The Brick Fowler Trophy will remain at Port Huron High School and the 50th match-up between the Port Huron and Port Huron Northern football teams will surely be remembered for years to come. Each team struggled on offense throughout the night. But after a slow start, which included plenty of turnovers, the Big Reds gained the momentum and held off the Huskies, 20-3, in front of a packed house at Memorial Stadium. The Big Reds to nothing to lose but a lot to gain this matchup against a back up quarterback and rugged defense. Both schools came in with high hopes but Northern had to better record an had already made it the playoffs notching a the win on the season. Port Huron needed the win for Pride, the coveted Brick Fowler and a chance to keep playoff hopes alive for selection Sunday.


DeAngelo Sanderson
Port Huron North


Gary Nesbitt

Port Huron North

Gary received Hall of Fame recognition from both teams.
Gary Nesbitt

Port Huron

Gary coached in Michigan for over 30 years and has been a staple in the community since! He started in 1964 as an assistant at Laker High and moved to Port Huron Northern in 1981 and then again in 1991. He also coached at the former Port Huron Central! He has coached basketball, track and football throughout his tenure and is greatly appreciated for his legacy in Port Huron!


There were huge turnovers in the first quarter but none to capitalize on until the MVP DeAngelo Sanderson busted through for a 48-yard touchdown, just one of his two scores. Ahmad Bankston added 74 yards rushing and a score for the Big Reds. The game was very muddy and a 7-3 battle until the 4th quarter, when the Huskies fumbled the snap and never got off a punt. That gave the Big Reds the ball at the Huskies 20 yard line with just over eight minutes to play in the game. Sanderson Jr. capped the drive and the scoring for the game with a 2-yard run that gave Port Huron a 20-3 lead.