ON THE LOOSE (Top running back performances)
Fort Wayne Wayne’s Lamarion Nelson ran 30 times for 427 yards and seven touchdowns in the Generals’ 55-30 win over Fort Wayne South.
North Putnam’s Noah Claycomb rambled 29 times for 285 yards with two scores in the Cougars’ 58-7 win over Cloverdale.
Jordan Lambert of Fort Wayne North had 28 carries for 283 yards with three touchdowns in the Legends’ 42-16 win over Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.
Clarksville’s Robert Lamar scampered 28 times for 281 yards with three touchdowns in the Generals’ 42-6 win over Eastern Greene.
Luke Hansen of Indianapolis Roncalli rambled 23 times for 263 yards with three scores in the Royals’ 49-10 win over Guerin Catholic.
Evansville North’s Jason Rucker ran 17 times for 257 yards with four scores in the Huskies’ 48-12 win over Evansville Bosse.
Speedway’s Deejay Mcferson tallied 13 rushes for 254 yards with three touchdowns in the Sparkplugs’ 41-16 win over Monrovia.
Austin Smith of North Miami came up with 21 carries for 241 yards with three scores in the Warriors’ 49-0 win over Whitko.
Mitchell Knepley of Western raced 23 times for 239 yards with five touchdowns in the Panthers’ 35-14 win over Hamilton Heights.
Sheridan’s Peyton Cross had 20 carries for 236 yards with two touchdowns and caught a 50-yard pass for another score in the Blackhawks’ 42-0 win over Clinton Prairie.
Kam Sotelo of Eastern Hancock tallied 12 carries for 233 yards with three touchdowns in the Royals’ 61-0 win over Knightstown.
Scottsburg’s Wyatt Crawford ran 31 times for 209 yards in the Warriors’ 35-21 loss to Silver Creek.
Lake Central’s Xavier Williams had 30 carries for 206 yards with two scores in the Indians’ 21-7 win over LaPorte.
Jaxon Peas of Northfield rambled five times for 192 yards with two touchdowns in the Norsemen’s 48-27 win over Manchester.
Oak Hill’s Kyle Turanchick ran 32 times for 190 yards with five touchdowns in the Golden Eagles’ 35-6 win over Madison-Grant.
Fort Wayne Snider’s Uriah Buchanan raced 19 times for 190 yards with three scores in the Panthers’ 49-31 win over Homestead.
Baylor Smith of Lafayette Central Catholic had 25 carries for 189 yards with a score in the Knights’ 35-21 win over Tipton.
Josh Ringler of East Central recorded 13 carries for 179 yards with two touchdowns and tossed a four-yard pass for another score in the Trojans’ 35-0 win over Batesville.
Lewis Cass’s Haiden McClain had 20 carries for 166 yards with three scores in the Kings’ 42-14 win over Northwestern.
Max McCool of Castle carried the ball 23 times for 166 yards with a touchdown in the Knights’ 35-21 win over Vincennes Lincoln.
Greenfield Central’s Andrew Zellers ran 14 times for 147 yards with three touchdowns in the Cougars’ 54-7 win over Shelbyville.
PASSING GRADES (Top quarterback performances)
Thomas Gotkowski of Indianapolis Ben Davis completed 27-of-36 for 381 yards with four touchdowns and ran eight times for 73 yards with another tally in the Giants’ 42-28 win over Warren Central.
Indianapolis Bishop Chatard’s Drew VanVleet went 22-of-28 for 367 yards with two touchdowns and ran for a third score in the Trojans’ 41-27 win over Columbus North.
Jackson Willis of Indianapolis Lutheran was 16-of-23 for 365 yards with six touchdowns in the Saints’ 50-12 win against Cascade.
Corydon Central’s Tyler Fessel went 15-of-32 for 333 yards with four touchdowns in the Panthers’ 33-32 win over Eastern (Pekin).
Zac Horn of Columbus North finished 19-of-32 for 310 yards with four scores for the Bulldogs against Bishop Chatard.
New Palestine’s Danny Tippit IV was 18-of-21 for a career-high 303 yards with four touchdowns in the Dragons’ 41-14 win over Pendleton Heights.
Brody Morgan of Central Noble finished 15-of-19 for 296 yards with two scores and ran for a third touchdown in the Cougars’ 42-0 win over Fremont.
South Dearborn’s Adam Kunkel was 23-of-37 for 285 yards with four touchdowns in the Knights’ 62-15 win over Greensburg.
Avon’s Mason Reynolds went 23-of-41 for 277 yards with two touchdowns in the Orioles’ 38-21 loss to Franklin Central.
Charlie Stanski of Fort Wayne Bishop Luers completed 10-of-20 for 271 yards with a score for the Knights against Fort Wayne North.
West Lafayette’s Max Mullis was 16-of-23 for 271 yards with four touchdowns and ran six times for 40 yards with two more scores in the Red Devils’ 48-14 win over Rensselaer Central.
Tyler Adkins of Martinsville completed 22-of-37 for 269 yards with two touchdowns in the Artesians’ 27-26 win over Franklin.
Terre Haute North’s Bayson Carpenter went 16-of-34 for 262 yards with three touchdowns and ran nine times for 68 yards and two scores in the Patriots’ 55-34 loss to Bloomington North.
Triton Central’s Jace Stuckey was 12-of-14 for 259 yards with three scores in the Tigers’ 49-14 win over Indian Creek.
Christian Kramer of North Putnam completed 15-of-20 for 259 yards with five touchdowns against Cloverdale.
Maconaquah’s Braxton Birner went 25-of-31 for 257 yards with four touchdowns in the Braves’ 30-13 win over Peru.
Colton Stowers of Washington threw for 253 yards with three touchdowns and ran for another tally in the Hatchets’ 41-0 win over Pike Central.
Dash King of Bloomington North was 20-of-29 for 250 yards with five touchdowns for the Cougars against Terre Haute North.
Delphi’s Cade Nelson went 10-of-16 for 247 yards with three touchdowns and rushed for two more scores in the Oracles’ 34-17 win over Tri-Central.
Lafayette Jeff’s Ethan Smith finished 11-of-14 for 239 yards with two scores in the Bronchos’ 55-0 win over Muncie Central.
Owen Wanner of South Adame was 14-of-25 for 236 yards with four touchdowns in the Starfires’ 35-19 win over Monroe Central.
Traders Point Christian’s Cooper Simmons-Little completed 17-of-30 for 235 yards with six touchdowns in the Knights’ 41-20 win over Frontier.
Center Grove’s Tyler Cherry went 12-of-13 for 233 yards with three scores in the Trojans’ 36-0 win over North Central (Indianapolis).
Maverick Geske of Brebeuf Jesuit was 11-of-21 for 228 yards with four touchdowns in the Braves’ 49-10 win over Culver Academy.
Franklin Central’s Nevan Tutterow completed 10-of-14 for 226 yards with four touchdowns for the Flashes against Avon.
Christian Abney of Zionsville was 22-of-29 for 224 yards with a career-high five touchdowns in the Eagles’ 39-7 win over Noblesville.
Fishers’ Lucas Minns finished 13-of-27 for 223 yards with three scores in the Tigers’ 41-28 loss to Brownsburg.
Evansville Memorial’s Matthew Fisher went 15-of-18 for 218 yards with two touchdowns and ran for a third score in the Tigers’ 41-14 win over Evansville Harrison.
West Vigo’s Kaleb Marrs completed 10-of-17 for 214 yards with three scores in the Vikings’ 41-12 win over Brown County.
Clay Conner of Boonville was 11-of-20 for 214 yards with three touchdowns and ran 17 times for 96 yards in the Pioneers’ 50-40 loss to Linton-Stockton.
Silver Creek’s Kaiden Oliver went 10-of-15 for 213 yards with three touchdowns for the Dragons against Scottsburg.
Jayden Whitaker of Brownsburg completed 22-of-29 for 213 yards with three touchdowns and ran nine times for 79 yards and another tally for the Bulldogs against Fishers.
NorthWood’s Owen Roeder was 14-of-27 for 205 yards with four touchdowns in the Panthers’ 42-21 win over Warsaw.
Jimmy Sullivan of Carroll (Fort Wayne) completed 17-of-24 for 204 yards with a touchdown and rushed for another score in the Chargers’ 31-0 blanking of Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger.
Whiteland’s Kevin Denham went 9-of-15 for 197 yards with two touchdowns in the Warriors’ 47-23 win over Perry Meridian.
Northeastern’s Carson Terrell was 8-of-17 for 196 yards with four scores and ran three times for 95 yards with another touchdown in the Knights’ 47-0 win over Union City.
Ronald Vera Jr. of Evansville Reitz went 8-of-12 for 187 yards with four touchdowns and ran for another tally in the Panthers’ 44-0 win over Evansville Central.
Along with completing 13-of-22 for 182 yards with a touchdown, Hunter Gennicks of Linton-Stockton ran 21 times for 185 yards with two scores for the Miners against Boonville.
Sullivan’s Rowdy Adams was 12-of-25 for 175 yards with two touchdowns and ran 17 times for 157 yards and two scores in the Golden Arrows’ 38-0 win over Greencastle.
Evyn Krug of South Newton went 11-of-15 for 159 yards with four touchdowns and rushed eight times for 127 yards in the Rebels’ 36-0 win over Tri-County.
Alexandria’s Gabe McGuire was 11-of-18 for 157 yards with two touchdowns and ran 14 times for 142 yards and two scores in the Tigers’ 49-33 win over Eastbrook.
In addition to going 5-of-14 for 66 yards with a touchdown, Warren Central’s Keith Jackson also ran 14 times for 177 yards with two scores for the Warriors against Ben Davis.
Angola’s Tyler Call went 6-ot-10 for 42 yards and rushed 18 times for 167 yards with two touchdowns in the Hornets’ 40-21 win over Lakeland.
Cole Winer of Southwood was 3-of-8 for 29 yards and ran 20 times for 154 yards with six touchdowns in the Knights’ 52-14 win over Wabash.
WHAT A CATCH (Top receiving performances)
Corydon Central’s Jaylen Fowler hauled in nine passes for 249 yards with four touchdowns and returned a punt 80 yards for another score against Eastern (Pekin).
Cooper Horn of Columbus North had seven receptions for 185 yards with two scores against Bishop Chatard.
Martinsville’s Garrett Skaggs came up with 13 catches for 176 yards with a score against Franklin.
Indianapolis Ben Davis’s Marques Reese hauled in 13 passes for 164 yards with two scores against Warren Central.
Liam Burton of West Lafayette had eight receptions for 158 yards with two scores against Rensselaer Central.
Delphi’s Joshua Hartley recorded three catches for 157 yards with two touchdowns against Tri-Central.
Fort Wayne Bishop Luers’ Nick Thompson caught four passes for 156 yards with a touchdown against Fort Wayne North.
Tysen Deck of Central Noble had four receptions for 153 yards with a touchdown against Fremont.
Wabash’s Trevor Daugherty caught six passes for 141 yards for the Apaches against SouthWood.
New Palestine’s Isaiah Thacker recorded five catches for 140 yards with a score against Pendleton Heights.
Darius Gray of Silver Creek caught four passes for 140 yards against Scottsburg.
Lincoln Murff of Ben Davis had seven catches for 135 yards with two touchdowns against Warren Central.
Maconaquah’s Fuddy Kile registered 12 receptions for 134 yards with two scores against Peru.
Austin Ballart of South Dearborn had seven catches for 124 yards with two touchdowns against Greensburg.
Eli Roach of West Vigo came up with seven receptions for 124 yards with a score against Brown County.
NorthWood’s Wes Yoder caught three passes for 118 yards with two touchdowns and ran 16 times for 105 yards against Warsaw.
Boonville’s Marques Ballard came up with four catches for 114 yards with two scores against Linton-Stockton.
Myles Bryan of North Putnam racked up five catches for 113 yards with two touchdowns against Cloverdale.
Noah Coy of Center Grove had three receptions for 106 yards with three scores against North Central (Indianapolis).
Indianapolis Lutheran’s Cur’Brian Shelby registered three catches for 101 yards with three touchdowns against Cascade.
SPECIAL PERFORMERS (Top all-around performances on offense, defense, and special teams)
Kirk Knecht of Greenfield Central had kickoff returns of a school-record 95 yards and 90 yards for touchdowns against Shelbyville.
In addition to catching three passes for 118 yards with two scores, Franklin Central’s Jayon Harvey also had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Avon.
Along with hauling in a 60-yard touchdown pass, Benton Central’s Holden Deno also returned a blocked punt 15 yards for a score in the Bison’s 13-7 win over Twin Lakes.
Chris Ferguson of Harrison (West Lafayette) came up with kickoff returns of 83 and 86 yards for touchdowns in the Raiders’ 52-12 win over Anderson.
Mishawaka Marian’s Brian Bultinck came up with a pair of interceptions in the Knights’ 7-6 win over South Bend Adams.
Jordan Woods of Hammond Central ran six times for 146 yards with two touchdowns and returned a punt 73 yards for another score in the Wolves’ 46-22 win over Pioneer.
Mooresville’s Kevin Curry converted field goals of 27 33, 37, and 22 yards in the Pioneers’ 18-17 win over Decatur Central.
Along with running for a score, Gibson Southern’s Sean DeLong intercepted a pair of passes in the Titans’24-14 win over Southridge.
In addition to running eight times for 151 yards with three touchdowns, Jackson Clowers of Mount Vernon (Posey) also had an interception in the Wildcats’ 42-7 win against Forest Park.