Week 4 roundup: Parker scores 5 TDs as Valley stays unbeaten
Toloza runs for 197 yards, 3 TDs as Pioneer extends streak vs. Caston; Winamac, Culver fall to 0-4
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Tippecanoe Valley 53, Tipton 0 (Friday): Nate Parker ran for for 154 yards and four touchdowns on nine carries and also caught two passes for 49 yards and another touchdown for the host Vikings as they improved to 4-0 with a win over Tipton at Smith-Bibler Memorial Stadium Home of Death Valley Football Friday.
Brock Derf added a 30-yard fumble return for a touchdown, and Nate Engstrand had a 7-yard scoring run for Valley. Gage Overbey added field goals of 46 and 33 yards.
Valley ran for 351 yards while holding Tipton to -18 yards rushing and 67 yards of total offense.
Valley led 39-0 at halftime.
This was the first meeting between the schools.
Valley is ranked No. 15 in this week’s Associated Press Class 3A poll. This marks their first poll recognition of the season. Other ranked teams in Valley’s sectional include No. 1 Indianapolis Chatard, No. 2 Guerin Catholic, No. 8 Hamilton Heights, No. 11 Peru and No. 14 Oak Hill.
Valley 53, Tipton 0
Tipton 0 0 0 0 – 0
Valley 19 20 7 7 – 53
Pioneer 35, Caston 6 (Friday): Rylahn Toloza ran 23 times for 197 yards and two touchdowns, and Cayden Hill also had two touchdown runs for the visiting Panthers as they defeated Caston for the 32nd consecutive meeting Friday.
Micah Rans added 92 yards rushing on nine carries, and he also had 24 yards passing. Hill had 20 yards rushing and 24 yards receiving.
Tyler Zellers had 12 tackles on defense, Eli Guffey had 10, and Shiloh Rine had nine.
Jabez Yarber had 14 carries for 93 yards for Caston, who fell to 0-4 and who have an 18-game losing streak overall darting back to September 2021.
Gavin Mollenkopf had 61 yards passing, 31 to Grant Yadon on three receptions and 30 to Kyle Roudebush on four receptions. Roudebush, who also had 57 yards rushing on seven carries, caught a touchdown pass from Mollenkopf in the fourth quarter.
Roudebush had seven tackles on defense, including one for loss. Yadon had six tackles, including two for loss, and Yarber also had six tackles.
Levi Martin, Pete DuVall, Gage Minniear and Landon Rigney had four tackles each.
Pioneer led 21-0 at halftime.
Caston has not beaten Pioneer since 1996.
Pioneer 35, Caston 6
Pioneer 14 7 0 14 – 35
Caston 0 0 0 6 – 6
LaVille 38, Winamac 6 (Friday): Addison Allen had an 8-yard touchdown run on the final play to avert LaVille’s shutout bid, but Winamac dropped an Hoosier North road game to the Class 2A, No. 3 Lancers Friday.
Maddox Bucinski ran for 56 yards on eight carries to lead the Winamac ground attack. Jadon Jones had eight carries for 44 yards. Max Gearhart completed four of nine passes for 35 yards. Jayse Bentle had three catches for 24 yards, and Jones also had an 11-yard reception.
Cash Roth had an interception, and Ethan Burgess recovered a fumble for Winamac. Tucker Fox had six tackles, five assists and a sack.
LaVille led 28-0 at halftime.
Winamac went 0-8 against LaVille in Hoosier North play. This was their final scheduled meeting. LaVille will join the new Northern State Conference next year.
Winamac has not beaten LaVille since the 2014 sectional.
LaVille 38, Winamac 6
Winamac 0 0 0 6 – 6
LaVille 14 14 7 3 – 38
West Central 52, Culver 18 (Friday): Connor Marlatt ran for 143 yards and a touchdown and also threw for 90 yards and two touchdowns for West Central in a home win over Culver Friday.
Jacob Pilarski added 19 carries for 131 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
West Central had 447 yards of offense and overcame two Marlatt fumbles in beating Culver for the first time since 2014.
West Central led 36-12 at halftime.
Culver fell to 0-4.
West Central 52, Culver 18
Culver 6 6 0 6 – 18
West Central 16 20 8 8 – 52