It was another crazy night of high school football in Central Indiana. Carmel led the state’s top-ranked team into the third quarter; Noblesville rallied from back from a three-touchdown deficit; and North Central put an end to a long losing streak. And that’s only the beginning. Read on to see game stories, photo galleries, box scores and more in a roundup of action from across the state.
Finals from around Central Indiana
New Palestine 56, New Castle 7
Waubonsie Valley (Ill) 35, HSE 14
Sheridan 49, Taylor 6
Ben Davis 33, Lawrence Central 13
Howe 31, Heritage Christian 25
Ritter 21, Scecina 18
Perry Meridian 21, Terre Haute North 0
West Washington 50, Indy Washington 8
Northwest 58, Shortridge 14
Yorktown 17, Pendleton Heights 14
Indian Creek 49, Cloverdale 8
Delta 27, Greenfield-Central 20
Franklin Central 35, Terre Haute 20
Cascade 40, Edgewood 13
Edinburgh 28, Wes Del 26
Marion 29, Tech 17
Beech Grove 45, Triton Central 20
Manual 37, Broad Ripple 6
Avon 43, Zionsville 29
Jay County 54, Marshall 8
Danville 33, Western Boone 17
Hamilton Heights 25, Western 21
Lebanon 47, Southmont 20
Lapel 61, Knightstown 6
Greenwood 36, Franklin 22
Westfield 31, Fishers 24
Covenant Christian 28, Traders Point 0
North Central 42, Pike 35
Brebeuf 24, Cathedral 17
Lutheran 35, Speedway 7
Center Grove 14, Lawrence Central 0
Monrovia 63, Park Tudor 7
Tri West 41, Crawfordsville 7
Martinsville 31, Mooresville 14
Southport 46, Bloomington North 6
FINAL: Roncalli (8-0) wins 43-25 over Decatur Central (6-2) at home.— Jordan J. Wilson (@WillieHasWords) October 8, 2016
FB final: Dragons 56, New Castle 7. NP (8-0) clinches piece of 16th conference title, 8th HHC title. Ford 187/3TD, Large 220 pass/3TD #tgd— New Palestine Dragons (@NPHSDragons) October 8, 2016
TOUCHDOWN: Sophomore Parker Harrington tosses one in to trim the @RoncalliFB lead to 43-25 after a failed two-point conversion attempt.— Jordan J. Wilson (@WillieHasWords) October 8, 2016
FINAL: Delta 27, Greenfield-Central 20. Great effort Cougars after trailing 27-6 midway through fourth quarter. Sosnowski 16 rush for 190— Kris Mills (@KrisMills37) October 8, 2016
With 2:33 left, @RoncalliFB calls a timeout, leading 43-19. Safe to say this one is pretty much a wrap.— Jordan J. Wilson (@WillieHasWords) October 8, 2016
Giants score to make it 33-13— Ben Davis Giants (@GiantAthletics) October 8, 2016
Rocks win a thriller. Overcome 4 first half fumbles for 31-24 victory over Fishers.— Westfield Rocks (@rocksathletics) October 8, 2016
Tonight was Warren Central's 500th win in program history.— Kyle Neddenriep (@KyleNeddenriep) October 8, 2016
Tigers defense steps up and forces a punt. Fishers takes over at their own 23. Westfield 31 - Fishers 24 with 2:50 left— FishersFootball (@FballTiger) October 8, 2016
9:33: First down by Tonte seals it for Warren Central. They will win 40-30. Great effort by Carmel, but Warren Central was too much in the fourth quarter.
82 yard TD run by Sosnowski. PAT is good! GC cuts the lead to 7 with 6:29 to play! #GOCOUGARS— GCHS Cougars (@GCCougars) October 8, 2016
Once a blowout, Noblesville TD makes it 1-point game, Millers get 2-point, up 22-21 over #6 Brownsburg with 1:08 left. @indyhsscores— Brent Glasgow (@BGlasgow37) October 8, 2016
9:27: WC recovers the onside kick. The Warriors will look to put this game on ice.
No matter how this shakes out in the next 8 minutes, @DCHS_Athletics deserves credit. Looks like a totally different team in the 2nd half.— Jordan J. Wilson (@WillieHasWords) October 8, 2016
9:25: Touchdown Carmel! McDonald hit’s Merriweather on a fade in the back of the end zone. It’s 40-30 Warren Central with 3:43 left.
9:24: Big play by McDonald. He evades some tacklers in the backfield then took off. Nice use of the ref as a screen, too. Down to the 4-yard-line.
TOUCHDOWN: Patrick McManama goes 9 yards untouched into the end zone after a big previous play, making it 36-19 @RoncalliFB w/ 8:29 to play.— Jordan J. Wilson (@WillieHasWords) October 8, 2016
9:22: PI on Anderson keeps Carmel’s hopes alive. It’s a first down for the Greyhounds on the Warren Central 27. 40-23 WC with 4:50 to go.
Grant Gremel to Nolan Ginther on 12-yard TD, Noblesville down 21-14 with 2:32 left. @indyhsscores— Brent Glasgow (@BGlasgow37) October 8, 2016
Giants get a 4th TD from Reese Taylor to take a 27-13 lead over LC. 10:51 to go. #tgd— Indy's GIANT 90.9 FM (@WBDGIndy) October 8, 2016
Large finds Adam Kincaid on 20-yard TD pass. Dragons remain perfect 7 for 7 on offense. Large 3rd passing TD. New Pal up 56-0 in 3rd— Rich Torres (@RichTorres23) October 8, 2016
End 3rd: Tigers trail Pendleton Heights 14-7 @gridirondigest— Yorktown Athletics (@YHSAthletics) October 8, 2016
Sweet to Manley for 6! Harrison pat makes it 31-17 with 9:38 to play.— Rocks Football (@ShamrockFB) October 8, 2016
9:15: Tonte again! Good gracious. He sheds tacklers with ease and runs for a 40-yard TD run, and this one looks like it’s over. 40-23 Warren Central. Two-point conversion is good. Tonte again. Of course.
This escalated quickly. Carmel's first play, Dijon Anderson with an interception. Warren Central takes over at Carmel 49, leading 32-23.— Kyle Neddenriep (@KyleNeddenriep) October 8, 2016
9:13: Dijon Anderson with a huge INT to give the ball back to Warren Central! He was step for step with the WR down the sideline, then jumped high into the air and snatched it out of the air. Great play. Warren trying to put this game on ice.
9:10: Touchdown Warren Central! Guess who? It’s Tristen Tonte. Warriors leads 32-23 with 9:14 to go. Carmel blocked the XP.
9:09: Heck of a play by Summeier. He went to throw a screen, saw it was defended, pulled it down and ran for more than 20 yards and a first down.
Andrew Scheib 1-yard TD, Noblesville cuts Brownsburg lead to 21-7 with 7:31 left. @indyhsscores— Brent Glasgow (@BGlasgow37) October 8, 2016
FB 10:19 3Q: Dragons 49, New Castle 0. DuRon Ford's 3rd TD is an incredible 26yarder w/spin to get free & a stiff-arm for the score #tgd— New Palestine Dragons (@NPHSDragons) October 8, 2016
9:07: It’s a surprise onside kick, and the Warriors recover! Gutsy call pays off for Warren Central. 10:52 left in the game.
Avon scores. 40-21.— Zionsville Athletics (@ZCSeagles) October 8, 2016
9:06: XP is good. Warren Central leads 26-23.
17-16 Tigers going to the fourth.— Rocks Football (@ShamrockFB) October 8, 2016
Schabel caps off a TD drive with a 3 yard run on the 2nd play of the 4th quarter. Danville 27, Western Boone 14.— Danville Athletics (@dchswarriors) October 8, 2016
9:03: Oh my, David Bell. What a catch and touchdown for the sophomore. He just goes up and gets it in the back of the end zone. Looks like he landed funny. Being attended to on the field.
Mikesell w the TD for the Eagles. Avon still leads 33-21.— Zionsville Athletics (@ZCSeagles) October 8, 2016
9:02: End of 3: Carmel leads Warren Central 23-19.
9:00: Three plays, three first downs for Warren Central. Getting on track here late in the third.
8:59: Wow. Tonte is such a load to bring down. He just ran over a couple Carmel defenders en route to a first down.
Roncalli 29 Decatur Central 13 2:04 3rd— Roncalli Football (@RoncalliFB) October 8, 2016
8:57: Connor Coghlan hits another field goal — this from 31 yards away — to put Carmel up 23-19 with about a minute left in the third quarter.
8:55: Oh, no. A great individual effort by McDonald is erased by a holding penalty. He escaped pressure and hit a WR on the run for a TD. But again, it’s coming back.
8:54: Big play by William Schmidt. He shakes off a couple tacklers and gets down to the Warren Central 7.
Carmel is on the move again, driving to Warren Central 26. Good mix of run and pass tonight for Greyhounds. Jake McDonald 150 passing yds.— Kyle Neddenriep (@KyleNeddenriep) October 8, 2016
8:50: Jerome Halsell is on the ground. Just looks like a cramp, though. He just ran off the field. Should be fine, thanfully.
Touchdown Russ Yeast.— Center Grove Sports (@cg_sports) October 8, 2016
CG: 13 LN: 0
33-14 Avon leads here w 7:51 left in the 3rd— Zionsville Athletics (@ZCSeagles) October 8, 2016
Shayotovich has three catches for 28 yards. All three are for touchdowns.— Dylan Trimpe (@Trimp3) October 8, 2016
Plainfield closes deficit to 24-14 on 26-yard TD catch by Ritter, 9:14 left in 4th quarter. @DailyJournalNet— Mark Ambrogi (@mark_ambrogi) October 8, 2016
TOUCHDOWN: #Hawks Tyrone Tracy catches one on the left and works his way across the field for a 35-yard score, trimming the deficit to 26-7.— Jordan J. Wilson (@WillieHasWords) October 8, 2016
8:45: Schmidt with a big sack of Summeier. This Carmel defense has shut down the Warriors on their last few drives. Impressive.
Pettijohn in for 6! Harrison pat puts the Rocks on top. 16-10 Rocks 7:41 to go in Q3.— Rocks Football (@ShamrockFB) October 8, 2016
HALF: Delta 21, Greenfield-Central 6. Mojica with TD catch. Ratliff INT. Delta w/ nine first downs to GC's three.— Kris Mills (@KrisMills37) October 8, 2016
Big play on that drive was a 44-yard rumble by 200-pound Carmel running back Jerome Halsell. He's tough to bring down.— Kyle Neddenriep (@KyleNeddenriep) October 8, 2016
Whiteland leads Plainfield 24-7 after three quarters. @DailyJournalNet— Mark Ambrogi (@mark_ambrogi) October 8, 2016
8:40: Carmel takes a 20-19 lead on a 38-yard field goal by Conner Coghlan. 8:14 left in third quarter.
8:37: Huge run by Jerome Halsell, who just had Warren Central defenders bouncing off of him. 45 yards.
Southport senior Andrew Mappes has 137 yards rushing, including TD runs of 81 and 25 yards, on 9 first-half carries.— Andy Graham (@AndyGraham7777) October 8, 2016
HCC updates - Brownsburg 14 - Noblesville 0 at the half— FishersFootball (@FballTiger) October 8, 2016
Still halftime w Avon leading 26-14.— Zionsville Athletics (@ZCSeagles) October 8, 2016
FB 5:16 2Q: Dragons 28, New Castle 0. Power outage in the press box has knocked our broadcast off the air.— New Palestine Dragons (@NPHSDragons) October 8, 2016
Fishers receiving - Statz 2 for 9, Adams 1 for 17 and 1 TD, Potts 1 for 16, Newman 1 for (-2)— FishersFootball (@FballTiger) October 8, 2016
At the 1/2....Brownsburg 14, Millers 0.— The Noblesville Millers (@MillerNationAD) October 8, 2016
HALFTIME: Warren Central leads 19-17. Greyhounds get ball in the second half.
The Roncalli band is playing "Sweet Caroline" at halftime and I can't listen without picturing @Sam_Sherman5 and @PhosiaaaM.— Jordan J. Wilson (@WillieHasWords) October 8, 2016
Carmel turns the turnover into points. Conner Coghlan with a 27-yard field goal. Warren Central 19, Carmel 17, 21 seconds in first half.— Kyle Neddenriep (@KyleNeddenriep) October 8, 2016
10-9 Tigers at the half.— Rocks Football (@ShamrockFB) October 8, 2016
8:08: Warren Central is bringing all kinds of pressure. Throwing the Greyhounds off their game a bit.
8:07: Damon Wesley with a big sack for the Warriors! His fifth of the year pushes the Greyhounds cack 6 yards.
8:06: Huge INT for Carmel! Summeier’s pass was tipped again, and the Andrew Columbo nabbed it out of the air. Carmel is at the 9 of Warren Central with a minute to go. Huge turn of events here.
Halftime score: Whiteland 17 Plainfield 7— Plainfield Athletics (@QuakerSports) October 8, 2016
8:02: Great play by McDonald improvising there and finding a wide open WR down field. Carmel on the move with 2:25 left in the half. 19-14 Warren Central.
Brady Walden hauls in 56-yard TD pass from Large on 3rd-and-10. Dragons up 21-0 with 1:47 left in 1st @GDRsports— Rich Torres (@RichTorres23) October 7, 2016
7:57: Another stop for Carmel. This defense came to play. Credit to the Greyhounds coaching staff for making adjustments on the fly and slowing down this Warriors offense.
Second TD from Hunter Johnson to Bryce Kirtz, this time from 5 out, Brownsburg up 14-0 over Noblesville. @indyhsscores— Brent Glasgow (@BGlasgow37) October 7, 2016
Another TD pass for Brownsburg....lead the Millers 14-0. 2:50 left in 1/2.— The Noblesville Millers (@MillerNationAD) October 7, 2016
At the end of the half the score remains CG: 7 LN: 0— Center Grove Sports (@cg_sports) October 7, 2016
Schabel to Stevens again, Danville 21 WeBo 7. 0046 to go 2ndq via @superjay85— The Gridiron Digest (@gridirondigest) October 7, 2016
7:54: Defenses have started showing up. After stops by each team, the Warriors intercept McDonald and will take over at the Greyhounds’ 41.https://twitter.com/xylondimoff/status/784542159294857216
LC scores again to cut Giants lead to 14-13 after blocked PAT— Indy's GIANT 90.9 FM (@WBDGIndy) October 7, 2016
Touchdown Bailey Bennett.— Center Grove Sports (@cg_sports) October 7, 2016
CG: 6 LN: 0
Rocks get a safety! Grenda flashes in to make the tackle. 10-2 Tigers. 5:37 to play in the half.— Rocks Football (@ShamrockFB) October 7, 2016
TOUCHDOWN: Roncalli just can't be stopped tonight, pushing the lead to 19-0 over Decatur Central with 3:49 left in the half. pic.twitter.com/rkUm1UH0yv— Jordan J. Wilson (@WillieHasWords) October 7, 2016
7:50: Warren Central goes for it, but the Carmel defense holds. Great stop for the Greyhounds. That should been them confidence for the rest of the game.
7:49: Nice play by the Carmel defense. They get a sack of Summeier to force a 3rd-and-long.
7:47: Can’t wait to see that in our highlight package tonight. David Bell dekes and two Carmel defenders dive at his feet as he scoots forward for another few yards.https://twitter.com/xylondimoff/status/784540353730871296
After 9-yard Noblesville punt, Brownsburg makes it 7-0 on 20-yard pass from Hunter Johnson to Bryce Kirtz. @indyhsscores— Brent Glasgow (@BGlasgow37) October 7, 2016
Aaron Cravens with the INT return for the TD! Dawgs lead 42-0 with 9:28 left in the half!— MonroviaAthletics (@MonroviaSports) October 7, 2016
Delta 7, Greenfield-Central 0. Haynes 20-yard TD reception. 8:25 first quarter. GC's Leslie was intercepted by Lambert at Cougars 45.— Kris Mills (@KrisMills37) October 7, 2016
7:42: First punt of the game. Was beginning to believe we wouldn’t see one of those tonight.
FB: Dragons start with a pick-6. Josh Glover 40yd INT return is NP's 7th defensive score of year. NP 6, New Castle 0, 9:15 1Q #tgd— New Palestine Dragons (@NPHSDragons) October 7, 2016
7:39: Big penalty on Warren Central. PI called, and it gives Carmel a first down.
Danville again with a long TD pass. 14-0 Stars trail.— WEBO Stars (@WeBoAthletics) October 7, 2016
End of 1st Q varsity football: Heritage 17 Howe 7.— Heritage Athletics (@HCS_Athletics) October 7, 2016
7:32: Touchdown Tonte. No. 2 on the game, 14th of the season. Warriors fail to convert the two-point conversion and lead 19-14.
7:30: Sloppy drive for Warren Central. First, one of Summeier’s passes was tipped and could have been intercepted; then Tonte fumbled, but the Warriors recovered. Couple of lucky breaks.
END OF 1: Brownsburg 0, Noblesville 0. Not much to say. @indyhsscores— Brent Glasgow (@BGlasgow37) October 7, 2016
7:28: These Warren Central receivers, goodness gracious. That was one heck of a catch by Paul Minor, who ripped it out of his defender’s hands.
A shootout here: Jake McDonald finds Odin Mowery to put Carmel up 14-13 in 1st at Warren Central. pic.twitter.com/446WjSYwsI— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) October 7, 2016
7:24: Touchdown Carmel! Odid Mowery hauls in a pass to put Carmel up 14-13. Credit the Greyhounds’ protection for giving Jake McDonald plenty of time to throw.
TD Roncalli!! O'Connor from 3 yds out— Roncalli Football (@RoncalliFB) October 7, 2016
7:22: Jalen Walker is so slippery. Rarely does the first defender bring him down.
Students, residents, activists took a knee during the national anthem at the North Central-Pike football game to protest social media posts. pic.twitter.com/DzZODQmFue— Holly Hays (@hollyvhays) October 7, 2016
Tiger FG makes it 3-0 cats, 8:35 to play in the first.— Rocks Football (@ShamrockFB) October 7, 2016
7:15: Wow. This is like being at the Pacers game last night. So many points. Warren Central jumps ahead 13-7 (PAT blocked) on a David Bell 3-yard touchdown catch. It’s his 10th of the season. Tonte threw that one by the way. Out of the wildcat. TD was set up by an 87-yard pass from Summeier to Griffie.
Ben Stevens with a 1-handed grab on a 30 yard TD pass on the first Warrior possession of the game and Danville leads Western Boone 7-0.— Danville Athletics (@dchswarriors) October 7, 2016
7:12: Hey now, Carmel can score quickly too! Jalen Walker takes it in from 38 yards out to even this game at 7-7. Yeah, this game is going to be fun to watch if you like offense. And who doesn’t?
7:11: Big return for the Greyhounds sets them up at midfield.
7:08: Tristen Tonte punches in a 1-yard touchdown run. It’s his 13th of the year. Warriors lead 7-0. They can score so fast.
Dalton Smith scores again from 42 yards out! PAT is good! Dawgs lead 14-0 with 10:16 left in the 1st QTR!— MonroviaAthletics (@MonroviaSports) October 7, 2016
7:06: Summeier to David Bell for 37 yards. Warriors looking to strike quickly.
7:05: Play-action pass to start. It’s really not fair that the Warriors can fake to a guy as talented as Tristen Tonte, then pull back and throw to a uber-talented receiving corps. So much for the defense to guard against.
7:05: Warren Central will receive, and it’s a touchback. Here comes the electric Warren Central offense.
Spoke to the @DCHS_Athletics AD. He said Larry Tracy got x-rays but team is still unsure what his injury is. Happened in last Friday's game.— Jordan J. Wilson (@WillieHasWords) October 7, 2016
Less than 8 minutes until kickoff between 4A-leading Roncalli (7-0) and tied-for-7th 5A Decatur Central. Beautiful fall night for football.— Jordan J. Wilson (@WillieHasWords) October 7, 2016
Good night for football. Class 6A No. 9 Carmel (4-3) at No. 1 Warren Central (6-1). pic.twitter.com/ALm4gicDWw— Kyle Neddenriep (@KyleNeddenriep) October 7, 2016