Brownstown senior wing back Gavin Bane needed just 16 minutes to pass the century mark in rushing yards. Twice.
Bane rushed for 215 yards and scored four times in the first half as Brownstown stormed out to a 45-0 halftime lead over Silver Creek. Brownstown went on to win the game, 52-16.
Bane scored on rushes of 41, 79, 19, and 11 yards. He did not play in the second half.
“He does a great job of reading the seams,” Brownstown coach Reed May said. “We do a lot of misdirection-type offense and two of (the touchdowns) were real long runs. He hit the seam and he was off and no one caught him. He does a great job of finding the open seam and he hit a couple of them pretty good.”
The Brownstown school rushing record in one game is reportedly 275 yards.
Bane has been a star for the Braves all season. Coming into the game, Bane has rushed for 749 yards and four touchdowns on 57 carries, good for an average of 13.1 yards per carry. He’s also been effective catching the ball out of the backfield, with 12 catches for 357 yards. Overall, Bane has accumulated 1,298 all-purpose yards according to MaxPreps.com, leading Brownstown to a 7-1 record so far this season. Silver Creek fell to 4-4 with the loss.
“We came out and I thought we played very well,” May said. “Our kids executed the offense and defense very well and (Silver Creek’s) fullback didn’t play, he’s a big part of their offense. But I was really proud of how we executed our offense.”
Glesing wins 100th game at Floyd Central
Floyd Central football coach Brian Glesing had a memorable night at Jennings County High School.
The Highlanders (5-3, 4-2) thrashed the Panthers (0-8, 0-6) 45-6 on the road, as Glesing won his 100th victory at Floyd Central.
“It’s a lot of great players, great coaches and it’s a team effort,” Glesing said of the century mark. “You can’t get to 100 without great players, coaches and support, and I’ve definitely had that the last 10 years at Floyd Central and everywhere I’ve been.”
After coming out of halftime with a 21-6 lead, the Highlanders recovered an attempted onside kick from the Panthers, leading to running back Brandon Striegel bursting through for a 51-yard touchdown to blow the game open.
“It was kind of the first time all year where we played a complete game,” Glesing said. “All four quarters, offensively, defensively and on special teams. It was a great all-around team effort.”
Salem offense explodes in win over Corydon
Senior quarterback Seth Hobson accounted for 308 total yards and four touchdowns to pace Salem to 528 yards of offense and a 57-36 win over Corydon. The Lions (5-3, 4-3 Mid-Southern) averaged 8.3 yards per play, as Cory Akers added 201 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
Austin Kopp had 88 yards and three touchdowns for Corydon (3-5, 2-4), which lost two fumbles. Alec Saulman completed 12 of 16 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns.