BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
ON THE LOOSE (Top running back performances)
Lafayette Jeff’s Thomas Hogan exploded for 474 yards and nine touchdowns on 32 carries in the Bronchos’ 76-55 win over Harrison (West Lafayette).
Devin Mockobee of Boonville raced 28 times for 419 yards and five touchdowns in the Pioneers’ 43-35 loss to Gibson Southern.
Batesville’s Austin Pohlman ran 21 times for 323 yards and six touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 48-14 win over Rushville.
Manchester’s Braxton Ream had 23 carries for 306 yards and four touchdowns in the Squires’ 41-14 win over Rochester.
Stephen Alderson of Cascade romped 23 times for 281 yards and two scores in the Cadets’ 56-0 win over Cloverdale.
Omarion Dixon of Harrison (West Lafayette) had 31 rushes for 268 yards and three scores for the Raiders against Lafayette Jeff.
Muncie Central’s Shoka Griffin carried the ball 29 times for 267 yards with three touchdowns and caught a 37-yard touchdown pass in the Bearcats’ 47-41 win over Richmond.
North Harrison’s Aaron Nevil ran 45 times for 266 yards and three touchdowns in the Cougars’ 43-25 loss to Charlestown.
Lowell’s Ryan Marx rambled 35 times for 250 yards and five touchdowns in the Red Devils’ 47-28 win at Griffith.
Evan Fritz of Delphi had 14 carries for 249 yards with two touchdowns and caught an 84-yard pass for another scores in the Oracles’ 44-38 loss to North Montgomery.
Caleb Marcus of Brownsburg ran 21 times for 230 yards and three scores in the Bulldogs’ 47-29 win over Avon.
Tyler Dollar of Lapel carried the ball 34 times for 225 yards and four touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 36-31 win over Shenandoah.
Hamilton Heights’ Troy Ehman had 18 rushes for 225 yards and two touchdowns in the Huskies’ 41-7 win over Northwestern.
Whiteland’s Chase Valentine romped 22 times for 218 yards with three scores and caught a 27-yard touchdown pass in the Warriors’ 45-21 win over Franklin.
Colton Brown of Heritage Christian carried the ball 23 times for 218 yards with three touchdowns and caught two passes for 62 yards with another score in the Eagles’ 56-21 win over Eastern Hancock.
Monrovia’s Corbin Padgett raced 30 times for 218 yards and a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 33-20 loss to Triton Central.
Capoleton Presswood of Evansville North ran 17 times for 216 yards and three scores in the Huskies’ 42-14 win over Evansville Reitz.
Max Mullis of West Lafayette had 26 carries for 211 yards and two touchdowns in the Red Devils’ 47-14 win over Lafayette Central Catholic.
Hobart’s Mark Erslen rushed 16 times for 206 yards and two touchdowns in the Brickies’ 38-0 blanking of Culver Academy.
Kolin Cope of Garrett had 194 yards on the ground and four touchdowns in the Railroaders’ 39-18 win over Lakeland.
Wheeler’s Trey Gibson ran 20 times for 192 yards and three scores in the Bearcats’ 41-21 win over South Central.
Frankfort’s Riley Goodnight tallied 22 carries for 187 yards and three touchdowns in the Hot Dogs’ 40-22 win over Southmont.
Baron Huebler of Indianapolis Roncalli ran 29 times for 180 yards and three scores in the Rebels’ 31-27 win over Columbus North.
Scott Winger of Blackford had 14 carries for 173 yards and two scores in the Bruins’ 41-32 win over Alexandria.
North Montgomery’s Zac Searle ran 21 times for 171 yards for the Chargers against Delphi.
Tri-West’s Garrett Cora rambled 20 times for 167 yards with four touchdowns and hauled in a nine-yard pass for another score in the Bruins’ 47-14 win over Western Boone.
Lance McKee of Greenfield-Central carried the ball 23 times for 162 yards with two scores in the Cougars’ 35-18 loss to Pendleton Heights.
Pioneer’s Brock Robinson had 12 carries for 162 yards and three scores in the Panthers’ 52-6 win over Caston.
Mark McDonald of Columbus East ran 15 times for 160 yards and four touchdowns in the Olympians’ 49-0 blanking of Jeffersonville.
Tri-Central’s Holden Rayl tallied 18 carries for 159 yards and two touchdowns in the Trojans’ 48-6 win over Clinton Prairie.
Collin Bergquist of LaPorte had 25 carries for 152 yards and two scores in the Slicers’ 45-21 loss to Chesterton.
Northview’s Korbin Allen ran 19 times for 152 yards with a touchdown in the Knights’ 46-7 win over West Vigo.
Center Grove’s Carson Steele scampered 19 times for 149 yards and three touchdowns in the Trojans’ 35-12 win over Indianapolis Ben Davis.
Damarius Cowen of Fort Wayne Northrop ran 25 times for 149 yards and a score in the Bruins’ 52-12 loss to Carroll (Fort Wayne).
Western’s Jerry Padgett had 11 carries for 143 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers’ 65-14 win over Benton Central.
Peyton Guezini of Castle raced 17 times for 142 yards with a score in the Knights’ 35-0 win over Evansville Harrison.
Charlestown’s Devin Lukes had 14 rushes for 141 yards with two touchdowns for the Pirates against North Harrison.
In addition to running 10 times for 139 yards and four touchdowns, Derrick Woods of Elkhart also caught a 30-yard pass for a score in the Lions’ 56-7 win over South Bend Washington.
Castle’s Reece Yunker ran 17 times for 128 yards and three touchdowns against Evansville Harrison.
New Prairie’s Noah Mungia had 24 carries for 131 yards with a touchdown and caught a 78-yard pass for another score in the Cougars’ 35-14 loss at Mishawaka Marian.
Kyle Riffel of Penn raced 27 times for 130 yards with a score and caught two passes for 71 yards, including the game-winning 58-yard touchdown with 36.6 seconds left, in the Kingsmen’s 30-24 win over East Noble.
Carter Little of Maconquah ran 35 times for 122 yards and three scores in the Braves’ 31-28 win over Whitko.
Indian Creek’s Connor Fruits had 11 carries for 120 yards with three touchdowns and added a 50-yard reception for another tally in the Braves’ 49-8 win over Brown County.
PASSING GRADES (Top quarterback performances)
Chandler Johnson of Parke Heritage completed 16-of-21 for 445 yards with five scores and ran 10 times for 47 yards in the Wolves’ 59-12 win over Carroll (Flora).
Covington’s Alan Karrfalt was 34-of-43 for 403 yards with five touchdowns in the Trojans’ 42-14 win over Fountain Central.
Indianapolis Cathedral’s Nathan McCahill went 25-of-37 for 360 yards with a touchdown and rushed 15 times for 48 yards and a score in the Irish’s 39-20 win over Indianapolis Bishop Chatard.
Brady Allen of Gibson Southern was 27-of-43 for 299 yards and four touchdowns for the Titans against Boonville.
Heritage Christian’s Max Milton went 11-of-18 for 288 yards with four touchdowns against Eastern Hancock.
Aidan Neathery of Indian Creek completed 13-of-15 for 279 yards with two scores against Brown County.
In addition to going 14-of-23 for 277 yards with three touchdowns, Chesterton’s Chris Mullen ran 12 times for 88 yards and three scores for the Trojans against LaPorte.
Peyton Horsley of Decatur Central was 17-of-26 for 272 yards with three scores and rushed 14 times for 89 yards and three touchdowns in the Hawks’ 50-21 win over Martinsville.
Gehrig Slunaker of Mount Vernon (Fortville) completed 20-of-32 for 272 yards with three touchdowns and ran 15 times for 30 yards and another tally in the Marauders’ 35-22 upset of two-time defending Class 5A state champion New Palestine.
Richmond’s Drew Vanvleet was 15-of-25 for 271 yards with six scores and ran 11 times for 57 yards for the Red Devils against Muncie Central.
Laban Davis of Eastside went 13-of-22 for 266 yards with three touchdowns and ran 19 times for 45 yards and another score in the Blazers’ 26-0 blanking of Churubusco.
Columbia City’s Greg Bolt completed 15-of-25 for 265 yards with four touchdowns and ran 16 times for 124 yards and two scores in the Eagles’ 45-21 win over Huntington North.
Alex Farr of Southwood went 19-of-34 for 258 yards with four scores for the Knights in their 25-8 win over Northfield.
Blaze Cano of Hanover Central was 10-of-16 for 246 yards and four touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 49-14 win over River Forest.
Cascade’s Makye Tharp completed 11-of-28 for 243 yards and five scores against Cloverdale.
Bishop Chatard’s Carter St. John was 17-of-32 for 242 yards with a touchdown and ran five times for 46 yards for the Trojans against Cathedral.
Sam Edwards of Tipton completed 17-of-22 for 238 yards with a touchdown and rushed six times for 66 yards and another tally in the Blue Devils’ 43-6 win over Lewis Cass.
South Putnam’s Riley Stone went 13-of-23 for 237 yards with two scores in the Eagles’ 34-27 win over Greencastle.
Garrett Yoon of Lawrenceburg finished 14-of-19 for 237 yards with two touchdowns and rushed six times for 73 yards and two scores in the Tigers’ 56-14 win over Greensburg.
Tippecanoe Valley’s Branson McBrier completed all six of his passes for 235 yards and four scores in the Vikings’ 60-0 blanking of North Miami.
Tyler Knoy of Harrison (West Lafayette) went 15-of-24 for 232 yards with three touchdowns and ran 12 times for 98 yards and two scores against Lafayette Jeff.
Anthony Ciadella of Indianapolis Pike went 16-of-28 for 227 yards with three touchdowns for the Red Devils in their 45-44 double-overtime loss to Carmel.
Brownsburg’s Ben Easters went 15-of-28 for 224 yards against Avon.
J’uan Swanson of Ben Davis was 17-of-27 for 223 yards and a touchdown for the Giants against Center Grove.
Speedway’s Carter Giacone went 8-of-22 for 222 yards and two scores in the Sparkplugs’ 28-21 loss to Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter.
Houston Swan of Eastern Hancock completed 12-of-27 for 219 yards and three touchdowns for the Royals against Heritage Christian.
Preston Morris of Wheeler went 12-of-18 for 218 yards with three scores against South Central.
Zionsville’s Josh Stone was 18-of-24 for 216 yards with two touchdowns and ran for a third score in the Eagles’ 27-0 blanking of Franklin Central.
Ethan Schuh of Whitko went 10-of-17 for 214 yards with two touchdowns for the Wildcats against Maconaquah.
West Lafayette’s Colin Martin was 16-of-22 for 214 yards with a score and rushed 10 times for 46 yards and another touchdowns against Lafayette Central Catholic.
Gabe McGuire of Alexandria completed 16-of-21 for 213 yards with three touchdowns and ran for another tally for the Tigers against Blackford.
Penn’s Ron Powlus went 9-of-20 for 210 yards and two scores against East Noble.
Jackson Ullom of Monroe Central was 15-of-18 for 207 yards and five touchdowns in the Golden Bears’ 45-0 blanking of Northeastern.
North Montgomery’s Donavan Haworth went 14-of-22 for 204 yards with four touchdowns against Delphi.
South Adams’ James Arnold completed 4-of-7 for 203 yards and four scores in the Starfires’ 55-8 win over Heritage.
Max Pittman of Muncie Central was 6-of-9 for 203 yards and three touchdowns against Richmond.
Greencastle’s Logan Carrington completed 15-of-25 for 202 yards with three touchdowns for the Tiger Cubs against South Putnam.
Jeffrey Becker of Carroll (Fort Wayne) went 19-of-25 for 201 yards and two scores for the Chargers against Fort Wayne Northrop.
Kai Ross of Tri-West completed 15-of-22 for 197 yards with three touchdowns against Western Boone.
Columbus North’s Luke Hammons went 16-of-27 for 196 yards and two scores for the Bulldogs against Roncalli.
Brenden Lytle of Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger was 10-of-22 for 194 yards with two touchdowns and ran 10 times for 33 yards and another score in the Saints’ 35-34 triple-overtime loss to Homestead.
Tyrus Martin of Martinsville finished 15-of-34 for 189 yards with a score for the Artesians against Decatur Central.
North Decatur’s Carson Parmer went 7-of-14 for 185 yards with three scores and rushed for another score in the Chargers’ 44-0 blanking of Oldenburg Academy.
Austin Frazier of Covenant Christian was 8-of-15 for 178 yards with three touchdowns in the Warriors’ 57-6 win over Indianapolis Washington.
Zayd Vestal of North Central (Indianapolis) went 14-of-23 for 178 yards in the Panthers’ 27-21 win over Lawrence North.
Along with going 16-of-25 for 177 yards, East Noble’s Cole Schupbach ran 24 times for 46 yards and a touchdown for the Knights against Penn.
Delphi’s Jordan Roth completed 7-of-15 for 175 yards with three scores against North Montgomery.
Henry Hesson of Avon was 12-of-27 for 175 yards with two touchdowns and ran 16 times for 93 yards and another score for the Orioles against Brownsburg.
In addition to going 11-of-13 for 174 yards, Keegan Garrison had 11 rushes for 23 yards and four scores against West Vigo.
Homestead’s Evan Ormsby went 15-of-34 for 168 yards with three touchdowns for the Spartans against Bishop Dwenger.
Lawrence North’s Donaven McCulley completed 19-of-24 for 161 yards with a touchdown and ran 12 times for 36 yards for the Wildcats against North Central (Indianapolis).
Guy Griffey of Hamilton Heights was 5-of-6 for 160 yards with three scores against Northwestern.
William Grieser of New Castle finished 12-of-22 for 151 yards with three touchdowns in the Trojans’ 55-0 win over Shelbyville.
Beech Grove’s Gavin Mitchell went 15-of-27 for 149 yards with a touchdown and ran 18 times for 99 yards and another score in the Hornets’ 17-14 win over Indianapolis Scecina.
Tristan Polk of Floyd Central was 10-of-17 for 147 yards with two touchdowns and rushed seven times for 62 yards in the Highlanders’ 56-19 win over New Albany.
Blake White of Indianapolis Lutheran completed 7-of-8 for 144 yards with four touchdowns in the Saints’ 79-0 win over Indianapolis Shortridge.
Frankfort’s Sam Michael went 13-of-27 for 143 yards with two scores and ran seven times for 102 yards and another touchdown against Southmont.
In addition to being 10-of-19 for 132 yards with a touchdown, Westfield’s Maximus Webster ran 17 times for 78 yards and a score for the Shamrocks in a 24-10 win over Noblesville.
Justin Browder of Cardinal Ritter was 5-of-8 for 118 yards with two touchdowns and ran 15 times for 116 yards and another tally for the Raiders against Speedway.
Carmel’s Zach Osborne completed 8-of-17 for 117 yards with four touchdowns and rushed eight times for 72 yards for the Greyhounds against Pike.
D.J. Gordon of Park Tudor was 5-of-10 for 99 yards with three touchdowns and ran nine times for yards and another score in the Panthers’ 55-14 win over Traders Point Christian.
In addition to completing 7-of-18 for 70 yards with a score, Shenandoah’s Tanner Goff ran 21 times for 131 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders against Lapel.
John McCall of Hamilton Southeastern was 6-of-11 for 68 yards with a touchdown and rushed 21 times for 119 yards and another tally in the Royals’ 21-9 win over Fishers.
Along with going 2-of-4 for 41 yards with a touchdown, Angola’s Tucker Hasselman ran 17 times for 147 yards and three scores in the Hornets’ 41-0 win over West Noble.
Despite going 1-of-4 for seven yards, Malachi Parks of Columbus East rushed nine times for 164 yards and a score against Jeffersonville.
In addition to being 1-of-3 for 26 yards with a touchdown, Mason Pickens of Tri-Central had 14 carries for 164 yards and three scores against Clinton Prairie.
Although he was 0-of-4 through the air, Southridge’s Chase Taylor ran six times for 132 yards and three touchdowns in the Raiders’ 58-0 win over Pike Central.
WHAT A CATCH (Top receiving performances)
Hanover Central’s Gannon Howes registered five catches for 217 yards with four touchdowns against River Forest.
Alexandria’s Jagger Orick had seven receptions for 173 yards and two touchdowns against Blackford.
Isaac Tuma of Hamilton Heights caught four passes for 172 yards with three touchdowns against Northwestern.
Eastside’s Lane Burns had four catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns against Churubusco.
Jordan Gorman of Indian Creek managed seven receptions for 170 yards and a score against Brown County.
Covington’s Dane Gerling caught six passes for 157 yards with a touchdown against Fountain Central.
Wheeler’s Richie Otero had four catches for 148 yards with two touchdowns against South Central.
Noble Johnson of Parke Heritage registered seven receptions for 147 yards with a score against Carroll (Flora).
East Noble’s Nick Munson had 12 catches for 135 yards against Penn.
Duncan Keller of Covington recorded 11 receptions for 133 yards with a touchdown against Fountain Central.
Greencastle’s Connor George caught six passes for 132 yards with three touchdowns against South Putnam.
Richmond’s Marquis Johnson had five catches for 131 yards and two scores against Muncie Central.
Treyton Schoch of South Adams came with three receptions for 130 yards and three scores against Heritage.
Parke Heritage’s Anthony Wood had four catches for 128 yards and a touchdown against Carroll (Flora).
Carson Rich of Southwood came up with eight receptions for 125 yards with a score against Northfield.
Javon Tracy of Decatur Central caught eight passes for 124 yards and two scores against Martinsville.
Chesterton’s Jackson Westmoreland had five catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns against LaPorte.
South Putnam’s Xavier Langley recorded four receptions for 123 yards with a score against Greencastle.
Logan Koehne of North Decatur caught four passes for 123 yards and two scores against Oldenburg Academy.
Eastern Hancock’s Cole Rainbolt recorded six receptions for 123 yards against Heritage Christian.
Rylen Richardson of Ben Davis caught three passes for 122 yards and a touchdown against Center Grove.
Brownsburg’s Preston Terrell registered six catches for 122 yards against Avon.
Donivan Beninger of Speedway had three receptions for 120 yards and a score against Cardinal Ritter.
Jade Ayers of Frankfort recorded eight catches for 118 yards and a touchdown against Southmont.
Chesterton’s Colby Bullock caught six passes for 115 yards with a score against LaPorte.
Lawrenceburg’s Dahya Patel had seven receptions for 112 yards and a score against Greensburg.
Keegan Castetter of Columbus North had eight catches for 111 yards with a touchdown against Roncalli.
Drew Pearce of Tipton caught seven passes for 111 yards with a score against Lewis Cass.
Bishop Chatard’s Brady Kinnett hauled in six receptions for 109 yards and a score against Cathedral.
Zavier Simpson of Pike had six catches for 107 yards with three scores against Carmel.
SPECIAL PERFORMERS (Top all-around performances on offense, defense, and special teams)
Bluffton’s Cody Mittlestedt ran for 260 yards with four touchdowns, returned a punt for another score, and intercepted a pass in the Tigers’ 45-21 win over Woodlan.
New Palestine’s Blake Austin returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and caught five passes for 98 yards and two scores for the Dragons against Mount Vernon (Fortville).
Reid Gehrig of Heritage Christian had a 54-yard interception return for a score and caught a 54-yard touchdown pass against Eastern Hancock.
In addition to having a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, Park Tudor’s C.J. Thompson also had four receptions for 96 yards and two scores against Traders Point Christian.
Mooresville’s John Clampitt returned an interception 43 yards for a touchdown and hauled in an 18-yard pass for another score in the Pioneers’ 41-13 win over Greenwood.
Along with rushing for 134 yards and three touchdowns, Kaden Miller of Leo also returned a punt 83 yards for a score in the Lions’ 35-8 win over New Haven.
Triton Central’s Ben Riggins took an interception back 39 yards for a touchdown and caught three passes for 70 yards and another score for the Tigers against Monrovia.
Lafayette Jeff’s Brendan Segal recorded 21 tackles against Harrison (West Lafayette).
Alec Hardrict of Penn returned a punt 65 yards for a score against East Noble.
Franklin’s Grant Roberts had a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for the Grizzly Cubs against Whiteland.
Monroe Central’s Josiah Ullom returned an interception 60 yards for a score against Northeastern.