1987 NHS Season Statistics
Evansville Courier & Press Newspapers ALL CITY/METRO Selections
|Aug. 29||Evansville Bosse||Loss 0-14|
|Sep. 4||Castle||Loss 17-35|
|Sep. 12||Evansville Mater Dei||Loss 21-41|
|Sep. 18||Evansville Central||Loss 0-27|
|Sep. 25||Evansville Memorial||Loss 0-35|
|Oct. 2||Evansville Reitz||Loss 10-35|
|Oct. 9||Heritage Hills||Loss 6-31|
|Oct. 16||Evansville Harrison||Loss 0-35|
|Oct. 23||Jasper||Loss 7-42|
|player||first||pts||TD||PAT 1||XPM||PAT 2||FG||S|
Highlights included: The Husky offense, which had gotten off to a sluggish start to the season, found some life in the second half against Castle. RB Darren Parchman broke into the open near the end of the third quarter and streaked 82 yards for a touchdown. On the following possession, with the ball at midfield, QB Chris Berry completed three consecutive passes for big gains. The third, caught by All-City WR Carl Merriweather was for an 11 yard touchdown. Berry then led a third consecutive drive into Castle territory that yielded a 35 yard field goal by the all-purpose quarterback.
The following week versus Mater Dei saw more fireworks from the talented trio as the Huskies played the Wildcats even until Mater Dei pulled away late in the third quarter. Berry hit Merriweather with a 55 yd TD pass in the first quarter and Parchman busted a kickoff return 89 yards for a score in the second quarter.
On a night when the game time temperatures dropped into the high 30's against Reitz, it was Berry and Merriweather who again combined to provide some early excitement for the Huskies. On North's first pass play of the night, Merriweather snuck in behind the secondary, hauled in Berry's pass and streaked 55 yards for a touchdown. Later in the first quarter, Berry then set the North All-Time Record for longest field goal with a 50 yard kick that split the uprights and would have been good from several further yards out. At the end of the quarter the Huskies led the Panthers for the first time in the better part of a decade. Unfortunately for North, Chris Berry was injured late in the second quarter and the Huskies would struggle to find an offensive rhythm for the rest of the season.
Against #3 ranked Heritage Hills, offensive guard Rod Draper was inserted at quarterback in the third quarter and on his first pass attempt he hit Merriweather on a "hook and go" route designed to lateral the ball as the defenders closed on the receiver. Merriweather then relayed the ball to Parchman who dashed untouched to the end zone for a 72 yard touchdown.
Proving himself to be a big play specialist, it was Merriweather who capped off the season highlights by recovering a fumble against Jasper and winding his way through a host of players on his way to an 80 yard touchdown.
DEFENSE--2 pts each for solo, cause or recover fumble, sack, int, blk kick; 1 pt each for assist and tackle for loss
No Defensive Statistics are available at this time.