Russ Yeast, Center Grove
He might be new to Indiana football, but Russ Yeast is quickly proving that he is a force to be reckoned with. The Center Grove running made the most of his opportunities against Whiteland in the team’s 43-0 win, scoring two touchdowns and gaining 143 yards on just nine carries.
Yeast made our five stars of the night for the second week in a row after racking up 172 yards and a touchdown against Warren Central last week.
Reese Taylor, Ben Davis
The Giants quarterback made a big jump last season, going from the freshman team to the varsity starter. He’s off to another strong start this season, as he rushed for four touchdowns and passed for another in the Giants’ 38-7 win over Avon. He finished with 225 passing yards and 104 rushing yards.
Ben Slaton, Plainfield
The Quakers quarterback dissected the Terre Haute North defense, tossing touchdown passes of 56, 37, 55 and 35 yards – all in the first half. He finished with 278 yards as Plainfield rolled to a 45-20 win.
John Lux, Shelbyville
Junior quarterback John Lux threw for 499 yards and five touchdowns in Shelbyville’s 38-26 win over Franklin. His 46-yard toss to Damon Lux with 5:34 to play gave the Golden Bears a 32-26 lead, and he found Jalen Ramsey on a 32-yard connection with under a minute to go to pad the lead and secure the victory.
DuRon Ford, New Palestine
New Palestine and Richmond had to wait out numerous weather delays before they could finish things up, but those didn’t seem to get in the way of Dragons running back DuRon Ford. He rushed for three touchdowns and 149 yards to lead his team to a 49-32 win.
His first touchdown in the second quarter tied the game at 14. He gave the Dragons the lead with a 13-yard touchdown run midway through the second, and carried the ball for 69 yards on a drive, including the score, midway through the third.