TOP PERFORMANCES – WEEK FOUR
Shaq Vann returned a kickoff 86 yards on the final play of the game, helping South Bend Adams capture a thrilling 28-27 victory over S.B. Washington. The Panthers had just taken a 27-22 lead with nine seconds left on nine-yard scoring pass from Daigien Morgan to Antwon Ivery. Vann added another scoring run, Gavin Miller tallied three interceptions, and Frank Karczewski tossed a pair of touchdowns for the Eagles, who are 4-0 for the first time since 1966. Morgan completed 24-of-36 for 338 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for two scores. Unfortunately, the Eagles were forced to forfeit their first two games for using an ineligible player.
Joel Tinney's two-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter paved the way for Culver Military Academy to post a 14-12 upset of top-ranked and three-time defending Class 1A state champion Lafayette Central Catholic. The loss snapped the Knights' 48-game winning streak. Tinney had a 66-yard run to set up the game-winning score, and safety Beau Ecksten intercepted Ty Preston on Central Catholic's 2-point conversion to preserve the upset.
Sterling Steadham connected on a 50-yard field goal with seven seconds left, helping Indianapolis Ben Davis escape with a 6-3 win over Warren Central. Ben Davis had tied the game with 53 seconds remaining on a 33-yard field goal by Bryce Phelps.
Silver Creek earned its first varsity football win since 1942 with a 44-18 triumph over Eastern (Pekin). Brooks Howell was 11-of-17 for 104 yards and two touchdowns, and Layne Taylor added 20 rushes for 115 yards and one score for the Dragons.
Michael Whitfield caught a touchdown pass and ran for another score in Mishawaka Marian's 24-7 triumph over S.B. Clay. Ryan Shafer added two interceptions for the Knights.
Chris Perkins had 99 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 16 attempts, leading Carmel to a 38-0 win over Terre Haute South. Jack Thompson added 21 carries for 99 yards and one score for the Greyhounds.
Tyler Fridley passed for 344 yards and three touchdowns as Jeffersonville rolled past Madison, 36-7, to improve to 38-0 against the Cubs.
Nick Reese ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns, helping F.W. Snider hold on for a 28-20 win over Penn. Tyler Carpenter had five carries for 110 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown run, and Zach Oakley threw for 139 yards and two touchdown passes to Cory Stanley for Penn.
Brandon Porter accounted for 134 yards rushing and two touchdowns as Garrett held on for a 21-12 win over Adams Central. Noah Follett added 117 yards through the air, and Drake Landes had five catches for 107 yards for the Railroaders. Dalton Combs tossed for 150 yards and one score for the Flying Jets.
Linton-Stockton quarterback Austin Karazsia went 22-of-35 for 221 yards and three touchdowns in the Miners' 40-0 blanking of West Vigo. Koye Kaiser added 133 yards rushing and two scores, and Grant Stamm had six receptions for 99 yards and three touchdowns for Linton.
Ross Risley completed 10-of-14 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns as Hamilton Southeastern got past Zionsville, 50-35. Cameron Polk had six catches for 209 yards and two scores, and Ryan Ripp ran 27 times for 192 yards and four touchdowns for the Royals. Zionsville signal caller Parker Dunshee was 23-of-35 for 278 yards and three touchowns. John Naumcheff added 12 catches for 174 yards and two scores, and Jimmy Morrison had 10.5 tackles and an interception for the Eagles.
Aaron Daniel accounted for more than 200 total yards and four touchdowns in Charlestown's 72-8 rout of North Harrison. Daniel was 6-of-12 passing for 144 yards and three touchdowns and ran five times for 64 yards and one score for the Pirates, who established a new school record for points scored.
Isiah Townsend ran for a touchdown and caught a pass for a score, helping Lawrence Central to a 32-23 win over Indianapolis Pike. Drake Christen threw and ran for touchdowns for the Bears.
Wil Knapke had 11 carries for 227 yards and two scores in Heritage's 35-0 blanking of South Adams. Brenton Lockett added 103 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries for the Patriots.
Jeff Girdler paved the way for Turkey Run with 24 carries for 158 yards and one score in a 24-6 win over Cloverdale.
Quarterback Matt Monserez threw for 183 yards and two touchdowns, helping S.B. St. Joseph to a 35-0 win over Elkhart Central in the first game at St. Joe's Father Bly Field. Sophomore Taj Smith ran 21 times for 126 yards and one score for the Indians. Akeem Purnell had 18 rushes for 183 yards for the Blazers.
Franklin Central quarterback Kyler White threw for 289 yards and one touchdown, helping the Flashes post a 42-35 win over Columbus North. White also ran for a score, and Aaron Austin added 104 yards rushing and two scores for the Flashes. Jesse Tompkins rushed for 92 yards and four touchdowns, and Michael Vogel threw for 187 yards for the Bulldogs.
Cameron Kitson had a pair of touchdowns and Garrett Scott threw and ran for scores in Fairfield's 35-14 win over West Noble.
Alex Aukerman tallied eight solo tackles and seven assists to help Center Grove hold on for a 17-15 win over Terre Haute North.
Nolan Sponseller had three touchdown runs in Tippecanoe Valley's 45-0 shutout over Southwood. Justin Gunter added two score for the Vikings in a contest shortened to one-half because of the weather.
James Altherr led a balanced attack with 16 rushes for 103 yards and two touchdowns in Tipton's 40-18 triumph over Rensselaer Central.
Martayveus Carter ran 11 times for 164 yards and two touchdowns, leading East Chicago Central to a 46-6 win over Hammond Gavit. Carter, who had scoring runs of 80 and 30 yards, also returned an interception 95 yards for a score, LaRunte Fairley added an 80-yard romp for a touchdown, along with interception returns of 85 and 70 yards for scores for the Cardinals. Patrick Shaw chipped in 13 tackles and a fumble recovery for EC Central.
Tanner and Blake Cleveland combined for more than 180 yards rushing and two touchdowns in NorthWood's 14-7 win over Goshen. Freshman Tanner Cleveland had 22 carries for 116 yards, and junior Blake Cleveland added 66 yards in 11 attempts.
Devin Grilliot ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns as Winchester downed Union County, 35-13. Drew Coyle added 128 yard through the air for the Golden Falcons.
Columbus East quarterback Alex Cowan ran for three touchdowns and passed for two more scores, leading Columbus East to a 74-7 thrashing of Jennings County. Cowan was 4-of-5 passing 99 yards and rushed nine times for 78 yards. Christian Wichman added 193 yards on the ground and two scores, and J.T. Voelker had four catches for 99 yards and three touchdowns for the Olympians.
Brad Busse had 90 yards rushing and two touchdowns, helping Bellmont post a 14-6 win over Norwell.
Tyler Dicks rolled up 209 yards on the ground and four touchdowns in Mount Vernon (Fortville)'s 55-14 triumph over Rushville. Anthony Burnett added 108 yards rushing and three scores for the Marauders.
Johnny Williams carried the football seven times for 135 yards and one touchdown, helping Kanakakee Valley post a 27-21 win over Hobart. Tyler Birky added 24 rushes for 98 yards and one score, and Johnny Morrison found the end zone twice for the Kougars.
Corey Beck combined for more than 200 total yards and two touchdowns in Hamilton Heights' 45-7 thumping of Lewis Cass. Beck passed for 184 yards and one score and ran for 24 yards and another tally. Conner Faulkner carried the ball 12 times for 96 yards and two touchdowns for the Huskies.
Mishawaka quarterback Sam Schrader tallied 112 yards on the ground with four touchdowns to guide the Cavemen to a 42-21 win over S.B. Riley. Schrader added a touchdown pass for the Cavemen, who gave Coach Bart Curtis his 150th victory. Thomas Capers paced the Wildcats with 108 yards rushing and two scores.
Duran Bocanegra ran for a touchdown, recorded nine tackles, and a quarterback sack in Union City's 12-6 win over Monroe Central.
Joey Miller tallied 155 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 34 attempts, leading Pioneer to a 20-6 win over Caston.
David Tarver and Rocky Leffler scored two touchdowns apiece in Indianapolis Scecina Memorial's 47-7 thrashing of Beech Grove.
Derek Hiler ran for 166 yards and three touchdowns, lifting John Glenn to a 37-6 win over LaVille. Zach Combs added 100 yards on the ground and one score for the Falcons, who tallied 375 yards rushing.
Heritage Christian quarterback Matt Hunt passed for 179 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another 125 yards and one score in a 27-0 shutout of Guerin Catholic. Anthony Warrum caught a touchdown pass and ran for another tally, while Tyler Gerig and Jackson Clifford chipped in 12 and 10.5 tackles respectively for the Eagles. Drew Dehnke ran 30 times for 174 yards, and Michael Myers tossed for 149 yards for Guerin Catholic,
Eric Knepper tallied 121 yards rushing in Bremen's 7-0 win over Triton. Ethan Pike hauled in a 15-yards strike from Kai Slough for the game's lone score.
Joe Spegeal had 25 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown, leading Delta past New Palestine, 21-6. Cade Jones was 7-of-12 for 127 yards and one score for the Eagles.
Michael Copeland carried the football 29 times for 225 yards and four touchdowns, lifting Kokomo to a 44-29 win over Huntington North. Montanez Fowler had 11 carries for 117 yards, and Bo Baker added 93 yards and two scores on 10 attempts to help the Wildkats claim their 38th straight North Central Conference win.
Riley Neal went 9-of-14 for 128 yards and two touchdowns in Yorktown's 31-14 win over Greenfield Central. Chandler Carroll added 157 yards rushing on 19 carries for the Tigers.
Nic Weimer was 22-of-28 for 272 yards and four touchdowns, guiding East Noble in a 49-13 drubbing of DeKalb. Grey Fox added 10 catches for 149 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a score, and Brandon Mable ran for 181 yards and two scores along with a touchdown catch for the Knights.
Tim Barrett accumulated 182 yards rushing and three touchdowns along with an interception in Muncie Central's 33-13 win over New Castle. It was the first coaching win for former Warsaw and Ball State standout Brad Seiss.
Matthew Smith rambled for two scores and passed for a third, helping New Prairie cruise to a 54-6 win over Culver. Nick Dobkins added 12 carries for 116 yards and one touchdown for the Cougars, who are 4-0 for the first time since 1969.
Evan Young and T.J. Nethery both went over the 100-yard mark in Shenandoah's 49-12 triumph over Tri. Young had four carries for 124 yards and two scores, and Nethery added 107 yards and one touchdown on five attempts.
Trevor Richmond was 10-of-15 for 174 yards and one touchdown in Northwestern's 28-13 win over Western. Trenton Brazel added six catches for 109 yards and one score, and Michael Plummer ran for a pair of scores for the Tigers.
Brayden Woodard combined for more than 200 total yards and five touchdowns in North Vermillion's 48-0 thrashing of North Central (Farmersburg). Woodard completed 13-of-22 passes for 133 yards and three scores and ran 18 times for 90 yards and three more tallies. Dante Rehmel had a hand in 21 tackles, including 19 solos, for North Central.
Devan Emerson and Tanner Adams scored two touchdowns apiece in Jimtown's 48-7 thrashing of Knox. Emerson had five carries for 93 yards and Adams added 48 yards on four attempts.
Ike Kastner had 220 yards rushing and three touchdowns, leading Plymouth to a 34-0 shutout over Northridge. Sam Stevens added 134 yards on the ground and one score for the Rockies, who racked up 417 yards rushing.
DuWhan Alford rushed 10 times for 93 yards and two touchdowns in Concord's 54-7 win over Wawasee. Ryan McKibbin threw for 268 yards (14-of-27) and a pair of scores, and Adam Glanders had four catches for 120 yards and one score for the Minutemen, who forced seven turnovers. Gage Reinhard went 12-of-24 yards for 180 yards, and Clayton Cook caught seven passes for 128 yards and one score for the Warriors.
Aaron Harris rolled up 233 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 27 carries, leading Whiteland to a 34-7 win over Franklin.
Cade Price ran 12 times for 161 yards and one touchdown and also caught a 26-yard scoring pass in Jay County's 33-13 win over Anderson Prep Academy. J.D. Mangus added 167 yards on the ground and two scores on 17 carries for the Patriots.
Michael Hamilton had 162 yards rushing and three touchdowns as West Central blanked North White, 46-0. Chantz Marlatt added 118 yards and one score for the Trojans.
Jake Hendershot's 10-yard touchdown run with less than a minute remaining helped Tri-West post a 14-8 win over previously unbeaten North Montgomery. Hendershot also completed 12-of-21 passes for 172 yards.
Tristan McClone ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns in Warsaw's 28-0 shutout over Elkhart Memorial.
Robert Webb contributed over 150 total yards and four touchdowns in Southport's 33-14 win over Perry Meridian. Webb ran for 68 yards and three touchdowns and completed 13-of-15 passes for 99 yards and one score. Conner Smith completed 22-of-44 passes for 248 yards and one score for Perry Meridian.
Grayson Bastin ran for three touchdowns, and Matt Skowronek threw for 117 yards and two scores in Homestead's 41-6 thrashing of Columbia City. Frank Martin added 10 carries for 100 for the Spartans. Jared Murphy ran four times for 60 yards, returned six kicks for 143, and recorded four tackles and two fumble recoveries for the Eagles.
LV Bowden and Riggs Baxter both found the end zone twice as Western Boone rolled to a 57-14 win over Crawfordsville. Bowden had 17 carries for 151 yards, and Baxter hauled in six passes for 149 for the Stars, who recorded eight quarterback sacks. Travis Harris completed 20-of-31 passes for 265 yards and one touchdown and also ran for a score for Crawfordsville. Logan Meadows added four catches for 118 yards and one score, and Garrett Phelps recorded 13 solo tackles and five assists for the Athenians.
Lakeland signal caller William Kelly went 7-of-7 for 234 yards and four touchdowns as the Lakers rolled to a 61-14 win over Angola. T.J. Thompson added four catches for 160 yards and three scores, and Cory Troyer chipped in three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving, for Lakeland. A.J. Hocker had a pair of touchdown runs for the Hornets.
Chad Banschbach tallied 152 yards rushing and two touchdowns, helping Lawrenceburg to a 21-20 win over Greensburg. Justin Carlisle racked up 16 tackles for the Tigers.
Tanner Belcher ran 21 times for 245 yards and two touchdowns in Seymour's 42-27 win over Floyd Central. Austin Sutton passed for 125 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for two scores for the Owls. Garry Posey had 31 carries for 221 yards and four touchdowns for Floyd Central.
Winamac quarterback Zach Shidler accounted for five touchdowns in the Warriors' 42-20 win over South Newton. Shidler ran for 129 yards and three scores and passed for 167 yards and two other tallies. Nathan Bishop accounted for two scores for the Rebels.
Andrew Kittridge ran for 176 yards and two scores as Valparaiso rolled to a 35-0 win over Michigan City. Stephen Simms accumulated 234 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, including a 97-yard kickoff return for the Vikings.
D'Wayne Eskridge had 105 yards rushing on 14 carries as Bluffton edged Woodlan, 14-10, to move to 4-0 for the first time since 1982. Jaylon Bennett had 22 carries for 156 yards on the ground for Woodlan.
Chris Katsafaros ran for two touchdowns and threw for a third tally in Chesterton's 48-13 victory over LaPorte. Jon Horvath added 162 yards rushing and one score, and Joe Troop tallied 176 total yards and three touchdowns for the Trojans.
Anthony Moore had 31 carries for 153 yards and three touchdowns in New Haven's 33-14 win over Carroll (Allen). Jordan Hogue chipped in two scores, including a 95-yard fumble recovery for the Bulldogs. Chris Terry passed for 190 yards and two touchdowns for the Chargers.
Pete Hartley rambled 27 times for 152 yards, leading Indianapolis Bishop Chatard to a 21-7 win over Indianapolis Cathedral. Rob Dury returned an interception for a score for the Trojans.
Aaron Thomas had four touchdowns to guide F.W. South in its 40-18 win over F.W. Concordia Lutheran.
David Yancey had another whale of a game by recording a season-high 277 yards rushing on 25 carries and three touchdowns, as Lake Central cruised to a 27-7 win over Crown Point. Quarterback Alec Olund added 63 yards on the ground and one score for the Indians.
Anthony Linnear ran 13 times for 110 yards and two scores in F.W. North's 43-23 triumph over F.W. Wayne. C.J. Jackson tossed for 150 yards and two touchdowns and ran 15 times for 120 yards for the Redskins.
Avion Sullivan had 14 carries for 94 yards and two touchdowns and ran a kickoff 91 yards for another score in Evansville Central's 36-31 win over Evansville Reitz. Ke'Andre Vaughn ran 43 times for 201 yards and two scores for Reitz.
Lowell 's George Fields and Brett Brinkley both went over the 100-yard plateau in rushing in posted a thrilling 36-35 double-overtime win over Griffith. Fields had 32 carries for 200 yards and three touchdowns, and Brinkley added 165 yards and two scores on 12 attempts for the Red Devils. Anthony Mauer contributed 14 tackles, Daniel Gates, Mitchell Leckrone, and Josh Bottos each had 11, and Paul Mauer chipped in 10 for Lowell. Preston Nelson tallied 16 carries for 198 yards, and Austin Brown scored twice to pace the Panthers.
Jerian Beard carried the ball 23 times for 149 yards and three touchdowns in Anderson's 52-12 drubbing of Logansport. Curtis Wilson completed 9-of-10 passes for 180 yards, and wide out Chris Lemon had five receptions for 102 yards and one score for the Indians. Bo Bullard paced the Berries with 26 rushes for 102 yards.
Logan Beaman had 27 carries for 208 yards and two touchdowns, leading Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter to a 62-38 trouncing of Speedway. Jake Purichia completed 9-of-18 for 108 yards and three scores and ran 13 times for 90 yards and three more touchdowns for the Raiders. Speedway signal caller Austin Anglea was 15-of-34 for 330 yards and four touchdowns, and wide out Justin Brent added eight catches for 196 yards and three scores.
Alec Booth's 32-yard field goal was the difference as Shelbville surprised Pendleton Heights, 17-14. Jake Laker passed for 104 yards and one touchdown and ran for 87 yards and another tally for the Golden Bears. Jesse Furrow completed 13-of-18 passes for 189 yards for the Arabians.
Jace Hartz was 18-of-28 for 167 yards and one touchdown for Evansville Mater Dei in a 23-8 win over Evansville Memorial. Nolan Goebel added 99 yards rushing and one score on 20 attempts for the Wildcats.
Sammy Mireles ran 17 times for 241 yards and three touchdowns, pacing Elwood in a 33-14 win over Madison-Grant. Quarterback Austin Dauenhauer and wide out London Leavell connected on a school-record 97-yard touchdown pass for the Panthers.
Derek Durkes tallied three touchdowns in Oak Hill's 67-7 thrashing of Frankton.
Evan Young and T.J. Nethery scored two touchdowns apiece and both surpassed the 100-yard mark in rushing as Shenandoah cruised to a 49-12 win over Tri. Young had four carries for 120 yards and Nethery added 107 yards on five attempts for the Raiders.
Blake Howell accumulated a personal best 311 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 29 carries, helping Evansville North hold on for a 41-34 win over Evansville Harrison. Aaron Killebrew paced Harrison with 29 rushes for 203 yards and four touchdowns.
Mitch Giles was 17-of-20 for 190 yards and three touchdowns in Castle's 28-9 win over Evansville Bosse. The contest was stopped at halftime because of inclement weather.
Will Rogers had 10 carries for 129 yards as Twin Lakes slipped past Delphi, 20-7.
Logan Grey connected on field goals from 36 and 40 yards in Noblesville's 20-6 win over Lafayette Jeff. Darian Green ran for 121 yards for Jeff.
Maurice Woodard ran 44 yards for the game-winning score with 6.3 seconds left, helping West Lafayette post a 28-21 win over Benton Central. Woodard finished with a 165 yards rushing and two scores, and Parker Ronchetto tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Ben Griggs for the Red Devils. Brandon Rooze threw three touchdowns to pace the Bison.
Tyler Holt racked up 93 yards rushing and two touchdowns in Indianapolis Brebeuf's 34-12 win over Triton Central. Dillon Nelson was 15-of-21 for 113 yards and two scores for Triton Central.
Jordan Scheller's one-yard run with 15.6 seconds left helped Gibson Southern escape with a 33-31 win over Boonville. Scheller also completed 21-of-28 passes for 306 yards and three touchdowns. David Anguish added 15 carries for 74 yards and three scores for the Titans. Wide out Spencer Schmitt had eight catches for 114 yards, and Andrew Zillak chipped in five receptions for 106 yards for Gibson Southern. Evan Hendrickson finished 12-of-18 for 214 yards and two touchdowns for the Pioneers.
Chase Burton tossed a pair of touchdowns in Corydon Central's 31-14 win over Clarksville.
Tyler Wray went 12-of-15 for 169 yards and four touchdowns as Indian Creek rolled to a 41-18 win over Providence.
Grant Rensforth passed for 316 yards and three touchdowns in Cambridge City Lincoln's 32-20 win over Centerville. Rensforth also ran for a score, and Tyler Brown added 155 yards rushing on 28 carries as the Golden Eagles snapped a 14-game losing streak to Centerville. Ethan Frye went 12-of-26 for 311 yards and one touchdown and also ran for a score for the Bulldogs.
Cole Barlett passed for 205 yards (20-of-29) and two touchdowns and also ran for a score as Hagerstown downed Northeastern, 21-8.
Richmond quarterback Justyn Curtis completed 9-of-13 passes for 158 yards and two scores in the Red Devils' 28-12 win over Marion. Jimmy Bailey added a 105-yard interception return for a touchdown for Richmond.