High school football roundup: West Central, Rensselaer cruise to easy wins

High school football roundup: West Central, Rensselaer cruise to easy wins


High school football roundup: West Central, Rensselaer cruise to easy wins


Hunter Holiday ran for five touchdowns, including scores of 52 and 62 yards, to lead Class A No. 5 West Central to a 56-14 Midwest Conference home football victory against South Newton on Friday night.

Holiday’s 181-yard effort on 12 carries helped the Trojans (5-0) rush for 266 yards. Holiday scored 36 points, including three 2-point conversion runs, and was 8 of 12 passing for 180 yards.

John Dafcik’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Levi Hall drew South Newton (1-4) within 8-7 in the first quarter. Austin Davis countered for West Central with a 3-yard run that made it 16-7.

Trevor Lowe, who led South Newton with 36 rushing yards, added a 12-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Rensselaer 45

Twin Lakes 0

Eli Isom’s 24-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter ignited a big night for the Class 2A No. 4 Bombers (5-0).

Rensselaer held visiting Twin Lakes to three first downs and 66 total yards. Dalton Sanders had 2½ sacks among his nine tackles and also intercepted a pass. Beau Boswell recorded seven tackles.

Isom also scored on a 20-yard run in the third quarter, while Dylan Wright accounted for two scores with a 7-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Valencia and a 4-yard run in the first half. Trevor Hill and Rylan Arihood each rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown.

Fountain Central 45

Attica 6

Fullback Daniel Harrison rushed for three touchdowns in the first half, and Class A No. 6 Fountain Central (5-0) held its county rival to 80 total yards.

Harrison’s scores of 6, 7 and 5 yards gave the Mustangs a 21-0 lead at the 7:49 mark of the second quarter. Quarterback Brady Sheridan brought Attica (3-2) within 21-6 on an 18-yard run with 1:08 to play in the half.

The host Mustangs regained the momentum going into halftime when Koby Pierce passed 10 yards to Cameron Dale for a touchdown with four seconds to play.

Collin Strange added a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, and Jaren Oakley kicked a 26-yard field goal. Harrison led a balanced Fountain Central rushing attack with 95 yards on 18 carries.

Ethan Woodrow had two sacks for the Mustangs, and Harrison had a sack among his five tackles.

Delphi 27

Clinton Prairie 0

Clint Rude ran for a touchdown and caught a 15-yard TD pass from freshman Weston Windell for the visiting Oracles (2-3).

Two defensive plays rounded out a 21-point second quarter for Delphi. Trevor Cox intercepted a Kale Morris pass and went 45 yards for a touchdown. Bryer Houston recovered a blocked punt in the end zone to make it 27-0.

Rude rushed for 136 yards on 23 carries.

Carroll 20

Caston 6

Jaden Reneau rushed for two touchdowns as the Cougars (2-3) outgained Caston 251-10 on the ground.

After Renau’s 22-yard TD run in the first quarter, Brandon Dillon made it 14-0 with a 35-yard interception return.

North White 26

Frontier 3

Luke Diener and Connor Cain each ran for two touchdowns, and the host Vikings (3-2) recovered three fumbles.

Diener needed just eight carries to gain 127 yards, and Cain almost reached the century mark with 92 yards on seven attempts. Tyler Krintz and Ryan Ball paced defense with 13 and nine tackles, respectively.

Hunter McCracken rushed for 79 yards for Frontier (0-5).

Seeger 31

Covington 7

When Seeger’s Tyler Munson and Trevor Bowlus weren’t picking up big yards, the Patriots’ defense was making big plays.

Munson rushed for 246 yards, while Bowlus picked up 142 and two touchdowns. Seeger (2-3) also scored on Collin Hopkins’ 33-yard interception return in the first quarter and Frank Briddick’s fumble recovery in the end zone during the fourth quarter.

Covington (0-5) closed within 21-7 in the third quarter thanks to Halen Noble’s 84-yard touchdown pass to Quentin Andrews.

Tri-West 48

N. Montgomery 8

Jake Hendershot rushed for three touchdowns and passed for three more for visiting Tri-West (3-2).

Alex Parson’s 9-yard touchdown run and Bailey Adams’ 2-point conversion pass to Elijah Dugard had given North Montgomery (3-2) an 8-0 lead three minutes into the game.

Hendershot rushed for 131 yards on 16 carries and was 13 of 24 passing for 247 yards.

Winamac 55

Tri-County 8

Tyler Katschke ran for 199 yards and four touchdowns for Class A No 3 Winamac (5-0).

Brenden Kidd ran for a 3-yard touchdown with 6:59 remaining for Tri-County (1-4).


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