Week 6 roundup: Parker’s 3 TD runs help Valley beat Whitko, stay unbeaten
Caston cannot hold halftime lead, falls to North White; Culver hangs on vs. Winamac; Pioneer falls to Triton
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Tippecanoe Valley 60, Whitko 6 (Friday): Nate Parker ran for 61 yards and three touchdowns on four carries, and Wade Jones had touchdown runs of 66 and 28 yards on his only two carries as the visiting Vikings beat Whitko Friday.
Freshman Wes Parker had a 52-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, and Grady Moriarty had two carries for 59 yards and a touchdown, including a 40-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.
Dalton Alber had a 59-yard touchdown run on his only carry.
Valley had 447 yards of offense on 24 offensive snaps. Eleven different Valley players carried the ball.
Valley improved to 6-0, 5-0 Three Rivers Conference.
Dean Boggs ran for 132 yards and a touchdown for Whitko (0-6, 0-5 TRC).
Valley led 46-0 at halftime. The second half was played with a running clock under the Football Mercy Rule.
Valley beat Whitko for the sixth straight year. They have outscored them 310-51 over that time. Valley also extended their regular season winning streak to 15 games.
Valley remained in a first-place tie with Maconaquah, who beat North Miami 28-26. Valley hosts Maconaquah this Friday.
Valley 60, Whitko 6
Valley 26 20 0 14 – 60
Whitko 0 0 0 6 – 6
North White 33, Caston 16 (Friday): Landon Shafer threw for 175 yards and two touchdowns, but the host Comets could not hold on to a 16-14 halftime lead and fell to North White on homecoming Friday.
Shafer completed 13 of 22 passes with one interception. He also had a team-high 15 yards rushing. Gavin Mollenkopf completed one of four passes for 16 yards.
Evan Howard had four catches for 59 yards, and Quinlan Kelly had a team-high five grabs for 50 yards. Grant Yadon had two receptions for 45 yards. Kyle Roudebush had two catches for 32 yards and a touchdown, and Josh Sullivan had a 5-yard touchdown catch.
Sullivan’s 5-yard touchdown catch and Yarber’s two-point conversion run gave Caston their first lead with 25.7 seconds left in the first half.
Shafer also had a two-point conversion.
Kelly led the defense with 11 tackles, and Gavin Mollenkopf had 10 tackles. Shafer and Levi Martin had five tackles each; Sullivan, Yarber and Roudebush had four tackles each; and Howard and Noah Herd had three tackles each.
North White 33, Caston 16
North White 0 14 12 7 – 33
Caston 0 16 0 0 – 16
NW – Liam Siburcrist 17 pass from Eli Quasebarth (Selvin Villatoro kick)
NW – C.J. Hunt 2 run (Villatoro kick)
CAS – Kyle Roudebush 5 pass from Landon Shafer (Shafer run)
CAS – Josh Sullivan 5 pass from Shafer (Jabez Yarber run)
NW – Eli Quasebarth 16 run (kick failed)
NW – Hunt 4 run (kick failed)
NW – Quasebarth 40 run (Villatoro kick)
Culver 26, Winamac 20 (Friday): Shane Shuman ran 44 times for 253 yards and three touchdowns, and Ethan Binion had a 5-yard touchdown run for the Cavaliers in a Hoosier North home win over Winamac Friday.
Culver had a 325-175 advantage in total yards in winning wire to wire.
Binion also had a 16-yard reception, and Oliver Morgan had a 13-yard catch from quarterback Jason Cadle.
Michael Loehmer ran for 98 yards and two scores for the Warriors, who lost their third straight game and fell to 1-5 overall, 0-5 Hoosier North.
Culver is 3-3, 1-3.
The win was Culver’s first at home over Winamac since 2016.
Culver 26, Winamac 20
Winamac 0 6 7 7 – 20
Culver 12 8 6 0 – 26
CUL – Shane Shuman 1 run (run failed)
CUL – Shuman 16 run (pass failed)
WIN – Michael Loehmer 1 run (kick blocked)
CUL – Ethan Binion 5 run (Jason Cadle run)
WIN – Loehmer 32 run (Conner Burton kick)
CUL – Shuman 37 run (run failed)
WIN – Talan Braun 7 pass from Cash Roth (Burton kick)
Triton 35, Pioneer 12 (Friday): Rylahn Toloza ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns, and he also had an interception on defense, but the visiting Panthers lost to Class 1A, No. 10 Triton Friday.
Pioneer had 246 yards of offense – 148 rushing and 98 passing.
Tyler Zellers had two receptions for 56 yards, and Cayden Hill had a 36-yard reception. Hill also had a team-high 62 yards passing.
Hill also led the defense with 12 tackles, and Caleb Sweet and Peyton Schnurpel had eight tackles each. Sweet also forced a fumble, which Brian Gluth recovered. Zellers had a sack and a tackle for loss.
Anthony Schuh ran for 175 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Cole Shively for Triton.
Shively ran for 132 yards and two scores in addition to his touchdown pass to Schuh.
Already leading 14-6 after three quarters, Triton tacked on 21 points in the fourth.
The loss was Pioneer’s first ever against Triton. They had won the previous eight meetings.
Triton 35, Pioneer 12
Pioneer 0 0 6 6 – 12
Triton 0 7 7 21 – 35