KOPSEA’S KORNER 2018 FOOTBALL – VOLUME NINE

by | Oct 15, 2018 | Featured, Football Blogs, Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

FABULOUS FIVE

  1. NorthWood (9-0): Bronson Yoder ran 11 times for 233 yards and three scores and threw a touchdown pass as the top-ranked (Class 4A) Panthers wrapped up Northern Lakes Conference crown with a 56-8 win at Plymouth.
  2. Mishawaka (8-1): Chris Harness scampered 24 times for 255 yards and three scores, helping the No. 4 (Class 4A) Cavemen earn the Northern Indiana Conference North Division title with a 49-42 overtime win over No. 3 (Class 6A) Penn.
  3. Penn (7-2): Trenton Horvath found the end zone at the end of regulation against Mishawaka, but the Kingsmen still had their 47-game NIC winning streak snapped.
  4. Michigan City (7-2): Bryce Hayman tossed for 136 yards and four scores in the No. 5 (Class 5A) Wolves’ 48-0 blanking of Crown Point.
  5. Warsaw (7-2): Bryce Garner rambled for 136 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers in a 45-3 win over Concord.

HONORABLE MENTION

Bremen (7-2): Jacob Wunder was limited to just 33 yards on the ground in the No. 9 (Class 2A) Lions’ 17-0 loss at Culver Academy.

Culver Academy (6-2): Ty English ran 22 yards for a touchdown for the Eagles against Bremen.

LaVille (6-3): Robby Pope had a pair of scores for the Lancers in a 53-12 win over Culver.

New Prairie (6-3): Ian Skornog had 14 rushes for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the Cougars’ 49-0 blanking of Elkhart Central.

Plymouth (6-3): Cole Filson had five catches for 72 yards and a score for the Rockies against NorthWood.

MAKING STRIDES

Marian (5-4): Michael Gibson’s touchdown run in a 41-0 win over Washington helped the Knights snap a three-game losing streak and claim a share of the NIC South Division title.

Riley (5-4): Darien Taylor returned a fumble 30 yards for a score in the Wildcats’ 40-6 victory against Glenn.

Saint Joseph (5-4): John Driscoll returned from a leg injury to run for 67 yards with a touchdown as the Indians ended a three-game skid with a 36-12 win over Adams.

Triton (6-3): Hunter McIntyre ran 13 times for 82 yards and a score as the Trojans made it three wins in a row with a 36-20 decision over Winamac.

Wawasee (1-8): Steven Hauntz’s 32-yard touchdown reception in a 13-10 triumph over Goshen helped the Warriors get into the win column for the first time in 2017.

WORK IN PROGRESS

Concord (4-5): Ariel DeLaPaz’s 40-yard field goal against Warsaw was one of the few bright spots as the Minutemen suffered their first losing regular season since 2003.

Elkhart Central (4-5): Dominic Davis’ 55 yards rushing against New Prairie was not enough to keep the Blazers for suffering their fourth setback in five contests.

North Judson (4-5): Fletcher Greer’s 13-yard run was not enough as the Bluejays dropped their third game in a row with a 36-0 setback to top-ranked (Class 1A) Pioneer.

Northridge (4-5): Justin Puckett accumulated 33 yards on the ground, but the Raiders still suffered their fourth setback in five games with a 34-0 loss to Elkhart Memorial.

STAY TUNED

Angola (9-0) at Culver Academy (6-2) (Class 4A): The Hornets have held opponents to seven or fewer points in six contests, while Culver Academy is going for its fifth straight triumph.

Knox (6-3) at Jimtown (5-4) (Class 3A): The Redskins have never won a sectional championship, while Jimtown has never lost an opening round playoff game.

Mishawaka (8-1) at Hobart (7-2) (Class 4A): The Cavemen have scored 35 or more points on four occasions, while Hobart has been limited to seven points in both of their losses.

Plymouth (6-3) at NorthWood (9-0) (Class 4A): The Rockies have captured four of their last five sectional openers, while NorthWood is coming off its second unbeaten regular season in three years.

Woodlan (4-5) at Bremen (7-2) (Class 2A): The defending Class 2A state runner-up Warriors suffered their first losing regular season since 2012, while Bremen is trying to avoid a three-game losing streak.

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