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High school football roundup: Cisneros stars as Valley tops Panthers

Smith, Caston outduel Hanley, NM; Pioneer shines on ground in win over Delphi; Terry’s TD catch in 4th quarter lifts Winamac past S. Central; 3 Culver backs go over 100 yards in win over Lake Station


Sports Editor, RTC


Tippecanoe Valley 49, South Bend Washington 22 (Friday): Joel Cisneros ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns, and Jamasyn Virgil accounted for 133 yards of offense and also scored twice as the host Vikings beat South Bend Washington in a Class 3A, Sectional 26 quarterfinal at Smith-Bibler Memorial Field - Home of Death Valley Football Friday.

Virgil ran for 89 yards and added 44 yards receiving.

Branson McBrier ran for 19 yards and a touchdown, and he also had 50 yards passing. Karl Parker had a 45-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Tyrone Davis ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns for South Bend Washington, who led 14-13 at halftime. Marshawn Lottie added 99 yards rushing. Ty’Shaun Grundy added 68 yards and a touchdown on six carries.

The 49 points Valley scored were their most in a postseason game since 1979. Valley won a postseason home game for the first time since 2002. Valley has won at least one sectional game in three straight seasons for the first time since 2001-03.

Valley knocked South Bend Washington out of the sectional for the second straight year.

Valley will host No. 2 Mishawaka Marian, a 40-6 winner over Lakeland, in the semifinals at 7 p.m. this Friday.

Valley 49, SB Washington 22

SB Washington 14 0 0 8 22

Valley 13 0 24 12 49

First quarter

SBW – Tyrone Davis 77 run (kick failed)

TV – Branson McBrier 1 run (Joel Cisneros kick)

TV – Cisneros 6 run (kick blocked)

SBW – Davis 5 run (Davis run)

Second quarter

(no scoring)

Third quarter

TV – Jamasyn Virgil 42 run (Cisneros run)

TV – Safety, punt snap out of end zone

TV – Virgil 17 run (kick failed)

TV – Cisneros 11 run (Cisneros run)

Fourth quarter

SBW – Ty’Shaun Grundy 10 run (Davis run)

TV – Cisneros 26 run (kick failed)

TV – Karl Parker 45 fumble return (kick failed)

Caston 34, North Miami 28 (Friday): Sam Smith ran for 288 yards and four touchdowns and also had 17 tackles on defense, and the host Comets held off a North Miami fourth-quarter rally to post their first win in a sectional game in six years at the Comet Crater Friday.

Landon Shafer had 23 yards and a touchdown rushing.

Jessie Rock-Wolf had a 13-yard reception, and Tim Lee also had a reception.

Grant Yadon had a fumble recovery. Caydin Webb and Garrison Hickle had 14 tackles each. Shafer had five tackles and a sack.

Caston played without Grant Hickle and Damian Sullivan due to injury.

Darian Hanley had 59 carries for 383 yards and four touchdowns for North Miami (1-9). He also had a pair of two-point conversion runs and scored all 28 North Miami points.

Hanley also had eight tackles and an interception on defense.

Caston led 14-8 at halftime and 34-14 after three quarters.

Caston beat North Miami for the first time since 1979. They had lost the previous 20 meetings against the Warriors.

Caston will travel to No. 3 Southwood for the semifinals at 7 p.m. this Friday. The Knights routed No. 11 Northfield 36-0 Friday.

Caston 34, North Miami 28

North Miami 0 8 6 14 28

Caston 6 8 20 0 34

Winamac 21, South Central (Union Mills) 14 (Friday): Jaden Terry caught a 66-yard touchdown pass from Russell Compton in the fourth quarter to break a 14-14 tie and give Winamac the win in a Class 1A, Sectional 41 quarterfinal Friday.

Compton threw for 85 yards and also ran for 46 yards and a score. Compton also had a two-point conversion run.

Trent Fox had a team-high 66 yards rushing, including a touchdown. Shaun Pratt had a 19-yard reception.

South Central committed three turnovers. Brayden Lynch and Jaxcon Roudebush each had interceptions for Winamac. Beau Brandt had a fumble recovery.

Winamac knocked South Central from the sectional for the third time since 2011.

Winamac (6-2) will not play this week. Their game against South Newton will not occur after South Newton (0-6) withdrew due to coronavirus exposure.

Winamac will play either North Judson or Culver on the road in the sectional final on Nov. 6.

Winamac 21, South Central (Union Mills) 14

Winamac 0 14 0 7 21

South Central 7 0 7 0 14

First quarter

SC – Jacob Oehmen 6 run (Trent Hudspeth kick)

Second quarter

WIN – Trent Fox 30 run (kick failed)

WIN – Russell Compton 1 run (Compton run)

Third quarter

SC – Brady Glisic run (Hudspeth kick)

Fourth quarter

WIN – Jaden Terry 66 pass from Compton (Max Murray kick)

Pioneer 38, Delphi 8 (Friday): Ezra Lewellen ran for 232 yards and four touchdowns for the No. 3 Panthers in a Class 2A, Sectional 34 win over Delphi Friday.

Addai Lewellen had a 79-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and finished with 93 yards on six carries. Cayden Hill added 55 yards, and he also had a pair of two-point conversion runs. Brock Robinson had 50 yards rushing.

As a team, Pioneer had 479 yards rushing.

Meanwhile, Pioneer held Delphi, who was averaging 57 points per game over their previous two games, to just eight points and 143 yards of total offense.

Ezra Lewellen also had an interception on defense. Logan Smith had nine tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss. Derrick LeGrand had eight tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss. Tyler Gaumer had seven tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss.

Pioneer led 32-0 at halftime.

Pioneer will travel to No. 14 LaVille for the semifinals. LaVille blanked Lewis Cass 27-0 Friday in their quarterfinal.

Pioneer 38, Delphi 8

Delphi 0 0 0 8 8

Pioneer 16 16 6 0 38

Culver 48, Lake Station 29 (Friday): Shane Shuman, Blake Thompson and Emiliano Ortiz each ran for over 100 yards and combined for six touchdowns as the visiting Cavaliers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Lake Station Friday in a Class 1A, Sectional 41 quarterfinal Friday.

Shuman ran for 244 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries. Thompson ran for 110 yards and a score on 15 carries. Ortiz had 12 carries for 100 yards and two touchdowns.

A.J. Cooper had a 27-yard reception on offense and an interception on defense.

Nickolas Cetner threw for 154 yards and three touchdowns for Lake Station, but he also threw two interceptions. Karmine Hubbard had four receptions for 154 yards and three touchdowns. Di’Jon Newell returned a fumble 95 yards for a touchdown.

Maurion Turks had 88 yards rushing.

Tucker Fisher and Ortiz each had a fumble recovery. Hunter Evans had nine tackles, and Fisher had eight.

Culver led 24-21 at halftime. Touchdown runs by Thompson and Shuman helped expand the lead again after the Eagles got within 32-29 in the third quarter.

Culver also converted all six of their two-point conversion attempts.

Culver will visit No. 10 North Judson in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Eastern this Friday.

North Judson drubbed West Central 54-0 Friday.

The Hoosier North went 8-0 in sectional games Friday.

Culver 48, Lake Station 29

Culver 16 8 16 8 48

Lake Station 0 21 8 0 29

First quarter

CUL – Shane Shuman 4 run (Shuman run)

CUL – Emiliano Ortiz 50 run (Tucker Fisher run)

Second quarter

LS – Karmine Hubbard 62 pass from Nickolas Cetner (Austin Kuta kick)

LS – Di’Jon Newell 95 fumble return (Kuta kick)

CUL – Ortiz 6 run (Shuman run)

LS – Hubbard 5 pass from Cetner (Kuta kick)

Third quarter

CUL – Shuman 5 run (Blake Thompson run)

LS – Hubbard 55 pass from Cetner (two-point conversion)

CUL – Thompson 27 run (Shuman run)

Fourth quarter

CUL – Shuman 3 run (Shuman run)

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