KOPSEA’S KORNER 17 – WEEK ONE

by | Aug 21, 2017 | Featured, Football Blogs, Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

FABULOUS FIVE

  1. NorthWood (1-0): Senior back Brayton Yoder has 199 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns in the top-ranked and defending Class 4A state runner-up Panthers’ 31-0 blanking of Jimtown.
  2. Mishawaka (1-0): Making his first varsity start, junior quarterback Sam Shively ran for 111 yards and threw for 73 yards and two scores for the No. 7 (Class 4A) Cavemen in their 47-45 win over Portage.
  3. Marian (1-0): Junior runner John Brach found the end zone twice for the No. 8 (Class 3A) Knights in a 42-8 thrashing of Clay.
  4. Plymouth (1-0): Senior Braxton Bennitt came up with 84 yards on the ground and two scores in the Rockies’ 22-18 win over No. 8 (Class 4A) East Noble.
  5. Bremen (1-0): Junior back Nathan Mullen exploded for 16 carries for 239 yards and four score in the Lions’ 41-13 win over Tippecanoe Valley.

HONORABLE MENTION

Concord (1-0): Senior Jack Lietzan accounted for a pair of scores for the Minutemen in their 31-30 decision over Saint Joseph.

Knox (1-0): Senior quarterback Kooper Broeker was 5-of-6 for 104 yards and three touchdown passes to Austin Risner in the Redskins’ 41-12 victory against Winamac.

LaVille (1-0): Senior Dakota Figg’s 30-yard field goal in the second quarter lifted the Lancers to a 3-0 win at North Newton.

Northridge (1-0): Senior back Conner Graber raced for 118 yards and three scores for the Raiders in a 26-14 triumph over Adams.

Warsaw (1-0): Senior Zach Riley’s two interceptions helped the Tigers to a 21-6 victory against Columbia City.

MAKING STRIDES

Elkhart Central (1-0): Junior Ricky Rocha galloped for 174 yards and two scores, including the game-winning eight-yard run with 1:08 left, for the Blazers in a 21-20 win against Elkhart Memorial.

Glenn (1-0): Senior Phil Marek accounted for a pair of touchdowns in the Falcons’ 23-12 victory over Boone Grove.

Triton (1-0): Junior Bo Snyder’s 188 yards passing and three touchdowns helped the Trojans to a 70-0 thrashing of South Newton.

Washington (1-0): Junior Chance Shabazz hauled in an 85-yard touchdown pass for the Panthers in their 22-0 blanking of Hammond.

Wawasee (1-0): Sophomore Evan Eshbach completed 20-of-30 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another tally in the Warriors’ 53-34 decision over Lakeland.

WORK IN PROGRESS

Adams (0-1): Sophomore quarterback, Iraken Armstead, completed 25-of-47 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns, but also threw three interceptions for the Eagles against Northridge.

Goshen (0-1): Senior Liam Morales’ 63 yards rushing was not enough for the RedHawks in a 19-0 setback at Fairfield.

Jimtown (0-1): Sophomore Clay Campbell managed just 95 yards through the air against NorthWood.

New Prairie (0-1): Senior quarterback Nick Wilson’s 69-yard touchdown romp was one of the few bright spots in the Cougars’ 41-12 loss at LaPorte.

Penn (0-1): Despite a 34-yard touchdown reception by senior Paul Moala, the Kingsmen registered no first downs in the second half against Valparaiso.

STAY TUNED

Marian (1-0) at Glenn (1-0): The Falcons are in pursuit of their first 2-0 start since 1990.

Merrillville (0-1) at Penn (0-1): The Kingsmen have not started the season with two straight losses since 2010.

Mishawaka (1-0) at Valparaiso (1-0): The Cavemen have taken three of the last four matchups against Valparaiso.

Saint Joseph (0-1) at Northridge (1-0): The Indians are going for their third straight victory over Northridge.

Warsaw (1-0) at East Noble (0-1): The Tigers have not opened a season with two wins in a row since 2008.

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