BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
ON THE LOOSE (Top running back performances)
Caston’s Sam Smith ran 31 times for 288 yards with four touchdowns in the Comets’ 34-28 win over North Miami.
Aaron Nevil of North Harrison recorded 27 carries for 272 yards and three touchdowns in the Cougars’ 49-0 win over Evansville Bosse.
Mississinewa’s Carson Campbell had 24 carries for 268 yards and three scores in the Indians’ 49-28 loss to Marion.
Zane Downing of Eastern (Greentown) exploded for 267 yards and five touchdowns in the Comets’ 48-0 win over Alexandria.
Clinton Central’s Anthony Ransford had 19 carries for 250 yards with three scores in the Bulldogs’ 39-7 win over North White.
Norwell’s Max Ringger ran 21 times for 250 yards with a touchdown in the Knights’ 40-0 win over Heritage.
Jeremiah Ziebart of North Vermillion tallied 30 rushes for 246 yards with two touchdowns in the Falcons’ 30-28 loss to Attica.
Culver Community’s Shane Shuman ran 34 times for 244 yards and three touchdowns in the Cavaliers’ 48-29 win over Lake Station.
Khalid Stamps scampered 20 times for 222 yards and two touchdowns for the Giants against Mississinewa.
Dequan Stennis of Indianapolis Scecina had 27 carries for 206 yards and two scores in the Crusaders’ 32-13 win over Centerville.
Pioneer’s Ezra Lewellen ran 10 times for 232 yards and four touchdowns in the Panthers’ 38-8 win over Delphi.
Wheeler’s Trey Gibson rambled 30 times for 212 yards and four touchdowns in the Bearcats’ 36-27 win over North Newton.
Cameron Hovey of Sheridan ran 27 times for 210 yards with four scores in the Blackhawks’ 34-6 win over Indianapolis Tindley.
Delta’s Evan Conley had 12 rushes for 191 yards and four touchdowns in the Eagles’ 48-0 win over Jay County.
Kole Viel of East Central ran 19 times for 182 yards and three scores in the Trojans’ 35-0 win over Silver Creek.
Paoli’s Trey Rominger tallied 24 carries for 178 yards with two touchdowns in the Rams’ 62-38 win over Clarksville.
Heritage Christian’s Colton Brown ran 18 times for 175 yards with three touchdowns in the Eagles’ 35-0 win over Winchester.
Jimtown’s Ethan Devol tallied 174 yards on the ground with three scores in the Jimmies’ 26-3 win over Garrett.
Blake Dingus of Bremen had 25 rushes for 169 yards in the Lions’ 35-8 win over Rochester.
Greenwood’s Gavin Ruppert had 23 carries for 165 yards and four touchdowns for the Woodmen in their 47-26 win over South Dearborn.
Emmanuel Smith of Vincennes Lincoln ran 23 times for 164 yards in the Alices’ 21-7 win over Owen Valley.
Ashton Hall of Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter carried the ball 26 times for 161 yards with a touchdown in the Raiders’ 17-14 overtime win over West Vigo.
Whiting’s Tony Madrueno ran 21 times for 158 yards with a score in the Oilers’ 36-14 win over Hammond Bishop Noll.
Logan Carrington of Greencastle rambled six times for 157 yards and two touchdowns in the Tiger Cubs’ 44-0 win over Indianapolis Washington.
Tri-Central’s Holden Rayl had 36 carries for 157 yards in the Trojans’ 30-28 overtime win over Wes-Del.
Carter Little of Maconaquah recorded 24 rushes for 155 yards and five touchdowns in the Braves’ 43-0 win over Northwestern.
New Prairie’s Bobby Siford ran 10 times for 155 yards and three scores in the Cougars’ 36-20 loss to Plymouth.
Ray Crawford of Triton Central carried the ball 13 times for 154 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers’ 50-0 win over Switzerland County.
Oak Hill’s Kyle Turanchick ran 19 times for 152 yards and two scores in the Golden Eagles’ 28-0 win over Bellmont.
Jamarius Evans of Yorktown raced 13 times for 150 yards with three touchdowns in the Tigers’ 48-6 win over Crawfordsville.
Javontae Madison of Evansville Central had 22 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears’ 30-7 win over Jasper.
Gibson Southern’s Owen Bryant ran 27 times for 148 yards in the Titans’ 21-10 win over Heritage Hills.
Northview’s Korbin Allen tallied 24 rushes for 147 yards in the Knights’ 28-6 loss to Evansville Memorial.
Mooresville’s Caden Robinson ran 16 times for 147 yards and four scores in the Pioneers’ 48-0 win over Madison.
Christian Rios of Highland had 11 carries for 147 yards and two touchdowns in the Trojans’ 38-21 win over Griffith.
North Judson’s Eli Blount ran 12 times for 146 yards with a score in the Bluejays’ 54-0 win over West Central.
Highland’s Jonah Tillman rambled 17 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns against Griffith.
Lawrenceburg’s Adam Burd ran 28 times for 144 yards with two scores in the Tigers’ 33-20 win over Brownstown Central.
Colby Whittaker of North Harrison carried the ball 11 times for 144 yards with four touchdowns against Evansville Bosse.
Robby Taylor of Western Boone had 28 carries for 142 yards and two touchdowns in the Stars’ 25-3 win over Speedway.
Baylor Smith of Lafayette Central Catholic came up with 16 carries for 141 yards and a touchdown in the Knights’ 35-12 win over Frontier.
Martinsville’s Tyler Cox had 12 rushes for 140 yards and three touchdowns in the Artesians’ 42-11 win over Jennings County.
Brach Carrington of Greencastle recorded 17 carries for 140 yards and four touchdowns against Indianapolis Washington.
North Knox’s Rhett Sheren ran 12 times for 140 yards and two scores in the Warriors’ 59-15 win over Forest Park.
Lucas Hill of Tri raced nine times for 138 yards with a touchdown in the Titans’ 41-14 win over Oldenburg Academy.
Brownstown Central’s Lucas Hines ran 13 times for 138 yards and two scores for the Braves against Lawrenceburg.
Gage Coffey of Covenant Christian had eight carries for 138 yards and two touchdowns in the Warriors’ 75-7 win over Edinburgh.
Evansville Reitz’s Jay Smith ran four times for 135 yards with a score in the Panthers’ 56-7 win over Evansville Harrison.
PASSING GRADES (Top quarterback performances)
Despite going 1-of-3 for 19 yards, North Miami’s Darian Hanley ran 59 times for 383 yards with four touchdowns for the Warriors against Caston.
Lafayette Central Catholic’s Clark Barrett was 18-of-28 for 290 yards and three scores against Frontier.
Christian Johnson of Parke Heritage went 13-of-15 for 270 yards with five touchdowns in the Wolves’ 57-6 win over Riverton Parke.
Gibson Southern’s Brady Allen completed 15-of-32 for 232 yards with a touchdown and ran six times for 29 yards and two scores against Heritage Hills.
Carson Clark of Fort Wayne Bishop Luers went 11-of-15 for 238 yards with four touchdowns and ran for another tally in the Knights’ 56-7 win over Whitko.
Kade Osborn of Clinton Prairie was 7-of-15 for 100 yards and ran 23 times for 236 yards with two scores in the Gophers’ 28-7 win over Carroll (Flora).
Milan’s Peyton Wert completed 4-of-12 for 29 yards and ran 19 times for 224 yards and three touchdowns in the Indians’ 34-6 win over South Decatur.
South Putnam’s Riley Stone was 12-of-16 for 210 yards with a score in the Eagles’ 41-0 win over Fountain Central.
Colin Martin of West Lafayette went 19-of-29 for 210 yards with two touchdowns and ran for a third score in the Red Devils’ 20-18 loss to Guerin Catholic.
South Adams’ James Arnold completed 8-of-13 for 204 yards with four touchdowns in the Starfires’ 41-0 win over Union City.
New Castle’s William Grieser was 12-of-16 for 204 yards with three scores and ran four times for 35 yards and another touchdown in the Trojans’ 42-6 win over Shelbyville.
Heath Richardson of Carroll (Flora) went 16-of-28 for 204 yards with a touchdown for the Cougars against Clinton Prairie.
Aidan Leffler of Indianapolis Roncalli became the program’s all-time leading passer by going 9-of-11 for 200 yards with two touchdowns and ran three times for 44 yards and two more scores in the Rebels’ 52-0 win over Indianapolis Crispus Attucks.
Manchester’s Brock Casper completed 12-of-28 for 198 yards with two touchdowns in the Squires’ 16-12 loss to Wabash.
Hanover Central’s Blaze Cano went 10-of-28 for 194 yards with two touchdowns and ran for two scores in the Wildcats’ 35-28 win over Twin Lakes.
Anthony Garzolini of South Vermillion was 14-of-29 for 193 yards and two scores in the Wildcats’ 20-14 loss to Seeger.
Rowdy Adams of Sullivan went 10-of-17 for 188 yards with two touchdowns in the Golden Arrows’ 53-3 win over Princeton.
Evansville Mater Dei’s Mason Wunderlich completed 11-of-19 for 183 yards and four touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 37-0 win over South Spencer.
Brennan Stow of Lapel went 10-of-14 for 186 yards with four touchdowns and ran for another score in the Bulldogs’ 46-20 win against Frankton.
Colton Pence of Evansville Memorial was 10-of-19 for 176 yards with three scores for the Tigers against Northview.
Attica’s John Britt completed 10-of-14 for 172 yards with two touchdowns and rushed 11 times for 40 yards with another score for the Red Ramblers against North Vermillion.
Lebanon’s Garrett Hacker went 12=of-22 for 172 yards with a touchdown and ran six times for 35 yards and two scores in the Tigers; 29-0 win over Frankfort.
Jackson Ullom of Monroe Central was 6-of-7 for 167 yards with three scores in the Golden Bears’ 72-0 win over Taylor.
Wes-Del’s Eric Harlan completed 14-of-26 for 163 yards with three touchdowns and rushed 23 times for 97 yards and a score for the Warriors against Tri-Central.
Jake Reichard of Plymouth went 7-of-10 for 105 yards and ran 47 times for 162 yards and four touchdowns for the Rockies against New Prairie.
Wabash’s Joe Leland was 12-of-18 for 158 yards with a score and ran 15 times for 34 yards and another touchdown for the Apaches against Manchester.
Along with going 4-of-15 for 37 yards, Ryan Dickenson of Centerville ran 10 times for 148 yards and two scores for the Bulldogs against Indianapolis Scecina.
Alex Farr of Southwood went 11-of-25 for 138 yards with two touchdowns and ran 11 times for 88 yards and two scores in the Knights’ 36-0 win over Northfield.
Lawrenceburg’s Garrett Yoon was 5-of-14 for 135 yards with a touchdown and ran 14 times for 138 yards and another score against Brownstown Central.
In addition to going 7-of-18 for 132 yards with four touchdowns, Laban Davis of Eastside ran 22 times for 157 yards and another score in the Blazers’ 40-7 win over Bluffton.
Tri-West’s Kai Ross was 7-of-11 for 72 yards with two touchdowns and ran 24 times for 103 yards and two scores in the Bruins’ 26-14 win over Indian Creek.
Toby Brogan of Greencastle went 1-of-6 for 33 yards and rushed 19 times for 151 yards and two touchdowns in the Pirates’ 36-0 win over Charlestown.
Chase Taylor of Southridge was 3-of-6 for 29 yards and ran 10 times for 143 yards with a score in the Raiders’ 42-10 win over Mount Vernon (Posey).
WHAT A CATCH (Top receiving performances)
New Castle’s Brandon Matney had five receptions for 153 yards and three touchdowns against Shelbyville.
Seeger’s Rayce Carr caught six passes for 149 yards with a touchdown for the Patriots against South Vermillion.
Sullivan’s Grant Bell had three catches for 145 yards and two touchdowns against Princeton.
Bryan Hoover of Hanover Central hauled in four receptions for 133 yards and a score against Twin Lakes.
Seth Gaerte of Manchester had six catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns against Wabash.
Lafayette Central Catholic’s Evan Dienhart caught nine passes for 120 yards with a score against Frontier.
Ty Buche of Lafayette Central Catholic had seven receptions for 111 yards with a touchdown against Frontier.
South Putnam’s Hayden Switzer caught four passes for 108 yards against Fountain Central.
Chase Mabry of Martinsville came up with five catches for 106 yards and two scores against Jennings County.
Parke Heritage’s Riley Ferguson had four receptions for 106 yards with two touchdowns against Riverton Parke.
East Noble’s Rowan Zolman caught four passes for 104 yards with three touchdowns in the Knights’ 35-7 win over Columbia City.
Southwood’s Carson Rich hauled in eight passes for 103 yards and two scores against Northfield.
SPECIAL PERFORMERS (Top all-around performances on offense, defense, and special teams)
In addition to running 11 times for 108 yards with a touchdown, Guerin Catholic’s Daniel Rhoad also blocked the potential game-winning field goal for the Golden Eagles against West Lafayette.
NorthWood’s Kyle Sellers came up with two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, in the Panthers’ 20-7 win over Wawasee.
In addition to running 47 yards for a touchdown, South Bend Saint Joseph’s Alex Ortiz caught a 15-yard pass for a score and returned a kick 55 yards for another tally in the Indians’ 66-6 win over South Bend Clay.
Along with catching a pair of touchdown passes. Jaxon Mull of Culver Academy also came up with two fumble recoveries in the Eagles’ 21-14 win over Kankakee Valley.