive leaders included C. Branch, D. Williams, and R. Bell.
Tuesday 9-5-2017 (1-1)
Michigan City 34 Kankakee Valley 8
The Michigan City Middle School football team evened their record at 1-1 with a dominating 34-8 win over Kankakee Valley. O. Hatch was unstoppable from his tail back position garnering 4 touchdowns and over 200 yards rushing. He also added a 2 point conversion to add to his days accomplishments. R. Bell scored on a long run from scrimmage. Quarterback K. Davis threw a strike to Bell for another 2 point conversion. The Wolves defense was stellar, allowing only one Kankakee touchdown late in the game. The defense was led by D. Anderson, C. Branch, H. Dwornik, and Hatch.
Thursday 9-7-2017 (2-1)
Michigan City 28 LaPorte Kesling 0
The Wolves used all 3 phases of football to beat LaPorte 28-0. Special teams: O. Hatch used his speed, agility, and determination to find the endzone as he returned 2 punts for touchdowns. Offense: Hatch rushed for an additional 2 TD's. R. Bell rushed for a 2 point conversion and caught a 2 point conversion pass from K. Davis. Defense: City's "D" shut out Kesling only allowing 1 first down through 4 quarters of play. Defensive leaders included D. Anderson, Bell, Hatch, H. Dwornik, and C. Branch.
Thursday 9-21-2017 (2-2)
Michigan City 22 LaPorte Boston 34
LaPorte Boston executing an efficient passing and running attack upended Michigan City's middle school football team in a hard fought battle 22-34. O. Hatch had an outstanding game for the Wolves, rushing for a touchdown, throwing for a touchdown, and finding the endzone on a fake punt. Romel Bell burned Boston's secondary for a 45 yard receiving touchdown and tacked on a 2 pt. receiving conversion from M. Piper. H. Dwornik also caught a 2 pt. conversion from K. Davis. Hatch had a nice interception on defense.
Thursday 9-28-2017 (3-2)
Michigan City 28 East Chicago 0
The Wolves blanked the East Chicago Cardinals 28-0 with a defensive onslaught at Gill Field Thursday evening. E. Garner lead the defensive attack from his hybrid linebacker position, registering 6 quarterback sacks and numerous solo tackles. D. Washington recovered a fumble and had 2 qb sacks. The 4th quarter was highlghted when R. Bell picked off a Cardinal pass and ran 60 yards to pay dirt, his second INT of the evening. O. Hatch stayed true to form with his power running attack, gathering not 1... not 2... but 3 rushing touchdowns. Garner added a 2 pt. rushing conversion and Bell added a 2 pt. receiving conversion from K. Davis.
Wednesday 10-11-2017 (4-2)
Michigan City 40 Merrillville 28
In a game called by the refs after three quarters due to darkness, the MichiganCity middle school football team finished their 2017 campaign with a 40-28 win over the visiting Merrillville Pirates at Gill Field Wednesday evening. O. Hatch dominated the Merrillville defense accounting for a total of 6 touchdowns during the contest. In his first start as QB-1 for the Wolves, Hatch rushed for well over 200 yards, garnering 4 rushing TD's on long runs. Hatch also found a streaking R. Bell on the seam for a 50 yard pass and catch for a touchdown. Hatch finished his touchdown scoring for the evening with a 65 yard kick off return for a touchdown. Accompanying his receiving TD, Bell also caught a pass from Hatch for a 2 pt. conversion. Hatch also scored on a QB draw for a 2 pt. rushing conversion. H. Dwornik recovered his own on-side kick. Defensive standouts included K. Sanders, Hatch (fumble recovery), D. Williams, D. Anderson, and C. Branch.
On the season Hatch accounted for 18 rushing touchdowns and 2 passing touchdowns for the Wolves as well as over a thousand all-purpose yards in a 6 game season.