BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
ON THE LOOSE (Top running back performances)
Fort Wayne Wayne’s Chris Thomas scampered for 308 yards and four touchdowns in the Generals’ 42-33 win against Fort Wayne Northrop.
Manchester’s Braxton Ream galloped 37 times for 294 yards and three touchdowns in the Squires’ 44-29 loss to Wabash.
Jaden Harness of Carroll (Flora) ran 17 times for 274 yards and six scores in the Cougars’ 56-28 win over Taylor.
Zane Downing of Eastern (Greentown) raced 28 times for 263 yards and four touchdowns in the Comets’ 38-35 win over Delphi.
Mark McDonald of Columbus East rambled 29 times for 237 yards and three touchdowns in the Olympians’ 52-28 loss to Elkhart.
New Prairie’s Noah Mungia ran 27 times for 230 yards and two scores in the Cougars’ 42-14 loss to Andrean.
Cody Mikulich rushed eight times for 199 yards and two touchdowns in the Cougars’ 49-14 win over Terre Haute South.
South Bend Saint Joseph’s Aaante Anglin had 11 carries for 189 yards with two scores and caught five passes for 41 yards with another touchdown in the Indians’ 48-0 blanking of John Glenn.
Jalen Ward of Franklin ran 25 times for 183 yards and two scores for the Grizzly Cubs in their 35-0 win over Perry Meridian.
Ethan Haessig of Greenwood carried the ball 21 times for 173 yards with a touchdown in the Woodmen’s 35-34 overtime loss to Martinsville.
South Spencer’s Cameron Weigand ran 18 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns in the Rebels’ 48-0 win over Pike Central.
Knox’s Gunner Wagner had eight carries for 168 yards and two scores in the Redskins’ 58-28 win over Culver.
East Noble’s Dustin Marcellus ran 33 times for 163 yards and three touchdowns in the Knights’ 28-21 win over Huntington North.
Carter Edney of North Vermillion rushed 30 times for 161 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons’ 52-22 loss to Covington.
Homestead’s Braeden Hardwick had 30 rushes for 156 yards and three scores in the Spartans’ 38-13 win over Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.
Derrick Woods of Elkhart ran 22 times for 156 yards with five touchdowns for the Lions against Columbus East.
Jerry Padgett of Western carried the ball 15 times for 155 yards and a score in the Panthers’ 33-14 win over Rensselaer Central.
Fort Wayne North’s Ja’suan Lambert had 27 carries for 154 yards and a touchdown in the Legends’ 76-48 loss to Carroll (Fort Wayne).
Lucas Hines of Brownstown Central ran five times for 154 yards and two touchdowns in the Braves’ 50-8 win over Eastern (Pekin).
Adam Burd of Lawrenceburg had 14 carries for 153 yards in the Tigers’ 40-14 win over Milan.
Plainfield’s Juan Nieto carried the ball 25 times for 153 yards and a score in the Quakers’ 41-21 loss to Mooresville.
Robert Lamar of Clarksville had 16 rushes for 150 yards and a touchdown in the Generals’ 36-25 loss to Charlestown.
Hanover Central’s Adam Graham ran 20 times for 149 yards and two touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 46-20 win over Culver Academy.
Delta’s Abram Stitt managed five carries for 144 yards and two scores in the Eagles’ 68-0 blanking of Shelbyville.
Myles Johnson of New Albany ran 20 times for 143 yards in the Bulldogs’ 26-7 win over Jeffersonville.
Garrett Cora of Tri-West ran 15 times for 119 yards with four touchdowns and caught a pass for a fifth tally in the Bruins’ 50-14 win over Frankfort.
PASSING GRADES (Top quarterback performances)
Jeff Becker of Carroll (Fort Wayne) went 21-of-31 for a career-high 460 yards with eight touchdowns and ran eight times for 46 yards and another score for the Chargers against Fort Wayne North.
Duce Taylor of Fort Wayne North completed 29-of-45 for 398 yards and six touchdowns against Carroll (Fort Wayne).
Avon’s Henry Hesson was 19-of-31 for 360 yards with four touchdowns in the Orioles’ 39-28 loss to Hamilton Southeastern.
Indianapolis Ben Davis’ J’uan Swanson completed 25-of-34 for 341 yards with two scores and ran for three touchdowns in the Giants’ 48-24 win over Indianapolis Pike.
Cameron Wiltfong of Elkhart went 15-of-23 for 340 yards with two touchdowns against Columbus East.
Christian Johnson of Parke Heritage completed 14-of-27 for 320 yards with six touchdowns and rushed six times for 78 yards and another tally in the Wolves’ 54-20 win over North Central (Farmersburg).
Columbia City’s Greg Bolt was 13-of-21 for 318 yards and five scores in the Eagles’ 47-6 win over Bellmont.
Blaze Cano of Hanover Central went 13-of-21 for 313 yards and two touchdowns against Culver Academy.
In addition to throwing for 11 yards, Evansville North’s Ethan Brawdy rushed eight times for 306 yards and four touchdowns in the Huskies’ 41-0 blanking of Evansville Harrison.
Ben Easters of Brownsburg completed 19-of-23 for 291 yards and four scores in the Bulldogs’ 35-7 win over Franklin Central.
Wabash’s Joe Leland was 16-of-24 for 282 yards with four scores and ran eight times for 47 yards and another touchdown for the Apaches against Manchester.
Eastern Hancock’s Houston Swan went 14-of-24 for 276 yards with four touchdowns and rushed five times for 24 yards and another tally in the Royals’ 49-16 win over Wes-Del.
Indianapolis Cathedral’s Nathan McCahill was 15-of-22 for 271 yards with three touchdowns and ran seven times for 47 yards and another score for the Irish in their 52-7 win over Penn.
Alan Karfalt of Covington threw for 258 yards with three touchdowns and ran for three scores for the Trojans against North Vermillion.
Lafayette Central Catholic’s Clark Barrett was 15-of-26 for 258 yards and five touchdowns in the Knights’ 38-0 win over Northwestern.
Riley Stone of South Putnam completed 11-of-17 for 255 yards with two touchdowns and ran eight times for 52 yards in the Eagles’ 56-27 win over North Putnam.
South Adams’ James Arnold went 11-of-16 for 246 yards with four scores in the Starfires’ 60-7 triumph over Bluffton.
Lucas Prewitt of Fishers was 14-of-24 for 243 yards and a touchdown in the Tigers’ 21-0 win over Noblesville.
Andrean’s Joe Cimino completed 15-of-22 for 226 yards and four scores for the 59ers’ against New Prairie.
Laban Davis of Eastside was 11-of-18 for 222 yards with two touchdowns and ran 14 times for 80 yards and two scores in the Blazers’ 34-0 blanking of West Noble.
West Lafayette’s Colin Martin went 15-of-25 for 221 yards with two touchdowns in the Red Devils’ 49-14 win over Hamilton Heights.
Kai Ross of Tri-West finished 20-of-26 for 221 yards with three scores against Frankfort.
Drake Hagerman of Brebeuf Jesuit was 17-of-30 for 221 yards and three touchdowns in the Braves’ 21-14 win over Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter.
Lawrenceburg’s Garrett Yoon went 15-of-19 for 218 yards and four touchdowns against Milan.
Chesterton’s Chris Mullen completed 11-of-28 for 210 yards with two scores and ran for another touchdown in the Trojans’ 21-13 win over Michigan City.
Tyrus Martin of Martinsville went 18-of-27 for 206 yards with four touchdowns for the Artesians against Greenwood.
Fort Wayne Bishop Luers’ was 16-of-30 for 199 yards with a score for the Knights against Homestead.
Brandon Tippett of Winchester completed 9-of-12 for 188 yards and four touchdowns in the Golden Falcons’ 55-6 win over Northeastern.
Clarksville’s Keyshawn Minor went 16-of-25 for 186 yards with a touchdown and rushed 15 times for 36 yards and another tally against Charlestown.
Jamari Herring of South Bend Clay threw for 185 yards and ran for 85 yards with a touchdown in the Colonials’ 28-20 loss at Munster.
Owen Valley’s Brody Lester was 16-of-20 for 183 yards with a touchdown and ran for another tally in the Patriots’ 20-15 loss to Indian Creek.
Maddix Bogunia-Bright of Mishawaka Marian was 10-of-10 for 179 yards with three touchdowns and ran for another score in the Knights’ 49-26 win over Bremen.
New Palestine’s Lincoln Roth completed 9-of-12 for 178 yards and two touchdowns in the Dragons’ 35-0 win over Yorktown.
Speedway’s Carter Giacone went 13-of-21 for 176 yards with five touchdowns and ran for a sixth score in the Sparkplugs’ 48-44 win over Beech Grove.
Covenant Christian’s Austin Frazier completed 8-of-12 for 175 yards and three scores in the Warriors’ 48-0 blanking of Indianapolis Cripus Attucks.
Carter St. John of Indianapolis Bishop Chatard went 9-of-13 for 174 yards and three touchdowns in the Trojans’ 28-7 win over Indianapolis Roncalli.
Indian Creek’s Aiden Netherly completed 6-of-9 for 165 yards and three touchdowns for the Braves against Owen Valley.
Kankakee Valley’s Eli Carden was 13-of-16 for 164 yards with a score in the Kougars’ 42-7 win over South Bend Washington.
Chance Martin of Alexandria went 9-of-17 for 150 yards with three touchdowns and rushed 14 times for 104 yards in the Tigers’ 21-20 win over Madison-Grant.
Along with going 8-of-13 for 147 yards with four touchdowns, Southwood’s Alex Farr also rushed four times for 54 yards and a score in the Knights’ 55-0 win over North Miami.
Chase Taylor of Southridge was 9-of-15 for 147 yards with three scores and carried the ball 27 times for 216 yards and four touchdowns in the Raiders’ 55-21 win over North Posey.
Wes-Del’s Eric Harlan completed 12-of-21 for 142 yards with a touchdown and carried the ball 16 times for 69 yards and a score for the Warriors against Eastern Hancock.
Columbus North’s Luke Hammons was 18-of-29 for 140 yards with a score and ran 21 times for 130 yards and another touchdown for the Bulldogs in their 35-28 overtime win over Southport.
Along with going 9-of-17 for 139 yards with three touchdowns, New Haven’s Jakar Williams ran 16 times for 75 yards and a score in the Bulldogs’ 32-28 win over Pioneer.
Malachi Parks of Columbus East went 9-of-19 for 127 yards with a score and rushed 24 times for 127 yards against Elkhart.
Andrew Blessinger of Edgewood completed all eight of his passes for 121 yards with three scores and ran 10 times for 107 yards and another touchdown in the Mustangs’ 35-0 win over Indianapolis Washington.
Lawrence North’s Donaven McCulley was 6-of-9 for 108 yards with two touchdowns and rushed 11 times for 96 yards and another score in the Wildcats’ 28-21 win over Lawrence Central.
Nicholas Patterson of Mooresville completed 7-of-12 for 104 yards with a touchdown and ran 13 times for 107 yards and three scores for the Pioneers against Plainfield.
Along with going 4-of-4 for 100 yards and two touchdowns, Westfield’s Maximus Webster added seven rushes for 104 yards and another score in the Shamrocks’ 49-16 win over Zionsville.
In addition to going 5-of-9 for 94 yards with two touchdowns, New Albany’s Derrell Simmons had six carries for 142 yards and two scores against Jeffersonville.
Hunter Gennicks of Linton-Stockton completed 5-of-10 for 64 yards with a score and ran 22 times for 108 yards with three touchdowns in the Miners’ 42-36 win over Monrovia.
In addition to going 3-of-5 for 63 yards with three scores, Gavin Pulling of South Bend Adams also ran 20 times for 80 yards in the Eagles’ 32-6 win over South Bend Riley.
WHAT A CATCH (Top receiving performances)
Mason Englert of Carroll (Fort Wayne) had 10 catches for 306 yards and four touchdowns against Fort Wayne North.
Bryant Boggs of Wabash caught nine passes for 233 yards and four touchdowns against Manchester.
Hanover Central’s Gannon Howes recorded seven receptions for 203 yards and two scores against Culver Academy.
Brownsburg’s Preston Terrell caught nine passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns against Franklin Central.
Landon Morris of Fishers registered six catches for 171 yards with a touchdown against Noblesville.
Elkhart’s Tyren Mason had six receptions for 170 yards with a touchdown and ran three times for 100 yards and another tally against Columbus East.
Fort Wayne North’s Jordan Turner recorded 10 catches for 166 yards and a score against Carroll (Fort Wayne).
Noble Johnson of Parke Heritage caught six passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns against North Central (Farmersburg).
Dylan Carnell of Ben Davis hauled in four catches for 161 yards with a touchdown against Pike.
South Putnam’s Hayden Switzer had six receptions for 141 yards and a score against North Putnam.
Lawrenceburg Dahya Patel caught five passes for 141 yards and three touchdowns against Milan.
Eastside’s Wade Miller had five receptions for 139 yards with a score against West Noble.
Camden Jordan of Cathedral caught six passes for 133 yards with two scores against Penn.
Remington Gall of Avon had seven catches for 129 yards and three touchdowns against Hamilton Southeastern.
Garrett Geiger of Columbia City registered five receptions for 130 yards and three touchdowns against Bellmont.
Martinsville’s Matthew Lafary recorded six receptions for 130 yards and a score against Greenwood.
Ethan Payne of Monrovia caught four passes for 124 yards and two scores for the Bulldogs against Linton-Stockton.
Brody Glenn of Bishop Luers had six catches for 123 yards with a score against Homestead.
Westfield’s Mason Piening hauled in five passes for 122 yards and a touchdown against Zionsville.
Nicholas Miller of South Adams caught three passes for 118 yards and two scores against Bluffton.
Jaron Tibbs of Cathedral had four catches for 114 yards with a touchdown against Penn.
SPECIAL PERFORMERS (Top all-around performances on offense, defense, and special teams)
Nathaniel Liddell of Western had nine rushes for 145 yards with two touchdowns and caught three passes for 121 yards and two scores against Rensselaer Central.
Bremen’s Hunter Bennitt had four catches for 79 yards with a touchdown and returned a punt 52 yards for another tally for the Lions against Marian.
Clay’s James Johnson had 120 receiving yards and returned a blocked field goal 52 yards for a touchdown against Munster.
Kyle Craig of Charlestown returned an interception for 95 yards for a score for the Pirates against Clarksville.
Along with having four catches for 82 yards with a touchdown, Aidan Ewers of New Palestine added a 36-yard interception return for a score against Yorktown.
Covington’s Dustin Keller caught five passes for 106 yards with a touchdown and returned an interception 65 yards for another score against North Vermillion.
In addition to catching a 13-yard touchdown pass, Sam Schott of West Lafayette also returned an interception 70 yards for a score against Hamilton Heights.
Johntu Reed of Jimtown caught a 68-yard touchdown pass and returned a kickoff 93 yards for another score in the Jimmies’ 56-0 win over Osceola Grace.
Garrett Esposito of Beech Grove returned a kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown and had a 58-yard fumble recovery for another score for the Hornets against Speedway.
Along with running for a touchdown, Clay’s Michael McSorley also recorded 14 tackles against Munster.
Hunter Burks of New Palestine took an interception back 45 yards for a touchdown against Yorktown.