1990 NHS Season Statistics
Evansville Courier & Press Newspapers ALL CITY/METRO Selections
|Armstead||Karl||RB||5-7||146||Sr.||Courier & Press||Both papers|
|Huebner||Brian||P||6-2||175||Sr.||Press||33.1 yd avg|
|Aug. 25||Evansville Bosse||Loss 0-38|
|Aug. 31||Evansville Harrison||Win 38-12|
|Sep. 8||Evansville Mater Dei||Win 43-42|
|Sep. 14||Evansville Central||Loss 20-21|
|Sep. 21||Evansville Memorial||Loss 18-20|
|Sep. 28||Evansville Reitz||Win 20-14|
|Oct. 5||Heritage Hills||Win 28-22|
|Oct. 12||Castle||Win 36-29|
|Oct. 19||Mt. Vernon||Loss 20-28|
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After a horrendous start to the season against Bosse, North’s offense got untracked when RB Karl Armstead ran for 153 yards and two scores against Harrison. Multi-purpose QB Brian Huebner contributed a touchdown and DB’s Hank Wheeler and Alex Smith both had long interception returns for scores. FB Stephan Luckett ran for 91 yards and added another tally.
When the Huskies eeked out a victory the following week in a barn-burner with Mater Dei 43-42, it marked the first back-to-back victories the program had enjoyed since 1980. QB Huebner threw for a pair of scores and 178 yards in the game and ran for 75 yards and two touchdowns. One of the TD passes went to diminutive tailback Karl Armstead who also ran for 125 yards on only 11 carries and scored two more touchdowns on the ground.
Despite playing well in both of their next two games, North ended up on the losing end of an overtime game versus Central 20-21 and an 18-20 heartbreaker versus Memorial. When the Huskies entered Reitz Bowl in the season’s sixth game, they knew that they would be up against a 3rd ranked and undefeated Panther ball club.
Riding a string of four well played games, North was still a decided underdog versus Reitz. With a game plan featuring a ball control offense and a blitz package on defense that would stop the powerful Reitz running game, however, the Huskies were well prepared for the challenge. With senior defensive lineman Matt Carey leading the surge, North held the Panthers to only 14 points—their lowest output of the season. By comparison, the Huskies ground out 319 yards on the ground on 34 carries and averaged over 9 yards per carry against the vaunted Reitz defense. With RB Karl Armstead getting two scores early and FB Stephan Luckett scoring the decisive touchdown, North only had to attempt six passes the entire game.
QB Brian Huebner continued his multi-purpose brilliance against Heritage Hills in week seven. Huebner picked off two passes on defense and led the team to a 28-22 win at QB by running 71 yards for a score and completing 3 of 7 passes for 44 yards without giving up an interception. RB Karl Armstead continued his string of muli-touchdown games and ran for 175 yards on only 13 carries, three touchdowns, and a two-point conversion.
The Castle game featured a thrilling come from behind victory with North trailing 29-16 at half time. After the break, the Huskies scored a quick touchdown to narrow the gap. The next time that they got the ball, QB Brian Huebner completed a string of four consecutive passes to receivers Marco Haywood, Hank Wheeler, and Richard Waggoner to bring North down within ten yards of the Knights’ goal. When Huebner dove in for the go-ahead score, it led to the first Husky victory over Castle since 1979. During the game WR Haywood accounted for 121 yards on four receptions and Huebner set the then school record of 237 yards passing in a game (surpassing Steve Adams’ ’77 mark of 215).
Allowing for the big loss to Bosse in the season opener, the ’90 club came within 11 points of winning eight consecutive games. The North faithful were rewarded with their first winning season in 15 years in Coach Mike Wilson’s second season on the sidelines. The program would only have to endure one more setback prior to becoming a perennial city powerhouse—and the ’91 season would test the mettle of even the strongest Husky diehard.
DEFENSE--2 pts each for solo, cause or recover fumble, sack, int, blk kick; 1 pt each for assist and tackle for loss
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