Caston falls to unbeaten North White; Hill has over 160 total yards in loss to Triton; Winamac breaks skid vs. Culver
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Tippecanoe Valley 35, Jimtown 14 (Friday): Nate Parker ran for 166 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries, and the Valley defense held Jimtown to 64 yards rushing in a win at Smith-Bibler Memorial Field Home of Death Valley Football Friday.
Class 3A, No. 9 Valley improved to 6-0. Jimtown dropped to 2-4.
Trent Marshall ran seven times for 89 yards and a touchdown, and Brock Derf had 50 yards and a score on seven carries. Grady Moriarty had 33 yards on four carries before leaving with a leg injury.
Cody Eastgate completed six of 11 passes for 87 yards. Kyler Johnson had 31 yards receiving, and Marshall added 26 yards.
Gage Overbey made all five of his extra point attempts.
The win is Valley’s first ever against Jimtown. They had been 0-6 against the Jimmies, including losses in the 1993, 1994, 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2019 sectionals.
Valley led 14-0 at halftime. Valley scored the game’s first 21 points and never trailed.
The teams will be rivals in the new Indiana Northern State Conference beginning next year.
Valley 35, Jimtown 14
Jimtown 0 0 7 7 – 14
Valley 14 0 7 14 – 35
North White 14, Caston 6 (Friday): Grant Yadon ran 13 times for 58 yards and a
touchdown, but the host Vikings scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion to break a 6-6 tie in the third quarter and earn the win over sectional rival Caston Friday.
Yadon also completed six of 12 passes for 36 yards. Gavin Mollenkopf, Kyle Roudebush and Landon Rigney had two catches each. Mollenkopf had a team-high 22 receiving yards.
Rigney also rushed for 15 yards.
Roudebush led the defense with 11 tackles. Levi Martin had 10 tackles, and Jabez Yarber had eight tackles, an interception and a pass defended. Mollenkopf had six tackles, Brody Brewer and Pete DuVall had five tackles each, and Rigney, Chase Angot and Gage Minniear had four tackles each. Yadon had three tackles.
Senior quarterback Eli Quasebarth ran 25 times for 103 yards, and he also threw for 64 yards and a touchdown to Chantz McCutchen.
C.J. Hunt added 87 yards rushing and a score.
North White led 6-0 at halftime before Yadon’s touchdown run in the third quarter tied it.
Caston’s losing streak reached 20. Sunday marked the two-year anniversary of Caston’s most recent win, a 26-10 triumph over North White in Monon.
Class 1A, No. 12 North White improved to 6-0.
North White 14, Caston 6
Caston 0 0 6 0 – 6
North White 6 0 8 0 – 14
Triton 27, Pioneer 16 (Friday): Cayden Hill threw for 83 yards, including a touchdown pass to Eli Guffey, and he also ran for 80 yards and a score, but the host Panthers lost to conference and sectional rival Triton at the Panther Pit Friday.
Noah VanMeter had a team-high 14 carries, and he ran for 54 yards.
Tyler Zellers had five carries for 14 yards and an 11-yard reception from Hill. Zellers also scored a pair of two-point conversions.
Zellers also led the defense with 13 tackles. Hill had 10 tackles and a pass defended. Eli Guffey had eight tackles, and Shiloh Rine had seven. Eli Nicoll had an interception.
Triton ran for 274 yards. Senior quarterback Cole Shively ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns and also threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Javan May. Jayden Overmyer ran for 80 yards and a touchdown.
Shively also converted all three of his extra point kicks.
Triton 27, Pioneer 16
Triton 13 0 7 7 – 27
Pioneer 8 0 8 0 – 16
Winamac 45, Culver 14 (Friday): Jadon Jones ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns, and he also had two catches for 50 yards and another score, and Maddox Bucinski ran for 111 yards and a touchdown for the host Warriors as they pulled away in the second half to beat Culver and gain their first win of the season at Roudebush Field Friday.
Addison Allen added 35 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Talen Garner ran for 30 yards and a score.
Garner, Bucinski, Allen and Jayse Bentle each caught a pass from junior quarterback Cash Roth, who threw for 102 yards and a touchdown in his first start at quarterback of the season.
Winamac had a 424-148 advantage in total yards.
Allen had seven tackles and two assists for the Winamac defense. Freshman Tearson Wolford has four tackles and five assists. Garber had six tackles.
Tucker Fox had three tackles for loss, including a safety.
Winamac scored the first 26 points of the game and never trailed. They led 32-14 at halftime.
Jack Rodgers ran for 152 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. Brady Kindernay had a 12-yard reception, and Ethan Binion had a seven-yard catch.
Binion also had a 30-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the second quarter.
Braiden Molebash led the defense with 10 tackles, Rodgers had six tackles, and Binion had five tackles.
Winamac 45, Culver 14
Culver 0 14 0 0 – 14
Winamac 16 16 6 7 – 45