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THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST’S HONOR ROLL – 2017 POST-SEASON SECTIONAL SEMIFINALS

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BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA

ON THE RUNAWAY (Top running back performances)

Dawson Bassinger tallied 15 carries for 362 yards and three touchdowns for North Central (Farmersburg) in a 34-20 win over Tecumseh.

Logan Storie exploded 25 times for 338 yards and five touchdowns in East Central’s 51-0 victory over South Dearborn.

Mason Hicks ran 23 times for 277 yards and two touchdowns in Hagerstown’s 33-14 win over Tri.

Jack Rhoades rambled for 257 yards and three scores in Woodlan’s 32-8 win over Wabash.

Luke Canfield had 21 carries for 244 yards and two touchdowns in New Palestine’s 54-14 win over Muncie Central.

Joe Callahan recorded 36 carries for 241 yards and four scores in Sheridan’s 35-8 win over Wes-Del.

James Mabry had 26 rushes for 227 yards and two touchdowns for Mooresville in a 42-35 win over New Castle.

Colin Wagner ran 12 times for 223 yards and four touchdowns in North Newton’s 36-6 win over Lake Station.

Brae’ton Vann carried the football 20 times for 215 yards and five scores in Boone Grove’s 47-20 win over Gary Roosevelt.

Damon Moody ran 35 times for 210 yards and two touchdowns in Greencastle’s 14-0 win over Sullivan.

Ethan Rogers carried the ball 20 times for 207 yards and two scores in Winamac’s 48-29 loss to Triton.

Bishr Jones had 26 rushes for 206 yards and two touchdowns in Park Tudor’s 28-6 victory over Cloverdale.

Keishon Edwards accumulated 204 yards on the ground and three scores for Fort Wayne Northrop in a 42-34 loss to Carroll (Fort Wayne).

Kitchel Gifford had 15 rushes for 191 yards and two scores in Western’s 35-7 win over Pendleton Heights.

Tyler Knepley carried the ball 32 times for 186 yards and three touchdowns for Western.

Tor’Jon Evans recorded 31 carries for 184 yards and three scores in Evansville Central’s 26-15 win over Jasper.

Marcus Morrow ran 21 times for 183 yards and three touchdowns for defending Class 3A state champion Fort Wayne Concordia in a 32-0 blanking of Lakeland.

Camari Hunt carried the ball 20 times for 174 yards and two score in defending Class 6A state champion Carmel’s 25-7 win over Noblesville.

Jed Minnich had 31 rushes for 174 yards and two touchdowns in Milan’s 21-15 loss to Triton Central.

Carson Steele racked up 23 carries for 174 yards and three scores in Center Grove’s 35-3 win over Franklin Central.

Josh Major accumulated eight rushes for 173 yards and two scores in Columbus East’s 56-14 win over Bedford North Lawrence.

Tyler Gomez ran 36 times for 172 yards and two touchdowns in Crown Point’s 23-14 win over Merrillville.

Jordan Owens came up with 24 rushes for 165 yards in Rensselaer Central’s 21-3 loss to Eastbrook.

Jake LeFew was 12-of-17 for 163 yards for Valparaiso.

Brandon Dotson rushed the ball 21 times for 162 yards in Martinsville’s 24-21 win over Franklin.

Mason Durrett ran 18 times for 160 yards and two touchdowns for Triton Central.

John Driscoll raced for 154 yards and two scores for South Bend Saint Joseph in a 39-27 win over South Bend Riley.

Isaiah Martin ran 11 times for 154 yards and a touchdown for Brebeuf Jesuit in a 42-14 victory over Blackford.

Seth Wilson had 15 carries for 154 yards and four touchdowns in Monroe Central’s 42-12 win over Clinton Prairie.

Isaac Alexander rambled for 153 yards and two scores in LaPorte’s 40-19 victory over South Bend Adams.

Bronson Yoder scampered for 150 yards in NorthWood’s 28-21 overtime loss to Angola.

Chase Ketterer ran 22 times for 148 yards and three touchdowns in New Prairie’s 42-21 win over Mishawaka.

Chris Harness rambled for 144 yards and a score for Mishawaka.

Gabe Eurit rushed 21 times for 143 yards and one score for Lewis Cass in a 33-6 win over Delphi.

Kyle Nunemaker scampered 10 times for 143 yards and a touchdown in Southmont’s 35-14 victory over Hamilton Heights.

Jamon Hogan had eight carries for 143 yards and three touchdowns for Columbus East.

Isaac Osborne had 20 touches for 146 yards and a touchdown for Martinsville.

Mitchell Orschell ran 41 times for 142 yards and a score in Franklin County’s 7-6 loss to Silver Creek.

Johnny Adams scooted 16 times for 141 yards with a touchdown for Indianapolis Ben Davis in its 33-20 win over Lawrence Central.

Christian Covington raced for 139 yards and two touchdowns in Fort Wayne Snider’s 37-0 victory over Homestead.

Noah Taylor had 25 rushes for 139 yards and three touchdowns in Castle’s 31-28 loss to Terre Haute South.

Jase Dressler scampered for 32 times for 138 yards and three scores for Terre Haute South.

Xavier Brown had eight carries for 136 yards and two scores for Gary Roosevelt.

Drew Schultz ran 21 times for 136 yards and two touchdowns for Adams Central in a 17-14 win over Churubusco.

Andrew Barajas had 14 carries for 135 yards and two touchdowns for Eastbrook.

Jordan Presley ran 14 times for 135 yards and two scores for Fort Wayne Bishop Luers in a 40-17 win over Norwell.

Cam Schank had 14 carries for 130 yards and three touchdowns for Carroll.

Dalton Scott raced 21 times for 129 yards and two scores in South Putnam’s 19-12 win over Indianapolis Howe.

Sampson James ran 17 times for 128 yards and two scores in Avon’s 35-2 win against Southport.

Tyrone Tracy recorded more than 125 total yards in Decatur Central’s 47-8 win over Indianapolis Tech, Tracy ran eight times for 50 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 76 yards and two scores.

Brayton Yoder came up with 125 yards on the ground and two touchdowns for NorthWood.

Tyreeon Hambright ran 19 times for 125 yards and a touchdown for Bishop Luers.

Austin Bennett scampered 20 times for 119 yards and two touchdowns in McCutcheon’s 42-7 win against Huntington North.

Tanner Brammeier had 15 carries for 118 yards and two scores for Tecumseh.

Lattrel Brown ran 15 times for 115 yards with a touchdown and caught a pass for another tally in Lafayette Jeff’s 27-24 win over defending Class 5A state champion Westfield.

Max Slusser scampered 17 times for 115 yards and two touchdowns for Triton.

Dallas Pugsley had 13 carries for 114 yards and two scores in Shenandoah’s 49-18 win over Frankton.

Drew Sheridan raced 18 times for 113 yards and a touchdown in Attica’s 40-6 win over Rockville.

Markese Stepp ran 12 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns in Indianapolis Cathedral’s 28-23 win over defending Class 4A state champion Indianapolis Roncalli.

Hunter Privett carried the ball 10 times for 112 yards with a touchdown in Lawrenceburg’s 43-14 win over Greensburg.

Alex Skinner had 29 carries for 112 yards with a score for Danville in a 32-20 win over Tri-West.

Lance Greiwe ran 13 times for 110 yards and a touchdown for Columbus East.

Shawn Hapenny scooted 10 times for 109 yards and three scores in Terre Haute North’s 31-0 shutout of Evansville North.

Ryan Walsh had eight touches for 109 yards and two scores in Andrean’s 69-7 win over Wheeler.

Jaylen Peake carried the ball 27 times for 109 yards and two touchdowns in North Harrison’s 20-19 victory over Batesville.

Tucker Schank had 23 rushes for 109 yards and two touchdowns in Southridge’s 20-0 victory over defending Class 1A state champion Linton-Stockton.

Joe Huff ran 10 times for 106 yards and a touchdown for Shenandoah.

Ezra Lewellen had four carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns in Pioneer’s 46-0 blanking of North White.

Drayson Nespo raced for 103 yards and two scores for LaPorte.

Ethan Berry tallied 12 carries for 100 yards and a touchdown for Triton.

PASSING THE TEST (Top quarterback performances)

Isaac Sellers recorded more than 450 yards of offense in Gibson Southern’s 39-28 win over Vincennes Lincoln. Sellers was 15-of-26 for 266 yards and two scores and ran 23 times for 188 yards and two touchdowns.

Nathaniel Butts had more than 425 yards in Fountain Central’s 40-14 victory over Seeger. Butts was 19-of-30 for 341 yards and five touchdowns and rushed 18 times for 88 yards and a score.

Carson Blair tallied over 400 total yards in Southwood’s 51-19 win over Eastside. Blair went 18-of-27 for 332 yards and five touchdowns and ran 11 times for 85 yards and a score.

Karson Goodman went 15-of-25 for 373 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a fourth score for Mooresville.

Caleb Hamilton finished with over 340 yards of offense in Eastern Greene’s 41-0 blanking of West Washington. Hamilton went 11-of-18 for 98 yards with a touchdown and ran 22 times for 244 yards and five scores.

James Jackson registered more than 330 total yards for Riley. Jackson threw for 134 yards and one touchdown and rushed 19 times for 200 yards and three scores.

Jayden George was 15-of-27 for 314 yards and two touchdowns in Warren Central’s 41-16 win over Lawrence North.

Trey Heidlage tallied over 300 yards for Batesville. Heidlage passed for 54 yards and two touchdowns and ran 35 times for 247 yards and one score.

Jack Miguel had more than 300 yards of offense for Carroll. Miguel went 17-of-24 for 244 yards and two scores and ran 15 times for 61 yards.

Luke Touloukian accounted for more than 300 total yards in West Lafayette’s 56-6 win over Twin Lakes. Touloukian was 15-of-21 for 248 yards and three scores and ran five times for 75 yards and one touchdown.

Andrew McCormick tallied almost 300 yards in East Noble’s 33-28 loss to Culver Academy. McCormick was 26-of-36 for 249 yards and two touchdowns and ran 20 times for 50 yards and two scores.

Fred Winston racked up over 280 yards of offense in Griffith’s 35-21 win over Hammond Morton. Winston was 8-of-16 for 179 yards and three touchdowns and ran 17 times for 107 yards.

Graham Toole registered 275 total yards for Vincennes Lincoln. Toole threw for 151 yards and three scores and rushed for 124 yards.

Bryce Jefferson had over 260 total yards for Decatur Central. Jefferson was 6-of-11 for 101 yards and two touchdowns and ran eight times for 164 yards and one score.

K.J. Roudebush tallied more than 260 yards of offense in Tipton’s 21-14 loss to Western Boone, Roudebush tossed for 160 yards and rushed for 104 yards and one score.

Conner Gore was 20-of-31 for 250 yards and three touchdowns for Roncalli.

Jordan Garrett tallied 250 total yards in Indianapolis Pike’s 42-21 win over North Central (Indianapolis). Garrett was 14-of-21 for 174 yards and three scores and ran 14 times for 76 yards.

Michael Bocker came up with nearly 250 yards for Culver Academy. Bocker threw for 125 yards and one score and rushed 14 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns.

Donyell Meredith went 16-of-28 for 240 yards and two scores for Lawrence Central.

Niah Williamson tossed for 239 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two scores for New Castle.

Carlis Falls-Wells was 7-of-12 for 232 yards and four touchdowns in Evansville Bosse’s 26-0 blanking of Oven Valley.

Casey Conatser went 14-of-19 for 229 yards and a score for Monroe Central.

Reese Taylor accumulated over 225 yards of offense for Ben Davis. Taylor was 9-of-17 for 142 yards and a touchdown and ran 17 times for 84 yards and two scores.

Travis McGuire passed for 222 yards with a touchdown and ran for another score for Frankton.

Austin Weimer raced up more than 220 total yards for Lawrenceburg. Weimer passed for 73 yards and a touchdown and ran nine times for 153 yards and three scores.

Brycen Moore threw for 218 yards and a score for Castle.

Grant Gremel came up with 215 yards of offense for Noblesville. Gremel threw for 135 yards and ran for 80 yards and a score.

Diomoni Small recorded over 210 total yards for defending Class 2A state champion Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter in its 41-22 win over Indian Creek. Small was 16-of-22 for 166 yards and two touchdowns and ran 11 times for 56 yards.

Jake Johnson tallied 210 yards of offense in Bloomington South’s 34-6 victory over Bloomington North. Johnson was 7-of-10 for 168 yards and two scores and ran for 42 yards and another touchdown.

Christian Conkling tossed for 209 yards for Pendleton Heights.

James Snyder was 11-of-16 for 202 yards and four touchdowns for Triton.

Anthony Maceo finished with more than 200 yards for Portage in a 34-14 win over Lake Central. Maceo passed for 55 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 147 yards and one score.

Jayce Harter recorded 200 total yards for Southridge. Harter tossed for 50 yards and a touchdown and ran for 150 yards and one score.

Iraken Armstead tossed for 200 yards and two touchdowns for Adams.

Michael McCullough threw for 200 yards and two scores and ran for a third tally in Michigan City’s 28-14 win over Munster.

Levi Frazier was 10-of-15 for 184 yards and a touchdown in Lapel’s 31-14 win over Alexandria.

Caleb Ballentine tossed for 183 yards and three touchdowns for Eastside.

Mac Ayers went 6-of-7 for 182 yards and four scores in Indianapolis Scecina’s 41-7 win over Eastern Hancock.

Trenton Kelley completed 10-of-14 attempts for 182 yards and three touchdowns to tie the school record with 25 touchdown passes in a season for Columbus North in a 56-14 win over Jeffersonville.

Jiya Wright had more than 180 yards of offense for Homestead. Wright tossed for 145 yards and ran for 42 yards.

Carlos Velasquez was 16-of-24 for 180 yards and two scores and ran for a third touchdown in Lafayette Central Catholic’s 38-28 win over North Miami.

Jarett Lewis threw for 179 yards and a touchdown for Eastern Hancock.

Ryan Lynch went 15-of-20 for 175 yards and two scores in Penn’s 13-0 win over Valparaiso.

Carter Compassi tossed for 175 yards and two scores for Hamilton Heights.

Seth Gallman came up with over 170 total yards in Greenwood’s 50-6 win over Mount Vernon (Fortville). Gallman completed all three of his passes for 54 yards and rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown.

Matthew Wilkerson went 17-of-29 for 168 yards and a touchdown for Lafayette Jeff.

Nick Wilson ran for 168 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another tally for New Prairie.

Cole Wiseman completed 18-of-25 passes for 167 yards and three scores in Zionsville’s 35-0 win over Anderson.

Zach Bundalo was 13-of-19 for 162 yards with a touchdown for Lake Central.

Cameron Misner went 13-of-18 for 161 yards and two scores for Avon.

Brennon Harper completed 13-of-17 passes for 160 yards and one touchdown for Evansville Central.

Michael Lindauer went 12-of-14 for 157 yards and two scores and ran for a third tally in Evansville Memorial’s 49-15 win over Washington.

Collin Stroup completed 17-of-36 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown for Clinton Prairie.

Zach Neligh came up with over 150 total yards for New Palestine. Neligh tossed for 65 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 88 yards and three scores.

Kyle Wade recorded more than 130 total yards in Kokomo’s 18-8 win over Harrison (West Lafayette). Wade threw for 76 yards and rushed for 63 yards and two touchdowns.

CATCHING ON FAST (Top receiver performances)

Eli Bunch had seven receptions for 211 yards and two touchdowns for Mooresville.

David Bell accumulated six catches for 179 yards and two scores for Warren Central.

Keyshawn McGill recorded five receptions for 171 yards with a touchdown and ran for another score for Michigan City.

Peyton Trexler had six catches for 164 yards and three scores for Southwood.

Luke Bumbalough came up with over 160 total yards for New Castle. Bumbalough had eight catches for 52 yards and one score and ran 14 times for 110 yards and a touchdown.

Aaron Dean recorded seven catches for 157 yards and three touchdowns for Eastside.

Delano Shumpert racked up six receptions for 157 yards and three scores for Triton.

Harrison Truitt had three catches for 149 yards and a touchdown for West Lafayette.

Michael Cross caught seven passes for 139 yards and one score for Hamilton Heights.

Kaiden Harshberger hauled in 14 passes for 138 yards for East Noble.

Matthew Nose had nine catches for 122 yards and a touchdown for Southwood.

Javen Layne caught three passes for 120 yards and a score for Evansville Bosse.

Aaron Barnett recorded three catches for 116 yards and two scores for Fountain Central.

Tristan Bailey tallied four catches for 118 yards and three touchdowns for Columbus North.

David Baker had three receptions for 113 yards and three touchdowns for Scecina.

SHOW STOPPERS (Top performances on defense and special teams)

Gabe Wright had an 80-yard kickoff return and a 62-yard punt return for touchdowns for Brebeuf Jesuit.

Brandon Combs came up with a 93-yard kickoff return for Evansville Memorial.

Brittain Chandler recorded 16 tackles for Lafayette Jeff.

Ethan Hoover returned a kickoff 74 yards for a touchdown and recorded two interceptions for Fort Wayne Snider.

In addition to catching three passes for 65 yards and a touchdown, Colby Jenkins also returned a kickoff 57 yards for a score for New Palestine.

Dean Tate came up with a 90-yard kickoff return for a score for Warren Central.

Orian Roshel booted a 26-yard field goal with 1:30 remaining for Terre Haute South.

Bryant Bostic had a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown for Pike.

Bailey Salary’s 40-yard field goal with three seconds left lifted Fort Wayne Wayne to a 9-6 win over Jay County.

Koby Hauser racked up 13 tackles for Westfield.