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Indiana Football Digest Honor Roll - 2019 Regional Finals

The Indiana Football Digest Honor Roll is a weekly recap of the top performances in Indiana high school football.


ON THE LOOSE (Top rushing performances)

New Palestine's Charlie Spegal exploded 30 times for 285 yards and four touchdowns in the Dragons' 35-10 win over Indianapolis Cathedral.

Ryan Walsh of Andrean raced 29 times for 251 yards and three touchdowns in the 59ers' 36-14 win over Lewis Cass.

Indianapolis Bishop Chatard's Daylen Taylor tallied 15 carries for 227 yards and five touchdowns in the Trojans' 56-28 win over Fort Wayne Concordia.

Valparaiso's Tommy Burbee ran 13 times for 225 yards and three scores for the Vikings in their 49-0 blanking of Mishawaka.

D.J. Lipke of Hobart had 17 carries for 200 yards in the Brickies' 36-7 win over New Prairie,

Eastbrook's Zeke Binkard ran 14 times for 183 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 42-9 win over Eastside.

In addition to running 121 times for 171 yards and three touchdowns, Indianapolis Lutheran's Marcus McFadden returned an interception 40 yards for a score in the Saints' 56-21 win over North Vermillion.

Robby Taylor of Western Boone raced 21 times for 171 yards with a score in the Stars' 35-14 win over Heritage Christian.

Maveric Thiery of Bloomington South scampered 20 times for 168 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers' 40-14 win over Floyd Central.

Danville's Chandler Schubert rambled 29 times for 152 yards and two scores in the Warriors' 35-19 win over Vincennes Lincoln.

Blake Heyerly of Adams Central rushed 33 times for 151 yards and three touchdowns in the Flying Jets' 19-7 win over previously unbeaten South Adams

Cade Campbell of Mississinewa ran 32 times for 148 yards with a score in the Indians' 30-14 loss to East Noble.

Indianapolis Ben Davis' Alljawon Hassell had 21 carries for 144 yards and four touchdowns in the Giants' 28-7 win over Zionsville.

Raekwon Haislip of Vincennes Lincoln tallied 19 rushes for 139 yards with a touchdown for the Alices against Danville.

Heritage Hills' Jacob Wetzel galloped 20 times for 134 yards in the Patriots' 22-0 blanking of Lawrenceburg.

Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger's Tobe Eke scampered 20 times for 122 yards with two scores in the Saints' 35-21 win over Harrison (West Lafayette).

Colin Price of Zionsville rumbled 23 times for 118 yards with a score for the Eagles against Ben Davis.

Dylan Downing of Carmel ran nine times for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the Greyhounds' 31-7 win over Homestead.

Michael Murphy of Mishawaka Marian rambled 23 times for 108 yards in the Knights' 17-0 blanking of Knox.

Valparaiso's Hayden Vinyard ran 11 times for 107 yards and two touchdowns against Mishawaka.

Cole Sigler of Heritage Hills had 13 carries for 100 yards and a score against Lawrenceburg.

Keegan LaBelle of Mount Vernon (Fortville) ran 16 times for 100 yards in the Marauders' 25-17 win over Indianapolis Roncalli.

Center Grove's Carson Steele returned from an injury to run 21 times for 92 yards and two scores in the Trojans' 28-14 win over defending Class 6A state champion Warren Central.

Triton Central's Keaton Kermode had 11 carries for 65 yards and a touchdown in the Trojans' 13-7 win over Evansville Mater Dei.

PASSING GRADES (Top passing performances)

Clark Barrett of Lafayette Central Catholic went 25-of-31 for 351 yards and four touchdowns in the Knights' 43-17 win over North Judson.

Along with going 25-of-35 for 241 yards with two touchdowns, East Noble's Bailey Parker ran 18 times for 137 yards and a score for the Knights against Mississinewa.

Mooresville's Kaija Perry finished 15-of-22 for 228 yards and two scores in the Pioneers' 17-14 loss to Evansville Memorial.

Brandon Davis of Fort Wayne Concordia was 16-of-28 for 205 yards and two touchdowns for the Cadets against Bishop Chatard.

Tristan Polk of Floyd Central completed 19-of-29 for 197 yards for the Highlanders against Bloomington South.

Danville's Kale Payne was 18-of-23 for 185 yards and three scores against Vincennes Lincoln.

D.J. Bull of Bloomington South finished 10-of-12 for 182 yards with two touchdowns and ran 10 times for 37 yards against Floyd Central.

South Adams' James Arnold completed 13-of-36 for 180 yards for the Starfires against Adams Central.

Aidan Leffler of Indianapolis Roncalli went 23-od-37 for 175 yards with a touchdown and also ran 20 times for 93 yards and another score for the Rebels against Mount Vernon (Fortville).

Indianapolis Lutheran's Blake White was 15-of-19 for 172 yards and three touchdowns against North Vermillion.

Heritage Christian's Maxwell Milton finished 15-of-28 for 170 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles against Western Boone.

Brenden Lytle of Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger completed 11-of-16 for 169 yards and two scores against Harrison (West Lafayette).

Ben Davis' Trent Gipson went 14-of-20 for 162 yards and rushed 16 times for 92 yards against Zionsville.

Warren Central's Cobe Moore completed 8-of-20 for 141 yards with a touchdown and also ran for a score for the Warriors against Center Grove.

Gehrig Slunaker of Mount Vernon (Fortville) was 6-of-13 for 137 yards and a score against Indianapolis Roncalli.

Homestead's Luke Goode completed 12-of-22 for 136 yards with a touchdown for the Spartans against Carmel.

Bishop Chatard's Kyle Cheek went 12-of-16 for 128 yards and two scores against Fort Wayne Concordia.

Valparaiso's Aahric Whitehead went 9-of-14 for 125 yards in the Pirates' 42-28 win over Warsaw.

Colton Pence of Evansville Memorial finished 11-of-18 for 108 yards with a touchdown for the Tigers against Mooresville.

Center Grove's Tayven Jackson was 6-of-8 for 93 yards and two scores against Warren Central.

Along with going 4-of-15 for 57 yards, North Vermillion's Brennan Ellis ran 23 times for 113 yards and two scores for the Falcons against Indianapolis Lutheran.

In addition to completing 2-of-8 for 52 yards with a touchdown, Chase Ketterer of New Prairie ran 26 times for 161 yards for the Cougars against Hobart.

Merrillville's Peter Rodriguez finished 2-of-4 for nine yards and also rushed 18 times for 165 yards and four touchdowns against Warsaw.

WHAT A CATCH (Top receiving performances)

Reece Buche of Lafayette Central Catholic had six catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns against North Judson.

SPECIAL PERFORMERS (Top performances on defense and special teams)

Evansville Memorial's Nico Broughman booted what proved to be the game-winning 25-yard field goal against Mooresville.

Maxen Hook of New Palestine returned an interception 32 yards for a touchdown against Indianapolis Cathedral.

Hobart's Matt Benton not only intercepted a pair of passes, but also returned a fumble 11 yards for a touchdown against New Prairie.

Alan Michael Stepto of Evansville Memorial took an interception back 91 yards for a touchdown against Mooresville.

Michael Atkinson of Marian returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown against Knox.

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