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Indiana Football Digest Honor Roll - 2019 Semistate 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 24 times for 277 yards and four touchdowns in the Dragons' 45-0 win over Bloomington South.

Eastbrook's Isaiah Dalton scampered 13 times for 170 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers' 26-14 win over Andrean.

Marcus McFadden of Indianapolis Lutheran rambled 33 times for 155 yards and five touchdowns in the Saints' 49-0 blanking of West Washington.

Daylen Taylor of Indianapolis Bishop Chatard ran 15 times for 136 yards with a touchdown and also caught a 34-yard pass for another tally in the Trojans' 45-0 blanking of Mishawaka Marian.

Western Boone's Robby Taylor accumulated 28 rushes for 131 yards and three touchdowns in the Stars' 35-13 win over Triton Central.

Bishop Chatard's Derion Gilbert had 16 rushes for 124 yards and a score against Marian.

Jacob Wetzel of Heritage Hills romped 24 times for 123 yards in the Patriots' 33-17 win over Danville.

Valparaiso's Tommy Burbee ran 31 times for 119 yards and a score in the Vikings' 10-7 win over Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger.

Ryan Walsh of Andrean raced 27 times for 107 yards for the 59ers against Eastbrook.

Evansville Memorial's Brock Combs raced 11 times for 96 yards in the Tigers' 28-3 win over Mount Vernon (Fortville).

Carson Steele of Center Grove had 20 rushes for 91 yards in the Trojans' 17-10 win over Indianapolis Ben Davis.

PASSING GRADES (Top passing performances)

Danville's Kale Payne finished 16-of-32 for 275 yards with a score for the Warriors against Heritage Hills.

Clark Barrett of Lafayette Central Catholic was 12-od-26 for 272 yards and two touchdowns in the Knights' 24-14 win over Adams Central.

Along with going 22-of-33 for 265 yards, East Noble's Bailey Parker ran 27 times for 104 yards with two scores and also intercepted two passes in the Knights' 29-24 win over Hobart.

Ben Davis' Trent Gipson completed 26-of-41 for 256 yards and a touchdown for the Giants against Center Grove.

Kyle Cheek of Bishop Chatard was 13-of-21 for 226 yards with two touchdowns and also ran for two scores against Marian.

Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger's Brenden Lytle wnt 10-of-19 for 205 yards and a touchdown for the Saints against Valparaiso.

Spencer Wright of Western Boone finished 9-of-16 for 149 yards with a touchdown and rushed 19 times for 52 yards against Triton Central.

Andrean's Noah Hamilton went 18-of-23 for 146 yards and two scores against Eastbrook.

Blake White of Indianapolis Lutheran completed 10-of-17 for 139 yards with a touchdown against West Washington.

Carmel's Gabe Quigley finished 8-of-11 for 123 yards with two scores and rushed right times for 79 yards in the Greyhounds; 38-13 win over Merrillville.

Aahric Whitehead of Merrillville went 10-of-26 for 123 yards and ran for a touchdown for the Pirates against Carmel.

Dallas Schwaller of Adams Central was 7-of-16 for 116 yards and a touchdown for the Flying Jets against Lafayette Central Catholic.

Along with going 4-of-11 for 50 yards, Hobart's Riley Johnston rushed the ball 15 times for 163 yards and two scores for the Brickies against East Noble.

In addition to completing 3-of-5 for 32 yards with a touchdown, Heritage Hills' Cole Sigler also ran 11 times for 165 yards and scores against Danville.

WHAT A CATCH (Top receiving performances)

Along with catching five passes for 117 yards with a touchdown, Ky Schrader of Lafayette Central Catholic also ran 21 times for 107 yards against Adams Central.

East Noble's Hayden Jones hauled in seven receptions for 139 yards against Hobart.

Bishop Dwenger's Patrick Finley had two catches for 118 yards with a score and also ran 13 times for 54 yards against Valparaiso.

Jaylen Nolen of Ben Davis registered seven catches for 115 yards with a score against Center Grove.

Dominic Wynn of Danville caught five passes for 103 yards against Heritage Hills.

SPECIAL PERFORMERS (Top performances on defense and special teams)

Valparaiso's Liam Shepherd connected on what proved to be the game-winning 36-yard field goal against Bishop Dwenger.

Ty Wise of Carmel returned a fumble 67 yards for a touchdown against Merrillville.

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