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THE 2020 INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST HONOR ROLL – SECTIONAL FINALS

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BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA

ON THE LOOSE (Top running back performances)

Valparaiso’s Hayden Vinyard had 44 carries for a school-record 336 yards and three touchdowns in the Vikings’ 35-21 win over LaPorte.

Mishawaka’s Drew Mason ran 38 times for 233 yards and four touchdowns in the Cavemen’s 49-21 win over South Bend Adams.

Castle’s Peyton Guerzini rambled 37 times for 232 yards with four scores in the Knights’ 35-24 win over Bloomington North.

Derrick Woods of Elkhart scampered 34 times for 221 yards with a touchdown in the Lions’ 14-10 win over Chesterton.

Elijah Sutton of Southwood ran 17 times for 218 yards with three touchdowns in the Knights’ 28-14 win over Adams Central.

Jeffersonville’s Jordan Ferguson had 203 yards on the ground with three scores in the Red Devils’ 35-25 win over New Albany.

Delta’s Evan Conley tallied 23 rushes for 194 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles’ 38-21 loss to Marion.

Colton Brown of Heritage Christian had 28 carries for 194 yards with two scores in the Eagles’ 45-26 win over Shenandoah.

Chase Valentine of Whiteland ran 27 times for 164 yards with two touchdowns in the Warriors’ 48-13 win over defending Class 5A state champion New Palestine.

Dax Holman of Eastside had 17 carries for 163 yards with four scores in the Blazers’ 56-49 loss to Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.

Javontae’ Madison of Evansville Central rambled 24 times for 156 yards with a score in the Bears’ 30-21 win over defending Class 4A state champion Evansville Memorial.

Marion’s Khalid Stamps scampered 26 times for 155 yards and three touchdowns for the Giants against Delta.

Calumet’s Justin Marshall ran for 152 yards with two touchdowns and caught a pass for another score in the Warriors’ 38-21 win over Hanover Central.

Lavarion Logan of Merrillville had 31 rushes for 152 yards with a score in the Pirates’ 48-14 win over Lafayette Jeff.

Ezra Lewellen of Pioneer rambled 14 times for 141 yards with two touchdowns in the Pioneers’ 30-14 win over Bremen.

South Putnam’s Luke Switzer had 28 carries for 136 yards with three scores in the Eagles’ 43-40 win over Parke Heritage.

Logansport’s Gavin Barron ran 18 times for 131 yards and three touchdowns in the Berries’ 22-14 win over Culver Academy.

Reid Messer of North Decatur had 20 rushes for 88 yards and caught three passes for 35 yards with a touchdown in the Chargers’ 6-0 win over Milan.

PASSING GRADES (Top quarterback performances)

Christian Johnson of Parke Heritage completed 21-of-43 for 475 yards with five touchdowns and ran for another tally for the Wolves against South Putnam.

Fort Wayne Bishop Luers’ Carson Clark went 21-of-29 for 354 yards with six touchdowns and ran for another score for the Knights against Eastside.

Austin Frazier of Covenant Christian finished 17-of-31 for 328 yards with two touchdowns in the Warriors’ 46-38 win over Indianapolis Lutheran.

Blake White of Indianapolis Lutheran went 26-of-42 for 327 yards with two scores for the Saints against Covenant Christian.

Merrillville’s Angel Nelson was 16-of-21 for 314 yards with four touchdowns against Lafayette Jeff.

Mason Wunderlich of Evansville Mater Dei went 11-of-15 for 277 yards with four scores in the Wildcats’ 37-20 win over Linton-Stockton.

Riley Stone of South Putnam was 10-of-25 for 263 yards with two touchdowns and ran for another score against Parke Heritage.

Danville’s Kale Payne completed 19-of-26 for 256 yards with two touchdowns and ran for a third score in the Warriors’ 35-19 win over Tri-West.

Duce Taylor of Fort Wayne North went 20-of-35 for 254 yards with a score in the Legends’ 20-12 loss to Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger.

James Arnold of South Adams was 14-of-15 for 250 yards with four touchdowns in the Starfires’ 55-7 win over Madison-Grant.

Eastside’s Laban Davis completed 6-of-13 for 56 yards with a touchdown and rushed 26 times for 234 yards and two scores against Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.

Decatur Central’s Peyton Horsley was 20-of-41 for 236 yards with a touchdown and ran eight times for 38 yards in the Hawks’ 42-7 loss to Indianapolis Cathedral.

Nathan McCahill of Indianapolis Cathedral completed 9-of-14 for 232 yards with four touchdowns and rushed 13 times for 97 yards for the Irish against Decatur Central.

Franklin County’s Adam Kelly went 11-of-21 for 226 yards with a touchdown and ran 12 times for 42 yards and another touchdown for the Wildcats in their 49-12 loss to Lawrenceburg.

Homestead’s Evan Ormsby went 15-of-19 for 217 yards with three scores for the Spartans in their 30-22 win against Warsaw.

Brandon Davis of Fort Wayne Concordia was 10-of-15 for 213 yards with two touchdowns and ran for another score in the Cadets’ 24-0 blanking of Norwell.

Brennan Stow of Lapel went 14-of-25 for 204 yards and rushed for two scores in the Bulldogs’ 28-20 loss to Tipton.

Indianapolis Roncalli’s Aidan Leffler completed all 14 of his passes for 193 yards with three touchdowns and ran 15 times for 47 yards and another score in the Rebels’ 42-7 win over Lebanon.

Reece Lozano of Bloomington North was 21-of-26 for 193 yards and ran for 66 yards for the Cougars against Castle.

Mooresville’s Nick Patterson completed 13-of-15 for 191 yards with a touchdown and ran for three mores scores in the Pioneer’s 52-27 win over Martinsville.

Gehrig Slunaker of Mount Vernon (Fortville) went 14-of-23 for 185 yards with three scores and ran for another tally in the Marauders’ 49-20 win over New Castle.

Indianapolis Bishop Chatard’s Carter St. John was 16-of-22 for 177 yards with four touchdowns in the defending Class 3A state champion Trojans’ 35-3 win over Brebeuf Jesuit.

Sam Edwards of Tipton completed 17-of-19 for 177 yards with two scores for the Blue Devils against Lapel.

Warren Central’s Prince Powell completed 13-of-25 for 172 yards with a touchdown and ran 10 times for 70 yards and another score in the Warriors’ 21-7 win over Lawrence North.

Shenandoah’s Tanner Goff went 16-of-27 for 167 yards with a score and rushed 16 times for 75 yards and another touchdown for the Raiders against Heritage Christian.

Maximus Webster of Westfield was 10-of-14 for 158 yards with two touchdowns and ran six times for 36 yards and another tally in the Shamrocks’ 31-0 win over Fishers.

In addition to going 11-of-17 for 156 yards, Brenden Lytle of Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger ran 11 times for 83 yards and two scores for the Saints against Fort Wayne North.

New Castle’s Eli Cooper went 9-of-32 for 156 yards and two touchdowns for the Trojans against Mount Vernon (Fortville).

J’uan Swanson of Indianapolis Ben Davis completed 10-of-13 for 152 yards and two scores in the Giants’ 41-6 win over Perry Meridian.

In addition going 6-of-13 for 53 yards with a touchdown pass, Cameron Bland of Perry Central ran 24 times for 150 yards with two scores for the Commodores in their 20-19 loss against West Washington.

Winamac’s Russell Compton was 8-of-12 for 150 yards with a touchdown and ran for a score in the Warriors’ 14-8 win over North Judson.

Lawrenceburg’s Garrett Yoon went 6-of-8 for 109 yards with four touchdowns and rushed 22 times for 143 yards with another score for the Tigers against Franklin County.

Marion’s Cubie Jones was 4-of-7 for 142 yards with a touchdown and ran 10 times for 71 yards against Delta.

Andrean’s Joe Cimino went 11-of-15 for 141 yards in the 59ers’ 28-14 victory against Rensselaer Central.

Brady Hunt of Delta completed 4-of-12 for 50 yards and rushed 20 times for 139 yards and two scores against Marion.

Carmel’s Zach Osborne went 6-of-17 for 117 yards with a touchdown and ran nine times for 42 yards in the defending Class 6A state champion Greyhounds’ 21-7 win over Brownsburg.

Tayven Jackson of Center Grove was 6-of-8 for 111 yards with two scores in the Trojans’ 41-7 win over Columbus East.

Hobart’s Riley Johnston went 8-of-19 for 103 yards and ran 10 times for 50 yards with a touchdown in the Brickies’ 10-7 win over Lowell.

Along with going 2-of-2 for 96 yards and two touchdowns, Southridge’s Chase Taylor also ran 14 times for 65 yards in the Raiders’ 35-7 win over Salem.

Triton Central’s Erick Hebauf completed all six of his passes for 96 yards with a touchdown and ran 12 times for 39 yards with four scores in the Tigers’ 35-7 win over Providence.

Cole Schupbach of East Noble was 5-of-10 for 76 yards and rushed 18 times for 95 yards in the Knights’ 10-0 win over Leo.

Western Boone’s Elliott Young went 2-of-9 for 70 yards with two scores and ran five times for 65 yards and another touchdown for the two-time defending Class 2A state champions Stars in a 42-12 win over Seeger.

WHAT A CATCH (Top receiving performances)

Anthony Wood of Parke Heritage recorded seven receptions for 250 yards with two touchdowns against South Putnam.

Franklin County’s Jacob Schatzie had six catches for 190 yards with a touchdown against Lawrenceburg.

Hayden Switzer of South Putnam caught seven passes for 176 yards against Parke Heritage.

Fort Wayne Bishop Luers’ Brody Glenn hauled in six receptions for 164 yards with four scores against Eastside.

Noble Johnson of Parke Heritage had eight catches for 164 yards with a touchdown against South Putnam.

West Washington’s Jacob Strange had three catches for 152 yards and two scores against Perry Central.

Paris Hewlett of Merrillville caught seven passes for 128 yards with two touchdowns and threw a 32-yard pass for another score against Lafayette Jeff.

Indianapolis Lutheran’s Joseph Faubion came up with nine catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns against Indianapolis Lutheran.

Tyler Dostin of Danville had seven receptions for 126 yards and two scores against Tri-West.

Decatur Central’s Javon Tracy hauled in six passes for 120 yards with a touchdown against Cathedral.

Warren Central’s Joe Walker had seven receptions for 116 yards with a score against Lawrence North.

Homestead’s Nathan Anderson had four receptions for 113 yards with a score against Warsaw.

Fort Wayne Concordia’s Kameron Johnson tallied two catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns against Norwell.

Zach Vode of Hobart caught eight passes for 103 yards against Lowell.

Johnny Sewell of Fort Wayne Bishop Luers had five catches for 102 yards against Eastside.

LaPorte’s Grant Ott-Large hauled in seven passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns for the Slicers against Valparaiso.

Jordan Turner of Fort Wayne North had nine receptions for 101 yards and a score against Bishop Dwenger.

SPECIAL PERFORMERS (Top all-around performances on offense, defense, and special teams)

Mishawaka Marian’s Jayson Johnson caught an 80-yard touchdown pass and returned a punt 88 yards for another score in the Knights’ 44-19 win against Jimtown.

Covenant Christian’s Adrian Terry registered five catches for 123 yards with a touchdown and returned a kickoff 90 yards for another score against Indianapolis Lutheran.

Center Grove’s Mitchell Evans returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown against Columbus East.

Chuck Worsham of South Bend Adams had a 78-yard kickoff return for a score and rambled 32 yards for a touchdown for the Eagles against Mishawaka.

Along with running for a pair of touchdowns, Covenant Christian’s Gage Coffey also returned a fumble 40 yards for a score against Indianapolis Lutheran.