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THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST’S HONOR ROLL – 2017 VOLUME 3

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BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA

ON THE RUNAWAY (Top running performances)

Da’Zaun Sargent scampered 30 times for 324 yards and three scores in Evansville’s Reitz’s 44-33 victory over Castle.

Tyler Knepley ran 49 times for 319 yards and four touchdowns and also threw for 60 yards in Western’s 42-28 loss to West Lafayette.

Jack Rhoades had 289 yards on the ground and four scores for Woodlan in a 67-0 blanking of Heritage.

Charlie Spegal’s 37 rushes for 286 yards and three touchdowns were not enough for Delta in a 28-21 loss to Shelbyville.

Anthony Maceo carried the ball 11 times for 270 yards and five touchdowns in Portage’s 40-14 victory over Lake Central.

Gavyn Doan rambled for 259 yards and a score for North Knox in a 39-21 win over Tecumseh.

Mitchell Orschell ran 27 times for 255 yards and five touchdowns in Franklin County’s 40-19 victory over Rushville.

Dawson Bassinger notched 13 rushes for 253 yards and five scores for North Central (Farmersburg) in a 57-6 win over Rockville.

De’Angelo Dean had 14 rushes for 244 yards and three touchdowns in Indianapolis Manual’s 59-0 shutout over Indianapolis Washington.

Freshman Carson Steele ran 27 times for 238 yards and three scores in Center Grove’s 31-10 victory over defending Class 6A state champion Carmel.

Donya Harris had 34 carries for 227 yards and three touchdowns for South Bend Washington in a 41-0 victory over South Bend Clay.

Blake Reed rambled 23 times for 223 yards and two touchdowns in Plymouth’s 42-7 win over Warsaw.

Joe Callahan scampered 20 times for 220 yards and a score in Sheridan’s 28-6 win over Tri-Central.

Dawson Anderson had 12 runs for 219 yards and four touchdowns in Plainfield’s 54-14 win over Mooresville.

Evan Douglas had 27 touches for 213 yards and three scores in Pendleton Heights’ 34-31 win over New Castle.

Mason Hicks ran 25 times for 210 yards and three touchdowns in Hagerstown’s 44-20 win against Winchester.

Isaiah Hulse tallied 16 carries for 200 yards and three touchdowns in Beech Grove’s 49-21 win over Speedway.

Tor’Jon Evans ran 23 times for 195 yards and a touchdown in Evansville Central’s 48-0 blanking of Evansville Bosse.

Stephen Owens accounted for 194 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in New Haven’s 41-0 win over DeKalb.

Cameron Craig had 18 runs for 188 yards and two scores for Rushville against Franklin County.

Brandon Lockwood tallied 187 yards and a touchdown for Bluffton in a 51-27 loss to South Adams.

Breeon Burgess had 185 yards rushing and two scores in Central Noble’s 26-12 win over Fairfield.

Tyler Gomez ran 34 times for 183 yards and two scores in Crown Point’s 34-26 loss to Merrillville.

Jamon Hogan accumulated 24 runs for 182 yards and three touchdowns for Columbus East in a 44-6 win over Seymour.

Evan Caldwell rambled for 181 yards and three touchdowns and caught a pass for another score in Northwestern’s 40-20 win over Benton Central.

M.J. Shelton racked up 32 carries for 181 yards and two scores in Northview’s 29-28 loss to Sullivan.

Nate Froelich led the charge with 38 carries for 176 yards and one score in defending Class 5A state champion Westfield’s 28-21 win against Zionsville.

Alex Wertman rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns for Leo in its 42-0 win over Norwell.

Keaton Cox was a dual-threat with 21 carries for 174 yards and two scores as well as 16 tackles in defending Class 1A state champ Linton-Stockton’s 24-15 win at Monrovia.

Dawson Dahnke had 18 rushes for 172 yards and two touchdowns for Harrison (West Lafayette) in a 42-0 blanking of Logansport.

Malachi Yeager tallied 10 carries for 170 yards and three scores in Heritage Hills’ 49-6 victory over Pike Central.

Tyrone Tracy and Bryce Jefferson each ran for more than 170 yards in Decatur Central’s 55-28 win over Whiteland. Tracy had 17 carries for 194 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a pass for a score, while Jefferson added 14 runs for 172 yards and two scores.

Luke Canfield scampered for 169 yards and four touchdowns as New Palestine blanked Yorktown, 43-0.

Jaylyn Crenshaw had 12 rushes for 166 yards in Indianapolis Pike’s 69-34 loss to Indianapolis Ben Davis.

Payton Hinkel ran six times for 166 yards and a score in Wheeler’s 62-6 win over Hammond Bishop Noll.

Connor Horning came up with 165 yards on the ground with a touchdown in Cascade’s 15-8 victory over Brown County.

Damon Lux recorded 27 carries for 163 yards and three touchdowns in Shelbyville’s win over Delta.

Reese Vandevender ran 15 times for 162 yards and three scores in Centerville’s 41-27 triumph over Shenandoah,

Tre Bonds had 16 touches for 158 yards and three touchdowns in Lawrence North’s 28-31 loss to Lawrence Central.

LaDrew Sheridan ran for 154 yards and two scores in Attica’s 42-0 blanking of Seeger.

Chris Mays led the way with six carries for 152 yards as New Prairie rolled to a 42-3 win at Andrean.

Colin Wagner tallied 31 runs for 151 yards and three scores for North Newton in a 43-14 win over Hammond Gavit.

Ben Butler carried the ball 16 times for 149 yards and three touchdowns and caught two passes for 64 yards and two scores for Gibson Southern in a 65-14 win over North Posey.

In addition to tossing a pair of touchdown passes, James Delange also ran 17 times for 145 yards and three scores in Hanover Central’s 41-0 triumph over Lake Station.

Hunter Privett scampered 24 times for 135 yards and four touchdowns in Lawrenceburg’s 35-7 win over Milan.

Sam Schoonveld rushed 39 times for 132 yards and three touchdowns for Clinton Prairie in its 34-20 win over Clinton Central.

Coadie Barnett and Isaiah Starks both surpassed the 125-yard rushing mark for Manual against Washington. Barnett had five carries for 131 yards and two scores and completed 4-of-5 passes for 105 yards and three touchdowns, while Starks added four runs for 127 yards and one tally.

Wyatt Snyder ran six times for 123 yards and three scores in Monroe Central’s 24-0 win over North Decatur.

Johnny Adams had eight rushes for 104 yards and four touchdowns for Ben Davis against Pike.

Romeir Elliott ran 16 times for 103 yards and four scores in Warren Central’s 42-21 win over North Central (Indianapolis).

Sam Getz accounted for 101 yards rushing and two touchdowns in Tri-County’s 39-22 win over West Central.

Tucker Schank and Jayce Harter both went over 100 yards on the ground in Southridge’s 47-7 win over Forest Park. Schank had 14 rushes for 112 yards and four scores and Harter chipped in 13 runs for 101 yards and two touchdowns.

Reese Vancleave found the end zone three times in Southmont’s 34-20 win over North Montgomery.

PASSING THE TEST (Top passing performances)

Brycen Moore completed 22-of-44 throws for 364 yards and four touchdowns for Castle against Evansville Reitz.

Niah Williamson threw for 338 yards and three scores for New Castle against Pendleton Heights.

Reese Taylor completed 14-of-26 passes for 334 yards and four scores and ran for another tally for Ben Davis against Pike.

Carson Blair was 23-of-36 for 331 yards and three touchdowns for Southwood in a 35-6 win over rival Northfield.

Cameron Misner went 14-of-23 for 322 yards and four scores in Avon’s 38-7 win over Hamilton Southeastern.

Levi Hrabos tossed for 318 yards and three touchdowns for Northwestern against Benton Central.

Ben Slaton was 14-of-21 for 281 yards and three touchdowns for Plainfield against Mooresville.

Jack Conner went 17-of-25 for 275 yards with three scores and also ran for a touchdown in Sullivan’s come-from-behind win over Northview.

Brandon Young tossed for 245 yards and three scores and also ran for two touchdowns in Fort Wayne Wayne’s 50-27 win over Fort Wayne Northrop.

Andrew Broecker threw for 241 yards and three scores for Zionsville against Westfield.

Collins Turner had 237 yards passing and two touchdowns for Terre Haute South in a 28-21 loss to Terre Haute North.

Diomoni Small came up big by completing 22-of-31 attempts for 236 yards with two scores and another on the ground for defending Class 2A state champion Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter in a 21-14 win over Brebeuf Jesuit.

Seth Waters passed for 232 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another tally in Delphi’s 38-22 win over Twin Lakes.

James Snyder had 231 yards through the air with four touchdowns in Triton’s 50-13 win over Caston.

Andrew Leslie threw for 224 yards and two scores and ran for a third tally in Greenfield-Central’s 27-0 win over Mount Vernon (Fortville).

Liam Thompson tossed for 217 yards and one score for North Central (Indianapolis) against Warren Central.

Toby Hiland was 10-of-14 for 224 yards and two touchdowns in Danville’s 37-6 win over Lebanon.

Spencer Smith has 211 yards passing with three scores for Clinton Central against Clinton Prairie.

Justin Durkes threw for 204 yards and three scores for Woodlan against Heritage.

Jiya Wright went 13-of-19 for 204 yards and three scores and also ran for 72 yards and two touchdowns in Homestead’s 47-3 win over Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.

Bailey Meerzo had 202 yards through the air with two touchdowns for Fort Wayne Northrop against Fort Wayne Wayne.

Owen Golliher completed 12-of-16 passes for 200 yards with four touchdowns and ran for another tally for Hagerstown against Winchester.

Zach Neligh was 11-of-16 for 200 yards and one score and also ran 13 times for 174 yards and one tally for New Palestine against Yorktown.

Isaac Sellers went 15-of-20 for 200 yards with four touchdowns and ran for another score in Gibson Southern’s win over North Posey.

Kolton Tucker accounted for 198 yards passing and two scores for Benton Central against Northwestern.

Tristan Elder tossed for 195 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores in Terre Haute North’s win over Terre Haute South.

Ryan Bolda threw for 194 yards and one score for Crown Point against Merrillville.

James Jackson came up with 194 yards passing with two scores and ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns in South Bend Riley’s 36-19 win over South Bend Adams.

Trenton Kelley went 10-of-16 for 190 yards and three touchdowns in Columbus North’s 49-0 triumph over Bloomington North.

Jacob Hill had 189 yards passing with two scores and also rushed 18 times for 197 yards and one touchdown in North Vermillion’s 47-14 win over Covington.

Eddie Schott tossed for 187 yards and one touchdown and ran for another score in Southport’s 24-0 blanking of Perry Meridian.

Brady Johnson was 11-of-15 for 186 yards with one score and ran for another tally as Lewis Cass cruised to a 44-6 win over Hamilton Heights.

Gavin Yeskie had 185 yards through the air with two touchdowns and another on the ground in Bloomington South’s 24-21 loss to Franklin Central.

Matthew Wilkerson was 15-of-20 for 180 yards and three scores for Lafayette Jeff in a 28-10 win over McCutcheon.

Eddie Morris threw for 180 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a score in Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger’s 48-14 win over Fort Wayne South.

Jack Miguel tallied more than 175 yards passing and 100 yards rushing for Carroll (Fort Wayne) in its 42-3 win over Fort Wayne South. Miguel threw for 194 yards and one touchdown and ran for 112 yards and two scores.

Donyell Meredith went 14-of-21 for 175 yards and four touchdowns for Lawrence Central against Lawrence North.

Trey Filbrun threw for 175 yards and three touchdowns to Devon Anderson for Carroll (Flora) in a 61-6 win over Taylor.

Jaylen Gilbert was 9-of-12 for 173 yards and four touchdowns in Rensselaer Central’s 69-14 triumph over North Judson.

Jon Vore accounted for 173 yards passing and three touchdowns in Fishers’ 29-0 victory over Noblesville.

Eli Bunch and Karson Goodman both threw for at least 170 yards for Mooresville against Plainfield. Bunch had 177 yards with a touchdown, while Goodman added 170 yards through the air.

Eli Kirkpatrick tossed for 169 yards and four scores in Attica’s win over Seeger.

Conner Dunegan threw for 168 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a fourth score in South Vermillion’s 31-6 win over Riverton Parke.

Luke Touloukian passed for 167 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 92 yards in West Lafayette’s win over Western.

Collin Stroup had 166 yards passing with one score and also ran eight times for 84 yards and one tally in Clinton Prairie’s win over Clinton Central.

Nick Hooley tossed for 164 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a third score in Northridge’s 37-14 victory over Wawasee.

Jordan Garrett and Jasen Graven both tossed for more than 160 yards and two touchdowns for Pike against Ben Davis. Garrett had 204 yards and Graves added 164 yards.

Dean Tate accounted for 158 yards passing for Warren Central against North Central (Indianapolis).

Collin Knecht passed for 156 yards and one touchdown and ran for two more scores for North Montgomery against Southmont.

Andrew McCormick became East Noble’s all-time passing leader with his 154 yards and two touchdowns in 35-6 win over Huntington North. McCormick now has 5,005 career passing yards.

Nathaniel Butts completed 8-of-10 passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns and ran four times for 122 yards and three scores in Fountain Central’s 55-8 win over Turkey Run.

Dylan Bishop threw for 153 yards and two scores for Franklin Central against Bloomington South.

Nic Stuber tossed for 152 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for three scores in South Adams’ triumph over Bluffton.

Vince Bravo was 5-of-7 for 148 yards and three scores in Munster’s 35-13 win over East Chicago Central.

Kyle Strakis tossed for 144 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a score in Brownsburg’s 59-0 triumph over Franklin.

Jack Mikesell surpassed more than 140 yards both passing and rushing in Frontier’s 40-7 win over Fremont. Mikesell was 9-of-11 for 161 yards and three scores and ran 11 times for 143 yards and two touchdowns.

Jarrett Lewis accounted for 131 yards through the air with three scores in Eastern Hancock’s 28-24 win over Northeastern.

Jack Kiser accumulated more than 100 yards passing and rushing in Pioneer’s 41-0 shutout over LaVille. Kiser had 109 yards through the air and 111 yards on the ground with a touchdown.

Dalton Justice passed and ran for more than 100 yards for Tri-County against West Central. Justice threw for 101 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 231 yards and one tally.

Along with tossing for 114 yards and one score, Jacob Bolt also hauled in the game-winning two-point conversion in Columbia City’s 14-13 win against Bellmont.

In addition to throwing for 101 yards, Caleb Hamilton had 15 carries for 159 yards and two touchdowns in Eastern Greene’s 63-0 blanking of North Daviess,

Nick Wilson completed two passes for 86 yards and two scores and also ran 21 times for 147 yards and two touchdowns for New Prairie against Andrean.

Michael Lindauer threw for four touchdown passes in Evansville Memorial’s 41-13 win against Evansville North.

Bryce Catherman completed three passes all for touchdowns in Wheeler’s win over Hammond Bishop Noll.

CATCHING ON FAST (Top receiving performances)

Ryan Lezon had nine catches for 156 yards for Southport against Perry Meridian.

Isaac Guerendo tallied six receptions for 147 yards and two scores for Avon against Hamilton Southeastern.

Jadrien Higginson caught six passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns for Castle against Evansville Reitz.

Blake Carroll had seven catches for 141 yards and two scores for Delphi against Twin Lakes.

Jaylen Flemmons hauled in four receptions for 137 yards and three scores for Columbus North against Bloomington North.

Cole Maguire caught seven passes for 135 yards and one touchdown and also recovered a fumble for another tally for North Central (Indianapolis) against Warren Central.

Colby Jenkins recorded six receptions for 128 yards and one score for New Palestine against Yorktown.

Gavin Jacobs had three catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns in Plainfield’s win over Mooresville.

Delano Shumperr hauled in nine passes for 126 yards and two scores for Triton against Caston.

Broc Thompson and Jermaine Hoskins each had at least 125 receiving yards in Ben Davis’ win over Pike. Thompson came up with six catches for 134 yards and two scores, while Hoskins added four grabs for 125 yards and one tally.

Trevin Taylor registered five catches for 114 yards and two scores for Homestead against Bishop Luers.

Mike Hoskins caught seven passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns for Greenfield-Central against Mount Vernon (Fortville).

Bryce Kirtz came up with six catches for 112 yards and two scores and also ran twice for 97 yards and a touchdown for Brownsburg against Franklin.

Jalen Oliver had six receptions for 109 yards and three touchdowns in Hagerstown’s win over Winchester.

Matthew Nose and Peyton Trexler both had over 100 receiving yards for Southwood against Northfield. Nose tallied seven catches for 146 yards and a touchdown and Trexler added 10 grabs for 101 yards and two scores.

SHOW STOPPERS (Top performances on defense and special teams)

Chance Howard racked up 26 tackles for Linton-Stockton against Monrovia.

Tyler Edwards came up with 20 tackles for Floyd Central in a 27-10 victory over Madison.

Jake Fulkerson recorded 18 tackles for Northfield against Southwood.

Caden Watson tallied 11 stops for Crown Point against Merrillville.

Kyle Hedinger recorded 11 tackles in Jasper’s 28-0 blanking of Boonville.

In his first game back from an injury, Dakota Caton had the game-winning two-point conversion run with 1:48 remaining in Sullivan’s win over Northview.

Anthony Swims returned an interception 79 yards for a score in Merrillville’s win at Crown Point.

Lyric McFarrin had a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown in Michigan City’s 35-14 win over Chesterton.

Michael Hemmingway came up with a 57-yard interception return for a score in Mishawaka Marian’s 14-13 win over South Bend Saint Joseph.

Quin Ferguson’s converted the game-winning 18-yard field goal for Franklin Central against Bloomington South.

Paul Moala not only returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown, he also blocked a field goal in Penn’s 38-0 blanking of Birmingham Brother Rice (Michigan).

In addition to running for 81 yards, Jordan Presley also forced a fumble and intercepted a pass for Bishop Luers against Homestead.