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Week 3 roundup: Valley holds Twin Lakes to 4 yards rushing, stays undefeated


Sports Editor, RTC


Tippecanoe Valley 35, Twin Lakes 7 (Friday): Nate Parker ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and Cody Eastgate threw two touchdown passes for the host Vikings in a win over Twin Lakes at Smith-Bibler Memorial Field Home of Death Valley Football.

Nine different Valley players had a carry on offense. Valley had a 262-4 advantage in rushing yards, and they averaged 6.7 yards per carry as a team. Valley also had an 18-6 advantage in first downs.

Trent Marshall ran for 41 yards on six carries and also had a 22-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.

Wade Jones caught a 53-yard touchdown pass. Landon Durkes opened the scoring with a 34-yard interception return for a touchdown on the third play from scrimmage. Parker, Wyatt Hart and Kyler Johnson had one reception each.

Valley led 35-0 at halftime. The second half was played with a running clock.

Valley improved to 3-0. This is the third straight year Valley has started the season 3-0.

Twin Lakes fell to 2-1.

Valley 35, Twin Lakes 7

Twin Lakes 0 0 0 7 – 7

Valley 14 21 0 0 – 35

Triton 30, Caston 14 (Friday): Jabez Yarber ran for 75 yards and a touchdown, and Grant Yadon threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Gavin Mollenkopf, but the Comets dropped a Hoosier North road game to Triton Friday.

Yadon accounted for 89 yards of offense (25 rushing, 42 receiving, 22 passing), and he also had eight tackles on defense.

Mollenkopf had 61 yards passing in addition to his receiving, but he also threw an interception. He had six tackles on defense.

Kyle Roudebush led the defense with 10 tackles, and he also defended a pass and recovered a fumble. Pete DuVall had six tackles.

Yarber had five tackles and a sack for a four-yard loss. Levi Martin had five tackles, including one for a loss, and also forced a fumble. Gage Minniear had four tackles. Landon Rigney had two tackles. Ashton Bowyer had a tackle and defended two passes.

Caston also recorded a safety when a Triton punt snap went through the end zone.

Triton led 24-0 after one quarter and 30-8 at halftime.

Caston has not beaten Triton since 2016.

Triton 30, Caston 14

Caston 0 8 0 6 – 14

Triton 24 6 0 0 – 30

LaVille 29, Pioneer 13 (Friday): Rylahn Toloza ran for 113 yards and a touchdown, and Micah Rans threw a touchdown pass to Cayden Hill, but Pioneer suffered their first loss to Class 2A, No. 8 LaVille Friday.

Rans threw for 74 yards and ran for 41. He also threw an interception.

Hill had 35 yards rushing and 33 yards receiving. Tyler Zellers had 16 yards rushing and 17 yards receiving, and he also had 11 tackles on defense.

Eli Guffey had 10 tackles, and Cayden Hill had eight tackles. Shiloh Rine had an interception.

Lucas Plummer threw for 162 yards and a touchdown and also ran for 85 yards and a touchdown for LaVille, who beat Pioneer for the third straight time.

LaVille 29, Pioneer 13

Pioneer 0 7 0 6 – 13

LaVille 0 10 13 6 – 29

North White 36, Winamac 14 (Friday): Ethan Burgess ran for 30 yards, and Talen Garner ran for 24 yards and two touchdowns, but the visiting Warriors lost to North White Friday.

Willis Dennis Jr. had 20 yards rushing, but North White had a 310-52 advantage in rushing yards.

Max Gearhart threw for 86 yards for Winamac (0-3). Jayse Bentle had four receptions for 77 yards, and Addison Allen also had a reception.

Garner also had six tackles, five assists and a sack on defense. Cash Roth and Aiden Schooler had five tackles and five assists each.

Max Keller had five tackles and four assists.

North White led 22-14 after three quarters before finishing with 14 unanswered points.

North White beat Winamac for the first time since 2004.

North White 36, Winamac 14

Winamac 8 0 6 0 – 14

North White 0 14 8 14 – 36

Knox 56, Culver 8 (Friday): Tony Sommers had a touchdown run in the fourth quarter, and Ryan Beem ran for a two-point conversion, but Culver suffered a Hoosier North home loss to Knox Friday.

Knox led 44-0 at halftime.

This was the final scheduled meeting between the teams. Culver has not beaten Knox since 2012.

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