IRON RIVER—West Iron left far too many points on the field in the first half at St. Ignace Aug. 25, and that almost bit them in the end.
But despite a getting broiled by temperatures in the 90s, WIC’s defense reached deep inside to turn back Pittsford in the final minutes and preserve a 19-16 win in the season opener.
How hot? “The word from the St. Ignace guys, it was about 95 degrees,” Coach Mike Berutti said. WIC had only practiced as warm as the low 80s, when Pittsford, near the Ohio state line, was in the 90s. “But they were gassed, too.