BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
ON THE LOOSE (Top running back performances)
Western’s Jerry Padgett had 33 carries for 327 yards and five touchdowns in the Panthers’ 49-42 win over Rensselaer Central.
Aaron Nevil of North Harrison ran 31 times for 294 yards and five scores in the Cougars’ 54-12 win over Clarksville.
Fort Wayne Snider’s Tyrese Brown raced 32 times for 289 yards and five touchdowns in the Panthers’ 35-13 win over Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.
Wheeler’s Trey Gibson ran 33 times for 267 yards and two touchdowns in the Bearcats’ 52-17 win over Griffith.
Along with tossing a 64-yard touchdown pass. Tyler Dollar of Lapel had 21 carries for 258 yards and two scores in the Bulldogs’ 39-21 win over Eastern Hancock.
Ben Landers of Silver Creek rambled 22 times for 243 yards and three touchdowns in the Dragons’ 49-19 win over Corydon Central.
Penn’s Kyle Riffel ran 27 times for 240 yards and five touchdowns in the Kingsmen’s 53-14 win over South Bend Adams.
Knox’s Gunner Wagner raced nine times for 239 yards and four scores in the Redskins’ 46-8 win over Caston.
New Albany’s Myles Johnson had 10 rushes for 208 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 49-3 win over Jennings County.
Boonville’s Devin Mockobee ran 29 times for 203 yards and two scores in the Pioneers’ 40-12 loss to Gibson Southern.
Wenkers Wright of Floyd Central had 12 carries for 201 yards and three touchdowns in the Highlanders’ 49-7 win over Seymour.
Martinsville’s Tyler Cox ran 21 times for 194 yards and two scores in the Artesians’ 38-14 loss to Plainfield.
Colin Bergquist of LaPorte scampered 22 times for 189 yards and two touchdowns in the Slicers’ 34-28 overtime loss to Portage.
Castle’s Peyton Guerzini had 29 carries for 188 yards and two touchdowns in the Knights’ 19-14 loss to Evansville Memorial.
Zane Downing of Eastern (Greentown) ran 25 times for 187 yards with a score in the Comets’ 55-6 win over Clinton Prairie.
Aiden Warren of Perry Meridian raced 16 times for 184 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons’ 51-27 loss to Mooresville.
Brownstown Central’s Lucas Hines rambled 14 times for 180 yards with a score in the Braves’ 42-14 win over Scottsburg.
Peru’s Brayden Masters ran 30 times for 180 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengal Tigers’ 43-14 win over Manchester.
Jamari Pamplin of Centerville had 23 carries for 180 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs; 55-0 win over Knightstown.
Garrett Cora of Tri-West ran eight times for 179 yards and three touchdowns in the Bruins’ 54-0 win over Southmont.
Jaden Harness of Carroll (Flora) carried the ball 10 times for 176 yards with two scores and caught a 13-yard touchdown pass in the Cougars’ 38-22 win over Sheridan.
Austin Pohlman of Batesville had 14 carries for 175 yards and four touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 42-14 win over Connersville.
Mooresville’s Caden Robinson tallied 16 rushes for 175 yards with two scores for the Pioneers against Perry Meridian.
Peyton Cross of Sheridan ran 23 times for 170 yards for the Blackhawks against Carroll (Flora).
Kokomo’s Plez Lawrence scampered 18 times for 169 yards and four scores in the Wildkats’ 52-27 win over Indianapolis Tech.
East Central’s Josh Ringer had 21 carries for 167 yards and two touchdowns in the Trojans’ 34-27 loss to Indianapolis Roncalli.
Max Ringger of Norwell carried the ball 31 times for 166 yards and two scores in the Knights’ 45-34 win over Columbia City.
Trevon Hegler of Lawrence North ran 12 times for 165 yards with a touchdown in the Wildcats’ 31-7 win over Indianapolis Pike.
Triton Central’s Ray Crawford had 16 carries for 164 yards and three touchdowns in the Tigers’ 49-0 win over Speedway.
Springs Valley’s Conner Grimes carried the ball 19 times for 163 yards and two scores in the Blackhawks’ 38-16 win over North Daviess.
Garrett’s Kolin Cope had 25 carries for 163 yards and two touchdowns in the Railroaders’ 28-21 win over Central Noble.
Cole Thompson of Jimtown rambled 13 times for 162 yards and three scores in the Jimmies’ 31-6 win over South Bend Riley.
Kyondre Winford of New Albany ran four times for 160 yards and two touchdowns against Jennings County.
Fairfield’s Cory Lantz tallied 160 yards on the ground with three touchdowns in the Falcons’ 24-6 win over Churubusco.
Rhett Sheren of North Knox ran 12 times for 159 yards and a score in the Warriors’ 42-0 win over Indianapolis Crispus Attucks.
Seeger’s Peyton Martin scampered 26 times for 155 yards with a touchdown in the Patriots’ 38-0 win over North Vermillion.
Zionsville’s Colin Price ran 13 times for 155 yards and two scores in the Eagles’ 38-13 win over Fishers.
Justin Marcellus of East Noble had 17 carries for 155 yards and three touchdowns in the Knights’ 42-0 win over Bellnont.
Whiting’s Tony Madrueno ran 19 times for 153 yards with a score in the Oilers’ 42-19 loss to Boone Grove.
Omarion Dixon of Harrison (West Lafayette) tallied eight rushes for 152 yards and four touchdowns in the Raiders’ 54-14 win over Richmond.
Max Nasselroad of Alexandria had seven carries for 151 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers’ 48-34 win over Frankton.
Columbus North’s Blake Huffman tallied 18 rushes for 151 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 42-21 win over Terre Haute South.
Cody Mikulich of Bloomington North ran 13 times for 149 yards with three scores and caught a pass for another tally in the Cougars’ 41-27 win over Southport.
Delphi’s Evan Fritz had seven carries for 141 yards and three touchdowns in the Oracles’ 56-0 win over Taylor.
Hayden Vinyard of Valparaiso ran 12 times for 141 yards and two scores in the Vikings’ 44-17 win over Lake Central.
Rensselaer Central’s Dylan Kidd had 31 carries for 138 yards and four touchdowns for the Bombers against Western.
PASSING GRADES (Top quarterback performances)
Brady Allen of Gibson Southern went 22-of-33 for 407 yards and four touchdowns against Boonville.
Henry Hesson of Avon was 17-of-18 for 371 yards with four scores in the Orioles’ 35-14 win over Noblesville.
Elkhart’s Cameron Wiltfong completed 25-of-34 for 360 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions’ 28-7 win at New Prairie.
Greg Bolt of Columbia City was 9-of-19 for 305 yards with four touchdowns and ran 14 times for 61 yards and another score for the Eagles against Norwell.
In addition to going 2-of-4 for 24 yards with a touchdown, Mishawaka’s Justin Fisher ran 21 times for 297 yards and five scores for the Cavemen in their 41-21 win over Northridge.
Clark Barrett of Lafayette Central Catholic went 20-of-40 for 279 yards and a touchdown in the Knights’ 49-13 loss to Tipton.
South Spencer’s Kobe Barlett was 17-of-23 for 268 yards with four touchdowns in the Rebels’ 35=26 win over Tell City.
Colin Turner of Goshen went 22-of-40 for 267 yards and two touchdowns in the RedHawks’ 37-21 loss to Wawasee.
Along with completing all four of his passes for 37 yards, Lance McKee of Greenfield-Central exploded for 266 yards with three scores in the Cougars’ 42-22 win over New Castle.
Zach Shepherd of Southport completed 24-of-34 for 259 yards with two touchdowns for the Cardinals against Bloomington North.
Nicol Burnett of Mount Vernon (Posey) was 12-of-20 for 256 yards with five touchdowns and ran 13 times for 71 yards and another score in the Wildcats’ 56-6 win over Washington.
West Lafayette’s Collin Martin went 20-of-29 for 245 yards with a score and ran for another two touchdowns in the Red Devils’ 40-0 blanking of Hamilton Heights.
Tipton’s Sam Edwards was 14-of-20 for 235 yards with two touchdowns and rushed four times for 39 yards and another tally for the Blue Devils against Lafayette Central Catholic.
Duce Taylor of Fort Wayne North completed 18-of-28 for 229 yards with a touchdown in the Legends’ 14-7 overtime win over Fort Wayne Concordia.
Twin Lakes’ Lewis Dellinger went 20-of-28 for 227 yards with two scores in the Indians’ 32-12 win over Lewis Cass.
Indianapolis Roncalli’s Aidan Leffler was 16-of-22 for 227 yards with two touchdowns for the Rebels against East Central.
Alec Farr of Southwood went 11-of-15 for 226 yards with three scores in the Knights’ 32-8 win over Tippecanoe Valley.
Homestead’s Evan Ormsby completed 13-of-26 for 225 yards with three scores and ran for another touchdown in the Spartans’ 41-0 win over Fort Wayne South.
Sullivan’s Rowdy Adams was 12-of-18 for 220 yards with a touchdown in the Golden Arrows’ 38-14 win over West Vigo.
Concord’s Hunter Dutton completed 17-of-36 for 220 yards with two scores for the Minutemen in their 35-17 loss to Warsaw.
Blake White of Indianapolis Lutheran went 17-of-23 for 219 yards with eight touchdowns in the Saints’ 63-6 win over Traders Point Christian.
Tristan Polk of Floyd Central went 8-of-11 for 218 yards and three touchdowns against Seymour.
In addition to completing 8-of-11 for 119 yards with three scores, Boone Grove’s Mark Holder ran 23 times for 217 yards and three touchdowns for the Wolves against Whiting.
Madison’s Parker Jones went 14-of-32 for 212 yards and a touchdown in the Cubs’ 56-9 loss to Columbus East.
J’uan Swanson of Indianapolis Ben Davis completed 13-of-25 for 209 yards with three touchdowns in the Giants’ 42-20 win over North Central (Indianapolis).
Joe Cimino of Andrean went 11-of-14 for 206 yards and four scores in the 59ers’ 35-14 win over Lowell.
Beech Grove’s Gavin Mitchell was 16-of-27 for 195 yards with two touchdowns and ran 25 times for 65 yards and two scores in the Hornets’ 28-21 win over Franklin County.
Lafayette Jeff’s Brady Preston completed 12-of-14 for 194 yards with a touchdown and ran for another tally in the Bronchos’ 63-0 win over Muncie Central.
Eli Riley of Norwell was 8-of-12 for 90 yards with a touchdown and rushed 16 times for 193 yards and two scores against Columbia City.
Bluffton’s Hayden Nern went 13-of-20 for 190 yards and three scores in the Tigers’ 35-6 win over Lakeland.
Jeffrey Becker of Carroll (Fort Wayne) was 13-of-19 for 186 yards with four touchdowns and ran for two more scores for the Chargers against Fort Wayne Wayne.
Kai West of Tri-West completed 15-of-22 for 185 yards with three touchdowns and ran for another score against Southmont.
Wawasee’s Parker Young was 23-of-32 for 179 yards and a touchdown for the Warriors against Goshen.
Tayven Jackson of Center Grove went 11-of-19 for 179 yards with two scores in the Trojans’ 17-13 win over Indianapolis Cathedral.
Fort Wayne Wayne’s Aidan Meek was 11-of-16 for 173 yards and two touchdowns for the Generals against Carroll (Fort Wayne).
Despite going just 3-of-4 for 36 yards, Kolton Colclasure of Fremont ran nine times for 172 yards with four touchdowns in the Eagles’ 49-22 win over Wes-Del.
Delta’s Brady Hunt completed 12-of-26 for 168 yards with a touchdown and ran 22 times for 100 yards and another tally in the Eagles’ 28-21 loss to New Palestine.
Wabash’s Joe Leland went 8-of-13 for 167 yards with two scores and rushed 13 times for 80 yards in the Apaches’ 41-24 win over Whitko.
Eli Quasebarth of North White was 5-of-9 for 166 yards with three touchdowns and ran 16 times for 53 yards and another score in the Vikings’ 30-24 win over West Central.
Springs Valley’s Kannon Chase completed 10-of-12 for 166 yards with two touchdowns and ran for two scores against North Daviess.
Heath Richardson of Carroll (Flora) was 7-of-10 for 165 yards and four touchdowns against Sheridan.
Chase Benner of Charlestown went 8-of-11 for 164 yards and three scores in the Pirates’ 53-6 win over Eastern (Pekin).
South Decatur’s Wyatt Gatewood was 7-of-13 for 162 yards with three touchdowns in the Cougars’ 35-6 win over Cambridge City Lincoln.
Along with completing 15-of-28 for 87 yards and two touchdowns, Wes-Del’s Eric Harlan ran 43 times for 158 yards and another score for the Warriors against Fremont.
Eastside’s Laban Davis was 9-of-14 for 156 yards with two touchdowns and ran 17 times for 139 yards and three scores in the Blazers’ 42-7 win over Angola.
Logan Hooley of Northridge completed 11-of-20 for 156 yards with a score and ran 18 times for 87 yards and another touchdown for the Raiders against Mishawaka.
Greensburg’s Toby Brogin went 9-of-13 for 147 yards with a touchdown and rushed five times for 50 yards and another touchdown in the Pirates’ 52-6 win over Rushville.
Logan Carrington of Greencastle was 8-of-14 for 144 yards with a score and ran 14 times for 74 yards and two touchdowns in the Tiger Cubs’ 41-7 win over North Putnam.
Valparaiso’s Logan Lockhart went 6-of-11 for 144 yards with two touchdowns and ran for two more scores against Lake Central.
Along with going 8-of-19 for 142 yards with two scores, New Haven’s Jakar Williams ran 12 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 41-7 win over Huntington North.
In addition to completing 14-of-22 for 130 yards with three touchdowns, Jace Russell of Terre Haute North rushed 26 times for 193 yards in the Patriots’ 28-14 win over Brebeuf Jesuit.
Columbus East’s Malachi Parks was 4-of-5 for 129 yards with a score and ran 18 times for 111 yards and three touchdowns for the Olympians against Madison.
Riley Johnston of Hobart went 4-of-5 for 109 yards with two touchdowns and rushed 25 times for 109 yards and two more touchdowns in the Brickies’ 53-0 win over Munster.
Along with going 4-of-12 for 100 yards with a touchdown, Franklin County’s Adam Kelly had 27 carries for 122 yards with another score for the Wildcats against Beech Grove.
In addition to completing 4-of-7 for 79 yards with a score, Levi Strong of Peru ran 19 times for 155 yards and two touchdowns against Manchester.
WHAT A CATCH (Top receiving performances)
T.J. Bedwell of Columbia City hauled in five receptions for 241 yards and three touchdowns against Norwell.
Gibson Southern’s Logan Murfin caught six passes for 181 yards and three scores against Boonville.
Nathan Anderson of Homestead hauled in eight passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns against Fort Wayne South.
Noah Alford of Goshen had 12 catches for 156 yards and a score against Wawasee.
Elkhart’s Tyren Mason caught nine passes for 147 yards with a touchdown against New Prairie.
Zach Vode of Hobart had four catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns against Munster.
Bryant Boggs of Wabash hauled in seven receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns against Whitko.
Charlestown’s Devin Lukes caught seven passes for 126 yards with two scores against Eastern (Pekin).
Carson Rich of Southwood tallied four receptions for 122 yards and two touchdowns against Tippecanoe Valley.
Carver Queen of Sullivan caught eight passes for 120 yards against West Vigo.
Gibson Southern’s Rory Heltsley had seven catches for 119 yards with a touchdown against Boonville.
Tanner Mroz of Lapel hauled in six receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown against Eastern Hancock.
Concord’s Jack D’Arcy caught eight passes for 117 yards with a score against Warsaw.
West Lafayette’s Cannon Melchi had seven catches for 106 yards with a touchdown and ran for another score against Hamilton Heights.
Noah Johnston of Twin Lakes hauled in eight receptions for 105 yards with a touchdown against Lewis Cass.
Charles Claycamp of Columbus East recorded two catches for 103 yards and a score against Madison.
SPECIAL PERFORMERS (Top all-around performances on offense, defense, and special teams)
Edinburgh’s Riley Palmeter threw for 283 yards with four touchdowns, ran for a fifth score, and returned an interception 55 yards for another tally in the Lancers’ 52-14 win over Southside Home School.
Avon’s Wallace Stovall caught nine passes for 173 yards with two touchdowns and returned an interception 85 yards for another score against Noblesville.
Cathedral’s J.P. Koscielski came up with two interceptions, including a 74-yard return for a score, for the Irish against Center Grove.
Rickey Howell of Pendleton Heights returned a kickoff 93 yards for a score in the Arabians’ 55-8 win over Shelbyville.
New Palestine’s Damon Hockett had a 70-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Delta.
Charles Worsham of Adams returned an interception 71 yards for a touchdown for the Eagles against Penn.
Lawrence North’s Omar Cooper had a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Indianapolis Pike.
Theran Johnson of North Central (Indianapolis) ran a kickoff back 98 yards for a score for the Panthers against Ben Davis.