BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
ON THE LOOSE (Top running back performances)
South Dearborn’s C.J. Rogers ran 13 times for 326 yards with five touchdowns in the Knights’ 55-8 win over Connersville.
Seeger’s Peyton Chinn tallied 36 carries for 302 yards with three scores and caught a 28-yard touchdown pass in the Patriots’ 38-26 win over Riverton Parke.
Hunter Newman of Harrison (West Lafayette) scampered 25 times for 285 yards and six touchdowns in the Raiders’ 56-41 win over Lafayette Jeff.
Rochester’s Alex Deming ran 29 times for 284 yards with four touchdowns in the Zebras’ 44-19 win over Wabash.
Indianapolis Lutheran’s Montasi Clay accumulated 250 yards on the ground with five scores in the Saints’ 34-13 win over Lapel.
Lavarion Logan of Merrillville had 32 carries for 245 yards and four touchdowns in the Pirates’ 45-13 win over Portage.
Evansville Memorial’s Ray Brodie ran 15 times for 243 yards with a touchdown in the Tigers’ 29-15 win over Evansville Mater Dei.
Aatarveon Jordan of Franklin Central raced for 216 yards and two scores in the Flashes’ 24-21 win over Zionsville.
Hamilton Southeastern’s Blaine Wertz ran 22 times for 215 yards and three touchdowns in the Royals’ 42-13 win over Fishers.
Franklin’s Titus Phillips carried the ball 40 times for 212 yards and four touchdowns in the Grizzly Cubs’ 35-21 win over Whiteland.
Kaleb Hicks of Decatur Central ran 16 times for 211 yards and two touchdowns in the Hawks’ 45-14 win over Martinsville.
Evansville North’s T.J. Hankins rambled 29 times for 211 yards with a score in the Huskies’ 29-26 win over Evansville Reitz.
Jamari Pamplin of Centerville had 16 carries for 210 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 54-16 win over Winchester.
Heritage Christian’s Colton Brown rambled 29 times for 195 yards with three scores in the Eagles’ 35-0 win over Eastern Hancock.
Kyle Haessley of Hanover Central scampered 17 times for 155 yards with three touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 48-14 win over River Forest.
Hayden Nelson of Mississinewa ran nine times for 193 yards and three touchdowns in the Indians’ 47-6 win over Madison-Grant.
Kokomo’s Plez Lawrence had 13 rushes for 191 yards with a touchdown in the Wildkats’ 36-7 win over McCutcheon.
Dylan Kidd of Rensselaer Central carried the ball 29 times for 188 yards and three scores in the Bombers’ 30-0 win over Twin Lakes.
Lance Moser of Bremen raced 30 times for 187 yards and a score in the Lions’ 35-7 win over Triton.
Cascade’s Jackson Mantooth had 10 carries for 183 yards and three touchdowns in the Cadets’ 58-28 win over South Decatur.
Brownsburg’s Garrett Sherrell ran 16 times for 179 yards in the Bulldogs’ 36-17 win over Avon.
Brice Everitt of Frankton had 15 carries for 179 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles’ 37-0 win over Elwood.
Valparaiso’s Hayden Vinyard rambled 21 times for 176 yards with four touchdowns and caught two passes for 76 yards and two scores in the Vikings’ 49-28 win over Michigan City.
Wyatt Woodall of Southmont had 12 carries for 168 yards with three touchdowns in the Mounties’ 42-14 win over Frankfort.
Liam Farmer of Cascade tallied 11 carries for 167 yards and three touchdowns against South Decatur.
Union City’s Blayne Daniels recorded 11 rushes for 160 yards with four touchdowns in the Indians’ 62-0 win over Knightstown.
Indianapolis Scecina’s Dequan Stennis ran 17 times for 157 yards and two scores in the Crusaders’ 26-14 win over Beech Grove.
Scottsburg’s Traven Crawford had 22 rushes for 152 yards with a touchdown in the Warriors’ 43-0 win over Corydon Central.
Che Hogue of Bloomington South carried the ball 32 times for 149 yards with two touchdowns in the Panthers’ 28-14 win over Bloomington North.
Covenant Christian’s John Nabors ran 10 times for 149 yards and four scores in the Warriors’ 56-0 win over Indianapolis Washington.
Mario Price of Calumet raced 16 times for 146 yards and two touchdowns in the Warriors’ 39-14 win over Whiting.
Fort Wayne Bishop Luers’ Sir Hale had 16 rushes for 145 yards with two touchdowns in the Knights’ 49-14 win over Fort Wayne Concordia.
Noah Apgar of Greenwood raced 19 times for 144 yards and two scores in the Woodmen’s 70-14 loss to Mooresville.
Along with running 29 times for 96 yards with two scores, Center Grove’s Drew Wheat caught three passes for 108 yards with a touchdown in the Trojans’ 45-21 win over Indianapolis Ben Davis.
PASSING GRADES (Top quarterback performances)
Covington’s Alan Karrfalt was 40-of-58 for 485 yards with five touchdowns and rushed 12 times for 26 yards and another score in the Trojans’ 48-12 win over Fountain Central.
Edinburgh’s Riley Palmeter completed 21-of-34 for 371 yards with four touchdowns and ran nine times for 91 yards and the game-winning score in the Lancers’ 34-30 win over Northeastern.
Michigan City’s Tyler Bush was 18-of-23 for 356 yards with two scores and ran for a third score for the Wolves against Valparaiso.
Braxton Birner of Maconaquah went 38-of-41 for 350 yards with six touchdowns in the Braves’ 46-0 win over Whitko.
Zach David of Bloomington South completed 17-of-21 for 324 yards and two touchdowns against Bloomington North.
Zach Osborne of Carmel went 20-of-31 for 302 yards with two scores and ran six times for 38 yards and another touchdown in the Greyhounds’ 34-6 win over Indianapolis Pike.
Park Tudor’s D.J. Gordon finished 12-of-17 for 299 yards with four touchdowns and rushed for two more scores in the Panthers’ 60-26 win over Traders Point Christian.
Avon’s Mason Reynolds went 14-of-32 for 283 yards and two touchdowns for the Orioles against Brownsburg.
Nicholas Patterson of Mooresville was 12-of-16 for 281 yards with four scores for the Pioneers against Greenwood.
Sullivan’s Rowdy Adams completed 17-of-22 for 277 yards with five touchdowns in the Golden Arrows’ 48-7 win over North Putnam.
J’uan Swanson of Indianapolis Ben Davis went 26-of-47 for 270 yards with three touchdowns for the Giants against Center Grove.
Evansville Reitz’s Nate Staley completed 21-of-37 for 267 yards with two touchdowns and ran for five times for 63 yards for the Panthers against Evansville North.
Providence’s Carter Lannon was 16-of-22 for 266 yards with four scores in the Pioneers’ 46-27 win over Clarksville.
Jace Stuckey of Triton Central went 23-of-40 for 257 yards with a touchdown and ran for another tally in the Tigers; 38-14 loss to Monrovia.
Danny O’Neil of Indianapolis Cathedral was 18-of-30 for 255 yards with three touchdowns and rushed seven times for 37 yards and two more scores for the Irish in their 38-14 win over Indianapolis Bishop Chatard.
Angel Nelson of Merrillville went 13-of-19 for 251 yards and two touchdowns against Portage.
Homestead’s Hunter Slaven completed 15-of-21 for 245 yards with two touchdowns and ran 12 times for 65 yards and another score in the Spartans’ 37-21 win over Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger.
Bryce LaSane of Mishawaka Marian went 14-of-22 for 242 yards with three touchdowns in the Knights’ 33-0 blanking of New Prairie.
Martinsville’s Tyler Adkins completed 25-of-34 for 241 yards and two scores for the Artesians against Decatur Central.
South Decatur’s Kelby Shook was 23-of-43 for 238 yards and three touchdowns for the Cougars against Cascade.
Owen Wanner of South Adams went 14-of-21 for 238 yards with two touchdowns in the Starfires’ 42-7 win over Heritage.
Hamilton Heights’ Guy Griffey completed 15-of-21 for 236 yards with three scores in the Huskies’ 42-7 win over Northwestern.
Cooper Simmons-Little of Traders Point Christian was 12-of-17 for 231 yards with two touchdowns for the Knights against Park Tudor.
West Lafayette’s Max Mullis went 16-of-23 for 228 yards with two touchdowns and ran nine times for 41 yards with another score in the Red Devils’ 43-7 win over Lafayette Central Catholic.
Adonis Adams-Figueroa of Beech Grove was 21-of-48 for 215 yards with two scores for the Hornets against Indianapolis Scecina.
Hanover Central’s Matt Koontz went 11-of-14 for 211 yards with a touchdown and rushed 10 times for 51 yards and two scores against River Forest.
East Noble’s Zander Brazel completed 9-of-14 for 210 yards with four touchdowns and ran for a fifth score in the Knights’ 55-6 win over DeKalb.
Tyler Shisler of Central Noble went 8-of-20 for 209 yards with two touchdowns and rushed five times for 32 yards and another score in the Cougars’ 28-0 blanking of Prairie Heights.
NorthWood’s Kaden Lone finished 15-of-21 for 208 yards with two touchdowns and ran nine times for 60 yards in the Panthers’ 17-7 win over Goshen.
Charlestown’s Clay McClelland went 10-of-15 for 207 yards with four touchdowns and rushed 16 times for 91 yards and another tally in the Pirates’ 39-7 win over North Harrison.
Gehrig Slunaker of Mount Vernon (Fortville) completed 11-of-13 for 207 yards with three touchdowns and ran for another tally in the Marauders’ 49-10 win over New Palestine.
Jansen Slate of Northwestern was 12-of-15 for 206 yards for the Tigers against Hamilton Heights.
Tyler Call of Angola went 6-of-7 for 199 yards with two touchdowns in the Hornets’ 38-10 win over West Noble.
Center Grove’s Tayven Jackson completed 10-of-16 for 193 yards with two scores against Ben Davis.
Warren Central’s Prince Powell went 10-of-16 for 192 yards with three touchdowns and ran 12 times for 81 yards and two scores in the Warriors’ 48-13 win over Lawrence Central.
Kyle Antoine was 14-of-20 for 191 yards with a touchdown and ran 11 times for 75 yards and another score against Eastern Hancock.
Lebanon’s Landon Fouts completed 11-of-23 for 190 yards with a touchdown in the Tigers’ 28-8 win over North Montgomery.
Mason Rohlman of Perry Meridian went 19-of-35 for 188 yards with a touchdown in the Falcons’ 28-7 loss to Plainfield.
Brebeuf Jesuit’s Nolan Buckman completed 10-of-18 for 188 yards with four touchdowns for the Braves in their 42-14 win over Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter.
Concord’s Hunter Dutton went 10-of-18 for 185 yards with four scores in the Minutemen’s 44-0 win over Wawasee.
Cameron Tilley of Castle finished 8-of-14 for 185 yards with five touchdowns and rushed for another score in the Knights’ 42-7 win over Evansville Harrison.
Montez Jones of Lawrence North was 13-of-24 for 176 yards with two touchdowns and ran four times for 106 yards and another score in the Wildcats’ 33-7 win over North Central (Indianapolis).
Westfield’s Maximus Webster completed 7-of-9 for 172 yards with a score in the Shamrocks’ 42-15 win over Noblesville.
Gregory Bolt of Columbia City went 7-of-13 for 172 yards with three touchdowns and rushed 15 times for 76 yards with another tally in the Eagles’ 49-21 win over Huntington North.
Lafayette Central Catholic’s Clark Barrett was 13-of-26 for 171 yards and ran 10 yards for a score for the Knights against West Lafayette.
In addition to going 15-of-21 for 171 yards, Brady Preston of Lafayette Jeff rushed 21 times for 148 yards with four scores for the Bronchos against Harrison (West Lafayette).
Monroe Central’s Jackson Ullom completed 7-of-12 for 169 yards with two touchdowns and ran for a third tally in the Golden Bears’ 45-9 blanking of Oldenburg Academy.
Lapel’s Brennan Stow went 17-of-22 for 168 yards with a touchdown and rushed 10 times for 65 yards for the Bulldogs against Indianapolis Lutheran.
Chance Martin of Alexandria finished 16-of-25 for 166 yards with three scores in the Tigers’ 31-28 win over Blackford.
Tony Flatt of Covenant Christian was 9-of-12 for 164 yards with two scores against Indianapolis Washington.
Aidan Leffler of Indianapolis Roncalli finished 9-of-13 for 164 yards with four touchdowns in the Royals’ 45-12 win over Columbus North.
Plainfield’s Carson Melvin completed 13-of-22 for 160 yards with two touchdowns and rushed 20 times for 81 yards and another tally for the Quakers against Perry Meridian.
J.J. Johnson of Crown Point went 8-of-17 for 138 yards with three scores and ran 14 times for 48 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 42-7 win over Lake Central.
Clinton Central’s Leo DeLeon was 6-of-8 for 128 yards with two touchdowns and ran 22 times for 115 yards and three scores in the Bulldogs’ 54-18 win over Frontier.
Travis Lecher of Batesville went 6-of-11 for 105 yards with two scores and rushed nine times for 87 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 44-0 win over Rushville.
Western’s Dylan Bryant was 4-of-9 for 94 yards with two touchdowns and ran 33 times for 276 yards and four scores in the Panthers’ 49-42 win over New Castle.
Brody Lester of Owen Valley went 12-of-13 for 91 yards with a touchdown and rushed 14 times for 136 yards and three scores in the Patriots’ 54-7 win over Edgewood.
In addition to going 4-of-11 for 84 yards with two scores, South Newton’s Kayden Cruz rushed 18 times for 301 yards and five touchdowns in the Rebels’ 59-30 win over Lake Station.
Along with going 4-of-8 for 72 yards with a touchdown, Eastbrook’s Jeff Engle ran 13 times for 119 yards and two scores in the Panthers’ 50-14 win against Oak Hill.
WHAT A CATCH (Top receiving performances)
Duncan Keller of Covington hauled in a state-record 22 passes for 345 yards and five touchdowns against Fountain Central.
Edinburgh’s Caleb Dewey registered nine catches for 231 yards and two scores against Northeastern.
Gio Laurent of Michigan City had 12 receptions for 195 yards against Valparaiso.
Crishon McCray of Avon caught four passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns against Brownsburg.
Angola’s Andre Tagliaferri recorded four catches for 154 yards and two scores against West Noble.
Brebeuf Jesuit’s Max Walters had seven receptions for 152 yards with two touchdowns against Cardinal Ritter.
Cooper Fox of Bloomington South registered nine catches for 149 yards with a touchdown against Bloomington North.
Homestead’s Nathan Anderson had seven receptions for 142 yards and two touchdowns against Bishop Dwenger.
Maconaquah’s Brayden Betzner caught eight passes for 137 yards with two touchdowns against Whitko.
Justin Marshall of Merrillville came up with six catches for 135 yards and two scores against Portage.
Anthony Dunville of Triton Central tallied seven catches for 134 yards with a score against Monrovia.
Michigan City’s Tre Simmons caught four passes for 133 yards with a touchdown against Valparaiso.
JaRon Tibbs of Indianapolis Cathedral came up with six receptions for 132 yards against Indianapolis Bishop Chatard.
Monroe Central’s Gavin Smithson-Burciaga caught nine passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns against Oldenburg Academy.
Traders Point Christian’s Zavier Gibson had eight catches for 132 yards and a score against Park Tudor.
Jackson Wasserstrom of Westfield caught three passes for 123 yards with a score against Noblesville.
Jake Ottersbach of Charlestown recorded four catches for 122 yards with three touchdowns against North Harrison.
Hamilton Heights’ Gavin Bramel had seven receptions for 121 yards with three scores against Northwestern.
Carmel’s Desmond Duffy registered seven catches for 119 yards with two touchdowns against Indianapolis Pike.
Omar Cooper of Lawrence North recorded five receptions for 119 yards and two scores against North Central (Indianapolis).
Indianapolis Roncalli’s Cade Gore tallied six catches for 113 yards with three scores and ran three times for 55 yards and another touchdown against Columbus North.
SPECIAL PERFORMERS (Top all-around performances on offense, defense, and special teams)
Along with catching five passes for 107 yards with a touchdown, Covenant Christian’s Brian Buckley returned interceptions of 18 and 22 yards for scores against Indianapolis Washington.
In addition to recovering fumble, West Lafayette’s J.T. Downey caught a 22-yard touchdown pass and returned an interception for a score against Lafayette Central Catholic.
Johnny Clampitt of Mooresville had a 91-yard kickoff return for a score against Greenwood.
Mishawaka Marian’s Greg Atkinson returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown and caught two passes for 82 yards and another score against New Prairie.
Tabyas Grant of Traders Point Christian had a 91-yards kickoff return for a score against Park Tudor.
In addition to coming up with three touchdown receptions, James Boyd of South Bend Riley returned an interception 80 yards for another tally in the Wildcats’ 42-6 win over South Bend Clay.
Ren Davis of Mount Vernon (Fortville) registered a 60-yard interception return for a score against New Palestine.