BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
ON THE LOOSE (Top rushing performances)
Seymour’s Nathan O’Mara accumulated a school-record 356 yards and two touchdowns on 41 carries, helping the Owls to a 31-29 win over Jeffersonville.
Clay Whitney of Monrovia carried the ball 29 times for 296 yards and two scores in the Bulldogs’ 38-0 blanking of Cascade.
Sam Thomas of Mount Vernon (Posey) scampered for 287 yards with five touchdowns, caught two passes for 129 yards and two scores, and returned a punt 97 yards in the Wildcats’ 64-49 win over North Posey.
Dawson Basinger of North Central (Farmersburg) ran 17 times for 284 yards and five touchdowns in the Thunderbirds’ 52-0 blanking of North Daviess.
Evansville Central’s Brennan Schutte had 27 touches for a career-high 283 yards and four touchdowns in the Bears’ 49-13 win over Daviess County (Kentucky).
Michael Spindler of Gibson Southern rambled 18 times for 252 yards and four scores in the Titans’ 73-0 blanking of South Spencer.
Plainfield’s Tavian Gadia ran 26 times for 248 yards and three touchdowns in the Quakers’ 28-13 win over Tri-West.
Romeir Elliott of Warren Central had 23 carries for 233 yards and two scores in the Warriors’ 42-41 win over Louisville Trinity.
Along with running 13 times for 221 yards and three touchdowns, Marion’s J.K. Thomas had three catches for 81 yards with a score and returned a punt 68 yards for another tally in the Giants’ 42-24 win over Mount Vernon (Fortville).
Braeton Vann of Boone Grove had 19 carries for 219 yards and four touchdowns in the Wolves’ 46-30 win over River Forest.
Indianapolis Bishop Chatard’s Damien Taylor ran 31 times for 208 yards and two touchdowns in the Trojans’ 38-20 win over Lawrence Central.
Luke Conner of Boonville had 26 rushes for 198 yards and three scores in the Pioneers’ 40-26 victory over Vincennes Lincoln.
Hammond Morton’s Eric Johnson scampered 28 times for 198 yards and a touchdown for the Governors in a 33-13 loss to Lake Central.
Everett Johnson of Bluffton ran 22 times for 198 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers’ 36-21 win over Manchester.
Floyd Central’s Wenkers Wright scampered 15 times for 187 yards and two scores for the Highlanders in a 30-17 win over Providence.
Lafayette Jeff’s Marquis Munoz had 24 carries for 184 yards and three scores in the Bronchos’ 54-14 victory over Western.
Brownsburg’s Donny Marcus scampered 34 times for 183 yards in the Bulldogs’ 37-26 victory over Indianapolis Cathedral.
Ty Thompson of North Central (Farmersburg) had eight rushes for 183 yards and two scores against North Davies.
Center Grove’s Carson Steele ran 35 times for 180 yards with a touchdown in the Trojans’ 31-9 loss to New Palestine.
Tyler Edwards of Floyd Central had 22 carries for 178 yards and two touchdowns against Providence.
Sampson James of Avon rambled 25 times for 178 yards and two scores in the Orioles’ 41-36 win over defending Class 6A state champion Indianapolis Ben Davis.
DeKalb’s Landon Miller had 11 carries for 177 yards and three touchdowns in the Barons’ 49-0 triumph over Garrett.
Delton Moore of Manchester ran 18 times for 176 yards and a score for the Squires against Bluffton.
Mishawaka’s Chris Harness scampered 25 times for 172 yards and two touchdowns for the Cavemen in a 29-20 victory over Valparaiso.
Peru’s Everett Johnson ran 13 times for 172 yards and three scores for the Bengal Tigers in a 43-22 loss to Northfield.
H.L. Lewis of Fishers had 20 rushes for 164 yards and three scores in the Tigers’ 31-14 win over Indianapolis Pike.
Mooresville’s Jams Mabry tallied 20 carries for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the Pirates’ 28-26 win over Danville.
Isaac Hall of Jeffersonville rambled 26 times for 162 yards and two scores for the Red Devils against Seymour.
Covenant Christian’s Jonah Bronger had 17 carries for 160 yards and a touchdown for the Warriors in a 55-6 win over Oldenburg Academy.
New Albany’s Austin Oppel ran for 158 yards and three scores in the Bulldogs’ 27-20 victory against Castle.
Damon Moody of Greencastle had 33 rushes for 154 yards and a score in the Tiger Cats’ 28-18 win over Cloverdale.
John Brach of Mishawaka Marian ran for 152 yards and two touchdowns in the Knights’ 28-7 win over John Glenn.
West Noble’s Brandon Pruitt had 35 carries for 151 yards and a score in the Chargers’ 22-7 win at Wawasee.
North Posey’s Kyle Stewart ran 22 times for 150 yards and three touchdowns for the Vikings against Mount Vernon (Posey).
Jase Dressler of Terre Haute South carried the ball the 18 times for 148 yards and two touchdowns in the Braves’ 49-14 win over Evansville Harrison.
A.J. Fowler of Calumet had 10 rushes for 147 yards and a touchdown in the Warriors’ 68-14 win over Gary Roosevelt.
Cameron Giles of Southmont carried the ball 16 times for 146 yards and one score in the Mounties’ 48-42 loss to North Putnam.
Guerin Catholic’s Dylan Crossen ran 22 times for 144 yards and three scores for the Golden Eagles in a 40-7 win over Lafayette Central Catholic.
North Judson’s Seth Barnett raced for 143 yards and three touchdowns in the Bluejays’ 56-6 win over Culver.
Cody Campbell of Mississinewa had 21 touches for 143 yards with three touchdowns in the Indians’ 37-0 blanking of New Haven.
West Central’s Alfred Daniel raced for 138 yards and three touchdowns in the Trojans’ 70-6 win over South Newton.
Shenandoah’s Dallas Pugsley ran 15 times for 137 yards with two scores and returned an interception 55 yards for another tally in the Raiders’ 63-10 win over Heritage Christian.
Eastern Pekin’s Brandon Tandy recorded 18 carries for 133 yards and two scores in the Musketeers’ 54-12 win over Clarksville.
Aaron Webb of Delphi had 14 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns for the Oracles in a 47-14 win over Carroll (Flora).
Lawrence North’s Ko’Keyton Stewart tallied eight rushes for 130 yards and three scores in the Wildcats’ 52-7 win over Richmond.
Chris Mays of New Prairie had nine carries for 126 yards and two touchdowns in the Cougars’ 55-0 blanking of South Bend Clay.
Bremen’s Nathan Mullen ran for 126 yards and two scores in the Lions’ 42-12 win over South Bend Riley.
Fountain Central’s Gabe Riley raced 13 times for 124 yards and two scores in the Mustangs’ 41-6 win over Riverton Parke.
Tipton’s Peyton Carter had 13 carries for 113 yards and three touchdowns in the Blue Devils’ 72-6 triumph over Elwood.
Rhett Saylor of Carroll (Fort Wayne) ran 23 times for 102 yards and three scores in the Chargers’ 38-14 upset of Fort Wayne Snider.
PASSING GRADES (Top passing performances)
Southport’s Eddie Schott went 26-of-37 for 428 yards with six touchdowns in the Cardinals’ 49-21 win over Perry Meridian.
Drew Byerly of Franklin was 26-of37 for 412 yards with four touchdowns and ran for another score in the Grizzlies’ 56-14 victory over Shelbyville.
South Bend Adams’ Ira Armstead completed 14-of-28 passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns and ran 14 times for 104 yards and two scores in the Eagles’ 33-6 victory against Lowell (Michigan).
West Lafayette’s Kyle Adams finished 24-of-32 for 293 yards and three touchdowns in the Red Devils’ 34-20 win at McCutcheon.
Sullivan’s Jack Conner went 13-of-19 for 288 yards with three scores and also ran for a pair of touchdowns in the Golden Arrows’ 42-14 win over Linton-Stockton.
Maximus Grimes of Lafayette Jeff was 20-of-31 for 281 yards with four touchdowns against Western.
Ben Slaton of Danville went 19-of-31 for 277 yards and four scores for the Warriors against Mooresville.
Brown County’s Noah Carter was 19-of-33 for 272 yards with a touchdown and also ran for a score in the Eagles’ 41-13 loss to Jennings County.
Chris Patterson of Indianapolis Crispus Attucks went 15-of-27 for 267 yards and two scores in the Tigers’ 41-7 win against Southside Homeschool.
Trent Gipson of Ben Davis completed 17-of-27 for 270 yards and two touchdowns for the Giants against Avon.
Fort Wayne Concordia’s Jake Byrd went 15-of-27 for 257 yards with two touchdowns in the Cadets’ 29-27 loss to Homestead.
Hayden Kinsler of Brownstown Central finished 11-of-14 for 257 yards with a touchdown and ran for another score in the Braves’ 50-13 triumph over Charlestown.
Evansville Bosse’s Brennan Tompkins was 13-of-21 for 256 yards and three scores in the Bulldogs’ 46-12 win over Washington.
Evan Daviess of North Putnam completed 14-of-18 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns and also ran 10 times for 82 yards and three scores for the Cougars against Southmont.
Tri-West’s Luke Robertson went 21-of-43 for 256 yards and two scores for the Bruins against Plainfield.
Greencastle’s Brayden Baxter was 9-of-13 for 242 yards and three touchdowns against Cloverdale.
Along with going 17-of-29 for 237 yards and two touchdowns. Travis Griffey of Martinsville ran for 155 yards and two scores in the Artesians’ 47-20 win over Bloomington South.
Michael Lindauer of Evansville Memorial went 17-of-24 for 236 yards with three touchdowns and also ran for two tallies in the defending Class 3A state champion Tigers’ 49-21 win over Owensboro Catholic.
Norman Knapke of Fort Wayne Bishop Luers was 18-of-39 for 236 yards and three scores in the Knights; 35-24 loss to Fort Wayne Wayne.
Wawasee’s Dylan Eshbach was 16-of-31 for 231 yards and a touchdown for the Warriors against West Noble.
McCall Ray of Bedford North Lawrence went 12-of-15 for 231 yards with four scores and ran 11 times for 81 yards and three touchdowns in the Stars’ 55-38 win over Bloomington North.
Lawrenceburg’s Garrett Yoon completed 14-of-22 passes for 224 yards with a touchdown and ran for another tally in the Tigers’ 35-14 win over Taylor (Ohio).
Gaven Vogt of Carroll (Fort Wayne) went 18-of-30 for 227 yards and a score against Fort Wayne Snider.
Warren Central’s Jayden George was 14-of-28 for 225 yards and four touchdowns against Louisville Trinity.
Evansville Reitz’s Eli Wiethop went 11-of-20 for 216 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers’ 35-34 loss to Owensboro (Kentucky).
Dane Andrews of West Vigo was 9-of-13 for 212 yards with two scores and also ran for three touchdowns in the Vikings’ 31-7 decision over Crawfordsville.
New Castle’s Drew Barber went 20-pf-30 for 208 yards with four touchdowns in the Trojans’ 35-14 win over Rushville.
Homestead’s Luke Goode was 14-of-24 for 204 yards and two touchdowns for the Spartans against F.W. Concordia.
Justin Williams of South Bend Riley completed 18-of-32 passes for 201 yards and ran for a touchdown for the Wildcats against Bremen.
Terre Haute North’s Tristan Elder went 10-of-24 for 201 yards and three scores in the Patriots’ 31-7 win at Princeton.
Mark Nondorf of Bishop Chatard finished 14-of-24 for 197 yards and a touchdown against Lawrence Central.
Monroe Central freshman Jackson Ullom went 10-of-16 for 195 yards with a score in the Golden Bears’ 21-0 blanking of Union City.
Indianapolis Scecina’s Mac Ayers was 9-of-14 for 194 yards with two touchdowns in the Crusaders’ 41-6 win over Speedway.
Alex Stirn of North Decatur completed 14-of-24 passes for 194 yards and three scores in the Chargers’ 35-0 blanking of Edinburgh
Yorktown’s Reid Neal went 17-of-32 for 193 yards with two scores and also ran 10 times for 75 yards in the Tigers’ 26-20 win over Muncie Central.
Silver Creek’s Josh Landers was 9-of-12 for 188 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for another score in the Dragons’ 41-14 win over Salem.
Josh Wagner of Zionsville finished 15-of-23 for 188 yards and four touchdowns in the Eagles’ 56-6 win over Lebanon.
Kyle Moore of River Forest was 14-of-30 for 183 yards and three scores for the Ingots against Boone Grove.
Southmont’s Hunter Chadwick not only completed 12-of-20 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns, he also ran 13 times for 47 yards and three scores against North Putnam.
Franklin County’s Brady Bogan went 9-of-19 for 172 yards with two touchdowns and ran 10 times for 43 yards in the Wildcats’ 46-3 triumph over Connersville.
In his first game back after suffering a knee injury, Concord’s Ethan Cain was 10-of-21 for 172 yards with two scores for the Minutemen in a 31-27 at Elkhart Memorial.
Dylan Clark of New Albany went 15-of-25 for 170 yards and a touchdown against Castle.
Seeger’s Greyson Green threw for 169 yards with a score and ran for three touchdowns as the Patriots recorded their first win over Benton Central with a 44-3 triumph.
Pendleton Heights’ Ryan Conkling was 9-of-11 for 168 yards with five touchdowns in the Arabians’ 51-13 win over Anderson.
Bailey Meerzo of Fort Wayne Northrop tossed for 165 yards with a touchdown and ran for 65 yards and two scores in the Bruins’ 28-0 blanking of Fort Wayne South.
Covenant Christian’s Austin Frazier was 9-of-14 for 164 yards and three scores against Oldenburg Academy.
Cole Happe of Evansville Mater Dei completed 13-of-23 passes for 155 yards with a score and also ran 10 times for 71 yards in the Wildcats’ 17-10 loss to Owensboro Apollo.
Mooresville’s Karson Goodman was 11-of-22 for 154 yards and a score against Danville.
Oliver Rau of Greenwood finished 8-of-12 for 154 yards and two scores for the Woodmen in a 43-18 win over Indian creek.
C.J. Opperman of Valparaiso went 17-of-31 for 153 yards with a touchdown for the Vikings against Mishawaka.
Brebeuf Jesuit’s Drake Hagerman was 9-of-25 for 152 yards and three touchdowns in the Braves’ 38-15 win over Indianapolis Tech.
Kody Sparks of Hamilton Southeastern threw for 153 yards with a touchdown in the Royals’ 31-13 loss to North Central (Indianapolis).
Columbus North’s Trenton Kelley completed 17-of-27 attempts for 151 yards and a score in the Bulldogs’ 17-16 win over defending Class 5A state champion Columbus East.
Liam Thompson of North Central (Indianapolis) went 13-of-26 for 151 yards and three touchdowns for the Panthers against Hamilton Southeastern.
Henry Hesson of Avon was 8-of-15 for 148 yards and two scores against Ben Davis.
Gibson Southern’s Brady Allen completed 11-of-25 attempts for 143 yards and two touchdowns against South Spencer.
Seth Walters of Delphi was 11-of-17 for 141 yards with three scores and ran four times for 50 yards and another tally against Carroll (Flora).
Ben Easters of Brownsburg went 10-of-32 for 132 yards with four touchdowns against Cathedral.
In addition to going 10-of-13 for 98 yards, New Palestine’s Zach Neligh ran for 113 yards and two score for the Dragons against Center Grove.
New Prairie’s Chase Ketterer was not only 4-of-4 through the air for 89 yards and touchdown, he also ran 15 times for 164 yards and four touchdowns against South Bend Clay.
Along with throwing a touchdown pass, NorthWood’s Bronson Yoder had six carries for 143 yards and two scores and also returned a punt 40 yards for another tally in the Panthers’ 71-0 victory over Fairfield.
In addition to going 5-of-5 for 51 yards and two touchdown passes, Jordan Reel of Beech Grove ran 10 times for 125 yards and two scores in the Hornets’ 51-0 decision over Park Tudor.
Brandan Young of Fort Wayne Wayne went 9-of-16 for 126 yards and two touchdowns in the Generals’ upset of Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.
K.J. Roudebush of Tipton completed 7-of-10 for 120 yards and five scores and also ran five times for 72 yards against Elwood.
Homestead’s Jake Archbold was 10-of-18 for 116 yards and one score against F.W. Concordia.
Zach Bundalo of Lake Central tossed for 115 yards and two touchdowns for the Indians against Hammond Morton.
WHAT A CATCH (Top receiving performances)
Tre Gray of South Bend Adams had eight receptions for 227 yards and three scores against Lowell (Michigan).
Franklin’s Cory Richards hauled in 12 receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns against Shelbyville.
Moises Montes of River Forest caught 10 passes for 189 yards with three scores against Boone Grove.
Fort Wayne Concordia’s Kamari Anderson-Drew had eight catches for 168 yards and a score against Homestead.
Gavin Bollman of Greencastle caught four passes for 166 yards and a touchdown against Cloverdale.
Lawrenceburg’s Gavin Yoon hauled in eight passes for 163 yards and two scores against Taylor (Ohio).
Beech Grove’s Terrice Pope had nine receptions for 156 yards with a touchdown against Park Tudor.
Johnathan Luster of Crispus Attucks recorded six catches for 155 yards and a score against Southside Homeschool.
Homestead’s Trevin Taylor had 11 receptions for 153 yards and two scores against F.W. Concordia.
Bedford North Lawrence’s Drew Shoufler racked up eight catches for 136 yards and three touchdowns against Bloomington North.
Andrew Word of Evansville Reitz caught seven passes for 134 yards with a touchdown and also came up with an interception against Owensboro.
Jasper’s Reece Milligan caught seven passes for 131 yards with a touchdowns and ran for two more scores in the Wildcats’ 35-7 upset of defending Class 2A state champion Southridge.
Eli Pancol of Pendleton Heights recorded six catches for 125 yards and four touchdowns against Anderson.
Javen Layne of Evansville Bosse hauled in four passes for 125 yards and three touchdowns against Washington.
Avon’s Wallace Stovall had three catches for 125 yards and a score against Ben Davis.
Warren Central’s David Bell caught five passes for 123 yards and two scores against Louisville Trinity.
Dominic Day of Ben Davis racked up two catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns against Avon.
Lucas Willoughby of Southport had seven receptions for 120 yards and a score against Perry Meridian.
Harrison Truitt of West Lafayette racked up 10 catches for 119 yards with a score against McCutcheon.
Homestead’s Griffin Little recorded seven receptions for 115 yards against F.W. Concordia.
Southport’s Rashawn Hawkins tallied seven catches for 105 yards with a touchdown against Perry Meridian.
Luke Stoker of Tipton caught five passes for 73 yards and four scores against Elwood.
SPECIAL PERFORMERS (Top performances on defense and special teams)
Cody Gibbs of John Glenn had a 70-yard interception return for a score for the Falcons against Mishawaka Marian.
Plymouth’s Joseph Styers came up with a 63-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Rockies’ 35-19 victory at Kokomo.
Owen Deaton of Jennings County recorded 12 tackles for the Panthers against Brown County.
Penn’s Drew Schneider returned an interception 62 yards for a touchdown in the Kingsmen’s 28-16 win over Merrillville.
Levi Hamby of Floyd Central tallied 12 tackles against Providence.
Along with running for a pair of scores, Elkhart Central’s Mark Brownlee also had a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Blazers’ 52-6 win against Goshen.
Ryan Schmitt of Penn had a 22-yard interception return for a score against Merrillville.
In addition to running for three touchdowns, Logansport’s Oscar Grimaldo racked up seven tackles for the Berries in a 48-0 blanking of Frankfort.
Knightstown’s Jose Olivo returned one of his two interceptions 70 yards for a touchdown and also threw a pass for another tally in the Panthers’ 20-14 win over Winchester.
Penn’s Alex Kennach booted field goals of 25 and 32 yards against Merrillville.
Hunter Garrison of Seeger came up with a pair of interceptions against Benton Central.
Concord’s Jamyris Rice had a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Elkhart Memorial.