THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST’S HONOR ROLL – 2014 WEEK ONE
BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
Inclement weather in the southern portion of the state this past Friday and Saturday forced the cancellation of Springs Valley–Silver Creek, North Harrison–Crawford County, and Evansville Central-North Oldham (Kentucky) contests. These games will not be made up.
Dustin Lindley rushed for 121 yards and three touchdowns, helping Hanover Central to 46-26 win over Bowman Academy. Playing in their first varsity football game since 1971, the Wildcats snapped a 14-game losing streak dating back to September 19, 1970. Daquan McDonald added a scoring run, fumble recovery, and interception for Hanover. Brandon Boatner tossed for 217 yards and three touchdowns, Iziah Cole hauled in eight passes for 198 yards and three scores, and Michael Hubbard ran for 107 yards and one tally for the Eagles.
Kyle Castner was 28-of-43 for 341 yards and two touchdowns as No. 3 (Class 6A) Ben Davis cruised to a 44-19 win over top-ranked (Class 5A) and four-time defending state champion Indianapolis Cathedral. Trew Smith hauled in eight passes for 138 yards and two scores for Ben Davis, which rolled up 468 total yards. Dorian Tate added 95 yards and two touchdowns for the Giants. Max Bortenschlager tossed for 114 yards and one touchdown, and Caleb Cross ran for 118 yards and one tally for the Irish.
Charles Salary rambled 336 yards and a school-record six touchdowns in LaPorte's 56-42 upset of No. 6 (Class 4A) New Prairie. The two teams combined for 35 first downs and 1067 total yards, including 574 yards rushing for New Prairie. Eric Mazany added 138 total yards, including a scoring pass and run for the Slicers. Tyler Weller ran for 192 yards and two scores, Nick Brassell added 190 yards and three tallies, and Jordan Peck chipped in 134 yards on the ground for the Cougars.
Mikey Kidwell’s two-point conversion pass to Spencer Ronchetto with no time on the clock helped West Lafayette post an 18-17 win over Tri-West. Kidwell, who threw for 234 yards and two scores, capped off a 17-play, 91-yard drive with a seven-yard strike to Kyle Turner, who was the recipient of both scoring tosses. Ronchetto finished with 11 catches for 136 yards.
Joey Claypoole accumulated more than 350 yards and three touchdowns in Northeastern’s 34-6 upset of Eastern Hancock. Claypoole threw for 242 yards and ran for 128 yards. Kelsy Kirkland ran for two scores, and Craig Dingwerth tallied seven catches for 192 yards and two scores for the Tigers.
Ryan Pepiot passed for 237 yards and two touchdowns in Westfield’s 35-14 decision over Lafayette Harrison. JDan Sturgeon threw for 155 yards and two scores, and Jeep Morehouse had eight catches for 114 yards and one tally for Harrison, which suffered its 37th straight setback.
Shaw Cloud and Anthony Schantz each ran for over 100 yards in Whiteland’s 43-14 win over Lafayette Jeff. Cloud racked up 117 yards and one touchdown and Schantz added 112 yards and two scores for the Warriors. Brandon Gawlik tossed for 120 yards for the Bronchos.
Avery Denhart threw three touchdown passes to Hen Tharp, helping Lafayette Central Catholic cruise to a 47-0 win over Delphi. Denhart was 11-of-17 through the air for 170 yards and Tharp had five catches for 122 yards. Jackson Anthrop added two scores for the Knights.
Junior Camden Bohn completed 9-of-11 passes for 131 yards and three scores, leading No. 5 (Class 6A) Penn to a 35-3 win over Valparaiso. Bohn also ran for 70 yards and a touchdown, and Inoke Moala had a pair of scoring catches for the Kingsmen.
Noah Smith averaged 9.4 yards per carry by running the ball 18 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns in Hobart’s 54-30 triumph over Gary West. Jared Zanolla added 111 yards through the air and one score for the Brickies, who rolled up 466 yards of offense.
Joe Spegal raced for 205 yards and three touchdowns, lifting Delta to a 48-6 win over Jay County. Cade Jones was 6-of-10 passing for 149 yards and four touchdowns, and Tate Stone had four receptions for 107 yards and three scores for the Eagles. Drew Huffman ran for 100 yards and one score for the Patriots.
Timmy Herrin was 16-of-21 through the air for 360 yards and four touchdowns as Terre Haute South downed Evansville North, 47-15. Herrin also ran for three scores, and Justin Jenkins added five catches for 170 yards and one tally for the Braves.
Malik Higgins had 118 yards rushing, leading Evansville Reitz to a 34-13 win over Henderson County (Kentucky). Evan Deig threw for 129 yards and one score for the Wildcats.
Nick Sellers completed 13-of-18 passes for 348 yards and five touchdowns, lifting Gibson Southern to 54-0 blanking of Forest Park. Zak Floyd had three catches for 128 yards and one score, and Morgan Rexing added four catches for 118 yards and two talies for the Titans. John Kissel ran for 81 yards and two scores for Gibson Southern.
Cody Hicks and J.J. Fierro both ran for more than 100 yards and a touchdown in Maconaquah’s 32-20 win against North Miami. Hicks had 146 yards, Fierro tallied 111 yards, and Luke Hahn threw for 110 yards and two touchdowns for the Braves.
Fullback Jacob Whitfield tallied 156 yards on the ground and four touchdowns, helping Mishawaka Marian to 33-7 decision over Fairfield. Ryan Schafer added an 87-yard punt return for a score and an interception for the Knights.
Matt Childs’ 32-yard field goal with 2:15 left capped off a 17-point fourth quarter comeback, lifting Munster to a 24-21 win over Lake Central. Adam Ostoich ran for two touchdowns and threw for a third score for the Mustangs. Colin Studer completed 20-of-27 passes for 222 yards and one touchdown, and Antwan Davis hauled in 10 receptions for 136 yards and one score and ran four times for 49 yards and another tally for the Indians. Michael Dahlkamp and Charles Sykes chipped in 11 tackles apiece for Lake Central.
Jack Barron and Justin Drudge ran for three touchdowns apiece in Plymouth's 55-19 win against rival Bremen. Barron was also 4-of-5 through the air for 104 yards and one score as the Rockies rolled up 390 total yards. Matt Box threw for 164 yards and one score and Grant Klockow added two touchdowns on the ground for the Lions.
Zach Combes tallied 120 yards rushing and two touchdowns and returned a punt 47 yards for another score, leading John Glenn to a 29-12 win over North Judson.
Kris Goodlow ran for two touchdowns and Blake Bennington added 127 yards on the ground and one score in Twin Lakes’ 38-12 win over Logansport. Ryan Hibbets booted three field goals for the Indians.
Gage Hegg rushed for 87 yards and two scores as South Vermillion downed Covington, 48-14, to give new coach Will Porter his first win.
Jared Miller tossed for 155 yards and two touchdowns, helping Carroll (Flora) down Tri-County, 28-6. It was the first triumph for new Cougars’ coach Mark Brown.
Chase Joseph connected with Sam Schoonveld for a pair of touchdowns as Clinton Prairie downed Frontier, 34-12.
Senior quarterback Parker Fox threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more scores in Winamac’s 40-0 blanking of Knox. Mitch Reed caught two of Fox’s three scoring tosses for the Warriors.
Ethan Kertain rushed for 150 yards and one score on 19 attempts as LaVille racked up 292 yards on the ground in a 21-7 win over South Central (LaPorte).
Logan Harmeson ran for 102 yards and two scores and passed for a third tally in Attica’s 64-0 blanking of Riverton Parke. Carson Davis chipped in a scoring run and catch for the Red Ramblers.
Luis Medina’s two-point conversion catch late in the third quarter was the difference in Frankfort’s 8-6 win over Western. Medina accounted for 80 of the Hot Dogs’ 117 total yards.
Alex Parsons returned two interceptions for touchdowns, helping North Montgomery earn a 32-6 win over Benton Central. Jeremy Johnson added a pair of scores on the ground for the Chargers, who handed new coach Josh Thompson his first victory.
Joe Phillips found the end zone twice and accumulated 125 yards rushing as Elkhart Central downed rival Elkhart Memorial, 28-12, in the battle for the Mangy Lion. Antwaan Allen added a scoring pass and run for the Blazers.
Rune Kelly rambled for 133 yards and three touchdowns, lifting Culver Academy to a 36-13 win at Tippecanoe Valley. Jesse Brownfield added two scoring throws for the Eagles.
Tanner Bradley accounted 241 yards rushing and two touchdowns as Mishawaka downed Portage, 54-35. Bradley also caught two passes for 55 yards and a score. Darian Phillips was 5-of-6 passing for 136 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two tallies for the Cavemen, who compiled 487 total yards. Nathan Cherry ran for three scores for the Indians, who racked up 367 yards of offense.
Tyler Schweiss tossed for 105 yards and three touchdowns in South Bend Riley's 32-21 win over Boone Grove. Reontre Lawrence added two scoring catches for the Wildcats, and Brett Eriks threw for two scores for the Wolves.
Gage Reinhard passed for 151 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a third tally, lifting Wawasee to a 34-12 win over Whitko. Before leaving the game in the second quarter because of dehydration, Clayton Cook recorded 117 total yards, including a 70-yard scoring run, for the Warriors. Tanner Hughes accounted for 112 yards on the ground and one tally for the Wildcats.
Cullen Fisher threw for 175 yards and three touchdowns, leading Concord to a 29-6 win over S.B. Washington. Jerrell Pointdexter added seven catches for 126 yards and two scores for the Minutemen. Tyler White tossed 180 yards and one touchdown for the Panthers.
Braden Myer rushed 103 yards and three touchdowns in Columbia City’s 33-21 come-from-behind win over Warsaw. Trevor Bolt chipped in 104 yards passing and one score and 100 yards rushing for the Eagles. Jake Mangas was 15-of-29 through the air for 261 yards and two touchdowns, and younger brother Kyle Mangas added six catches for 123 yards and one score for the Tigers.
Myles Taylor ran for three two touchdowns, helping Merrillville hang on for a 35-28 win over S.B. Clay. D.J. Wilkins passed for 137 yards and rambled for a score for the Pirates. Dillon Bergin passed for 214 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 54 yards for the Colonials.
Drew Bullenbarger completed 4-of-5 passes for 178 yards and three touchdowns in Churubusco’s 33-19 win over Lakeland. Chance Gallmeier had 164 yards receiving and hauled in scoring tosses of 28, 74, and 68 yards for the Eagles.
Cody Dinan threw for 178 yards and four touchdowns passes, two going to Tyler Kissinger, as Carroll (Fort Wayne) cruised to a 40-7 win over Goshen. Eric Lauer added four extra points and field goals of 32 and 26 yards for the Chargers.
Jacob Howdeshell ran the football 16 times for 164 yards and two touchdowns, leading Rochester to a 40-14 triumph over Eastbrook. Wilson Lee booted four extra points and scored a touchdown, and Jay Heckathorn added a touchdown and 13 tackles for the Zebras. Connor McLochlin chipped in 20 tackles for Rochester, who tallied 406 total yards of offense. Luke Elliott rushed for 118 yards and one score for the Panthers.
Parker Fritz racked up 183 yards rushing and three touchdowns as West Central blanked Culver, 34-0. Nate Neely added 119 yards passing and two scores for the Trojans, who gave new coach Marc Hall his first win at West Central.
Zach Credi’s 19-yard field goal with 15 seconds left in regulation was the difference as S.B. St. Joseph downed Chesterton, 3-0. Oliver Page ran for 108 yards for the Indians.
Bo Baker and Jeron Gray tallied three touchdowns apiece, lifting Kokomo to a 55-7 win over Mount Vernon (Fortville). The Wildkats accumulated eight scores and 416 yards on the ground.
Zach Daniels and Derrick Randall both surpassed the 100-yard mark on the ground in Oak Hill’s 30-17 win over Eastern (Greentown).Daniels ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns and Randall added 112 yards and one score for the Golden Eagles. Scott Mullenix passed for two scores and Papee Byers ran for 122 yards for the Comets.
Tim Blankenberger ran for 104 yards and one score and Austin Pyle added two scores as Northwestern blanked Clinton Central, 37-0.
Dillon Smith and Cody Colbert combined for four scores as defending Class 1A state champion Tri-Central extended its winning streak to 15 games with a 40-18 win over Lapel.
Dontae Campbell racked up 122 yards and one score in Taylor’s 40-12 setback to North White.
Grant Weatherford rolled up over 200 yards of offense and three touchdowns, leading Hamilton Heights to a 52-0 shutout over Tipton. The Purdue basketball recruit Weatherford ran for 147 yards and two scores, including a 97-yard romp, passed for 81 yards and a tally, and also returned an interception for a score for the Huskies.
Logan Ormsby was 16-of-25 for 421 yards and six touchdowns in Homestead’s 49-6 thrashing of Huntington North. Ben Skowronek caught five passes for 208 yards and four scores, and Carlos Sanchez added three receptions for 136 yards and two tallies for the Spartans. Matt Anderson hauled in two interceptions as Homestead limited the Vikings to 145 total yards.
Travis Bear accounted for 200 total yards and two touchdowns as NorthWood edged Jimtown, 14-6. Bear ran for 152 yards and tossed for 48 yards as the Panthers rewarded new coach Nate Andrews his first win at his alma mater.
Dylan Wright completed 8-of-10 passes for 258 yards and four touchdowns, leading Rensselaer Central to 60-34 triumph over Kankakee Valley. Rylan Arihood added 162 yards rushing and two scores on 18 carries for the Bombers. Sam Ahler recorded 11 tackles and Austin Fleming tallied 10 tackles for Rensselaer. Darrick Webster rushed 125 yards and three scores and passed for 71 yards, while Johnny Williams chipped in 171 yards and two tallies for the Kougars.
Ben Moore rambled for 126 yards and two touchdowns, guiding Jasper to a 45-14 win over Evansville Memorial. Nolan Ahrens tossed for 100 yards and one score and ran for another tally for the Wildcats, who had five scoring drives of 10 or more plays. Will Durcholz passed for 131 yards and one touchdown, and Jackson Jones and Isaac Hoffman recorded 10.5 and 10 tackles respectively for the Tigers.
Billy Bernhardt led four players with double digit tackles with 15 stops in Crown Point’s 24-10 win over Lowell. Yousf Elayyan, Dallas McRae, and Jonah Campbell added 13 tackles apiece for the Bulldogs. Artie Equihua ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 62 yards and another tally, while Troy Grady chipped in 118 yards and one score for Crown Point. Ike James tallied 95 yards on the ground and one score for the Red Devils.
Tanner Skeel accounted for 265 total yards and five touchdowns, helping Greenwood to a 56-28 win over Perry Meridian. Skeel ran for 142 yards and completed all three of his passes for 123 yards. John Gallman added 19 carries for 148 yards and two scores for the Woodmen, who rolled up 330 yards on the ground.
Junior Mitchell Kelley racked up 212 total yards of offense in Columbus North’s 28-13 win over Plainfield. Kelley ran for 85 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown scamper, and completed 8-of-14 passes for 127 yards. Tyler Wang added 115 yards on the ground and two scores for the Bulldogs, who rolled up 375 total yards.
Quarterback Chris Arnold accumulated 200 total yards and three touchdowns, leading Franklin Central to a 26-21 win over Decatur Central. Arnold ran for 105 yards and two scores and tossed for 95 yards and another tally for the Flashes. Tommy Stevens passed for 265 yards and ran for a score for the Hawks.
Alex Downard threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns, leading defending Class 2A state champion Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter to a 41-40 overtime decision over Monrovia. Jaden Rhea, Garrison Lee, and Trevor Ellis all surpassed the 100-yard mark in rushing for Monrovia, which was stopped on a two-point conversion in overtime.
Wide receiver Jamal Brumfield tallied 219 receiving yards and three touchdowns in Beech Grove’s 36-28 setback to Indianapolis Lutheran.
Maurice Campbell rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns, lifting Fishers to a 32-20 win over North Central (Indianapolis).
Freshman Chris Valentine threw for 85 yards and two touchdowns in Speedway’s 28-7 win over Greencastle.
Lex Martin tallied 248 yards passing and three touchdowns as Scecina Memorial cruised to a 37-12 win over Elwood.
Gynson Robley had 156 yards through the air and four touchdowns, lifting Indian Creek to a 56-7 triumph over Knightstown.
Brian Ball passed for 184 yards and ran for the game-winning four-yard touchdown, helping Indianapolis Bishop Chatard rally from a 14-3 deficit for a 17-14 win over Brebeuf Jesuit. Aaron Banks threw for 95 yards and two scores, and LeVante Bellamy chipped in 132 yards rushing for the Braves.
Beau Trudeau completed 16-of-20 attempts for 298 yards and six touchdowns as Indianapolis Pike cruised to a 59-19 win over Brownsburg. Johnny William caught four passes for 149 yards and three scores, Rashad Medaris added eight receptions for 89 yards and two tallies, and Ayerick Harrison carried the ball 12 times for 117 yards and one touchdown for the Red Devils.
Devon Moore passed for two touchdowns and ran for two other scores in Hammond’s 34-21 victory over East Chicago Central. It was the first triumph for new Wildcats’ coach Roosevelt Moore. Esteban Tinoco paced the Cardinals with a scoring run and pass.
Ethan Young carried the ball 25 times for 134 yards and three touchdowns Saturday, helping Whiting to a 34-6 win over Hammond Clark.
Michael Viktrup combined for over 200 total yards in Carmel’s 14-7 win over Hamilton Southeastern. Viktrup ran for 146 yards and one touchdown and passed for 68 yards, and Shakir Paschall added 95 yards on the ground and one score for the Greyhounds. Aaron Matio ran for 88 yards and a touchdown for the Royals.
Jake Paliga completed six passes for 71 yards, four going for touchdowns, and also scampered for a fifth tally, guiding defending Class 3A state champion Andrean to a 65-0 blanking of Hammond Bishop Noll. John Albomonte caught two touchdown passes and Bryan Schmidt added two scores on the ground for the 59ers, who allowed 47 total yards Trevor Berg rambled for 226 yards for Andrean, which rolled up 496 total yards.
Isaac Stiebeling came off the bench to contribute 150 total yards and three touchdown passes, helping Fort Wayne Snider rally for a 31-27 win over F.W. Bishop Luers. David Turner caught nine passes for 109 yards, including two fourth quarter touchdowns of 28 and 18 yards, and Colton Painter tossed for 202 yards and one score for the Panthers. Noah Wezensky threw for 158 yards and two touchdowns, and Austin Mack added a scoring run and catch for the Knights.
Shawn Kitzmiller raced for 229 yards and three touchdowns, lifting Woodlan to a 57-33 win over Eastside. Mitchell VanBrocklin added 170 yards rushing and two scores, and Rick Ehle found the end zone twice for the Warriors. P.J. Dean ran for 117 yards and one touchdown and returned a kick 60 yards for another tally for the Blazers.
Mykelti Williams’ one-yard touchdown run in overtime helped Warren Central claim a 12-9 win over Center Grove. Nathaniel Snyder booted field goals of 35, 41, and 31 yards, and Joey Siderewicz threw for 111 yards for Center Grove.
Blake Elming rambled for 163 yards and Aaron Phillips passed for two touchdowns in McCutcheon’s 21-13 win over Zionsville. It was the Mavericks’ first opening game win since 2006. Drew Bentram and Trevor Liechty combined for 211 yards passing and one score for the Eagles.
Daniel Sparks tossed for 187 yards and three touchdowns, helping F.W. Concordia Lutheran to a 31-21 victory over F.W. North. Jorden Kindig chipped in six catches for 111 yards for the Cadets, while Arion Nieves threw for 265 yards and two scores for the Redskins.
Piercen Harnish combined for more than 280 total yards in Norwell’s 14-13 win over Leo. Harnish ran for 153 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 129 yards as the Knights opened the season with a win for the first time since 2009.
Harold Wolfe completed 12-of-20 passes for 177 yards and four touchdowns, leading East Noble to a 38-13 win over F.W. Northrop. Jason Ash paced Northrop with a pair of scoring runs.
Nishawn Jones tallied 187 yards rushing and two touchdowns, lifting New Haven to a 31-21 triumph over Heritage. Hayden Graham added a two scoring runs for the Bulldogs. Branson Dossen passed for 119 yards and one touchdown and also ran for score for the Patriots.
Tanner Burns threw for 138 yards and Bryit Sumner ran for 136 yards as Garrett cruised to a 39-7 win over Prairie Heights.
Josh Bickell rushed for 156 yards and one score, helping Northfield to a 29-27 win over Bluffton. D’Wayne Eskridge ran for 118 yards and three touchdowns, and Jacob Wenger tossed for 193 yards and one tally for Bluffton.
Carter Friedt found the end zone twice in Bellmont’s 45-13 win over Adams Central.
Harrison Page was 11-of-19 passing for 163 yards and two touchdowns as DeKalb downed Angola, 20-7, to snap a 13-game losing streak. Denton Gamble ran the football 13 times for 163 yards and two scores, and Will Christman hauled in six passes for 102 yards and two tallies for the Barons, who gave new coach Pete Kempf his first triumph. Jake Roddy rushed for 109 yards for the Hornets.
Keion Powers racked up over 200 total yards of offense, good for five touchdowns, in F.W. Wayne’s 53-7 win over Anderson. Powers threw for 133 yards and three scores and ran for 81 yards and two tallies. Javin Easterly caught two touchdown passes, and Austin Yarbro ran five times for 120 yards and two scores for the Generals.