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The Indiana Football Digest's Honor Roll - 2017 Volume 7

Posted Oct 4, 2017

By Paul Condry and Matt Kopsea



ON THE RUNAWAY (Top running back performances)

Heisman Skeens recorded over 300 yards of offense for Mississinewa in a 60-0 victory over Oak Hill. Skeens ran 10 times for 202 yards and three touchdowns and caught two passes for 105 yards and two scores.

Dawson Basinger rambled 20 times for 295 yards and four scores for North Central (Farmersburg) in a 54-24 win over Riverton Parke.

Tor’Jon Evans had 25 carries for 295 yards and three touchdowns for Evansville Central in a 35-7 win over Evansville Memorial.

Michael Pitz raced 27 times for 273 yards and four scores for Franklin Central in a 42-14 win over Bloomington North.

Dawson Moore raced 36 times for 267 yards and four touchdowns for Plainfield in a 31-26 win over Franklin.

Tyler Gomez ran 25 times for 264 yards and two touchdowns for Crown Point in a 37-35 win over LaPorte.

Drayson Nespo had 36 touches for 262 yards and three scores for LaPorte against Crown Point.

Sage Hood scampered 25 times for 256 yards and five touchdowns for West Lafayette in a 49-0 blanking of Lafayette Central Catholic.

Ryan Hammond rushed 20 times for 255 yards and four scores and caught two passes for touchdowns in Whiteland’s 52-42 win over Mooresville.

Mitchell Orschell scampered 20 times for 250 yards and five touchdowns in Franklin County’s 48-28 win over South Dearborn.

Brandon Lockwood had 30 touches for 225 yards and one touchdown for Bluffton in a 34-32 win over Heritage.

Alex Stewart ran 15 times for 215 yards and two touchdowns for North Posey in a 42-14 win over Tell City.

Sampson James rambled 32 times for 214 yards and two scores for Avon in a 24-6 win over defending Class 5A state champion Westfield.

Robert McBee had 11 touches for 213 yards with three scores and caught a pass for another tally in Indianapolis Tech’s 49-6 win over Anderson.

Sam Schoonveld ran 13 times for 210 yards and five touchdowns for Clinton Prairie in a 64-14 win over Taylor.

Jordan Owens tallied 208 yards on the ground and two touchdowns for Rensselaer Central in a 60-6 win over Benton Central.

Luke Conner had 22 carries for 202 yards and two touchdowns in Boonville’s 21-20 win over Princeton.

Josh Williams ran 24 times for 193 yards and two scores for Lake Central in a 42-24 loss to Chesterton.

Da’Ziaun Sargent recorded 28 rushes for 190 yards and four touchdowns in Evansville Reitz’ 50-13 win over Evansville North.

Nathan Mullen had 28 carries for 181 yards and three touchdowns for Bremen in a 43-7 victory against South Bend Washington.

Stephen Owens scampered 25 times for 179 yards and two scores in New Haven’s 18-13 win over Bellmont.

Jake Perry ran 17 times for 178 yards with a score for Whiteland against Mooresville.

Clay Whitney rushed 18 times for 176 yards and two touchdowns for Monrovia in a 36-29 loss to Indianapolis Lutheran.

Ethan Leslie had 19 rushes for 175 yards and two scores in Seeger’s 69-14 win over Turkey Run.

Logan Storie ran seven times for 170 yards and three touchdowns in East Central’s 50-0 blanking of Connersville.

Rene Gutierrez rushed 33 times for 166 yards and two touchdowns in Goshen’s 29-26 loss at Northridge.

Titus Underwood ran 16 times for 164 yards and two touchdowns for Traders Point Christian in a 51-6 win over Rock Creek Academy.

Sam Getz racked up 21 carries for 158 yards and a touchdown in Tri-County’s 55-7 win over Frontier.

Ethan Rogers ran 12 times for 158 yards and three scores in Winamac’s 37-14 win at West Central.

Carson Steele rushed 27 times for 155 yards for Center Grove in a 28-20 loss to Indianapolis Pike.

Jack Rhoades tallied 19 carries for 152 yards and one score in Woodlan’s 27-20 loss to Lima Central Catholic (Ohio).

Joe Stuber ran 23 times for 151 yards and three touchdowns for South Adams in a 45-28 win over Jay County.

Chris Harness rambled 33 times for 150 and one score in Mishawaka’s 27-25 loss to South Bend Saint Joseph.

Bennett Sprague racked up 17 rushes for 149 yards with three touchdowns and caught a pass for another tally in Seeger’s win over Turkey Run.

Jacob Bevis rushed 26 times for 146 yards and three scores in Garrett’s 20-14 win over Fairfield.

John Childs had 22 carries for 146 yards and two scores as Lawrence Central rallied for a 21-15 win over North Central (Indianapolis).

Dylan Stefanich ran 13 times for 144 yards and four touchdowns for Gibson Southern in a 63-6 win over Pike Central.

Chance Howard had seven touches for 132 yards and three scores for defending Class 1A state champion Linton-Stockton in a 48-6 win over North Knox.

Jaylen Washington tallied 132 yards rushing and two touchdowns in Lebanon’s 63-14 win over Crawfordsville.

Charlie Spegal ran 25 times for 121 yards and a touchdown in Delta’s 28-13 loss to Pendleton Heights.

LaMarco Yates carried the ball 27 times for 121 yards and two touchdowns for Southport in a 38-28 win over Terre Haute South.

Christian Covington had 14 carries for 123 yards and four touchdowns in Fort Wayne Snider’s 49-35 win over Fort Wayne Northrop.

Jordan Esposito ran 12 times for 120 yards and four scores for Eastside in a 48-6 win over Fremont.

Jesse Harper scampered 13 times for 119 yards and two scores for Valparaiso in 28-0 blanking of Merrillville.

Chase Ketterer rambled for 118 yards and three scores in New Prairie’s 42-0 blanking of Mishawaka Marian.

Eric Johnson had nine carries for 112 yards and three touchdowns in Hammond Morton’s 37-14 victory over Hammond.

Will Berens raced for 109 yards and two scores in Brownsburg’s 35-10 win over Zionsville.

Teely Rhyne ran 20 times for 107 yards and three scores in Andrean’s 42-7 win over Kankakee Valley.

Jamon Hogan had six carries for 106 yards and three touchdowns for Columbus East in a 56-3 win over Madison.

Cortez Bandy ran for 80 yards and four scores and caught a 25-yard pass for another tally for Columbus North in a 55-7 win over Perry Meridian.

Luke Canfield tallied 72 yards rushing and five touchdowns in New Palestine’s 66-21 win over Shelbyville.

Breeon Burgess scored two touchdowns, including the game-winning seven yard run with 48.3 seconds left, helping Central Noble to a 19-17 win over Churubusco. It was the Cougars’ first victory in the series since 2003.

PASSING THE TEST (Top quarterback performances)

Niah Williamson was 28-of-38 for 500 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for another score in New Castle’s 46-36 win over Mount Vernon (Fortville).

Tyler Watson recorded nearly 450 total yards for Tri-West in a 59-9 victory over North Montgomery. Watson was 9-of-16 for 167 yards and two scores and ran 11 times for 280 yards and two touchdowns.

Karson Goodman went 27-of-36 for 405 yards and five scores for Mooresville against Whiteland.

Luke Neligh accumulated over 400 yards of offense for New Palestine against Shelbyville. Neligh tossed for 263 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 159 yards and one score.

Jason Garrett racked up nearly 400 total yards in Pike’s win over Center Grove. Garrett passed for 298 yards and four scores and rushed for 101 yards.

James Snyder completed 14-of-22 attempts for 378 yards and four touchdowns in Triton’s 36-8 win over North Judson.

Conner Dunegan recorded over 370 yards of offense for South Vermillion in its 44-14 win over previously unbeaten Fountain Central. Dunegan was 9-of-15 for 218 yards and two touchdowns and ran 12 times for 155 yards and three scores.

Carson Blair tallied more than 350 yards for Southwood in a 55-28 win over Peru; Blair went 10-of-20 for 235 yards and four touchdowns and ran 11 times for 124 yards and one score.

Brady Johnson came up with almost 350 yards of offense for Lewis Cass in a 49-28 win over Lapel. Johnson was 10-pf-14 for 233 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 113 yards and three scores.

Jack Conner recorded over 325 total yards in Sullivan’s 63-20 win over South Putnam. Conner completed 13-of-16 for 248 yards and five scores and rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns.

Reese Taylor went 22-of-29 for 311 yards and three touchdowns for Ben Davis in a 28-10 win over defending Class 6A state champion Carmel.

Eddie Schott completed 17-of-26 for 308 yards and three touchdowns for Southport against Terre Haute South.

David Hart tallied more than 300 yards for Traders Point Christian against Rock Creek Academy. Hart passed for 148 yards and two scores and rushed for 164 yards and four touchdowns.

James Jackson racked up over 300 yards of offense for South Bend Riley in a 42-20 win over Jimtown. Jackson was 11-of-17 for 225 yards and three scores and rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns.

A.J. Restivo completed 13-of-20 for school records of 300 yards and five touchdowns for Leo in a 42-12 win over Huntington North.

Bryce Jefferson recorded nearly 300 total yards in Decatur Central’s 13-12 win over Greenwood. Jefferson tossed for 172 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 117 yards.

Hayes Stutsman tallied almost 300 yards of offense for Manchester in a 34-14 win over Whitko. Stutsman went 12-of-18 for 227 yards and three scores and rushed for 70 yards and two more scores.

Matthew Wilkerson was 14-of-3 for 298 yards and five scores in Lafayette Jeff’s 63-6 win over Richmond.

Tristan Elder went 26-of-33 for 289 yards and three touchdowns in Terre Haute North’s 30-21 loss to Bloomington South.

Trey Filbrun racked up over 280 total yards for Carroll (Flora) in a 53-7 victory over Clinton Central. Filbrun was 16-of-26 for 171 yards and four scores and rushed six times for 110 yards and one tally.

Dalton Justice accumulated 280 yards of offense in Tri-County’s win over Frontier. Justice was 10-of-15 for 154 yards and three touchdowns and ran 11 times for 126 yards and three scores.

Manning Webb tossed for 280 yards and three touchdowns in South Spencer’s 41-34 win over Forest Park.

Collins Turner had over 275 total yards for Terre Haute South against Southport. Turner threw for 192 yards with a touchdown and ran for 84 yards and two scores.

Trey Heidlage recorded 275 yards of offense for Batesville in a 32-22 win over Greensburg. Heidlage threw for 139 yards and two scores and rushed for 136 yards and one touchdown.

Trenton Kelley was 9-of-15 for 270 yards and three scores for Columbus North against Perry Meridian.

James Arnold went 18-of-23 for 269 yards and three touchdowns for South Adams against Jay County.

Andrew McCormick recorded over 260 total yards in East Noble’s 42-0 victory over Columbia City. McCormick tossed for 168 yards and two scores and ran for 93 yards.

Michael McCullough threw for 256 yards and one touchdowns and ran for three more scores in Michigan City’s 31-14 win over Portage.

Tristan Larsh racked up over 260 yards of offense for Warsaw in a 35-13 win over Wawasee. Larsh passed for 67 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 197 yards and three scores.

Nick Wilson accounted for more than 250 yards in New Prairie’s win over Marian. Wilson was 4-of-5 for 72 yards and one score and ran for 196 yards and two touchdowns.

Zane Briggs accumulated over 250 total yards for North Miami in a 41-0 blanking of Wabash. Briggs tossed for 70 yards and one score and rushed for 186 yards and a touchdown.

Peyton Estes returned from an injury to complete 14-of-20 passes for 244 yards and seven touchdowns for Heritage Christian in a 55-6 win over Indianapolis Northwest.

Brycen Moore was 13-of-19 for 243 yards and five scores in Castle’s 51-3 win over Evansville North.

Toby Hiland went 10-of-13 for 242 yards and six touchdowns in Danville’s 67-0 blanking of Frankfort.

Zack Merrill was 19-of-28 for 238 yards and three scores for Andrean against Kankakee Valley.

Landon Watson threw for 238 yards and three touchdowns for Shelbyville against New Palestine.

Zach Bundalo tossed for 226 yards with a touchdown for Lake Central against Chesterton.

Adam Dixon passed for 225 yards and two scores for South Dearborn against Franklin County.

Casey Conaster was 8-of-12 for 221 yards and three touchdowns in Monroe Central’s 46-21 win over Eastern Hancock.

Tyson Harley completed 19-of-28 for 219 yards and three scores for Mount Vernon (Fortville) against New Castle.

Jiya Wright went 13-of-20 for 210 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a fourth score in Homestead’s 58-24 win over Carroll (Fort Wayne).

Gavin Yeskie had over 210 total yards for Bloomington South against Terre Haute North. Yeskie was 12-of-18 for 128 yards and two touchdowns and ran 17 times for 84 yards and one score.

Kyle Strakis was 11-of-18 for 207 yards and two touchdowns in Brownsburg’s win over Zionsville.

Andrew Jones accumulated 206 yards on the ground with four scores in Indianapolis Lutheran’s win over Monrovia.

Levi Frazier tossed for 205 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a third tally for Lapel against Lewis Cass.

Bailey Meerzo accounted for more than 200 yards of offense for Fort Wayne Northrop against Fort Wayne Snider. Meerzo passed for 159 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 65 yards and three scores.

Seth Gallman came up with over 200 total yards for Greenwood against Decatur Central. Gallman threw for 136 yards and one score and ran for 81 yards and another tally.

David Carpenter recorded almost 200 yards of offense for Milan in a 59-0 blanking of Oldenburg Academy. Carpenter threw for 117 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 68 yards and one score.

Jackson Rogers finished with almost 200 total yards for Eastern Greene in a 61-16 win over Edinburgh. Rogers passed for 122 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 74 yards and one score.

Collin Stroup went 9-of-15 for 197 yards and two scores for Clinton Prairie against Taylor.

Justin Persohn was 7-of-10 for 191 yards and two touchdowns in Jasper’s 51-7 win over Mount Carmel (Illinois).

Jayden George passed for 190 yards and four scores in Warren Central’s 53-3 win over Lawrence North.

Gavin King racked up more than 190 total yards for Bluffton against Heritage. King passed for 89 yards and two scores and rushed for 104 yards with a touchdown.

Tyler Knepley ran 42 times for 187 yards and one score and threw a pass for another tally in Western’s 16-0 shutout of Northwestern.

Conner Gore went 20-of-23 for 185 yards and two scores for defending Class 4A state champion Indianapolis Roncalli in a 28-17 win over Fishers.

Noah Fleck tossed for 184 yards and two touchdowns for Forest Park against South Spencer.

Isaac Sellers came up with almost 180 total yards for Gibson Southern against Pike Central. Sellers passed for 102 yards and two scores and rushed for 76 yards and another score.

Cade McCoin threw for 174 yards and two scores and ran for another tally for Mississinewa against Oak Hill.

Andrew Broeker threw for 172 yards and a touchdown for Zionsville against Brownsburg.

Andrew Leslie passed for 172 yards and two scores in Greenfield-Central’s 34-28 victory against Yorktown.

Jack Kiser rushed 32 times for 171 yards and two scores and also recorded an interception in Pioneer’s 28-7 win over Knox.

Justin Durkes tossed for 171 yards and one touchdown for Woodlan against Lima Central Catholic.

Andrew Zimmerman was 6-of-12 for 170 yards and three scores in Chesterton’s win over Lake Central.

Khai Stephen went 6-of-10 for 169 yards and three touchdowns for Seeger against Turkey Run.

Ben Freel tossed for 160 yards and two scores for Bloomington North against Franklin Central.

Sam Shively rushed 15 times for 160 yards and three touchdowns for Mishawaka against Saint Joseph.

Levi Jones went 9-of-10 for 158 yards and four touchdowns for Lebanon against Crawfordsville.

Landen Gessinger recorded more than 150 yards of offense for NorthWood in a 65-14 win at Elkhart Memorial. Gessinger tossed a 53-yard touchdowns and ran for 116 yards and two scores.

Kyle Wade was responsible for over 130 total yards in Kokomo’s 48-7 win over Logansport. Wade passed for 82 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 51 yards and two scores.

Nathaniel Butts ran for 149 yards and two touchdowns for Fountain Central against South Vermillion.

Cole Happe completed 7-of-11 for 119 yards and two scores and ran for two touchdowns in Evansville Mater Dei’s 38-7 win over Evansville Bosse.

Isaac Halvorson threw for 119 yards and three touchdowns for Indianapolis Tech against Anderson.

Nick Hooley tossed for 119 yards and one score and ran for another tally in Northridge’s win over Goshen.

Chance Roddy accounted for three touchdown passes and two rushing scores in Angola’s 49-6 win over Prairie Heights.

CATCHING ON FAST (Top receiver performances)

Luke Bumbalough had 15 catches for 273 yards and three touchdowns for New Castle against Mount Vernon (Fortville).

John Eineman caught 16 passes for 265 yards and two scores for Mooresville against Whiteland.

Jalen Jennings recorded eight catches for 201 yards and three touchdowns for Riley against Jimtown.

Jaylen Flemmons hauled in five passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns in Columbus North’s win over Perry Meridian.

Jason Gause caught five passes for 185 yards and three scores for Leo against Huntington North.

Delano Shumpert had six catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns in Triton’s win over North Judson.

Ethan Getz came up with six catches for 169 yards and two scores for South Dearborn against Franklin County.

Trey Clark hauled in four receptions for 157 yards and two touchdowns for Manchester against Whitko.

Johnathan Pinyot had eight catches for 153 yards and four touchdowns for Heritage Christian against Northwest.

Adam Heyden recorded five catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns for South Vermillion against Fountain Central.

Broc Thompson tallied 10 receptions for 151 yards and two scores for Ben Davis against Carmel.

Giovani Lopez recorded 10 catches for 150 yards with a touchdown for Lake Central against Chesterton.

Dakota Caton had seven receptions for 140 yards and three touchdowns in Sullivan’s win over South Putnam.

Peyton Trexler caught four passes for 139 yards and three scores for Southwood against Peru.

Bishop Johnson had four receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns for Lafayette Jeff against Richmond.

Evan Funkhouser racked up seven catches for 126 yards and one score for Terre Haute North against Bloomington South.

Devon Anderson caught 10 passes for 123 yards with four touchdowns for Carroll (Flora) against Clinton Central.

Jordan McCall recorded five receptions for 123 yards and two touchdowns for Bloomington North against Franklin Central.

Triston Wilkinson recorded six catches for 123 yards and two scores for Castle against Evansville North.

Jordan Hall had three receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown for Zionsville against Brownsburg.

Triston Chesher caught five passes for 119 yards and a score in New Castle’s win over Mount Vernon (Fortville).

Grant Raber had six catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns for Homestead against Carroll (Fort Wayne).

Derrick Ball tallied six receptions for 110 yards and two scores in Indianapolis Tech’s victory over Anderson.

Nathan Barrett hauled in nine passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns for Terre Haute North against Bloomington South.

Damon Lux had five catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns for Shelbyville against New Palestine.

Colby Jenkins recorded five receptions for 100 yards and two scores in New Palestine’s win over Shelbyville.

SHOW STOPPERS (Top performances on defense and special teams)

Cam Shannon returned kickoff of 95 and 88 yards for touchdowns for Homestead against Carroll (Fort Wayne).

In addition to recording nine tackles, Jordan Jusevitch also recovered a fumble and returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown in Lowell’s 28-9 win over Munster.

Along with running for a pair of scores, Andrew Lowert also booted three extra-points for Indianapolis Scecina in a 21-0 win at Triton Central.

Ethan Smith racked up seven tackles and two fumble recoveries in Boone Grove’s 49-6 win over Hammond Bishop Noll.

Bryson McGhee returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown in McCutcheon’s 21-7 win over Harrison (West Lafayette).

Caden Watson recorded 23 tackles in Crown Point’s win over LaPorte.

Dominick Appleton racked up 18 tackles for Saint Joseph against Mishawaka.

Koby Hauser came up with 14 tackles for Westfield against Avon.

Jake Morris hauled in a pair of interceptions for John Glenn in a 17-0 blanking of LaVille.

Jacob Wunder came up with two interceptions for Bremen against Washington.

Michael Garrett booted three field goals, including the game-winning 27-yard attempt with 1:02 remaining, to lift Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger to a 15-14 win over Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.

Collin Barker had a fumble recovery and a 17-yard reception for a score in Glenn’s win over LaVille.


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