BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
ON THE LOOSE (Top running back performances)
Whiteland’s Chase Valentine rambled 23 times for 361 yards with four touchdowns in the Warriors’ 49-14 win over Plainfield.
Connor Fruits of Indiana Creek scampered 41 times for a school-record 349 yards and four touchdowns in the Braves’ 35-28 win over Sullivan.
Tommy Burbee of Valparaiso ran 21 times for 258 yards with three scores in the Vikings’ 41-7 win over Portage.
Fountain Central’s Austin Pickett raced 24 times for 256 yards with four touchdowns in the Mustangs’ 25-7 win over North Vermillion.
Jerry Padgett of Western had 38 carries for 251 yards with three scores in the Panthers’ 28-22 win over Tipton.
Scottsburg’s Traven Crawford ran 15 times for 239 yards with six touchdowns in the Warriors’ 60-0 blanking of Eastern (Pekin).
Wenkers Wright of Floyd Central tallied 17 carries for 224 yards with three scores and also caught a touchdown pass in the Highlanders’ 42-14 win over Bedford North Lawrence.
Delphi’s Evan Fritz ran 19 times for 209 yards with two touchdowns in the Oracles’ 58-32 win over Clinton Central.
Norwell’s Max Ringger had 21 rushes for 206 yards with two scores in the Knights’ 30-14 win over Huntington North.
Tri-Central Holden Rayl ran seven times for 200 yards with three touchdowns in the Trojans’ 49-20 win over Taylor.
Colin Bergquist of LaPorte tallied 20 carries for 198 yards with two touchdowns in the Slicers’ 14-13 overtime win over Michigan City.
Hamilton Heights’ Trey Ehman had 37 carries for 195 yards and two scores in the Huskies’ 28-19 win over Lewis Cass.
Brayden Masters of Peru rambled 12 times for 194 yards with two touchdowns in the Bengal Tigers’ 43-8 win over North Miami.
Tippecanoe Valley’s Jamasyn Virgil had 14 carries for 190 yards with three scores in the Vikings’ 48-18 win over Manchester.
Southport’s Gage Nelson ran 16 times for 189 yards with two touchdowns in the Cardinals’ 50-36 win over Terre Haute South.
Grayson Thompson of New Palestine raced 35 times for 189 yards with three touchdowns in the Dragons’ 28-0 win over New Castle.
Northview’s Korbin Allen had 17 carries for 188 yards and three scores in the Knights’ 56-21 win over Edgewood.
Ja’suan Lambert of Fort Wayne North ran 24 times for 188 yards with four touchdowns in the Legends’ 28-27 loss to Fort Wayne Northrop.
Fort Wayne Bishop Luers’ Sir Hale had 28 carries for 187 yards with two scores and caught three passes for 63 yards and three touchdowns in the Knights’ 41-27 win over Fort Wayne South.
Khalid Stamps of Marion ran 18 times for 185 yards with two touchdowns in the Giants’ 28-13 win over Indianapolis Tech.
Mississinewa’s Carson Campbell romped 12 times for 178 yards and three scores in the Indians’ 41-7 win over Blackford.
Jeffersonville’s Jordan Ferguson carried the ball 28 times for 178 yards and three touchdowns in the Red Devils’ 41-14 win over Jennings County.
Carson Steele of Center Grove ran 32 times for 175 yards and three touchdowns in the Trojans’ 28-13 win over Lawrence North.
New Albany’s Kyondre Winford ran for 172 yards with two touchdowns and returned a kickoff 93 yards for another score in the Bulldogs’ 47-41 win over Madison.
David Smith of North Central (Indianapolis) rambled 27 times for 171 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers’ 27-21 overtime win over Indianapolis Pike.
Heritage Christian’s Colton Brown had 21 carries for 170 yards and five touchdowns in the Eagles’ 48-6 win over Indianapolis Tindley.
Addai Lewellen of Pioneer ran four times for 170 yards with four touchdowns in the Panthers’ 54-6 win over Culver Community.
Triton Central’s Ray Crawford had 25 carries for 170 yards and a score in the Tigers’ 37-25 win over Beech Grove.
Jarret Shafer of Northfield carried the ball 20 times for 168 yards and two touchdowns in the Norseman’s 34-7 win over Whitko.
Silver Creek’s Ben Landers had 21 rushes for 165 yards with a score in the Dragons’ 42-14 win over Brownstown Central.
Ryan Walsh of Andrean ran 15 times for 164 yards and three touchdowns in the 59ers’ 35-7 win over Kankakee Valley.
Tyler Dollar of Lapel rambled 14 times for 163 yards with a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 43-15 win over Jay County.
New Albany’s Ja’raylan Johnson rushed for 163 yards and a touchdown against Madison.
Carter Little of Maconaquah carried the ball 35 times for 160 yards with four touchdowns and caught a 14-yard pass for another score to become the all-time leading scorer in the Braves’ 42-39 win over Wabash.
Dylan Olive of North Newton ran 30 times for 159 yards with a touchdown in the Spartans’ 26-15 win over North White.
Angola’s Finley Hasselman had 17 carries for 151 yards with a score in the Hornets’ 42-7 win over Garrett.
Clinton Central’s Anthony Ransford tallied 24 rushes for 150 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs against Delphi.
Justin Marcellus of East Noble had 31 carries for 148 yards with a score in the Knights’ 24-13 win over New Haven.
Rhett Sheren of North Knox ran nine times for 142 yards and a touchdown in the Warriors’ 49-17 win over North Daviess.
Triton Central’s Ray Crawford had 22 rushes for 141 yards with a score in the Tigers’ 37-25 win over Beech Grove.
North Harrison’s Aaron Nevil carried the ball seven times for 142 yards with two scores in the Cougars’ 55-0 blanking of Crawford County.
Wyatt Marks of Churubusco ran 22 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles’ 29-6 win over West Noble.
Attica’s Zach Black had six rushes for 133 yards with four touchdowns and caught three passes for 47 yards and another score in the Red Ramblers’ 50-13 win over South Newton.
PASSING GRADES (Top quarterback performances)
Concord’s Hunter Dutton went 21-of-37 for 394 yards and three touchdowns for the Minutemen in their 55-20 loss to Northridge.
Joe Leland of Wabash completed 22-of-28 for 384 yards and three touchdowns for the Apaches against Maconaquah.
West Lafayette’s Colin Martin was 26-of-32 for 363 yards with a score and ran for a touchdown in the Red Devils’ 49-14 win over Twin Lakes.
Edinburgh’s Riley Palmeter was 18-of-25 for 334 yards with four touchdowns and ran for a fifth tally in the Lancers’ 42-0 blanking of Rock Creek Academy.
Lapel’s Brennan Stow went 16-of-26 for 324 yards with four touchdowns against Jay County.
Caleb Stultz of Terre Haute South completed 18-of-34 for 306 yards with three scores for the Braves against Southport.
Covenant Christian’s Austin Frazier went 9-of-16 for 281 yards with six touchdowns in the Warriors’ 69-14 win against Park Tudor.
Maconaquah’s Ethan Smith completed 11-of-14 for 277 yards with three touchdowns in the Mavericks’ 56-7 win over Muncie Central.
Blaze Cano of Hanover Central was 17-of-23 for 268 yards and three touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 49-13 win over Wheeler.
Manchester’s Brock Casper went 19-of-33 for 266 yards with a touchdown for the Squires against Tippecanoe Valley.
Lawrence North’s Donaven McCulley completed 17-of-29 for 259 yards with one touchdown for the Wildcats against Center Grove.
Avon’s Henry Hesson was 11-of-17 for 250 yards with four scores in the Orioles’ 28-19 win over Zionsville.
Parker Jones of Madison went 23-of-34 for 246 yards and two touchdowns for the Cubs against New Albany.
In addition to completing 16-of-26 for 245 yards with five touchdowns, Clinton Prairie’s Kade Osborn ran 14 times for 115 yards in the Gophers’ 49-7 win over Indianapolis Manual.
Charlestown’s Chase Benner went 5-of-9 for 239 yards and four scores in the Pirates’ 34-33 overtime loss to Salem.
Blake White of Indianapolis Lutheran was 19-of-27 for 238 yards with five touchdowns in the Saints’ 42-21 win over Speedway.
Northridge’s Logan Hooley went 12-of-13 for 237 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders against Concord.
Andrean’s Joe Cimino completed 18-of-27 for 231 yards with two scores against Kankakee Valley.
Anthony Garzolini of South Vermillion finished 15-of-25 for 229 yards with a touchdown and ran for two more scores in the Wildcats’ 25-15 win over Seeger.
Ron Powlus of Penn was 8-of-11 for 226 yards with four scores in the Kingsmen’s 42-3 win over New Prairie.
Mooresville’s Nick Patterson completed 15-of-28 for 224 yards with four touchdowns and ran for another score in the Pioneers’ 41-24 win over Martinsville.
Sam Edwards of Tipton went 14-of-22 for 223 yards and two touchdowns for the Blue Devils against Western.
Quincy English of Fort Wayne South was 13-of-28 for 222 yards with three scores for the Archers against Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.
Merrillville Angel Johnson completed 6-of-9 for 222 yards with three touchdowns in the Pirates’ 35-7 win over Lake Central.
Tyler Adkins of Martinsville went 17-of-35 for 222 yards with a touchdown for the Artesians against Mooresville.
Silver Creek’s Dylan Meyers finished 8-of-9 for 221 yards with three scores against Brownstown Central.
Benton Central’s Colin Wilkinson was 12-of-30 for 221 yards and one touchdown for the Bison in a 28-12 loss to Lafayette Central Catholic.
Carson Clark of Fort Wayne Bishop Luers completed 15-of-32 for 219 yards and four touchdowns against Fort Wayne South.
Homestead’s Evan Ormsby went 12-of-18 for 216 yards with five touchdowns in the Spartans’ 42-12 win over Fort Wayne Wayne.
Greencastle’s Logan Carrington completed 10-of-18 for 213 yards with three scores in the Tiger Cubs’ 34-19 win over Owen Valley.
Eric Harlan of Wes-Del went 13-of-19 for 211 yards with five touchdowns and ran 11 times for 75 yards and two scores for the Warriors in their 56-26 win over Purdue Polytech.
Westfield’s Maximus Webster was 16-of-17 for 211 yards with a touchdown and rushed 10 times for 50 yards with another score in the Shamrocks’ 45-6 win over Fishers.
Northview’s Keegan Garrison was 9-of-14 for 201 yards with two touchdowns against Edgewood.
James Arnold of South Adams completed 8-of-15 for 196 yards and two scores in the Starfires’ 61-6 win over Woodlan.
Gavin Mitchell of Beech Grove went 16-of-27 for 195 yards with three touchdowns and ran 15 times for 55 yards for the Hornets against Triton Central.
Jackson Ullom of Monroe Central completed 9-of-10 for 192 yards with three touchdowns in the Golden Bears’ 53-7 win over Union County.
In addition to going 10-of-18 for 190 yards with five touchdowns, Hunter Gennicks of Linton-Stockton ran 10 times for 104 yards in the Miners’ 56-0 win over Eastern Greene.
Houston Swan of Eastern Hancock went 15-of-27 for 190 yards in the Royals’ 28-21 loss to Shenandoah.
Western’s Braeden Bryant completed 10-of-19 for 189 yards with two scores against Tipton.
Brown County’s Seth Oliphant was 12-of-25 for 188 yards with four touchdowns in the Eagles’ 34-31 win over North Putnam.
Columbus North’s Luke Hammons completed 17-of-22 for 187 yards with two touchdowns and rushed 18 times for 139 yards and another tally in the Bulldogs’ 42-14 win over Bloomington North.
Twin Lakes’ Lewis Dellinger went 10-of-21 for 183 yards and two scores for the Indians against West Lafayette.
Landon Fouts of Lebanon was 6-of-12 for 182 yards and three touchdowns in the Tigers’ 33-7 win over Southmont.
Garrett Yoon of Lawrenceburg went 9-of-12 for 181 yards with two scores in the Tigers’ 49-0 win over Connersville.
Brady Preston of Lafayette Jeff was 9-of-11 for 179 yards and two touchdowns in the Bronchos’ 50-16 win over Logansport.
Lincoln Roth of New Palestine went 19-of-31 for 177 yards and ran for a score against New Castle.
Hobart’s Riley Johnston completed 11-of-18 for 173 yards with three touchdowns and ran 11 times for 70 yards and another score in the Brickies’ 44-6 win over Highland.
Western Boone’s Elliott Young was 12-of-22 for 171 yards with a touchdown in the Stars’ 28-14 loss to Danville.
Tristan Polk of Floyd Central went 9-of-11 for 170 yards and three scores against Bedford North Lawrence.
North Central’s (Indianapolis) Zayd Vestal was 18-of-28 for 180 yards against Pike.
Brenden Lytle of Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger completed 9-of-13 for 169 yards and ran for a touchdown in the Saints’ 17-7 win over Fort Wayne Snider.
Indianapolis Cathedral’s Nathan McCahill went 15-of-21 for 166 yards with three scores for the Irish in their 49-7 win over Brebeuf Jesuit.
Fort Wayne North’s Duce Taylor completed 16-of-24 for 160 yards against Fort Wayne Northrop.
South Putnam’s Riley Stone went 7-of-7 for 153 yards with three scores in the Eagles’ 56-14 win over Indianapolis Shortridge.
Luke Candiano of Pendleton Heights was 9-of-17 for 151 yards with three touchdowns in the Arabians’ 38-7 win over Yorktown.
Carson Parmer of North Decatur completed 5-of-10 for 150 yards with two touchdowns and ran for another score in the Chargers’ 44-0 win over Switzerland County.
Gibson Southern’s Brady Allen went 9-of-18 for 146 yards with five scores in the Titans’ 57-0 win over Princeton.
Brady Hunt of Delta was 11-of-18 for 146 yards with three touchdowns in the Eagles’ 22-14 win over Greenfield-Central.
Decatur Central’s Aycen Stevens went 7-of-19 for 144 yards with two scores and ran eight times for 94 yards and another touchdown in the Hawks’ 42-10 win over Guerin Catholic.
Bedford North Lawrence’s Zane Horvath went 12-of-15 for 141 yards with a touchdown and ran 20 times for 112 yards and another score for the Stars against Floyd Central.
Defaybeon Pittman of Indianapolis Tech threw for 133 yards with a touchdown and added 17 rushes for 91 yards and another tally for the Titans against Marion.
Along with completing 14-of-16 for 120 yards with two touchdowns, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard’s Carter St. John ran six times for 72 yards and another score in the Trojans’ 35-7 win over Terre Haute North.
Shenandoah’s Tanner Goff completed 6-of-8 for 109 yards with two touchdowns and ran 26 times for 97 yards and two scores for the Raiders against Eastern Hancock.
Brady Glisic of South Central was 7-of-9 for 104 yards with two touchdowns and rushed eight times for 149 yards and two more tallies in the Satellites’ 56-7 win over Hammond Bishop Noll.
In addition to going 1-of-3 for 31 yards, Kyle Atkinson of Griffith ran 18 times for 175 yards and five touchdowns in the Panthers’ 49-12 win over Whiting.
Despite going just 1-of-7 for 24 yards with a score, Angola’s Tucker Hasselman also ran 13 times for 174 yards with four touchdowns against Angola.
WHAT A CATCH (Top receiving performances)
Wabash’s Bryant Briggs caught 15 passes for 211 yards with three touchdowns against Maconaquah.
Terre Haute South’s Andrece Miller hauled in nine receptions for 203 yards and three touchdowns against Southport.
Wallace Stovall of Avon had six catches for 192 yards with three scores against Zionsville.
Joshua Garcia of Maconaquah caught five passes for 191 yards with three touchdowns against Muncie Central.
West Lafayette’s Cannon Melchi recorded nine receptions for 190 yards with a touchdown against Twin Lakes.
Silver Creek’s Trey Schoen had seven catches for 187 yards with two touchdowns against Brownstown Central.
Matthew Combs of Charlestown hauled in three receptions for 179 yards and three scores against Salem.
Edinburgh’s Caleb Dewey had four catches for 161 yards with two touchdowns against Rock Creek Academy.
Lawrenceburg’s Dahya Patel caught five passes for 160 yards with a score against Connersville
Kaden Mullendore of Clinton Prairie tallied seven receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns against Indianapolis Manual.
Beech Grove’s Damon Thompkins caught six passes for 139 yards with a touchdown against Triton Central.
Lapel’s Tanner Mroz had four receptions for 138 yards with a touchdown against Jay County.
Ashton Smith of Central Noble hauled in three passes for 137 yards with a score in the Cougars’ 42-7 loss to Eastside.
Concord’s Jack D’Arcy had seven receptions for 134 yards and a touchdown against Northridge.
Chase Carrington of Greencastle caught six passes for 133 yards and two scores against Owen Valley.
J.P. Fuchs of Eastern Hancock came up with five receptions for 132 yards against Shenandoah.
Manchester’s Seth Gaerte caught seven passes for 125 yards with a score against Tippecanoe Valley.
Evansville Memorial’s Dominic Norman had seven catches for 123 yards in the Tigers’ 21-6 win over Vincennes Lincoln.
Fort Wayne South’s Javonte Malone caught six passes for 122 yards with two touchdowns against Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.
Omar Cooper of Lawrence North hauled in four receptions for 131 yards against Center Grove.
Penn’s Carson Munaw tallied four receptions for 118 yards with two scores against New Prairie.
Colin Yancy of Madison had eight catches for 116 yards and a touchdown against New Albany.
Josiah Ullom of Monroe Central caught four passes for 110 yards with two touchdowns against Union County.
Pendleton Heights’ Tyler McKinley had seven receptions for 107 yards with two scores against Yorktown.
JoJo Johnson of Merrillville caught two passes for 105 yards with two touchdowns against Lake Central.
SPECIAL PERFORMERS (Top all-around performances on offense, defense, and special teams)
New Prairie’s Ben Fronk converted a school-record 56 yards field goal for the Cougars against Penn.
Decatur Central’s Javon Tracy ran six times for 145 yards with two touchdowns and caught four passes for 101 yards with two more scores against Guerin Catholic.
In addition to catching three passes for 138 yards with three touchdowns, B.J. Lomax of Covenant Christian had a 93-yard kickoff return for another tally against Park Tudor.
Along with coming up with four receptions for 112 yards with a touchdown, Edinburgh’s Austin Streeval ran 12 times for 85 yards and another tally against Rock Creek Academy.
Mishawaka’s Dylan Wise returned an interception 85 yards for a score in the Cavemen’s 42-7 win over Wawasee.
Danville’s Jake Comer had an 81-yard interception return for a touchdown for the Warriors against Western Boone.
Reis Walker of Speedway took a kickoff back 85 yards for a touchdown for the Sparkplugs against Indianapolis Lutheran.
Triton Central’s Brad Shultz returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown against Beech Grove.
In addition to going 10-of-14 for 161 yards with a touchdown, Austin Roberts of Eastern (Greentown) returned a fumble 25 yards for a score in the Comets’ 25-14 win over Sheridan.