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THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST’S HONOR ROLL – 2017 VOLUME 6

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BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA

ON THE RUNAWAY (Top running back performances)

Charlie Spegal ran 43 times for 353 yards and six touchdowns in Delta’s 56-49 win over New Castle.

Keishon Edwards scampered for 352 yards and three scores, but it was not enough for Fort Wayne Northrop in a 56-19 loss to Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.

Dalton Justice tallied 28 carries for 306 yards and four touchdowns in Tri-Couinty’s 32-26 win over Clinton Prairie.

Logan Storie recorded 29 carries for 261 yards and one touchdown in East Central’s 34-0 win over South Dearborn.

Colin Wagner had 15 rushes for 257 yards and three scores in North Newton’s 47-14 win over Frontier.

Romeir Elliott recorded 19 carries for 226 yards and four touchdowns for Warren Central in a 41-12 victory over Indianapolis Pike.

Luke Conner tallied 24 rushes for 204 yards and three touchdowns in Boonville’s 49-0 shutout of Mount Vernon (Posey).

Bishr Jones had 15 touches for 197 yards and one score for Park Tudor in a 37-2 win over South Decatur.

Breeon Burgess ran 16 times for 190 yards and four touchdowns in Central Noble’s 49-14 win over Lakeland.

Tyce Jackson scampered for 190 yards and two scores on 17 carries for Cloverdale in a 53-18 win over Brown County.

Brandon Lockwood tallied 187 yards and three touchdowns for Bluffton in a 52-6 win over Southern Wells.

Sam Schoonveld rushed 28 times for 186 yards and one score for Clinton Prairie against Tri-County.

Christian Covington ran for 181 yards and two touchdowns for Fort Wayne Snider in a 27-0 victory over Fort Wayne Wayne.

Nino Barbosa carried the ball 11 times for 180 yards and two scores in Whiting’s 40-26 win over Hanover Central.

Donovan Marcus ran 17 times for 178 yards and two touchdowns in Brownsburg’s 41-7 win over defending Class 5A state champion Westfield.

Cortez Bandy scampered 27 times for 177 yards and two touchdowns for Columbus North in a 38-14 win over Terre Haute North.

Jair Adams had 16 carries for 173 yards and three scores for Heritage Christian in a 55-0 win over Covenant Christian.

Marion Lukes ran 22 times for 173 yards and two touchdowns for Charlestown in a 44-14 victory over Scottsburg.

Jadrien Higginson had 172 yards on the ground and two scores for Castle in a 31-30 loss to Evansville Mater Dei.

Braxton Dial rushed for 170 yards and three touchdowns for Central Noble against Lakeland.

David Hart ran 19 times for 169 yards and one score for Traders Point Christian in a 34-14 win over Anderson Prep Academy.

Jaylen Washington racked up 25 carries for 167 yards and two scores in Lebanon’s 28-25 win over Tri-West.

Clay Whitney had 19 touches for 166 yards and one touchdown for Monrovia in a 34-9 win over Beech Grove.

Jamon Hogan ran 13 times for 163 yards and two scores for Columbus East in a 55-7 decision over Floyd Central.

Devin Crossland had six rushes for 162 yards and two scores for North Miami in a 56-6 win over Caston.

Ryan Hammond carried the ball 18 times for 159 yards and two touchdowns for Whiteland in a 43-33 loss to Martinsville.

Chase Ketterer ran for 159 yards and four scores in New Prairie’s 42-32 win over South Bend Riley.

Jeremy Pugh scampered for 155 yards in Twin Lakes’ 42-27 win over Lafayette Central Catholic.

Jacob Farris ran 22 times for 154 yards and two touchdowns in West Washington’s 40-6 win over Tecumseh.

John McGlothlin had seven carries for 154 yards and two scores for Edgewood in a 56-21 loss to Indian Creek.

Drayson Nespo rambled 21 times for 151 yards in LaPorte’s 42-20 win over Merrillville.

Jack Rhoades compiled 151 yards on the ground with a touchdown in Woodlan’s 47-6 win over Jay County.

Jordan Owens recorded 17 carries for 150 yards and three touchdowns in Rensselaer Central’s 42-14 win over Champaign Central (Ill.).

Ethan Rogers had 20 carries for 150 yards and two scores for Winamac in a 31-28 loss to Culver Community.

Gavin Gysin rambled 10 times for 147 yards and two touchdowns in Peru’s 56-42 win over Wabash.

Kenyon Ervin had 16 carries for 143 yards and three scores for Evansville Memorial in a 41-21 win over Evansville Reitz.

Johnathon Laguire ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns in Harrison’s (West Lafayette) 41-0 shutout of Muncie Central.

Tucker Schank had 15 rushes for 143 yards and two scores in Southridge’s 55-6 victory over Tell City.

Da’Ziaun Sargent carried the ball 28 times for 141 yards with one score and caught a pass for another tally for Evansville Reitz against Evansville Memorial.

Jordan Rader chipped in 22 carries for 140 yards and two touchdowns in Peru’s win over Wabash.

Nick Willham had 23 rushes for 137 yards and three scores in Greenwood’s 27-6 win over Paoli.

Zion Cosgray ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns for Twin Lakes against Lafayette Central Catholic.

Tyler Gomes came up with 136 yards on the ground and two scores in Crown Point’s 21-6 win over Valparaiso.

Preston Phillips ran 10 times for 136 yards and one touchdown for Whiteland against Martinsville.

Ryan Solomon had 12 carries for 134 yards and three scores in Western Boone’s 51-0 blanking of Frankfort.

Tom Davenport tallied 20 rushes for 133 yards and four touchdowns for Whiting against Hanover Central.

Steven Edwards had two carries for 133 yards and two scores and also caught a touchdown pass in Kokomo’s 56-7 win over Anderson.

Blaine Riddle ran 19 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns for Blackford in a 41-33 loss to Alexandria.

Xavier Trueblood accumulated 132 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Bloomington North in a 34-24 win over Perry Meridian.

Maveric Thiery ran 25 times for 129 yards and three scores for Bloomington South in a 42-35 overtime loss to Terre Haute South.

Joe Callahan raced 14 times for 126 yards and five touchdowns in Sheridan’s 64-13 victory over Taylor.

Keaton Frye ran for 124 yards and two scores in Covington’s 41-0 blanking of Indianapolis Arlington.

Logan Macklin recorded 13 carries for 124 yards and three touchdowns for Adams Central in a 42-14 win over South Adams.

Bryce Claycomb rushed for 119 yards and three scores in North Montgomery’s 26-0 decision over Crawfordsville.

Trenton Bonner ran for 119 yards and three touchdowns in Leo’s 42-0 win over Bellmont.

Ryan Ewing had 11 carries for 116 yards and two touchdowns in Jasper’s 47-14 triumph over Princeton.

Jordan Presley ran for 115 yards and two scores for Bishop Luers against Northrop.

Camari Hunt recorded 116 yards rushing and a touchdown for defending Class 6A state champion Carmel in a 10-9 win over North Central (Indianapolis).

Justin Rhodes ran 15 times for 115 yards and two scores for Merrillville against LaPorte.

Carson Kinder had 11 carries for 112 yards and two touchdowns for Blackford against Alexandria.

Sage Hood managed seven rushes for 106 yards and three touchdowns in West Lafayette’s 59-0 blanking of Benton Central.

Hunter Privett ran 23 times for 105 yards and three scores for Lawrenceburg in a 34-27 win over Batesville.

Drew Schultz had 104 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Adams Central against South Adams.

Daylen Taylor racked up 103 yards and two scores and caught a pass for another tally in Indianapolis Bishop Chatard’s 35-7 victory over Guerin Catholic.

Dylan Stefanich had 15 carries for 103 yards and two touchdowns in Gibson Southern’s 48-7 win over Heritage Hills.

Mason Durrett scored all four touchdowns in Triton Central’s 28-21 upset of defending Class 2A state champion Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter.

PASSING THE TEST (Top quarterback performances)

Niah Williamson was 36-of-61 for 468 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for another score in New Castle’s loss to Delta.

Cameron Misner completed 18-of-28 for 380 yards and three scores in Avon’s 35-28 loss to Fishers.

Nathaniel Butts tossed for 358 yards and six scores for Fountain Central in a 54-8 win over Seeger.

Carlos Velasquez passed for 358 yards and four scores for Lafayette Central Catholic against Twin Lakes.

Spencer Smith tossed for 343 yards and three touchdowns in Clinton Central’s 52-20 loss to Eastern (Greentown).

Michael McCullough went 14-of-22 for 342 yards and six scores in Michigan City’s 56-14 victory against Lake Central.

Devin Higdon completed 20-of-35 attempts for 339 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another score for Wabash against Peru.

Sam Ehrlich had 28 rushes for 337 yards and three touchdowns and also threw a pass for a score in Hobart’s 34-21 win over Kankakee Valley.

Jack Miguel was 30-of-40 for 333 yards and two scores for Carroll (Fort Wayne) in a 62-28 win over Fort Wayne South.

Jack Conner completed 21-of-27 for 323 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in Sullivan’s 41-10 win over Greencastle.

Toby Hilland went 15-of-19 for 323 yards and five touchdowns for Danville in a 48-7 win over Southmont.

Sam Azbell finished 17-of-24 for 318 yards and three scores for Heritage Christian against Covenant Christian.

Brandon Corbin recorded just over 300 yards of offense for Salem in a 55-20 win over Corydon Central. Corbin was 8-of-9 for 173 yards and three touchdowns and rushed 10 times for 128 yards and three scores.

Ben Freel accounted for more than 300 total yards in Bloomington North’s win over Perry Meridian. Freel was 8-of-11 for 134 yards and three touchdowns and ran 14 times for 188 yards.

Caleb Hamilton racked up over 300 yards in Eastern Greene’s 45-12 win over Perry Central. Hamilton went 11-of-15 for 187 yards with four touchdowns and ran 22 times for 121 yards and two scores.

Trey Heidlage tallied more than 300 total yards for Batesville against Lawrenceburg. Heidlage threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 103 yards and two scores.

Reese Taylor was 15-of-16 for 295 yards and five scores in Indianapolis Ben Davis’ 41-8 victory over Lawrence North.

Dylan Bishop completed 18-of-28 for 289 yards and three touchdowns in Franklin Central’s 21-14 win over Southport.

Anthony Maceo rambled 28 times for 285 yards with three scores and also tossed for 85 yards with a touchdown in Portage’s 31-21 win over Chesterton.

Jiya Wright threw for 283 yards and four touchdowns for Homestead in a 42-14 win over Fort Wayne North.

K.J. Roudebush was 14-of-26 for 285 yards and five touchdowns in Tipton’s 56-7 win over Northwestern.

Sam Winston went 5-of-8 for 279 yards with three scores and ran for another tally in Griffith’s 55-12 win over Boone Grove.

Taylor Voris passed for 279 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two more scores in Indian Creek’s win over Edgewood.

Justin Durkes threw for 273 yards and three scores and ran for a fourth touchdowns for Woodlan against Jay County.

Manning Webb tossed for 273 yards and three touchdowns and added another tally on the ground in South Spencer’s 29-22 win over Pike Central.

James Jackson threw for 272 yards and one touchdown and ran for 129 yards and three scores for Riley against New Prairie.

Trey Shaw racked up more than 270 yards of offense for Northview in a 41-35 win over North Putnam. Shaw went 12-of-15 for 172 yards and two scores and rushed the ball 14 times for 101 yards and three touchdowns.

Isaac Sellers was 17-of-26 for 264 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another score in Gibson Southern’s win over Heritage Hills.

Kyle Dunham went 18-of-27 for 262 yards and five scores for DeKalb in a 41-28 victory over Huntington North.

Jonathan Collier had 258 yards passing with four scores for Martinsville against Whiteland.

Mikale Stevenson was 11-of-17 for 256 yards and three scores for Fort Wayne South against Homestead.

Landon Watson passed for 256 yards and three touchdowns in Shelbyville’s 29-28 win over Yorktown.

Liam Thompson tossed for 255 yards for North Central (Indianapolis) against Carmel.

Gavin Yeskie went 27-of-38 for 252 yards and one score for Bloomington South against Terre Haute South.

Jayce Harter accounted for more than 250 total yards for Southridge against Tell City. Harter was 9-of-14 for 161 yards and two scores and added 91 yards on the ground.

Jarett Lewis was 12-of-23 for 248 yards and four touchdowns in Eastern Hancock’s 38-21 win over North Decatur.

Andrew McCormick threw for 245 yards and three scores and ran for 81 yards and two touchdowns in East Noble’s 43-7 win over Norwell.

Ryan Tompos rushed 20 times for 245 yards and three scores for Culver Community against Winamac.

Cade McCoin was 7-of-10 for 234 yards and three touchdowns for Mississinewa in a 69-0 blanking of Madison-Grant.

Seth Waters came up with over 230 yards of offense in Delphi’s 35-7 win against North White. Waters was 9-of-12 for 117 yards and two scores and rushed seven times for 116 yards and one touchdown.

Andrew Broecker came up with more than 225 total yards for Zionsville in a 30-10 win over Hamilton Southeastern. Broecker threw for 129 yards and one score and ran for 99 yards and another tally.

Carson Blair went 12-of-18 for 223 yards and four scores for Southwood in a 56-6 triumph over Whitko.

Kyle Strakis was 14-of-23 for 223 yards with two touchdowns and ran for another score in Brownsburg’s win at Westfield.

Brooks Davis passed for 221 yards and two scores for Perry Meridian against Bloomington North.

Norman Knapke tossed for 220 yards and two touchdowns for Bishop Luers against Northrop.

Eddie Schott threw for 217 yards and one score for Southport against Franklin Central.

McCall Ray was 9-of-11 for 212 yards and two touchdowns in Bedford North Lawrence’s 60-27 win over Jennings County.

Trenton Kelley went 21-of-29 for 211 yards and three touchdowns in Columbus North’s win over Terre Haute North.

Nathan Harpenau threw for 211 yards and three scores for Castle against Mater Dei.

Kody Sparks passed for 211 yards and also ran for a touchdown for Hamilton Southeastern against Zionsville.

Drew Byerly was 14-of-22 for 209 yards and two scores in Franklin’s 52-14 win over Mooresville.

Mac Ayers tossed for 205 yards and two touchdowns for Indianapolis Scecina in a 26-15 win over Indianapolis Lutheran.

Grant Gremel was 12-of-22 for 203 yards and two touchdowns and ran six times for 146 yards and two scores in Noblesville’s 45-0 blanking of Hamilton Heights.

Tyler Knepley not only had 44 carries for 202 yards with two scores, but also threw for 69 yards and another tally in Western’s 21-7 win over Lewis Cass.

James Delange threw for 201 yards and one touchdown and ran for 77 yards and two scores for Hanover Central against Whiting.

Collins Turner accounted for more than 200 total yards in Terre Haute South’s win over Bloomington South. Turner was 13-of-18 for 112 yards and three scores and ran 18 times for 121 yards and the game-winning eight-yard touchdown in overtime.

Karston Goodman had 194 yards through the air with a touchdown pass and another on the ground for Mooresville against Franklin.

Matthew Wilkerson passed for 193 yards and one score and ran for another touchdown in Lafayette Jeff’s 37-31 win over Marion.

Levi Frazier was 13-of-19 for 192 yards with a touchdown in Lapel’s 42-12 win over Rushville.

Michael Lindauer threw for 187 yards and two touchdowns for Evansville Memorial against Evansville Reitz.

Justin Johnson recorded 186 yards passing with one touchdown and ran for 118 yards for Marion against Lafayette Jeff.

Jack Kiser ran seven times for 184 yards and three touchdowns in Pioneer’s 62-8 win over Triton.

Iyan Pelfree threw for 176 yards and one score for Whiteland against Martinsville.

Ili Wiethop passed for 174 yards and a touchdown for Evansville Reitz against Evansville Memorial.

Donyell Meredith was 16-of-25 for 171 yards with a touchdown in Lawrence Central’s 14-12 win over Center Grove.

Levi Jones threw for 170 yards and one score and ran for another tally for Lebanon against Tri-West.

Collin Stroup tossed for 164 yards and three scores for Clinton Prairie against Tri-County.

Bryce Jefferson went 10-of-15 for 163 yards and three touchdowns and ran 12 times for 87 yards and two scores in Decatur Central’s 63-28 win over Plainfield.

Rylan Matz was 10-of-11 for 160 yards with four scores and another on the ground for Alexandria against Blackford.

Seth Gallman threw for 158 yards and one touchdown for Greenwood against Paoli.

Nick Schoonveld tossed for 155 yards and two scores for Kankakee Valley against Hobart.

Spencer Wright passed for 150 yards and two touchdowns for Western Boone against Frankfort.

Nick Wilson scampered for 149 yards and two touchdowns for New Prairie against Riley.

Trey Filbrun threw for 147 yards and one touchdown and also ran for three scores in Carroll’s (Flora) 28-8 win over Tri-Central.

Tyler Watson tossed for 147 yards and one score and ran for another touchdown for Tri-West against Lebanon.

Jeremy Rura went 7-of-10 for 138 yards and one touchdown in Fishers’ win over Avon.

Braiden Murphy completed 8-of-14 for 135 yards and three scores for Charlestown against Scottsburg.

Julius Graber accounted for 131 total yards with a touchdown pass and run in Northridge’s 24-14 upset of NorthWood.

Zach Neligh had more than 130 yards passing and running in New Palestine’s 59-3 victory over Greenfield-Central. Neligh threw for 135 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 133 yards and two scores.

Justin Persohn went 6-of-9 for 125 yards and three touchdowns for Jasper against Princeton.

Cole Happe tossed for 121 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score for Mater Dei against Castle.

Andre Jones passed for 117 yards and one score and ran for 93 yards and another touchdown in Lutheran’s game with Scecina.

Jon Vore was 8-of-13 for 117 yards and two scores for Fishers against Avon.

Tom Richards went 8-of-13 for 107 yards and three touchdowns in Churubusco’s 61-0 triumph over Fremont.

Landen Gessinger tossed for 105 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score for NorthWood against Northridge.

Josh Major completed all six of his passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns for Columbus East against Floyd Central.

Casey Conatser had 100 yards passing and two scores in Monroe Central’s 29-0 triumph over Wes-Del.

CATCHING ON FAST (Top receiver performances)

Isaac Guerendo recorded eight catches for 282 yards and two scores for Avon against Fishers.

Luke Bumbalough caught 11 passes for 257 yards and four touchdowns for New Castle against Delta.

Keshawn McGill tallied five receptions for 194 yards and three scores for Michigan City against lake Central.

Jonathan Pinyot hauled in nine passes for 193 yards and one touchdown for Heritage Christian against Covenant Christian.

Austin Vinopal had eight catches for 185 yards and three touchdowns for Wabash against Peru.

Trevor Cook caught 10 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown for Northview against North Putnam.

David Schwartz had nine catches for 160 yards and one score for Lafayette Central Catholic against Twin Lakes.

Cole Lockyear caught four passes for 150 yards with a touchdown for Castle against Mater Dei.

Matt Thomas racked up five receptions for 144 yards and two touchdowns for Martinsville against Whiteland.

Tre’von Elliott caught seven passes for 143 yards in North Central’s (Indianapolis) contest against Carmel.

Dakota Caton had eight catches for 141 yards and one score for Sullivan against Greencastle.

Jalen Jennings racked up six receptions for 140 yards for Riley against New Prairie.

Peyton Wilkerson recorded four catches for 136 yards and two scores for Eastern Hancock against North Decatur.

Trevin Taylor caught eight passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns for Homestead against Fort Wayne North.

Caleb Gates had seven receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown for Fishers against Avon.

Sean Azcui racked up 10 catches for 126 yards with a touchdown for Bloomington South against Terre Haute South.

Colin Goebel had five receptions for 126 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another scores in DeKalb’s win over Huntington North.

Isaiah Lacey tallied seven catches for 124 yards and a touchdown for Indian Creek against Edgewood.

Wes Obermeier recorded seven catches for 122 yards and two scores for Gibson Southern against Heritage Hills.

David Baker caught eight passes for 121 yards and two scores for Scecina against Lutheran.

Austin Seifert had four receptions for 116 yards and a score for Batesville against Lawrenceburg.

Luke Stoker hauled in three passes for 115 yards and three touchdowns in Tipton’s win over Northwestern.

Ethan Helton had five catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns for Eastern Greene against Perry Central.

Lucas Kernodle recorded six receptions for 112 yards with a touchdown in Western Boone’s shutout of Frankfort.

Leigh Nutali caught four passes for 112 yards and two scores for Brownsburg against Westfield.

Zach Luken recorded two catches for 102 yards and one touchdown for Danville against Southmont.

Gabe Johnson caught three passes for 101 yards and one score in Riley’s contest with New Prairie.

Cooper Lewis had three catches for 100 yards and one score for Shelbyville against Yorktown.

SHOW STOPPERS (Top performances on defense and special teams)

Ethan Jones had both a fumble recovery and interception for touchdowns for Eastern (Greentown) against Clinton Central.

Paul Moala had a 98-yard kickoff return for a score in Penn’s 30-14 win over South Bend Saint Joseph.

Tor’jon Evans had a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to go along with his 12 carries for 261 yards and four scores in Evansville Central’s 48-13 win over Evansville Harrison.

Sam Krutz returned an interception 50 yards for a score in Crown Point’s upset of previously unbeaten Valparaiso.

Caleb Krockover connected on all eight extra-points as well as a 25-yard field goal for West Lafayette against Benton Central.

Patrick Finley had two interceptions, including one returned 50 yards for a touchdown in Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger’s 27-0 win over defending Class 3A state champion Fort Wayne Concordia.

Kane Barrett had an 88-yard kickoff return for a score for Terre Haute North against Columbus North.

Caleb Thomas not only caught a touchdown pass, but also returned an interception 69 yards for another tally in Park Tudor’s win over South Decatur.

Many Bellamy took back an interception 55 yards for a score in Lawrence Central’s win over Center Grove.

Along with running for two touchdowns, Benji Nixon also had a blocked punt for a score in Plymouth’s 34-6 win over Wawasee.

In addition to accounting for three touchdowns, Nathan Mullen also came up with the game-saving interception for Bremen in a 21-14 win over Mishawaka Marian.

Tyler Writtenhouse had a scoring run and an 80-yard kickoff return for another tally for Yorktown against Shelbyville.

Chandler Austgen racked up 13 tackles for Lowell in a 27-0 triumph over Highland.

Bo Sanders came up with a 68-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in Concord’s 48-7 win over Jimtown.

Lucas Mooser recorded 11 tackles for Floyd Central against Columbus East.

In addition to running 15 times for 133 yards with two touchdowns and catching a 20-yard pass for another score, Detrick Merriweather returned a kickoff 82 yards for another tally for LaPorte against Merrillville.

Sam Obergfell racked up a pair of interceptions for Bishop Dwenger against Concordia.