Jimmy Sharpe ran 63 yards for a touchdown and returned an interception 62 yards for another score within the first seven minutes of the game and the host Northgate High football team wrapped up its nonleague season with a 55-8 rout of overmatched Fremont.

Sharpe had 85 yards on four carries for Northgate (4-1), and Eric Haynes went for 82 yards and a touchdown on five carries.

On third-and-1 from the Northgate 37, Sharpe appeared to have been stopped by a crowd of Tiger defenders. But he broke through the clump before the whistle blew and outran the pursuit for the score.

Quarterback Joe Pelletier threw for 106 yards, with touchdowns of 15 and 20 yards to Brandon Lee.

Northgate ran for 331 yards. Fremont (3-1), which had just 17 players in uniform, was held to 96 yards of total offense.

The Tigers avoided the shutout on Azel Grasty's 15-yard touchdown pass to TyShon Gaines with 9:35 left in the game.

Northgate 55, Fremont 8

Fremont          0          0          0          8--          8

Northgate          21          20          7          7--          55


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N -- Sharpe 63 run (pass failed)

N -- Lee 15 pass from Pelletier (Pelletier kick)

N -- Sharpe 62 INT return (Pelletier kick)

N -- Haynes 4 run (Pelletier kick)

N -- Voorhies 1 run (Pelletier kick)

N - Lee 20 pass from Pelletier (kick failed)

N -- Tavake 2 run (Pelletier kick)

F -- Gaines 15 pass from Gasty (Apodoca run)

N -- Huang 11 run (Pelletier kick)

Rushing: F -- Apodaca 16-38, Logan 3-(-4), Gasty 4-(-34). Totals 23-0. N -- Sharpe 4-85, Haynes 5-82, Tavake 7-49, Pelleteier 1-36, Voorhies 5-30, Meyers 3-24, Huang 2-19, Wolf 1-7, Williams 1-(-1). Totals 29-331. Passing: F -- Gasty 7-16-1-96. N -- Pelletier 5-8-0-106. Receiving: F -- Logan 4-54, Wheeler 2-27, Gaines 1-15. N -- Smith 2-39, Lee 2-35, S. Cremin 1-34. Fumbles/lost: Fremont 2/0; Northgate 1/0. Records: Records: Northgate 4-1, Fremont 2-2.