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THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST’S HONOR ROLL – 2017 VOLUME 5

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BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA

ON THE RUNAWAY (Top running back performances)

Daelon Wren ran 29 times for 369 yards and tied a school-record with six touchdowns in Michigan City’s 56-28 win over Merrillville.

Dalton Dubois rambled 22 times for 335 yards and five scores in Connersville’s 44-34 win over Rushville.

Luke Canfield carried the ball 33 times for 305 yards and four touchdowns in New Palestine’s 41-21 win over Pendleton Heights.

Darquan Richardson scampered for 268 yards and two touchdowns for New Albany in a 77-34 loss to Columbus East.

Dylan Bullock had 18 touches for 265 yards and three scores in Munster’s 40-14 win over Highland.

Damon Moody tallied 22 carries for 221 yards and two scores for Greencastle in a 37-0 blanking of Cascade.

Mitchell Orschell ran 19 times for 218 yards and three touchdowns in Franklin County’s 44-34 loss to Lawrenceburg.

Jaylen Washington tallied nine carries for 218 yards and three touchdowns for Lebanon in a 46-0 blanking of Frankfort.

Drayson Nespo romped for 212 yards and four scores for LaPorte in a 56-7 win over Lake Central.

Kyle Reed ran 22 times for 230 yards with two touchdowns in Northfield’s 70-22 win over Manchester.

Jamon Hogan rushed for 198 yards and five touchdowns for Columbus East against New Albany.

Christian Covington ran for 196 yards and four touchdowns in Fort Wayne Snider’s 52-31 victory over Homestead at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Cameron Craig had 20 carries for 195 yards and three touchdowns for Rushville against Connersville.

Jonathan LaGuire ran for 188 yards and two scores for Harrison (West Lafayette) in a 35-6 win over Anderson.

Johnny Adams scampered for 183 yards and a score for Indianapolis Ben Davis in a 45-16 win against Warren Central.

Blake Webel has 36 carries for 181 yards and two touchdowns in Hamilton Heights’ 14-7 win over Northwestern.

Sage Hood ran for 180 yards and five scores in West Lafayette’s 55-6 trouncing of Rensselaer Central at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Hunter Privett had 26 carries for 187 yards and one score for Lawrenceburg against Franklin County.

Charlie Spegal racked up 29 carries for 176 yards and three touchdowns for Delta in a 31-26 loss to Mount Vernon (Fortville).

Tucker Schank tallied 175 yards on the ground with three scores in Southridge’s 56-7 victory against South Spencer.

Ethan Rogers had 12 touches for 172 yards and two touchdowns in Winamac’s 48-7 win over North Judson.

Colt Wagner ran for 171 yards and one score in North Newton’s 47-6 win over West Central.

Shawn Hapenny overcame bruised ribs to run 26 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns for Terre Haute North in a 42-11 win over Bloomington North.

Tim Flanagan accumulated 168 yards rushing with a touchdown for South Bend Saint Joseph in a 34-7 win over Elkhart Central.

Dominick DeBroka ran for 167 yards and three touchdowns in Concord’s 49-14 win at Goshen.

Brayton Yoder rambled for 167 yards and three scores in NorthWood’s 32-0 win over Wawasee.

Joe Callahan accounted for 164 yards rushing and three scores for Sheridan in a 63-8 win over Clinton Prairie.

Donovan Marcus ran for 164 yards in Brownsburg’s 41-13 win over Fishers.

Colton Foster had 20 carries for 162 yards and a score for North Knox in a 22-20 loss to North Central (Farmersburg).

Sam Getz rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns for Tri-County in a 44-7 win over Delphi.

Tom Davenport had 20 carries for 155 yards and four scores in Whiting’s 73-12 victory over Lake Station.

Anthony Collier scampered for 149 yards and one score in South Bend Riley’s 12-7 win over South Bend Washington.

Alex Stewart rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns and caught a pass for a third tally in North Posey’s 37-23 win over Heritage Hills.

Marcus Morrow rambled for 145 yards and three scores for defending Class 3A state champion Fort Wayne Concordia in a 47-21 win over Fort Wayne Northrop.

Jalen Caldwell scampered for 144 yards and two touchdowns in Southport’s 29-28 win over Bloomington South.

Camari Hunt ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns in Carmel’s 38-14 win over Lawrence North.

Alex Wertman had 32 touches for 138 yards and two scores for Leo in a 35-21 win over East Noble.

Dawson Phillips carried the ball 16 times for 137 yards and one score in Lapel’s 28-20 win over Heritage Christian.

Cortez Bandy ran 20 times for 136 yards and three touchdowns for Columbus North in its 37-13 win over Terre Haute South.

Isaiah Hulse had 11 carries for 136 yards and three scores in Beech Grove’s 59-0 win over Indianapolis Howe.

Tayvien Walker ran 14 times for 136 yards and two scores in Griffith’s 48-0 win over Wheeler.

Clay Whitley rambled 15 times for 136 yards and a touchdown in Monrovia’s 24-19 win over Speedway.

Tyler Wildman rushed for 136 yards and three touchdowns in Lowell’s 27-13 win over Kankakee Valley.

Sergio Hulse ran 10 times for 134 yards and two scores for Beech Grove against Howe.

Nate Keener scampered 18 times for 127 yards and three scores as Churubusco blanked Prairie Heights, 49-0.

John Driscoll came up with 121 yards and two touchdowns for Saint Joe against Elkhart Central.

Dylan Stefanich ran 20 times for 113 yards and three scores and caught a pass for another tally in Gibson Southern’s 58-12 win over Princeton.

Cole Gates recorded 111 yards rushing with three touchdowns in North Vermillion’s 53-12 win over Riverton Parke.

Ben Gaston had 108 yards on the ground with two scores for Monrovia against Speedway.

Jaedin Miller rushed for 108 yards and three scores for Columbus East against New Albany.

Matt Coe rambled for 106 yards and three touchdowns for Northfield against Manchester.

Chase Ketterer racked up 106 yards and three touchdowns in New Prairie’s 61-13 victory at Bremen.

Ernest Johnson ran four times for 104 yards and two scores and also caught a pass for another tally in Griffith’s shutout of Wheeler.

Jack Rhoades had 102 yards on the ground and three touchdowns in Woodlan’s 43-7 win over Southern Wells.

Da’Ziaun Sargent ran for 99 yards and three scores for Evansville Reitz in a 34-7 win over Evansville Harrison.

Luke Lonner tallied four touchdowns in Boonville’s 42-13 win over Tell City.

Chase Rheinlander ran for three scores and caught a pass for another tally in Evansville Mater Dei’s 52-7 win over Evansville North.

PASSING THE TEST (Top quarterback performances)

Niah Williamson was 33-of-64 for 538 yards and seven touchdowns and rushed for two more scores in New Castle’s 62-55 overtime win over Yorktown.

Donyell Meredith tossed for 387 yards and four touchdowns in Lawrence Central’s 46-28 loss to Indianapolis Pike.

Landon Watson was 16-of-24 for 382 yards with four touchdowns and two more scores on the ground in Shelbyville’s 41-14 win over Greenfield-Central.

Jake Byrd threw for 381 yards and four touchdowns for Fort Wayne Concordia against Fort Wayne Northrop.

Matthew Wilkerson went 13-of-22 for 360 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 72 yards and two scores for Lafayette Jeff in a 48-28 win over Kokomo.

Spencer Wright was 24-of-34 for 324 yards and four touchdowns in Western Boone’s 56-17 victory over North Montgomery.

Tristan Elder went 15-of-19 for 309 yards and four scores for Terre Haute North against Bloomington North.

Trenton Kelley completed 15-of-22 for 307 yards and three touchdowns for Columbus North against Terre Haute South.

Derrick Ozubo threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns in Brebeuf Jesuit’s 17-14 win at Culver Academy.

Dylan Bishop went 15-of-18 for 272 yards and two scores for Franklin Central in 24-10 win over Perry Meridian.

Toby Hilliard was 13-of-19 for 272 yards and three touchdowns in Danville’s 27-14 win over Tri-West.

Carson Blair went 13-of-22 for 269 yards with five touchdowns and also ran for a score in Southwood’s 63-21 victory against Wabash.

Jack Miguel tossed for 267 yards and three scores and ran for a fourth tally in Carroll’s (Fort Wayne) 28-24 win over Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger.

Casey Conatser was 8-of-12 for 263 yards and four scores in Monroe Central’s 56-6 win over Tri-Central.

Carlos Velasquez completed 20-of-31 passes for 262 yards and four touchdowns in Lafayette Central Catholic’s 46-26 win over Indianapolis Arlington.

Caleb Ballentine went 19-of-28 for 258 yards and two touchdowns with another score on the ground for Eastside in a 24-0 blanking of Garrett.

Reese Taylor was 16-of-25 for 256 yards and two scores and also ran for three touchdowns in Ben Davis’ win over Warren Central.

Mikael Stevenson threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns for Fort Wayne South a 41-20 loss to Fort Wayne Wayne.

Jack Conner was 20-of-26 for 250 yards and two touchdowns and ran 16 times for 137 yards and four scores in Sullivan’s 42-28 win against South Vermillion.

Ben Slaton passed for 250 yards and five scores in Plainfield’s 63-27 win over Greenwood.

Conner Dunegan threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a third score for South Vermillion against Sullivan.

Graham Toole was 14-of-21 for 247 yards and three touchdowns in Vincennes Lincoln’s 33-20 win over Jasper.

Chance Roddy completed 13-of-17 for 246 yards and one score and ran for another tally in Angola’s 51-13 victory over Lakeland.

Tyson Harley threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in Mount Vernon’s (Fortville) win over Delta.

Diomoni Small was 12-of-13 for 244 yards with four scores and ran for 90 yards and one tally in defending Class 2A state champion Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter’s 44-22 win over defending Class 1A state champ Linton-Stockton.

Jack Mikesell passed for 240 yards and rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns in Frontier’s 14-7 win over Traders Point Christian.

Nathaniel Butts threw for 238 yards with three touchdowns and ran for 71 yards and a score in Fountain Central’s 48-22 win over Attica.

Cade Jones tossed for 237 yards and three scores for Heritage Hills against North Posey.

Mac Ayers had 230 yards passing and one score for Indianapolis Scecina in a 38-7 loss to defending Class 4A state champion Indianapolis Roncalli.

Kyle Strakis was 12-of-18 for 218 yards and six touchdowns for Brownsburg against Fishers.

Justin Durkes passed for 216 yards and two touchdowns for Woodlan against Southern Wells.

Jiya Wright had 213 yards through the air and ran for 142 yards and four scores for Homestead against Fort Wayne Snider.

Chris Valentine threw for 210 yards and three touchdowns for Speedway against Monrovia.

Zach Garner passed for 209 yards for Delta against Mount Vernon (Fortville).

Landen Gessinger tallied 208 yards passing with a touchdown in NorthWood’s blanking of Wawasee.

Bryce Jefferson was 10-of-19 for 208 yards and five touchdowns in Decatur Central’s 63-7 win over Mooresville.

Manning Webb threw for 203 yards and a touchdown for South Spencer against Southridge.

Andrew McCormick tossed for 203 yards and one score for East Noble against Leo.

Christian Conkling threw for 199 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more scores for Pendleton Heights against New Palestine.

Nick Hooley passed for 193 yards and one score in Northridge’s 24-6 win at Warsaw.

Andrew Broecker was 19-of-23 for 192 yards and three scores and also ran 14 times for 108 yards in Zionsville’s 41-27 win against Noblesville.

Michael Lindauer went 11-of-19 for 192 yards and three touchdowns for Evansville Memorial in a 43-0 blanking of Evansville Bosse.

Gavin Yeskie threw for 190 yards and one score and ran for another tally for Bloomington South against Southport.

Eddie Schott recorded 188 yards passing with two touchdowns for Southport against Bloomington South.

Jayden George accumulated 183 yards passing with one score for Warren Central against Ben Davis.

Jake McDonald tossed for 181 yards and a touchdown for Carmel against Lawrence North.

Reid Neal threw for 180 yards and two scores and ran for 188 yards and a touchdown for Yorktown against New Castle.

Devin Higdon passed for 180 yards and three touchdowns for Wabash against Southwood.

Josh Major was 10-of-11 for 178 yards and also ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns for Columbus East against New Albany.

Grant Gremel had 178 yards through the air with one score and ran for another tally for Noblesville against Zionsville.

A.J. Restivo passed for 177 yards and ran for two touchdowns in Leo’s win at East Noble.

Tim Jordan threw for 174 yards and three scores in New Haven’s 39-6 victory over Norwell.

Isaac Sellers tossed for 171 yards and two scores for Gibson Southern against Princeton.

Jacob Hill passed for 160 yards and also ran for three touchdowns for North Vermillion against Riverton Parke.

Peyton Williams had 160 yards passing with two scores and ran for another tally in McCutcheon’s 21-0 blanking of Logansport.

Conner Gore tossed for 158 yards and one touchdown for Roncalli against Scecina.

Cole Happe went 7-of-7 for 157 yards and three scores for Mater Dei against Evansville North.

Cameron Misner was 10-of-16 for 157 yards and four touchdowns in Avon’s 63-7 win over Whiteland.

Braden Whitaker went 9-of-11 for 151 yards with three touchdowns and ran for another tally in Springs Valley’s 56-6 win over Trinity Lutheran.

Fred Winston passed for 140 yards and two scores and ran for another touchdown for Griffith against Wheeler.

Anthony Maceo threw for 139 yards with a touchdown and ran for a score in Portage’s 27-10 win over Crown Point.

Cole Filson went 6-of-8 for 138 yards and one score and ran for another tally in Plymouth’s 35-6 win over Elkhart Memorial.

Jake Lautenschlager tossed for 135 yards and four touchdowns in West Vigo’s 49-13 win over North Daviess.

Dalton Justice threw for 129 yards and a touchdown and also ran for two scores for Tri-County against Delphi.

Levi Jones tossed for 127 yards and two scores for Lebanon against Frankfort.

Eli Kirkpatrick passed for 124 yards and three touchdowns for Attica against Fountain Central.

Rylan Matz was 11-of-15 for 116 yards with three scores and ran for 92 yards and one tally in Alexandria’s 50-8 win over Madison-Grant.

Nick Wilson threw for 115 yards and two touchdowns and ran 16 times for 215 yards and one tally for New Prairie against Bremen.

Sam Ehrlich passed for a touchdown and also ran for 110 yards and a score in Hobart’s 13-10 overtime decision over Andrean.

Justin Johnson had 107 yards passing with a score and also ran for three touchdowns in Marion’s 41-0 win over Richmond.

Luke Keller completed just 5-of-6 passes for 96 yards, but threw four touchdowns in Guerin Catholic’s 56-14 win over Indianapolis Broad Ripple.

Jack Kiser threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more in Pioneer’s 80-0 blanking of North White,

CATCHING ON FAST (Top receiver performances)

Gary Spence tallied seven receptions for 218 yards and two touchdowns for South Vermillion against Sullivan.

Maliki Parks had 11 catches for 201 yards and two scores for Franklin Central against Perry Meridian.

Luke Bumbalough caught 11 passes for 200 yards with three touchdowns for New Castle against Yorktown.

Ben Stevens tallied five catches for 198 yards and two touchdowns for Danville against Tri-West.

Sam Lewis hauled in 10 receptions for 190 yards and one score for Shelbyville against Greenfield-Central.

Triston Chester caught 12 passes for 177 yards and one touchdown in New Castle’s overtime win against Yorktown.

Nick Mitchell had five catches for 169 yards and three scores for Monroe Central against Tri-Central.

Jacob Pressler caught 10 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns for Brebeuf Jesuit against Culver Academy.

Donivan Wright racked up four catches for 165 yards and two scores for Lawrence Central against Pike.

Kamari Anderson-Drew had five receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns for Fort Wayne Concordia against Fort Wayne Northrop.

Nathan Barrett caught seven passes for 153 yards and two scores in Terre Haute North’s win over Bloomington North.

Jaylen Flemmons recorded five catches for 152 yards and one score in Columbus North’s win over Terre Haute South.

Dakota Caton had 10 receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns for Sullivan against South Vermillion.

Jaylen Taylor caught 15 passes for 146 yards in South Spencer’s contest against Southridge.

Trevin Taylor had nine catches for 142 yards for Homestead against Fort Wayne Snider.

Caden Kotter tallied seven catches for 140 yards and two scores in Vincennes Lincoln’s win over Jasper.

Greg Milledge had five catches for 139 yards with a touchdown for Portage against Crown Point.

Payton Trexler caught six passes for 136 yards and three scores for Southwood against Wabash.

Ryan Lezon had seven catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns for Southport against Bloomington South.

Sean Miller hauled in three receptions for 133 yards and one touchdown for Angola against Lakeland.

Colton Grahovac caught five passes for 128 yards in Leo’s victory over East Noble.

Brad Bacon had three catches for 125 yards and three scores for Cardinal Ritter against Linton-Stockton.

Braxton Trittipo accumulated seven receptions for 123 yards and one touchdown for Mount Vernon (Fortville) against Delta.

Damon Lux had six catches for 121 yards and three scores for Shelbyville against Greenfield-Central.

Nick Grieser racked up eight catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns for New Castle against Yorktown.

David Baker recorded eight receptions for 114 yards for Scecina against Roncalli.

Sam Jackson had three catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns for Speedway against Monrovia.

Brandon Howell caught three passes for 108 yards with two scores and ran for two more touchdowns for Fountain Central against Attica.

Daryce Jackson had five catches for 101 yards and two scores for New Haven against Norwell.

Kaleb Hannahs had three touchdowns receptions for West Vigo against North Daviess.

SHOW STOPPERS (Top performances on defense and special teams)

Along with running 87 yards for a score and catching a 35-yard pass for another tally, Tre’Jon Evans also returned an interception 103 yards for a touchdown in Evansville Central’s 44-13 win over Castle at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Among Jack Tranquill’s eight tackles was the game-saving stop on the one-yard line as time expired for Carroll (Fort Wayne) against Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger.

In addition to recording 130 yards rushing, Dalton Basinger also had 16 tackles for North Central (Farmersburg).

Zane Greene returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown for Pike against Lawrence Central.

In addition to rushing for 77 yards and touchdown, Jason Cundiff also intercepted a pass for Floyd Central in a 34-14 win over Jeffersonville.

Mario Coles was responsible for 19 tackles in Franklin Central’s win over Perry Meridian.

Tyler Edwards recorded 16 tackles for Floyd Central against Jeffersonville.

Harrison Mevis converted field goals of 38 and 43 yards for Warsaw against Northridge.

Gage Jacobs had a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in Plainfield’s win over Greenwood.

Jalyn Law came up with a 53-yard interception for a touchdown in Pike’s upset of Lawrence Central.

Nic Fann came up with a pair of interceptions in Jimtown’s 7-0 upset of Mishawaka Marian.

Colin Dorsett returned an interception 49 yards for a score for Plainfield against Greenwood.

Jack Knight connected on field goals of 48 and 49 yards for Noblesville against Zionsville.

Jonah Rolfes came up with two fumble recoveries for Lawrenceburg against Franklin County.

Trevor Adler had a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown in Lebanon’s win over Frankfort.