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THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST’S HONOR ROLL – 2017 VOLUME 2

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BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA

ON THE RUNAWAY (Top running performances)

Alex Stewart scampered 17 times for 326 yards and four touchdowns for North Posey in a 63-35 win over Mount Vernon (Posey).

Tor’Jon Evans ran 23 times 309 yards and three touchdowns in Evansville Central’s 49-7 victory over Owensboro Apollo (Ky.).

Tyrone Tracy tallied more than 300 yards of offense with two touchdown runs and a pair of receptions for scores in Decatur Central’s 41-9 victory over Perry Meridian.

Luke Canfield rushed 20 times for 275 yards and four scores for New Palestine in a 61-7 decision over Richmond.

Ethan Herbert carried the ball 22 times for 254 yards and two touchdowns for North Decatur in a 55-0 victory over Edinburgh.

Travien Walker had 11 rushes for 229 yards and two touchdowns in Griffith’s 48-9 win over Whiting.

Chase Lacoursiere tallied 23 carries for 217 yards and three touchdowns in Owen Valley’s 30-27 win over North Montgomery.

Thomas Kaser ran 30 times for 216 yards and a touchdown as Guerin Catholic claimed a 28-14 win over Lafayette Central Catholic.

Brandon Lockwood rushed for 213 yards and the game’s lone score in Bluffton’s 8-0 win over Manchester.

Charlie Spegal scampered for 206 yards and three scores in Delta’s 28-19 victory against Jay County.

Gabe Smith rushed nine times for 204 yards and three touchdowns in Monrovia’s 57-20 win over Cascade.

Marcalin Hairston ran for 197 yards and a touchdown for Fort Wayne South in a 34-22 loss to Fort Wayne Northrop.

Shawn Hapenny rushed 27 times for 192 yards and three touchdowns as Terre Haute North downed Evansville Harrison, 44-15.

Mitchell Orschell had nine carries for 191 yards and five scores in Franklin County’s 63-13 win over Connersville.

Cam Smith tallied 29 rushes for 188 yards and three touchdowns in Garrett’s 28-19 win over DeKalb.

Connor Horning has 29 touches for 183 yards and two scores for Cascade against Monrovia.

Conner Graber rambled for 181 yards in Northridge’s 27-10 victory over South Bend Saint Joseph.

Matt Coe ran six times for 180 yards and four scores for Northfield in a 50-14 win over Peru.

Romier Elliott had 15 runs for 179 yards and three touchdowns, but Warren Central still came up on the short end of a 42-41 decision defending Kentucky Class 6A champion Louisville Trinity.

Kyle Mawhorter racked up 175 yards on the ground with four touchdowns in West Noble’s 31-14 victory over Wawasee.

Jacob Deavers had 15 rushes for 168 yards and two scores in Blackford’s 18-7 win over Southern Wells.

Evan Douglas rambled 18 times for 168 yards and four touchdowns for Pendelton Heights in a 49-29 win over Anderson.

Nathaniel Keener ran 28 times for 168 yards and a touchdown in Churubusco’s 42-12 victory over Lakeland.

Xavier Trueblood carried the ball 11 times for 167 yards as Bloomington North downed Greenfield-Central, 17-14.

Jamon Hogan ran 28 times for 167 yards and two scores in Columbus East’s 34-17 loss to Columbus North.

Sam Getz recorded 10 carries for 164 yards and four touchdowns in Tri-County’s 79-6 win over South Newton.

Tyler Knepley ran 29 times for 158 yards and three scores in Western’s 36-15 loss to Lafayette Jeff.

Benji Nixon had 10 rushes for 158 yards and three touchdowns and caught a pass for another tally in Plymouth’s 50-13 win over Hammond Morton.

Jordan Presley came up with 157 yards on the ground and two scores in Fort Wayne Bishop Luers’ 28-20 win over Fort Wayne Wayne.

Carson Steele ran 14 times for 157 yards and four scores for Center Grove in a 41-0 victory over Whiteland.

Brandon Tandy had 21 rushes for 155 yards and two touchdowns for Eastern (Pekin) in a 56-21 victory over Clarksville.

Blake Reed tallied 19 carries for 154 yards and two touchdowns for Plymouth against Hammond Morton.

Spencer Maxwell rushed nine times for 150 yards and two scores in Eastern Hancock’s 53-7 victory South Decatur.

M.J. Shelton had 15 rushes for 145 yards and two scores in Northview’s 56-0 win over Edgewood.

Anthony Collier ran 26 times for 142 yards and a touchdown in South Bend Riley’s 36-29 win over Bremen.

Sampson James rushed 23 times for 141 yards and two touchdowns in Avon’s 52-20 loss to Indianapolis Ben Davis.

Chris Mays, Chase Ketterer, and Nick Wilson all surpassed the 140-yard mark on the ground in New Prairie’s 73-0 shutout of South Bend Clay. Mays tallied 13 runs for 171 yards and two touchdowns, Ketterer added 15 carries for 148 yards and two scores, and Wilson chipped in five runs for 147 yards and five scores.

Christian Covington ran 17 times for 140 yards and four scores in Fort Wayne Snider’s 69-7 victory over Carroll (Fort Wayne).

Colton Ritz tallies seven rushes for 140 yards and one score in Brownstown Central’s 43-14 victory against Charlestown.

Brandon Rosado had eight rushes for 140 yards and one touchdown as Greenwood downed Indian Creek, 40-7.

Dalton Smith scampered eight times for 137 yards and two touchdowns in Monrovia’s win over Cascade.

Corbin Padgett recorded nine carries for 134 yards and two scores for Monrovia against Cascade.

Sal Valle and Sam Ehrlich both ran for more than 130 yards and scored two touchdowns in Hobart’s 34-23 win over LaPorte. Valle had 19 carries for 144 yards, while Ehrlich added 19 touches for 133 yards.

Dawson Anderson rambled for 123 yards and two scores in Plainfield’s 21-7 win over Tri-West.

Jack Kiser ran 10 times for 115 yards and four touchdowns for Pioneer in a 61-0 triumph at Winamac.

Jacob Wigent accumulated 112 yards on the ground and three touchdowns in Columbia City’s 48-6 win over Whitko.

Ben Butler rushed the ball eight times for 107 yards and three scores in Gibson Southern’s 55-7 win over South Spencer.

Reginald Lipscomb rambled for 103 yards and three touchdowns and caught a pass for another tally as Indianapolis Pike blanked Fishers, 43-0.

Ty Thompson, Dawson Basinger, and Blake Chatman all went over the 100-yard plateau for North Central (Farmersburg) in a 44-22 win over North Daviess. Thompson had 12 rushes for 146 yards and one score, Basinger tallied 15 carries for 136 yards and three touchdowns, and Chatman added 25 touches for 109 yards and two tallies.

Dalton Justice found the end zone four times in Tri-County’s win over South Newton.

PASSING THE TEST (Top passing performances)

Mitchell Ray complied 374 total yards with two touchdown passes and two rushing scores in Bedford North Lawrence’s 44-41 win over Terre Haute South.

Dean Tate completed 16-of-25 passes for 366 yards and three touchdowns for Warren Central against Louisville Trinity.

Reese Taylor accounted for 355 total yards with three scoring throws and another on the ground in Ben Davis’ win over Avon.

Niah Williamson was 35-of-51 for 345 yards and five touchdowns and ran for a sixth tally, leading New Castle to a 43-26 win over Rushville.

Jiya Wright went 20-of-28 for 343 yards and four scores and ran for another score in Homestead’s 49-25 win over defending Class 3A state champion Fort Wayne Concordia.

Carson Blair was 19-of-28 for 337 yards and six touchdowns in Southwood’s 49-21 win over Oak Hill.

Collin Knecht racked up 335 yards of offense with a touchdown pass and two rushing scores for North Montgomery against Owen Valley.

K.J. Roudebush was 15-of-20 for 329 yards with two scores and two rushing touchdowns in Tipton’s 55-6 win over Elwood.

Gavin Yeskie recorded 326 total yards with a touchdown pass and two scores on the ground for Bloomington South in a 35-17 win over Martinsville.

Eli Kirkpatrick compiled 325 yards of offense with four touchdown throws and four more on the ground for Attica in a 72-12 win over Turkey Run.

Caleb Hamilton was 7-of-10 for 174 yards and one score and ran 16 times for 151 yards and four more tallies in Eastern Greene’s 48-6 win over North Knox.

Chance Roddy completed 17-of-28 for 319 yards and three scores and ran for another touchdown, helping Angola to a 41-35 win over Leo.

Trenton Kelley was 20-of-32 for 304 yards and three touchdowns for Columbus North against Columbus East.

Michael Lindauer went 19-of-23 for 299 yards and four scores for Evansville Memorial in its 58-33 win over Daviess County (Ky.).

Andrew McCormick racked up 296 total yards with three touchdown passes and a rushing score for East Noble in a 28-7 win over Warsaw.

Levi Frazier was 22-of-30 for 285 yards and four scores in Lapel’s 54-13 win over Frankton.

Bailey Meerzo had 255 total yards with a touchdown pass and two scores on the ground in Fort Wayne Northrop’s win over Fort Wayne South.

Justin Durkes completed 9-of-13 for 252 yards and five touchdowns for Woodlan in a 60-0 blanking of Prairie Heights.

Bryan Sexton was 20-of-26 for 251 yards with four touchdowns and ran for fifth score in New Haven’s 36-32 win over Mississinewa.

Derrick Ozobu compiled 247 yards of offense with two scoring passes and another tally on the ground in Brebeuf Jesuit’s 37-0 triumph over Indianapolis Tech.

Jordan Garrett completed 10-of-16 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns for Pike against Fishers.

Toby Hiland was 12-of-15 for 245 yards and four scores and also ran for 90 yards in Danville’s 59-17 victory over Mooresville.

Dylan Bishop went 18-of-26 for 244 yards and three touchdowns in Franklin Central’s 37-21 loss to defending Class 4A state champion Indianapolis Roncalli.

Jordan Reel accounted for 242 yards with a touchdown pass and run in Beech Grove’s 42-13 win over Park Tudor.

Jack Mikesell racked up 241 total yards with four touchdown passes and two more on the ground for Frontier in a 47-18 win over North White.

Matt Weimer went 9-of-14 for 238 yards and three touchdowns in Floyd Central’s 62-19 win against Providence.

Andrew Leslie tossed for 237 yards and two scores for Greenfield-Central against Bloomington North.

Jacob Bolt recorded 235 yards of offense with two touchdown passes and three rushing scores in Columbia City’s win over Whitko.

Luke Robertson threw for 228 yards and one score for Tri-West against Plainfield.

Eli Wiethop completed 10-of-13 passes for 228 yards and two scores in Evansville Reitz’s 34-0 blanking of Owensboro Catholic (Ky.).

James Jackson passed for 223 yard with a touchdown and two scores on the ground for South Bend Riley against Bremen.

Jake McDonald was 9-of-15 for 223 yards and two touchdowns in defending Class 6A state champion Carmel’s 31-0 blanking of Noblesville.

Brady Bogan went 10-of-13 for 221 yards with two scoring passes and another on the ground for Franklin County against Connersville.

Trey Filbrun had 215 yards of offense with a touchdown throw and three more rushing scores for Carroll (Flora) in a 28-14 win over Delphi.

Nathaniel Butts accounted for 215 total yards with touchdown pass and two rushing scores in Fountain Central’s 50-0 blanking of Riverton Parke.

Jake Byrd threw for 213 yards and two touchdowns for Fort Wayne Concordia against Homestead.

Jaylen Gilbert was 10-of-13 for 210 yards with three scores and ran for another tally, leading Rensselear Central to a 45-6 win over North Newton.

Cade Jones completed 15-of-21 passes for 209 yards and four scores in Heritage Hills’ 41-0 blanking of Tell City.

Ethan Igras went 8-of-10 for 207 yards and three touchdowns in Lowell’s 20-7 victory over Portage.

Eddie Schott threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns for Southport in a 21-14 loss to defending Class 5A state champion Westfield.

Evan Smith tossed for 201 yards and three scores and ran for two more touchdowns for North Decatur against Edinburgh.

Johnathon Wilder went 12-of-20 for 200 yards with three touchdowns in Bellmont’s 31-24 loss to South Adams.

Conner Gore finished 16-of-18 for 198 yards and three scores in Roncalli’s triumph over Franklin Central.

Isaac Sellers completed 9-of-13 for 179 yards and two touchdowns and another on the ground for Gibson Southern against South Spencer.

Tyler Goebel was 16-of-26 for 192 yards with a touchdown pass and a rushing score in Evansville Mater Dei’s 21-20 overtime win over Owensboro (Ky.).

Jose Mejias went 9-of-10 for 191 yards and five touchdowns in Washington’s 37-7 victory over Evansville Bosse.

Todd Branaman was 6-of-8 for 186 yards and four touchdowns for Eastern (Pekin) against Clarksville.

Casey Conatser tossed for 183 yards and three scores in Monroe Central’s 30-12 victory over Union County.

Liam Thompson completed 11-of-26 for 183 yards with one score and rushed for another tally as North Central (Indianapolis) posted a 37-14 win over Hanover Southeastern.

Mac Ayers had 181 yards through the air with three touchdowns and another rushing score in Indianapolis Scecina’s 50-21 win over Speedway.

Donyell Marshall threw for 181 yards and three touchdowns for Lawrence Central in a 24-16 win over Indianapolis Bishop Chatard.

Luke Touloukian passed for 169 yards and a pair of scores in West Lafayette’s 42-22 victory against McCutcheon.

Michael Haupert was 9-of-10 for 168 yards and two touchdowns in Fort Wayne Snider’s win over Carroll.

Jake Leffew’s 168 yards passing helped Valparaiso to a 31-7 win over Mishawaka.

Seth Gallman recorded 165 total yards with two scoring passes and three touchdown runs for Greenwood against Indian Creek.

Zach Neligh passed for 155 yards and three touchdowns for New Palestine against Richmond.

Nic Stuber was 10-of-16 for 152 yards and three touchdowns in South Adams’ win over Bellmont.

Roman Purcell threw for 146 yards and two scores and ran for another touchdown in Indianapolis Cathedral’s 38-35 loss to Detroit’s Martin Luther King.

Cameron Nance had 138 yards through the air and two scoring passes to Pat beam for Westfield against Southport.

Tom Richards was 6-of-7 for 136 yards and three touchdowns for Churubusco against Lakeland.

CATCHING ON FAST (Top receiving performances)

Matthew Nose tallied nine receptions for 252 yards and six scores for Southwood against Oak Hill.

Isaiah Dunham caught six throws for 195 yards and one touchdown and also hauled in an interception in Evansville Reitz’s win over Owensboro Catholic.

Daijour Griffe hauled in eight passes for 193 yards and two scores for Warren Central against Louisville Trinity.

Caleb Burkett had four catches for 189 yards and two touchdowns in Tipton’s win over Elwood.

Branson Combs tallied nine receptions for 188 yards and three touchdowns for Evansville Memorial against Daviess County.

Jaylen Flemmons had 11 catches for 177 yards and two touchdowns and also completed 1-of-2 passes for 17 yards in Columbus North’s win over Columbus East.

Jon Eineman caught eight passes for 153 yards and two scores for Mooresville against Danville.

Amarion Hicks recorded two receptions for 144 yards and two touchdowns in Woodlan’s win over Prairie Heights.

Jacob Pressler had 11 catches for 140 yards and two touchdowns for Brebeuf Jesuit against Indianapolis Tech.

Mike Hoskins hauled in six passes for 139 yards and two scores in Greenfield-Central’s loss to Bloomington North.

Aaron Lehman had five receptions for 132 yards and one score for Bellmont against South Adams.

Rashawn Haskins caught 11 passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns for Southport against Westfield.

Luke Bumbalough hauled in 11 throws for 126 yards and four scores for New Castle against Rushville.

Kentrel Thomas caught seven passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns in New Haven’s win over Mississinewa.

Jarret Schultz had three catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns for Angola against Leo.

James Tucker hauled in four receptions for 120 yards and two scores for Franklin County against Connersville.

Donivan Wright had two receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns for Lawrence Central against Bishop Chatard.

Colby Jenkins tallied 109 total yards with three catches for scores and another tally on the ground in New Palestine’s win over Richmond.

Mason Anderson had three receptions for 109 yards and two scores for Churubusco against Lakeland.

Jermaine Hoskins caught five passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns for Ben Davis against Avon.

Raber Grant and Trevin Taylor both had 100 yards in receptions for Homestead against Fort Wayne Concordia. Grant had four catches for 112 yards and one score, while Taylor added five catches for 107 yards and three touchdowns.

Christian Hunt caught the game-winning 39-yard touchdown pass as time expired, leading Yorktown to a 26-20 win over Muncie Central.

SHOW STOPPERS (Top performances on defense and special teams)

Brigham Kleinhenz recorded 18 tackles and returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown for Columbus North against Columbus East.

Luke Staton had a 74-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown and returned an interception 40 yards for another tally in West Lafayette’s victory over McCutcheon.

John Riggins returned an interception 95 yards for a touchdown, leading Lawrence North to a 34-14 win over Brownsburg.

Rahquil Nunn came up with a 78-yard interception return for a touchdown in North Central’s win over Hamilton Southeastern.

Brittain Chandler racked up 24 tackles for Lafayette Jeff against Western.

Aaron Willis recorded 21 tackles for Yorktown against Muncie Central.

George Karlaetis recovered a fumble in the end zone for a score as West Lafayette downed McCutcheon.

Maliq Carr picked up a fumble and returned it 60 yards for a score in Lawrence North’s win over Brownsburg.

Justin Helm scooped up his blocked punt and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown for North Central against Hamilton Southeastern.

Butch Knox came up with 15 tackles for Harrison (West Lafayette) in a 17-12 win over Western Boone.

Luke Marley racked up 14 tackles for Carroll (Flora) against Delphi.

Jordan Jusevitch recorded 13 tackles and an interception for Lowell against Portage.

Caden West finished with 13 tackles as Crown Point downed Highland, 35-6.

Devon Anderson came up with a pair of interceptions in Carroll’s win over Delphi.

Blake Jansky tallied 12 tackles and four quarterback sacks in Lowell’s win over Portage.

Carter Lacoursiere booted the game-winning 25-yard field goal for Owen Valley against North Montgomery.

Jose Trigo connected on a 21-yard field goal for Jimtown in a 9-7 win over South Bend Washington.

In addition to running 27 yards for a touchdown, Reece Covert also returned a fumble 58 yards for a score and intercepted a pass in Brownstown Central’s win over Charlestown.