ON THE LOOSE (Top running performances)
Knox’s Myles McLaughlin rambled 50 times for 357 yards with five touchdowns and also intercepted a pass in the Redskins’ 41-23 win over West Lafayette.
Wyatt Woodall of Southmont carried the ball 35 times for 244 yards with four scores in the Mounties’ 41-34 win over Eastern Hancock.
Westfield’s Kendall Garnett raced 35 times for 223 yards with three touchdowns in the Shamrocks’ 24-21 win over Hamilton Southeastern.
Josh Ringer of East Central tallied 24 carries for 214 yards with five scores in the Trojans’ 47-7 win over Evansville Memorial.
Adams Central’s Keegan Bluhm racked up 200 yards on the ground with three touchdowns in the two-time defending Class 1A state runner-Flying Jets’ 29-0 win over Carroll (Flora).
Indianapolis Bishop Chatard’s Daniel Shaw tallied 15 carries for 180 yards with two touchdowns and caught three passes for 45 yards in the defending Class 3A state champion Trojans’ 35-6 win over Delta.
Larry Ellison of Crown Point ran 38 times for 178 yards with three scores and completed a 13-yard pass in the Bulldogs’ 34-33 win over Penn.
Decatur Central’s N’Po Dodo scampered 17 times for 159 yards with a touchdown in the Hawks’ 41-7 win over defending state runner-up Whiteland.
Kole Wilcox of North Judson grinded out 152 yards and two scores on 13 carries in the Bluejays’ 44-26 win over Park Tudor.
New Palestine’s Grayson Thomas tallied 29 carries for 137 yards with five touchdowns in the Dragons’ 39-6 win over Mooresville.
Eastern Hancock’s Mark Kube finished with 24 carries for 136 yards with four touchdowns for the Royals against Southmont.
Jalen Alexander of Hamilton Southeastern had 20 rushes for 120 yards with a score for the Royals against Westfield.
KC Berry of Decatur Central carried the ball nine times for 119 yards with two scores against Whiteland.
Bloomington South’s Gavin Adams accounted for 29 rushes for 118 yards with three touchdowns in the Panthers’ 41-21 win over Evansville North.
Slate Valentine of Whiteland rambled 15 times for 117 yards with a score for the Warriors against Decatur Central.
East Central’s Dylan Maxwell ran eight times for 117 yards against Evansville Memorial.
North Judson’s Josiah McDaniel tallied 17 carries for 115 yards with four scores against Park Tudor.
Gibson Southern’s Sean DeLong accounted for 110 yards on the ground and caught a four-yard touchdown pass in the Titans’ 38-21 win over Tri-West.
Valparaiso’s Thomas Burda ran 18 times for 108 yards with a touchdown in the Vikings’ 24-20 loss to Merrillville.
Colton Gardner of North Posey racked up 16 rushes for 107 yards with a touchdown in the Vikings’ 28-13 win against Triton Central.
Fort Wayne Snider’s Uriah Buchanan registered 24 carries for 105 yards with a score in the Panthers’ 19-18 win over Mishawaka.
Indianapolis Ben Davis’s Alijah Price had 12 carries for 104 yards with a touchdown and three catches for 28 yards in the Giants’ 27-24 win over Indianapolis Cathedral.
Dylan Kendrick of Evansville Memorial accounted for 11 rushes for 103 yards and a score for the Tigers against East Central.
Indianapolis Lutheran’s Braydon Hall amassed 25 carries for 87 yards with a touchdown in the two-time defending Class 1A state champion Saints’ 14-7 win over Providence.
PASSING GRADES (Top quarterback performances)
Penn’s Nolan McCullough completed 20-of-39 for 376 yards with five touchdowns and ran nine time for 57 yards for the Kingsmen against Crown Point.
Owen Roeder of NorthWood was 25-of-32 for 365 yards with three touchdowns and rushed seven times for 12 yards and two more scores in the Panthers’ 38-14 win over defending Class 4A state runner-New Prairie.
Carson Kitchel of West Lafayette completed 18-of30 for 274 yards with two touchdowns for the Red Devils against Knox.
North Decatur’s Mason Morris was 12-of-21 for 268 yards with two touchdowns in the Chargers’ 24-20 loss to Sheridan.
Bloomington South’s Jarrin Alley completed 15-of-26 for 249 yards with two touchdowns and ran seven times for 22 yards and another tally against Evansville North.
Elijah Edon of Eastern Hancock was 22-of-32 for 247 yards and ran eight times for 102 yards with a touchdown against Southmont.
Mishawaka’s Brady Fisher went 7-of-8 for 246 yards with two scores and added 11 carries for 16 yards for the Cavemen against Fort Wayne Snider.
DJ Gordon of Park Tudor went 23-of-37 for 237 yards with three scores and carried the ball 10 times for 64 yards with a touchdown for the Panthers against North Judson.
Batesville’s Will Jaisle was 15-of-23 for 223 yards with two touchdowns and ran four times for 39 yards in the Bulldogs’ 24-21 loss to Heritage Hills.
Sam McKinney of Evansville North went 12-of-23 for 223 yards with two touchdowns and added five carries for 18 yards for the Huskies against Bloomington South.
Crown Point’s Noah Ehrlich was 11-of-17 for 221 yards with two touchdowns and ran eight times for 37 yards against Penn.
Malachi Walden of Tri-West ran 23 times for 214 yards with a touchdown and was 13-of-30 for 134 yards with another score for the Bruins against Gibson Southern.
Aidan Artega of Bishop Chatard went 20-of-25 for 207 yards with a touchdown and ran twice for 10 yards against Delta.
Center Grove’s Tyler Cherry completed 15-of-25 for 195 yards with two scores in the three-time defending Class 6A state champion Trojans’ 14-0 win over Warren Central.
Lafayette Central Catholic’s Bobby Metzger was 13-of-21 for 180 yards with two touchdowns and ran five times for 18 yards in the Knights’ 22-0 win over LaVille.
Danny O’Neil of Cathedral went 16-of-28 for 179 yards with a touchdown and carried the ball 18 times for 50 yards for the Irish against Ben Davis.
Ben Davis’s Thomas Gotkowski was 18-of-33 for 174 yards with a score and ran 13 times for 30 yards against Cathedral.
Dontae Pope of Merrillville went 11-of-18 for 162 yards with a touchdown and carried the ball 10 times for 48 yards and two scores for the Pirates against Valparaiso.
Jeff Goldsberry of Heritage Hills ran 19 times for 157 yards with two touchdowns and was 4-of-10 for 84 yards and another score for the Patriots against Batesville.
Fort Wayne Snider’s Ke’Ron Billingsley scampered 24 times for 143 yards and completed 8-of-17 for 71 yards for the Panthers against Mishawaka.
Valparaiso’s Justin Clark completed 8-of-14 for 141 yards with a touchdown and ran 18 times for 72 yards against Merrillville.
Triton Central’s Jace Stuckey was 15-of-21 for 136 yards with a touchdown and added 10 rushes for 35 yards for the Trojans against North Posey.
Jack Hamilton of Adams Central went 5-of-8 for 128 yards with a score and also intercepted a pass against Carroll (Flora).
New Prairie’s Marshall Kmiecik came up with 16 carries for 125 yards with a score and went 5-of-13 for 64 yards for the Cougars against NorthWood.
Mississinewa’s Nolan Quaderer was 7-of-16 for 117 yards with a touchdown in the Indians’ 41-7 loss to Leo.
North Posey’s Liam Stone accumulated 21 carries for 122 yards with three scores and completed 1-of-5 for 25 yards for the Vikings against Triton Central.
Kylar Decker of Leo went 9-of-10 for 104 yards with a touchdown and ran five times for 12 yards for the Lions against Mississinewa.
Kohen McKenzie of Fort Wayne Bishop Luers was 10-of-16 for 92 yards with a score in the Knights’ 15-7 win over Bluffton.
WHAT A CATCH (Top receiving performances)
NorthWood’s Nitro Tuggle finished with 12 catches for 208 yards with two touchdowns and recovered a fumble against New Prairie.
Cade Kaiser of Batesville hauled in 12 passes for 172 yards with two touchdowns against Heritage Hills.
Lucas Waldon of Bloomington South managed eight receptions for 172 yards and ran once for nine yards with two scores against Evansville North.
Kellen Watson of Penn caught six passes for 133 yards against Crown Point.
Cason Ritz of Park Tudor managed 10 catches for 130 yards with two touchdowns against North Judson.
Mishawaka’s Ethan Bryce had two receptions for 123 yards with a score against Fort Wayne Snider.
Evansville North’s James Mercer caught four passes for 113 yards with a touchdown against Bloomington South.
Jacob Jones of Crown Point managed three catches for 112 yards with a touchdown against Penn.
Penn’s Elijah Coker had eight receptions for 108 yards with two scores against Crown Point.
Trey Thomas of Mishawaka came up with four catches for 103 yards with a touchdown against Fort Wayne Snider.
SPECIAL PERFORMERS (Top all-around performances on offense, defense, and special teams)
Fort Wayne Snider’s Mang Tung connected on a 45-yard field goal as time expired against Mishawaka.
Zach Bales of Sheridan ran 18 times for 54 yards with two touchdowns, completed a 39-yard pass, and recorded 17 tackles for the Blackhawks against North Decatur.
In addition to catching five passes for 75 yards, Joziah Edmond of NorthWood also tallied two interceptions and caused a fumble against New Prairie.
Ben Davis’s Ben Rudolph drilled a pair of field goals, including the game-winning 40-yard boot, against Cathedral.
Along with running 11 times for 86 yards with a score, Leo’s Dearious Carter also returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown against Mississinewa.