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High school football roundup: Night of the quarterback as throwers dominate

Columbia City sophomore Max Bedwell leaps to grab a pass from junior Jacob Bolt to set up the Eagles' first touchdown Friday night at Huntington North. (By Blake Sebring of The News-Sentinel)
Columbia City sophomore Max Bedwell leaps to grab a pass from junior Jacob Bolt to set up the Eagles' first touchdown Friday night at Huntington North. (By Blake Sebring of The News-Sentinel)
Huntington North senior Richard Gutierrez extends to make a catch in the first quarter Friday night against Columbia City. (By Blake Sebring of The News-Sentinel)
Huntington North senior Richard Gutierrez extends to make a catch in the first quarter Friday night against Columbia City. (By Blake Sebring of The News-Sentinel)
Concordia running back Max Gleave looks for room against the Bishop Luers defense, while the Knights' Allen Jackson tries to trip him up. (By John Felts for The News-Sentinel)
Concordia running back Max Gleave looks for room against the Bishop Luers defense, while the Knights' Allen Jackson tries to trip him up. (By John Felts for The News-Sentinel)
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Snider, Homestead, New Haven, Woodlan, South Adams and Churubusco remain undefeated

Saturday, September 09, 2017 12:50 am

SUMMIT ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Carroll 49, Northrop 14: Jack Miguel continues to dominate, hitting 21-of-26 passes for 341 yards and seven touchdowns. He hit Justin Becker nine times for 183 yards and three touchdowns, Gaven Vogt five times for two touchdowns and Jonathan Becker and Cam Shank for one touchdown each. The Chargers gained 528 yards in total offense as Shank also had nine carries for 81 yards.

Northrop's offense was led by Bailey Meerzo rushing 13 times for 62 yards, and 57 yards from Keishon Edwards on 14 carries.

Wayne 33, North Side 19: Brandan Young completed 11-of-22 passes for 255 yards and three touchdowns, hitting John Allen four times for 116 yards and Aarick Adams twice for 101 yards to lead the Generals. Devonair Kelsaw also rushed 10 times for 44 yards. Keshaun Fields had 11 tackles, and Cameron Webb 10 for Wayne's defense.

Ethan Williams rushed 29 times for 129 yards and a touchdown to lead the Legends. R.J. Armstrong caught six passes for 83 yards and Auntral Franklin four passes for 46 yards and two touchdowns. Jalen Lockett had four kick returns for 120 yards.

Snider 52, South Side 12: The Class 6A No. 5-ranked Panthers prepared for next Saturday's showdown with Homestead in Indianapolis by gaining 484 yards in total offense against the Archers. Michael Haupert completed 14-of-24 passes for 183 yards and four touchdowns, and A'Nyis Lockett had 18 carries for 182 yards and two touchdowns. Elijah Maxwell caught six passes for 67 yards.

Snider's defense picked off four South Side passes.

Homestead 42, Bishop Dwenger 0: Spartans quarterback Jiya Wright completed 21-of-29 passes for 265 yards and five touchdowns and also ran 24 times for 95 yards and another touchdown as Class 6A No. 13 Homestead improved to 4-0 by shutting out the Class 4A No. 4 Saints. Five receivers caught at least three passes, led by Jack Archbold and Brayden Layton with five each.

Black Bradley was the most-effective weapon for the Saints with five catches for 85 yards. Eddie Morris rushed 11 times for 51 yards.

Concordia 28, Bishop Luers 7: The Class 3A No. 9 Cadets defense had 11 tackles for loss and three sacks to shut down the Knights' offense, led by Liam Fletcher with four tackles for loss and two sacks. According to the Concordia statistics, the Cadets held Bishop Luers to negative-57 yards rushing and only 69 yards passing.

Offensively, Jake Byrd threw for 214 yards, with Kamari Anderson-Drew making eight catches for 141 yards and Marcus Morrow ran 24 times for 107 yards. It's the first time ever the Cadets have beaten the Knights three consecutive times.

NORTHEAST 8 CONFERENCE

New Haven 35, Leo 33 OT: The Class 4A No. 6 Bulldogs came back from a 17-0 first quarter deficit and 24-14 in the third quarter. The final play was a failed two-point pass conversion by the Lions. Tim Jordan came off the bench to complete 17-of-21 passes for 186 yards and two scores — all in the fourth quarter. Daryce Jackson caught eight for 104 yards, Zel Banks nine for 84, James Gardner nine for 49 and two touchdowns and Kentrel Thomas six for 48 yards. Stephen Owens rushed 11 times for 94 yards.

Leo was led by Alex Wertman who had 24 carries for 102 yards and Trenton Bonner who had five carries for 93 yards. Ty Castillon made 14.5 tackles and GT Baker 10 to lead the Leo defense.

East Noble 41, DeKalb 9: Andrew McCormick threw for 130 yards and two touchdowns and rushed nine times for 132 yards and another touchdowns to pace the Knights.

Columbia City 20, Huntington North 10: Jacob Wigent rushed 24 times for 164 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles improved to 3-1 for the first time since 2011. Ethan Christen also caught a 44-yard touchdown pass and grabbed two interceptions, and Travis Sunderland had eight tackles.

The Vikings offense was held to 178 yards and had four turnovers. Mason Landrum led with 48 yards rushing on 14 carries.

Bellmont 21, Norwell 7: Jonathan Wilder threw only seven passes, but completed four of them for 144 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Braves. Matt Laughlin carried 17 times for 66 yards and a touchdown, and Noah Macklin caught three passes for 59 yards and a score.

Caron Ringger led the Knights with 15 carries for 103 yards and a touchdown.

ALLEN COUNTY ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Woodlan 54, Bluffton 19: Warriors quarterback Justin Durkes continues to pick apart Woodlan foes, hitting 13-of-18 passes for 258 yards and six touchdowns, and carried three times for 63 yards and another score. Donald Guerrant caught five passes for 118 yards and two scores, Jack Rhoades caught two for 80 yards and two scores and Aaron Hahn caught four passes for 57 yards and a touchdown. Woodlan is ranked No. 2 in Class 2A.

Gavin King completed 13-of-28 passes for 166 yards for the Tigers, hitting Nick Huffar three times for 63 yards and a score. Brandon Lockwood carried 14 times for 46 yards and a score. The Tigers' Koltan Moore made nine tackles, while Dane Castleman made nine for the Warriors.

South Adams 48, Heritage 3: The Starfires' Nic Stuber completed 7-of-8 passes for 159 yards and three touchdowns, and brother Joe Stuber ran 11 times for 114 yards and two scores. Andres Martinez caught three passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns. The South Adams defense held Heritage to 152 yards in total offense with Austin Gorney getting seven tackles. The Starfires are ranked No. 9 in Class 1A.

Adams Central 70, Jay County 42: The Jets gained 495 yards rushing to crush the Patriots. Logan Macklin ran 17 times for 236 yards and three touchdowns, and Drew Schultz ran 27 times for 150 yard and three scores. Quarterback Parker Bates threw only one pass, completing it for nine yards and a touchdown to Colton Yerger, and also rushed for 76 yards on nine carries.

Holton Hill completed 10-of-16 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns for Jay County, and Michael Schlechty rushed 15 times for 101 yards. Cole Stigleman caught two passes for 69 yards, and Parker Grimes two catches for 36 yards and a touchdown.

NECC/AREA

Churubusco 28, Eastside 9: The Eagles defense continues to dominate, grabbing another interception and two fumble recoveries to shut down the Blazers. Nathaniel Keener carried 30 times for 209 of Churubusco's 309 yards rushing while scoring three touchdowns, while Gage Kelly grabbed his third interception of the season, and Austin Lehman had his third fumble recovery. Sam Wood also carried six times for 40 yards and a touchdown. The Eagles are the No. 5-ranked team in Class 1A.

Caleb Ballentine led the Blazers with 209 yard passing and 42 yards rushing. Aaron Dean caught five passes for 50 yards.

Garrett 34, Lakeland 14: Joel Mix rushed 22 times for 199 yards and two scores, and Levi Follett completed 17-of-25 for 164 yards and two scores to lead the Railroaders. Dane Johnson also caught four passes for 56 yards, Tristan Taylor four for 39 yards and Dillon McCann five for 44 yards.

Adam Kreider led the Lakers with 20 carries for 161 yards and two scores.

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