Week 2 roundup: Jones scores on first play, Parker accounts for 148 yards in Valley win over Norse
Despite late TD catch by Yadon, Caston falls to Judson; Shuman’s 4 TD runs help Culver to first win; Toloza’s 4 TD totes help Pioneer blank Winamac
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Tippecanoe Valley 49, Northfield 19 (Friday): Wade Jones ran 65 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage, and Nate Parker ran for 76 yards and three touchdowns and also had 72 yards receiving and a touchdown for the visiting Vikings in a win over Northfield Friday.
Brandon Stiles contributed 64 yards rushing and a touchdown. Cody Eastgate threw touchdown passes to Parker and Landon Durkes. Eastgate and Marcus Jansman went a combined 6 for 6 passing.
Valley had a 232-88 advantage in rushing yards and 394 yards of offense in improving to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the Three Rivers Conference.
Jones had 122 total yards on three touches.
Parker and Cameron Mason had six tackles each to lead the defense. Parker forced a fumble that Mason recovered.
Jaxton Peas had four carries for 56 yards, and five receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown for Northfield (1-1, 0-1 TRC). Quarterback Mason Fisher, who had 124 yards rushing in a Week 1 win over Bluffton, was held to five yards rushing in this game.
Valley led 37-12 at halftime. Valley beat Northfield for the fourth straight year.
Valley 49, Northfield 19
Valley 16 21 6 6 – 49
Northfield 0 12 7 0 – 19
North Judson 52, Caston 8 (Friday): Freshman Gavin Mollenkopf threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Grant Yadon in the fourth quarter, but the Comets lost their home opener to Class 1A, No. 4 North Judson Friday.
Jabez Yarber ran for a two-point conversion.
Caston had 94 yards of total offense – 11 yards rushing and 83 yards passing. Quinlan Kelly had two catches for 30 yards, and Kyle Roudebush had one catch for 18 yards. Evan Howard also had a reception.
Levi Martin led the defense with nine tackles and one pass defended. Kelly had seven tackles, and Roudebush, Howard, Yadon and Jayden Wilson had three tackles each. Landon Shafer, Oliver Trigg, Sullivan, Noah Herd and Pete DuVall had two tackles each.
North Judson led 46-0 at halftime.
Caston fell to 0-2, 0-1 Hoosier North. North Judson is 2-0, 2-0.
North Judson 52, Caston 8
North Judson 33 13 7 0 – 52
Caston 0 0 0 8 – 8
Culver 32, South Central (Union Mills) 16 (Friday): Shane Shuman ran for 143 yards and four touchdowns, and he also had nine tackles, including two for loss, on defense to lead the Cavaliers past sectional rival South Central in their home opener Friday.
Jason Cadel threw for 73 yards and also ran eight times for 56 yards. Ryan Beem added five receptions for 73 yards. Ethan Binion also caught a pass.
Steven Pugh had eight tackles, and Ben Lee had seven tackles and two sacks. Devin Burkett had five tackles, and Ian Brown had four tackles in his season debut.
Zach Hanchar’s 19-yard touchdown run on a fourth-and-10 play with 6:28 left and subsequent two-point conversion pass to Clayten Strauch tied the game at 16.
Shuman scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 4-yard run with 4:07 left. After South Central turned the ball over on downs, Shuman scored again on a 33-yard run with 1:48 left.
Culver 32, South Central 16
South Central 0 8 0 8 – 16
Culver 0 8 8 16 – 32
CUL – Shane Shuman 2 run (Shuman run)
SC – Kevin Hiigli 6 pass from Zach Hanchar (Hanchar run)
CUL – Shuman 6 run (Ethan Binion run)
SC – Hanchar 19 run (Clayten Strauch pass from Hanchar)
CUL – Shuman 4 run (Shuman run)
CUL – Shuman 33 run (Binion run)
Pioneer 38, Winamac 0 (Friday): Rylahn Toloza ran 22 times for 184 yards and four touchdowns, and Owen Miller returned a fumble for a touchdown for the host Panthers in a win over Winamac at The Pit Friday.
Cayden Hill ran 10 times for 34 yards and also caught three passes from Caleb Sweet for 39 yards.
Sweet completed six of nine passes for 62 yards and a touchdown.
Pioneer scored 20 points in the second quarter to take a 20-0 halftime lead.
Pioneer forced three turnovers and held Winamac quarterback Cash Roth to 12 yards passing.
Pioneer is 7-1 in their last eight meetings against Winamac with five of the wins coming by shutout.
Pioneer 38, Winamac 0
Winamac 0 0 0 0 – 0
Pioneer 0 20 12 6 – 38
PIO – Rylahn Toloza 3 run (pass failed)
PIO – Toloza 5 run (Cayden Hill pass from Caleb Sweet)
PIO – Hill 28 pass from Sweet (run failed)
PIO – Toloza 74 run (pass failed)
PIO – Owen Miller 43 fumble return (run failed)
PIO – Toloza 15 run (pass failed)