The Indiana Football Digest's Honor Roll - 2016 Sectional Finals

By Paul Condry and Matt Kopsea

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CLASS 6A HIGHLIGHTS

Reese Taylor accounted for more than 350 yards of offense for Ben Davis in its 47-40 win over Avon. Taylor was 21-of-29 for 249 yards and three touchdowns and ran 18 times for 115 yards and one score for the Giants (8-3). Cameron Misner finished 17-of-33 for 357 yards and four scores and ran for another tally for Avon. Isaac Guerendo added four catches for 175 yards and two scores, and Luke Shayotovich had nine receptions for 151 yards and two scores for the Orioles (6-5).

Ryan Bolda went 11-of-24 for 268 yards and three touchdowns as Crown Point used a goal-line stand to preserve a 24-19 win at Merrillville. Caden Watson had 13 tackles, including a stop of Kameron Jackson on the game's final play, while Shane McCormick chipped in 10 catches for 240 yards and two scores for the Bulldogs (6-5). Jackson threw for 239 yards and two scores and ran for a third tally for the Pirates (5-6).

Jiya Wright racked up more than 250 yards of offense for Homestead in a 52-27 victory over Warsaw. Wright completed 9-of-18 for 118 yards and two touchdowns and carried the ball 19 times for 144 yards and three scores. Jordan Presley chipped in 17 rushes for 110 yards for the Spartans (9-2). Michael Jensen threw for 172 yards and two scores to Jeremy David for the Tigers (6-5).

Russ Yeast accumulated over 200 total yards in defending state champion Center Grove's 41-14 win at Columbus North. Yeast had 11 carries for 132 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 115 yards and two scores. Jack Kellams went 5-of-7 for 193 yards and three touchdowns, while Bailey Bennett added 13 tackles for the Trojans (10-1). Triston Perry tossed for 150 yards and one score, Mitchell Burton ran 30 times for 123 yards with one touchdown and a catch for a score, and Tucket Payne racked up 13 tackles for the Bulldogs (9-2).

Jake McDonald completed 13-of-16 for 163 yards and two scores as Carmel downed Fishers, 23-10. Jalen Walker added a 45-yard punt return for a score for the Greyhounds (7-4). Ben Norton connected on a 40-yard field goal for the Tigers (4-7).

Zach Summeier was 12-of-20 for 163 yards and two touchdowns in Warren Central's 40-20 win over Southport. David Bell had six receptions for 117 yards and three scores, and Rodger Ramirez converted field goals of 24, 21, and 29 yards for the Warriors (10-1). Eddie Schlott threw for 168 yards and two touchdowns for the Cardinals (6-5).

Rachid Maclin ran for 115 yards and three touchdowns, helping Penn to a 42-21 win over LaPorte. James Iapalucci tossed for 126 yards and one score and ran for another tally for the Kingsmen (11-0). Caleb Kuzdas had 114 yards on the ground and one tally for the Slicers (9-2).

Markese Stepp scored a pair of touchdowns, including the game-winning 10-yard scamper in overtime, lifting Indianapolis Cathedral to a 20-17 win against Lawrence Central. Quincy Keller threw for 215 yards and one score for the Irish (7-4), who rallied from a 14-0 deficit. Donyell Meredith tossed for 273 yards and two touchdowns, and Donivan Wright added 11 catches and one tally for the Bears (6-5).

CLASS 5A HIGHLIGHTS

Dayne Keller tossed for 279 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a fourth score in Castle's 42-28 victory over Floyd Central. Noah Taylor added 33 carries for 239 yards and three scores, Noah McLean tallied 10 catches for 168 yards, and Triston Wilkinson had two scoring receptions for the Knights (8-3). Matt Weimer passes for 115 yards and three scores, two going to Dylan McRae, while Tyler Young and Zach Spurgeon chipped in 13 tackles each for the Highlanders (7-4).

Jamon Hogan exploded for 247 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries for Columbus East in a 56-31 win over Whiteland. Josh Major added 18 touches for 117 yards and three tallies for the Olympians (11-1). Ryan Hammond ran 29 times for 220 yards and two touchdowns, while Edwin Cisneros had 16 carries for 121 yards for the Warriors (6-5).

Keenan Wheeler scampered 31 times for 245 yards and two touchdowns in Kokomo's 48-33 win over Muncie Central. Kyle Wade added 105 total yards with three scoring throws and a run for another score for the Wildcats (8-2). Trenton Hatfield passed for 288 yards and three scores and ran for 52 yards and another tally, while Dalton Hood had seven catches for 158 yards and one touchdowns for the Bearcats (7-4).

Brenden Mikesell had 28 carries for 194 yards and four touchdowns, leading Zionsville to a 33-28 win over Plainfield. Drew Williamson chipped in 11 tackles for the Eagles (6-5). Ben Slaton passed for 214 yards and two scores, while Dante Keys added a touchdown catch and a 99-yard kickoff return for a score for the Quakers (6-5).

Gavin Yeskie went 13-of-14 for 174 yards and two touchdowns in Bloomington South's 45-14 win over Terre Haute North. Tristan Pechnac added 16 rushes for 123 yards and four scores for the Panthers (10-1). Nick Barrett tossed for 133 yards and two touchdowns for the Patriots (4-7).

Austin Faulkner had 21 touches for 170 yards and also caught a pass for a touchdown, guiding Mishawaka to an 18-7 win over Michigan City. Ryan Wroblewski added 138 total with a scoring pass and run for the Cavemen (10-2). Michael McCullough passed for 156 yards and one score for the Wolves (7-4).

Christian Covington rambled six times for 149 yards and two scores in defending state champion Fort Wayne Snider's 56-16 victory over Goshen. Money Woods added 13 rushes for 102 yards and two touchdowns, and Mac Hippenhammer ran for a touchdown, caught a pass for another score, and returned a kickoff 98 yards for another tally for the Panthers (11-0). C.J. Detweiler tossed for 193 yards and one score and ran for another touchdown for the RedHawks (8-3).

Nate Froelich carried the ball 18 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns in Westfield's 34-7 win over McCutcheon. Andy Sweet chipped in 107 total yards and one score for the Shamrocks (9-2). A.J. Andrews had a three-yard touchdown run for the Mavericks (8-3).

CLASS 4A HIGHLIGHTS

Trevor Espravnik rambled 34 times for 217 yards and three scores for Lowell in a 42-14 win at Munster. Ethan Igras tossed for 144 yards and two touchdowns, Jaeger Gill had two catches for 111 yards and two scores, and Jordan Jusevitch chipped in 13 tackles and two interceptions for the Red Devils (8-4). Joe Jumonville threw for 184 yards and two touchdowns, and Jaylan Scott caught nine passes for 161 yards and two scores for the Mustangs (6-6).

Freshman Charlie Spegal carried the football 40 times for 209 yards and the game-winning 14-yard touchdown in Delta's 12-6 win over Mount Vernon Fortville. Wesley Stitt and Brady Pease chipped in 10 tackles apiece for the Eagles (8-4). Zac Montgomery tossed for 217 yards and one score for the Marauders (8-4).

Logan Storie scampered 22 times for 171 yards and two touchdowns and also had a scoring reception in East Central's 52-8 thrashing of Seymour. Garren Messmore ran three times for 140 yards and two scores, while Alex Maxwell tossed for 108 yards and two tallies for the Trojans (10-2). Alan Perry passed for 224 yards for the Owls (8-4).

Derek O'Connor was 8-of-12 for 167 yards and three touchdowns for Indianapolis Roncalli in its 42-6 win over Greenwood. Kenny Gillum ran 18 times for 146 yards and one score, while Jacob Luedeman added two scoring receptions for the Rebels (11-0). Bryce Taylor recorded 12 tackles for the Woodmen (8-4).

Brayton Yoder raced 23 times for 157 yards and one score for NorthWood in its 52-24 victory at East Noble. Trey Bilinski went 12-of-21 for 179 yards and two touchdowns, and Bronson Yoder chipped in two scores on the ground and a touchdown reception for the Panthers (12-0). Andrew McCormick threw for 147 yards and ran for 142 yards and three scores, while Dylan Hunley had five catches for 106 yards for the Knights (8-3).

Da'Ziaun Sargent ran 24 times for 154 yards and two touchdowns in Evansville Reitz's 52-7 victory over Evansville Harrison. Reid Mahan threw for 148 yards, and Carter Schnarr added four scores on the ground for the Panthers (11-1). David Felton passed for 148 yards and ran for 68 yards for the Warriors (7-5).

Nishawn Moore had 14 carries for 127 yards and one score and caught a pass for another tally as New Haven held on for a 28-23 win over defending state champion Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger. Keshawn Jones passed for 120 yards and two scores, and Ivan Upshaw recorded a pair of interceptions, including a 68-yard return for a score, for the Bulldogs (11-0). Blake Podschlne threw for 314 yards and two touchdowns, and Mitch Effinger added eight catches for 136 yards for the Saints (8-4).

Mickey Wolfe passed for 119 yards and two touchdowns to Brandon James, leading Hobart to a 35-14 triumph at New Prairie. Nick Ray rambled for 110 yards and two scores to help the Brickies (10-2) claim their first sectional crown since 1997. Garrett Ruiz rushed for 110 yards and one score and caught a pass for another tally for the Cougars (9-3).

CLASS 3A HIGHLIGHTS

Christian Schabel was 20-of-33 for 350 yards and six touchdowns in Danville's 40-35 upset of defending state champion Indianapolis Bishop Chatard. Ben Stevens hauled in eight receptions for 171 yards and four scores for the Warriors (10-2). Gabe Coleman had 20 touches for 181 yards and two scores, Jarrod Stiver added 21 carries for 106 yards and one tally, and Billy Dury threw for two touchdowns for the Trojans (6-6).

Austin Bowling carried the ball 37 times for 348 yards and five scores for Lawrenceburg in a 47-20 victory over Greensburg. Reid Strobl was 5-of-9 for 109 yards and two scores for the Tigers (11-1). Taylon Hogg tossed for 231 yards and two touchdowns, and Zach Pokrzywinski added six catches for 113 yards and two scores for the Pirates (8-4).

Gavin Bane became Brownstown Central's single-season touchdown leader by rushing seven times for 151 yards and two scores and catching three passes for 78 yards and another tally in a 50-14 win over Southridge. Bane now has 25 touchdowns for the season, while Kyle Kramer tossed for 131 yards and one score and rushed for 70 yards and three touchdowns for the Braves (11-1). Logan Seger paced the Raiders (10-2) with 12 tackles.

Michael Lindauer recorded over 300 yards of offense for Evansville Memorial in a 63-35 win over Sullivan. Lindauer completed 15-of-21 passes for 244 yards and four touchdowns and ran four times for 84 yards and one score. Kenyon Ervin added 14 rushes for 169 yards and two scores and also caught a pass for another tally, Peyton Head added two scoring receptions, and Jack Folz had 11 tackles for the Tigers (9-3). Trey Powell threw for 302 yards and three touchdowns, and Trevor Magill added two runs and two catches for scores for Sullivan. Zane Conner tallied three receptions for 149 yards and one score, while Wes Bedwell recorded 15 tackles for the Golden Arrows (10-2).

Peter Morrison had 300 total yards in Fort Wayne Concordia's 45-22 win against Fort Wayne Bishop Luers. Morrison tossed for 218 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 82 yards. Peterson Kerlegrand ran 26 times for 141 yards and four scores, while Mark Mallers came up with three scoring receptions, three interceptions, and a fumble recovery for the Cadets (10-2). Norman Knapke passed for 225 yards and two scores for the Knights (6-6).

Zander Horvath became the first Mishawaka Marian player to go over the 2,000-yard rushing mark in a 49-14 win at Griffith. Horvath ran for 245 yards and five scores and caught a pass for a sixth tally. Bryce Tomassi added a pair of touchdowns through the air for the Knights (11-1). Fred Winston accounted for 207 total yard with a scoring run and throw for the Panthers (8-4).

Tanner Burns completed 13-of-15 passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a fourth score, leading Garrett to a 29-26 victory over Jimtown. Ben Purdy added eight catches for 133 yards and three scores for the Railroaders (11-1). Kenny Kerrn rushed for 114 yards and two scores, while Sam Pawlak threw for 101 yards and one tally for the Jimmies (7-5).

Sage Hood had 17 carries for 214 yards and four touchdowns in West Lafayette's 56-24 win at Twin Lakes. Mike Kidwell completed 21-of-28 throws for 229 yards and two scores and ran for a third tally, and Caleb Green added six receptions for 108 yards and two scores for the Red Devils (10-2). Kris Goodlow scored twice for the Indians (4-8), including an 82-yard kickoff return.

CLASS 2A HIGHLIGHTS

Blane Beck completed 17-of-25 for 323 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two scores in Milan's 52-28 win over Triton Central. Jed Minnich ran 21 times for 192 yards and one score, while Zac Minnich had six catches for 195 yards and three touchdowns for the Indians (10-2). Jordan Crouse passed for 219 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another tally for the Tigers (7-5).

Clay Whitney raced nine times for 245 yards and five touchdowns for defending state champion Monrovia in a 63-0 blanking of Mitchell (7-5). Logan McPeak added two scores on the ground for the Bulldogs (8-4).

Chase Rheinlander ran 12 times for 240 yards and five touchdowns in Evansville Mater Dei's 56-20 victory over South Spencer. Walker Massey added a 60-yard punt return for a score for the Wildcats (8-4). Sammy Rowan had a 63-yard scamper for a touchdown for the Rebels (5-7) before leaving the game with a leg injury in the second quarter.

Jack DeGroot was 13-of-25 for 210 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning two-yard strike to Luke Pugh with 19.9 seconds remaining, for Winamac in a 21-14 win over Bremen. Pugh finished with six catches for 124 yards and two scores for the Warriors (8-4). Matt Box tossed for 166 yards, and Evan Martin added four catches for 109 yards for the Lions (8-4).

Stuart Glascow and Dylan White combined 160 yards rushing and two touchdowns in Whiting's 17-14 win at Knox. Glascow tallied 81 yards and one score, while White added 79 yards and one tally for the Oilers (11-1). Jayden Lovins had a seven-yard touchdown run for the Redskins (9-3).

Marcus Teeter tossed for 159 yards and one touchdowns and ran for another score, leading South Adams to a 29-27 win over Churubusco. Joe Stuber added 120 yards rushing and one score for the Starfires (8-4). Sam Horn ran for 141 yards and a touchdown, while Sam Richards chipped in 11 yards and two scores for the Eagles (9-3).

Avery Hall scampered 32 times for 123 yards and three scores for Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter in a 26-21 win over Lapel. Diomoni Small tossed for 173 yards and one touchdown for the Raiders (8-4). Will Jones ran 28 times for 203 yards and a touchdown for the Bulldogs (8-4).

Xaine Kirby scored three touchdowns for Eastbrook in its 37-0 blanking of Elwood. Jackson Liddick threw for 134 yards and one score for the Panthers (11-1). Caleb Jones had 41 yards rushing for the Panthers (5-7). 

CLASS 1A HIGHLIGHTS

Carson Blair's nine-yard touchdown pass to Blake Martz with 0.8 remaining lifted Southwood to a 43-40 win over LaVille. Blair finished with 411 yards passing and five touchdowns, Peyton Trexler added six catches for 168 yards and two scores, and Martz chipped in 14 tackles for the Knights (9-3).  Ethan Kertai ran 25 times for 230 yards and three scores, while Rylan Martin added 16 carries for 107 yards and three scores for the Lancers (10-2).

Wayde Bentley accumulated more than 250 yards of offense in Fountain Central's 54-8 triumph over North Vermillion. Bentley was 10-of-18 for 128 yards and three touchdowns and ran 27 times for 144 yards and two scores. Laine Frazee added eight carries for 100 yards and one score and returned an interception 32 yards for another tally, while Jake VanCleave added a touchdown reception and two interceptions for the Mustangs (11-1). Jacob Hill had a 16-yard touchdown run for the Falcons (9-3).

Tyler Meurer racked up over 200 total yards and three touchdowns for Linton-Stockton in its 48-14 win over North Central (Farmersburg). Garrett Mason added two scores on the ground for the Miners (13-0). Garrett Froschauer rambled for 126 yards for the Thunderbirds (6-5).

Jeff Graham and Caleb Hamilton both accounted for more than 200 yards in Eastern Greene's 34-32 upset of West Washington. Graham threw for 123 yards and one score and added 143 yards on the ground, while Hamilton ran for 143 yards and four touchdowns and had 74 receiving yards and one score for the Thunderbirds (10-2). Michael Sizemore tossed for 214 yards and three scores, while Landon McPheeters ran for a score and returned a kickoff 85 yards for another tally for the Senators (11-1).

Jack Kiser rolled up nearly 200 total yards in Pioneer's 47-7 win over North Judson. Kiser tossed for 70 yards and three scores and ran 11 times for 123 yards and three touchdowns. Daniel Gregorich added 20 rushes for 167 yards and one score and also had an interception, while Keith Nies had two scoring receptions for the Panthers (12-0). Drake Lewis led the Bluejays (5-7) with a 13-yard touchdown catch.

Jacob Page was a jack of all trades as defending state champion Lafayette Central Catholic used a 50-point second-half outburst to rally for a 57-29 win over Attica. Page ran for two scores, had two touchdown catches, 11 tackles, and an interception. Avery Denhart threw for 184 yards and three touchdowns, and Ben Metzinger chipped in five rushes for 120 yards and two scores for the Knights (12-0). Logan Harmeson completed 36-of-59 attempts for 403 yards and three scores for Attica (8-4). He also ran for a score and came up with an interception. Austin Durham hauled in 21 passes for 227 yards and one touchdowns and also had an interception, while Brandon Wagoner added 10 receptions for 135 yards and two scores for the Red Ramblers (8-4).

Andrew Hammond found the end zone twice, including the game-winning one-yard run in the fourth quarter, helping Adams Central to a 15-12 win over previously unbeaten Monroe Central. Drew Schultz chipped in 160 yards rushing for the Flying Jets (11-1). Nehemiah Nash recorded 18 tackles for the Golden Bears (11-1).

Andre Jones carried the ball 22 times for 138 yards and two touchdowns and returned a kickoff 75 yards for another tally in Indianapolis Lutheran's 48-27 win over Hagerstown. Zach White was 11-of-15 for 115 yards and one score for the Saints (9-3). Mason Hicks tallied nine rushes for 102 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers (7-5).

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