High school football roundup: Craft, Virgil lift Valley ground game in win over Northfield
Caston suffers first loss to Class 1A, No. 10 Judson; Culver rushes for 384 yards, but falls to S. Central
COMPILED BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Tippecanoe Valley 18, Northfield 10
Alex Craft had touchdown runs of 4 and 22 yards in the first quarter, and Jamasyn Virgil ran for 100 yards and caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Branson McBrier for the visiting Vikings in a win over Northfield Friday.
Craft ran for 146 yards on 18 carries. Virgil added his 100 yards on six carries. Rex Kirchenstien had a 25-yard reception. McBrier threw for 46 yards. His scoring toss to Virgil came on a fourth-down play and was the first of his varsity career.
Valley outrushed the Norsemen 268-160 and committed no turnovers or penalties.
Valley (1-1, 1-0 Three Rivers Conference) beat Northfield for the second straight year and for the first time at Wilbur Dawes Field since 2013.
Northfield fell to 0-2, 0-1.
Valley 18, Northfield 10
Valley 12 0 0 6 - 18
Northfield 0 3 0 7 - 10
TV - Alex Craft 4 run (PAT blocked)
TV - Craft 22 run (run failed)
NF - Trent Osborn 22 FG
TV - Jamasyn Virgil 13 pass from Branson McBrier (run failed)
NF - Jayden Peas 11 pass from Clayton Tomlinson (Osborn kick)
North Judson 50, Caston 8
Sam Smith ran for 141 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a two-point conversion, but Class 1A, No. 10 North Judson handed the host Comets their first loss Friday.
Grant Hickle ran for 19 yards.
Landon Shafer and Hickle were a combined 0 for 6 passing.
Smith and Hickle had 10 tackles each to lead the defense. Damian Sullivan had five tackles and a pass defended. He also blocked an extra point.
Caydin Webb had three tackles and two sacks.
North Judson 50, Caston 8
North Judson 8 15 13 14 - 50
Caston 0 8 0 0 - 8
South Central (Union Mills) 28, Culver 24
Shane Shuman ran for 167 yards and a touchdown, and Jalen King ran for 141 yards and two scores, but the host Cavaliers lost to sectional rival South Central Friday.
Blake Thompson also ran for 73 yards and two two-point conversions for Culver, who had 384 yards rushing and a 25-7 advantage in first downs.
Culver converted 10 of 15 third downs and committed no turnovers.
South Central’s only touchdown in the second half came on a kickoff return.
South Central 28, Culver 24
South Central 7 14 7 0 - 28
Culver 0 8 16 0 - 24
SC - Jacob Oehmen 47 run (Trent Hudspeth kick)
SC - Aaron Hogan 85 run (Hudspeth kick)
CUL - Shane Shuman 4 run (Shuman run)
SC - Brady Glisic 5 run (Hudspeth kick)
CUL - Jalen King 19 run (Blake Thompson run)
SC - Brandin Young 90 kickoff return (Hudspeth kick)
CUL - King 7 run (Thompson run)