BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
ON THE LOOSE (Top rushing performances)
Mason Wicker of Union County ran 17 times for 285 yards and four touchdowns in the Patriots’ 53-15 win over Northeastern.
Fort Wayne Northrop’s Damarius Cowen rambled for 276 yards and four touchdowns in the Bruins’ 25-21 win over Homestead.
Jerry Padgett of Western exploded for 276 yards and two touchdowns on 29 attempts, helping the Panthers to a 34-19 win over Kokomo.
Lafayette Jeff’s Thomas Hogan ran 27 times for 241 yards and two scores for the Bronchos in their 27-16 win over West Lafayette.
New Albany’s Myles Johnson tallied 237 yards on the ground and four touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 47-35 win over Bloomington South.
Lavarion Logan of Merrillville rambled 18 times for 230 yards and four touchdowns in the Pirates’ 40-13 win over Andrean.
Indian Creek’s Connor Fruits piled up 227 yards on the ground and ran for four scores in the Braves’ 40-13 win over Batesville.
Ezra Lewellen of Pioneer ran 14 times for 217 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers’ 44-0 blanking of Lewis Cass.
Columbus North’s Blake Huffman had 16 carries for 216 yards and two scores for the Bulldogs in a 48-6 win over Gibson Southern.
Evan Fritz of Delphi ran 36 times for 203 yards and three touchdowns in the Oracles’ 24-0 blanking of Benton Central.
Ashton Hall of Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter finished with 203 yards on 18 carries and scored four times for the Raiders in a 40-6 win over Monrovia.
Boonville’s Devin Mockobee exploded for 202 yards and five touchdowns on 16 attempts in the Pioneers’ 48-6 win over Washington.
Noah Apgar of Greenwood ran for a career-high 195 yards and four touchdowns in the Woodmen’s 28-23 win over Bloomington North.
Lapel’s Tyler Dollar carried the ball 16 times for 173 yards and a touchdown for the Bulldogs in a 42-19 win over Hamilton Heights.
Clay Metzger of Carroll (Flora) tallied four rushes for 172 yards and four scores in the Cougars’ 48-6 win over Tri-County.
Monroe Central’s Joel Kennedy had 15 carries for 169 yards and a score for the Golden Bears in a 29-14 win over Wabash.
Manchester’s Braxton Ream ran 31 times for 169 yards and three scores in the Squires’ 47-12 win over North Miami.
Dylan Olive of North Newton rambled nine times for 165 yards and three touchdowns in the Spartans’ 42-14 win over South Newton.
Alex Currie of Adams Central scampered nine times for 162 yards and two touchdowns in the Flying Jets’ 43-12 win over Fremont.
Norwell’s Max Ringger had 18 rushes for 156 yards and two touchdowns for the Knights in their 42-0 win over Jay County.
Milan’s Logan Reed ran 15 times for 155 yards and two scores in the Indians’ 48-26 win over Rushville.
Omarion Dixon of Harrison (West Lafayette) tallied 16 rushes for 146 yards and four touchdowns in the Raiders’ 42-13 win over Terre Haute South.
PASSING GRADES (Top passing performances)
Houston Swan of Eastern Hancock completed 22-of-32 for 386 yards and four touchdowns for the Royals in a 45-21 win over Alexandria.
Southwood’s Alex Farr went 20-of-31 for 360 yards and three touchdowns in the Knights’ 29-26 win over Knox.
South Adams’ James Arnold was 22-of-28 for 346 yards and four scores in the Starfires’ 41-8 win over Winchester.
Henry Hesson of Avon went 17-of-26 for 311 yards and five touchdowns in the Orioles’ 62-34 loss to Lawrence North.
Along with completing 10-of-17 for 303 yards and four touchdowns, Park Tudor’s D.J. Gordon also had five rushes for 43 yards and another score in the Panthers’ 59-21 win over Clinton Prairie.
Blake White of Indianapolis Lutheran threw for 289 yards with four touchdowns and also ran for a 23-yard score in the Saints’ 66-35 win over Beech Grove.
Manchester’s Brock Casper was 11-of-14 for 288 yards and four scores against North Miami.
Mishawaka Marian’s Maddix Bogunia was 12-of-16 for 277 yards with four touchdowns and ran eight times for 87 yards and two more scores in the Knights’ 44-43 win over Mishawaka.
In addition to throwing for 267 yards and three touchdowns, Jakar Williams of New Albany also ran for 101 yards and a score in the Bulldogs’ 47-21 win over Garrett.
Despite going 0-of-3 through the air, Warsaw’s Aaron Greene still rambled for 267 yards and three scores in the Tigers’ 42-35 win over Huntington North.
Blaze Cano of Hanover Central went 16-of-33 for 254 yards and four scores in the Wildcats’ 42-40 loss to Portage.
Wabash’s Joe Leland was 22-of-40 for 253 yards and one touchdown for the Apaches against Monroe Central.
Duce Taylor of Fort Wayne North tossed for 250 yards and four scores for the Legends in their 47-17 win over Fort Wayne Snider.
Donaven McCulley of Lawrence North proved to be a duel threat against Avon by completing 9-of-13 passes for 248 yards with four touchdowns and running 13 times for 157 yards and another score for the Wildcats.
Tristan Polk of Floyd Central was 12-of-16 for 238 yards and three touchdowns in the Highlanders’ 41-6 win over Jeffersonville.
Wawasee’s Parker Young went 10-of-15 for 220 yards and four touchdowns in the Warriors’ 42-0 blanking of Lakeland.
Anthony Cialdella of Indianapolis Pike was 10-of-18 for 219 yards and three scores in the Red Devils’ 26-24 win over Zionsville.
Colton Pence of Evansville Memorial completed 23-of-33 for 206 yards in the Tigers’ 14-3 loss to Jasper.
South Bend Saint Joseph’s Matt Eck threw for 203 yards and a touchdown in the Indians’ 21-7 loss to Bremen.
Anthony Garzolini of South Vermillion went 9-of-12 for 202 yards with three scores and also ran for a touchdown in the Wildcats’ 48-6 win over Covington.
Along with completing 11-of-14 for 200 yards with three touchdowns, Peyton Wert of Milan had 16 rushes for 148 yards and another score against Rushville.
Mishawaka’s Justin Fisher ran 29 times for 196 yards with two touchdowns and completed 1-of-2 passes for 23 yards and a score for the Cavemen against Mishawaka Marian.
Brennan Stow of Lapel was 13-of-22 for 197 yards with four touchdowns and ran for another score against Hamilton Heights.
In addition to completing 9-of-21 for 195 yards with a touchdown, Reid Brickley of Evansville Central also had 11 rushes for 171 yards and three scores in the Panthers’ 52-26 win over Evansville Harrison.
Along with going with 13-of-24 for 188 yards, Bluffton’s Hayden Nern also ran for three scores in the Tigers’ 25-13 win over Northfield.
Gehrig Slunaker of Mount Vernon (Fortville) completed 15-of-23 for 186 yards with a touchdown and rushed five times for 43 yards and two scores in the Marauders’ 42-17 win over Noblesville.
Jeffrey Becker of Carroll (Fort Wayne) was 10-of-13 for 182 yards with three scores and ran seven times for 31 yards and another tally against Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.
Greencastle’s Logan Carrington went 10-of-18 for 179 yards with two touchdowns and rushed 13 times for 120 yards and another tally in the Tiger Cubs’ 55-14 win over Crawfordsville.
WHAT A CATCH (Top receiving performances)
Wallace Stovall of Avon had 10 receptions for 200 yards and four touchdowns against Lawrence North.
Park Tudor’s C.J. Thompson recorded five catches for 170 yards and three touchdowns against Clinton Prairie.
Wabash’s Jasper Walter caught 11 passes for 156 yards and a score against Monroe Central.
Theran Johnson of North Central (Indianapolis) had 154 yards receiving and three scores against Fishers.
Milan’s Adam Norman caught seven passes for 152 yards with three touchdowns against Rushville.
Mason Eglert of Carroll (Fort Wayne) hauled in six receptions for 149 yards and three touchdowns for Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.
South Adams’ Drew Stutzman caught seven passes for 147 yards and two scores against Winchester.
Kaleb Quenichet of Floyd Central had six receptions for 146 yards and two scores against Jeffersonville.
Logan Bailey of Southwood tallied six catches for 142 yards and two scores against Knox.
Bloomington South’s Maddix Blackwell recorded five catches for 142 yards with two touchdowns and also ran 66 yards for a score for the Panthers against New Albany.
Centerville’s Keegan Schlotterbeck managed six catches for 125 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 48-6 win over Cambridge City Lincoln.
Blake Pohler of Manchester caught four passes for 124 yards and two scores against North Miami.
Camden Jordan of Indianapolis Cathedral had eight receptions for 120 yards and three scores for the Irish in a 56-20 win over Westfield.
Eastern Hancock’s Cole Rainbolt managed eight catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns against Alexandria.
North Judson’s Kason Sanchez came up with four catches for 118 yards and a touchdown in the Bluejays’ 63-20 win over Culver Community.
Sullivan’s Grant Bell had six receptions for 117 yards and a score for the Golden Arows in their 48-19 win over North Knox.
John Clampitt of Mooresville grabbed seven receptions for 114 yards and three scores in the Pioneers’ 55-14 win over Lebanon.
Lafayette Jeff’s Caleb Koeppen caught four passes for 111 yards and a touchdown against West Lafayette.
Jayson Johnson of Mishawaka Marian tallied four catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns against Mishawaka.
Seth Gaerte of Manchester had four receptions for 108 yards and two scores against North Miami.
South Vermillion’s Joey Shew registered four catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns against Covington.
SPECIAL PERFORMERS (Top all-around performances, including defense and special teams)
Homestead’s Braeden Hardwick accounted for 267 total yards and two touchdowns for the Spartans against Fort Wayne Northrop.
Zach Osborne of Carmel accounted for 167 yards of total offense for the Greyhounds in a 31-6 win over Plainfield. He threw for 109 yards and ran for three scores.
Eastside’s Laban Davis threw for 157 yards with three scores and also ran for 100 yards in the Blazers’ 49-7 win over Eastside.
Toby Brogin of Greensburg not only completed 11-of-19 for 154 yards with a score, he also ran 12 times for 87 yards and four touchdowns in the Pirates’ 41-7 win over Shelbyville.
In addition to going 7-of-11 for 149 yards with two touchdowns, Angola’s Tucker Hasselman also carried the ball 27 times for 131 yards and two scores in the Hornets’ 55-18 win over DeKalb.
Along with running for 131 yards, Ja’raylan Johnson of New Albany also ran a kickoff back 91 yards for a touchdown and caught a 33-yard pass for a score against Bloomington South.
Connor Delp of Center Grove had 122 yards of total offense and three touchdowns for the Trojans in their 56-14 win over Decatur Central. He scored on both of his rushing attempts and turned one of his three receptions into a 54-yard touchdown grab.
Along with going 5-of-10 for 61 yards, Tylee Swopes of Portage ran 23 times for 133 yards and four scores for the Indians against Hanover Central.
In addition to having 120 receiving yards with a touchdown, North Daviess’ Austin Webster also racked up 14 tackles in the Cougars’ 44-0 blanking of Tecumseh.
Valparaiso’s Liam Shepherd booted a 37-yard field goal with 3.3 seconds left to lift the Vikings to a 17-16 win over Penn.
Mitchell Moles of Monroe Central came up with 16 tackles against Wabash.
Chris Williamson of Brownsburg came up with two interceptions for the Bulldogs in a 36-7 win over Indianapolis Ben Davis.
Jasper’s Ashton Schuetter returned a fumble 78 yards for a touchdown for the Wildcats against Evansville Memorial.
Penn’s Alec Hardrict returned a kickoff 99 yards for a score for the Kingsmen against Valparaiso.
Hunter Bennitt of Bremen intercepted a pair of passes for the Lions against South Bend Saint Joseph.
In addition to returning a kickoff 90 yards for a score, North Knox’s Holtman Doades ran and threw for touchdowns for the Warriors against Sullivan.
Davonn Parker of Mishawaka came up with a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Mishawaka Marian.
Southwood’s Joey Bland came up with three interceptions against Knox.