In the Battle of Newton County, North Newton jumped out to a 16-0 lead, then South Newton scored 20 points of their own to take a 4 point lead into the 4th quarter, but then the Spartans scored 17 more unanswered points to take the 37-20 win over the Rebels. Senior Chad Schultz, the workhorse for North Newton, rushed for 122 yards on 24 carries, had TD runs of 9 and 59 yards, along with an 80-yard punt return for a TD.
Also contributing for the Spartans, Jesse Bigger with a 1st quarter safety; a 60-yard-punt return for a TD by Vince Duminie, and a 1 yd TD run from Jeremy Jones.
For the Rebels in defeat, senior Austin Drinsky with a 95-yard kickoff return for a TD, along with a 3 yd TD run. And another 3-yard TD run by Ricky Montemayer for the last Rebel score. The Rebels will play Friday at Frontier, who have their lost their last 11 games.
In other area games Friday from Indiana: Lafayette Central Catholic, the 3-time defending Class A State Champions, cruised to a 52-7 win over Delphi. Brad Schrader scoring 4 TDs, Andrew Hubertz with 2, as the Knights win their 46th straight game. That is the 2nd longest streak in Indiana high school history, and currently 3rd longest in the country.
West Central 41, Culver 21: Michael Hamilton 215 yards rushing, 3 TDs, and threw for another score to lead the Trojans.
North White 37, Taylor 15: Busy night for the Vikings’ Colin Hileman; he ran 96 yards for a game-opening TD; threw a 16-yard TD pass, ran 58 yards for another score. And finished with 158 yards on 3 carries, was 3 of 7 passing for 69 yards, and led the D with 16 tackles.
North Montgomery 32, Benton Central 6;Nick Fischbach returned a blocked punt 2 yards for the Bison’s only score.
Carroll Flora 41, Tri-County 19; Fountain Central 21, Southmont 18, junior Jack Bolin’s 1 yard TD run won it late for the Mustangs.
Clinton Prairie 34, Frontier 8: Cole Fesler & Luke Cain connected on a 95-yard TD pass in the 4th for the only Falcon score.
In other scores: Winamac 26, Knox 9; Caston 28, Triton 20. And a couple of upsets Friday: Lewis Cass shocked the #2 ranked team in Class A Indiana, Pioneer, 33-12. Boone Grove, in only their 2nd year of varsity play, gave Wheeler its first regular season loss since 2007, the final 30-12. The Wolves’ Cody Poynter rushed for 212 yards on 26 carries, scoring all 4 of his team’s TDs.
Join us Friday Aug. 24 for more Illiana HS Football: Central @ Prairie Central will be our live game, with phone updates of Oakland/Tri County Co-op @ Milford/Cissna Park. Here on 94.1FM, WGFA