The Yorktown football team only played three quarters before lightning mercifully halted play Friday night at Indianapolis Northwest.
The Tigers exploded for all of their points in the first half in a 67-0 romp.
“I thought our kids came out and did what they were supposed to,” Yorktown coach Mike Wilhelm said. “They were challenged to play football the right way and they did play it the right way.”
Yorktown running back Chandler Carroll ran for three touchdowns in the first quarter and another in the second before the coaching staff pulled him from the game.
Jacob Wagner took care of the scoring in the second quarter. Wagner hauled in two touchdown passes from Riley Neal of 59 and 40 yards, and he returned a fumble recovery 10 yards for a third second-quarter touchdown.
“He’s bursting all over the place in practice and he brought that to tonight’s game and made some huge plays for us,” Wilhelm said of Wagner.
The Yorktown defense scored 10 points on its own with the Wagner fumble recovery and two safeties. All told, the Tiger defense generated five turnovers and held Northwest to minus-26 yards of total offense.
Yorktown has outscored its opening two opponents 116-0.
Jay County 55, Blackford 14
The Patriots trailed 7-6 after the first quarter, but exploded for 22 in the second and 21 in the third for the lopsided home victory.
Jay County rushed for 466 yards on 40 carries and averaged 11.7 yards per attempt.
Brothers Hunter and Jacob Tobey scored the two Blackford touchdowns. Hunter Tobey rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Jacob Tobey hauled in a 22-yard touchdown pass from Trace Oswalt.
Northeastern 28, Winchester 14
Winchester dropped a 28-14 decision on the road against Northeastern. Despite the loss, coach Mike Jones thought the Golden Falcons made progress in their second game of the season.
They made five turnovers and 13 penalties last week, but had one turnover and just two penalties against Northeastern.
“We certainly were better than last week,” Jones said. “We made significant progress. The kids played really, really hard. I was proud of the way they played compared to the way we felt last week.
“We made a lot of progress in a week. We’ll continue to get better, no doubt about it.”
Gatlin Kramer rushed for 97 yards to lead Winchester, and Kiante Enis added 80. Kainin Frost and Alex Myers scored the touchdowns.
Wes-Del 32, Cambridge City 0
A smashmouth defense and strong running game propelled Wes-Del to a blowout victory.
The Warriors broke through after a scoreless first quarter with two long touchdown runs — 52 and 51 yards — by Trevor Spencer.
Spencer ran for another three TDs in the second quarter and finished with 210 yards and five touchdowns on 19 carries. Devin Gill contributed 72 yards on eight attempts as the Wes-Del ran right through Cambridge City.
“We just decided we wanted to take on a smashsmouth personality for this game,” said Wes-Del coach Brad Hess, who claimed his first win with the Warriors. “We had a lot of powers inside and power sweeps as well.”
Shenandoah 53, Southern Wells 13
Shenandoah erupted for 26 points in the second quarter en route to the easy victory.
It surpassed 100 yards on the ground. Chandler Hale gained 174 yards on just nine attempts. Lane Young followed with 113 yards on 13 carries.
Shenandoah quarterback Adam Lovan completed all five of his attempts for 97 yards.
Monroe Central 21, Anderson Prep 6
The Golden Bears maintained control the entire game and ran their record to 2-0.
“The goal was to win two, and we got there,” Monroe Central coach John Hochstetler said. “Now we have to set some new goals next week.”
Marcus Drummer led the Bears with 140 yards rushing, and Beau Combs added 60.