Week 9 roundup: Clark, Compton star on ground as Winamac caps undefeated regular season with win
Caston falls at home despite Hickle’s 91 yards of offense; Culver loses 10th straight to LaVille; Pioneer rushes for 298 yards, beats Judson
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Winamac 27, Triton 7 (Friday): Hayden Clark ran for 138 yards and three touchdowns, and Russell Compton added 93 yards rushing and a score as the Warriors completed an undefeated regular season with a home win over Triton at Roudebush Field Friday.
Compton also completed two passes to Clark for 35 yards.
Winamac had 274 yards rushing, and their defense held Triton to 51 yards of total offense.
Beau Brandt had a two-point conversion reception. Kyle Olds recovered a fumble on defense.
Winamac led 13-7 at halftime.
Winamac last had an undefeated regular season in 2014. That season ended with a loss in the regional to Pioneer.
Triton leading rusher Anthony Schuh had a 6-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to open the scoring, but Winamac held Schuh to 20 yards on 13 carries.
Winamac 27, Triton 7
Triton 7 0 0 0 – 7
Winamac 0 13 8 6 – 27
TRI – Anthony Schuh 6 run (Cole Shively kick)
WIN – Hayden Clark 5 run (Max Murray kick)
WIN – Russell Compton 1 run (kick failed)
WIN – Clark 3 run (Beau Brandt pass from Compton)
WIN – Clark 7 run (kick failed)
Knox 19, Caston 6 (Friday): Grant Hickle accounted for 91 yards of total offense and a touchdown and added eight tackles on defense, but the host Comets fell to Knox at the Comet Crater Friday.
Hickle had 57 yards rushing, including a touchdown run in the third quarter. He also had four receptions for 34 yards. Levi Martin and Evan Howard had one reception each.
Sam Smith had 40 yards rushing, and Landon Shafer had 39 yards passing and 26 yards rushing on five carries.
Howard had a team-high nine tackles. Smith had eight tackles; Quinlan Kelly had seven tackles, a fumble recovery and pass defenses; Shafer, Garrison Hickle and Cain Schanlaub had four tackles each; Josh Sullivan had three tackles; and Kyle Roudebush, Pete DuVall and Dylan Gearhart had one tackle each.
Knox led 13-0 at halftime.
Caston is 0-7 against Knox since they became conference rivals in 2015 and 0-8 against Knox all-time.
Knox 19, Caston 6
Knox 7 6 0 6 – 19
Caston 0 0 6 0 – 6
LaVille 19, Culver 6 (Friday): Shane Shuman ran 24 times for 144 yards and a touchdown, and he also had seven tackles on defense, but the host Cavaliers lost to LaVille Friday.
Lucas Plummer threw two touchdown passes to Owen T. Smith, and Noah Richhart added a 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for LaVille.
Culver lost despite having a 264-243 advantage in total yards and committing no turnovers. Also, Culver had one penalty while LaVille had 10.
Hunter Evans had eight tackles to lead the Culver defense. Auston Zehner had six tackles and a tackle for loss, and Alex Zehner had five tackles.
Culver has lost the last 10 meetings against LaVille – eight regular season games and two sectional games. They have not beaten LaVille since Oct. 18, 2013.
The game was moved from LaVille to Culver due to poor field conditions at LaVille.
LaVille 19, Culver 6
LaVille 6 6 7 0 – 19
Culver 6 0 0 0 – 6
LV – Owen T. Smith 28 pass from Lucas Plummer (kick failed)
CUL – Shane Shuman 6 run (two-point conversion failed)
LV – Smith 10 pass from Plummer (kick failed)
LV – Noah Richhart 3 run (PAT good)
Pioneer 22, North Judson 14 (Friday): Brock Robinson ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns, and Beau Mersch had a 65-yard touchdown run for the Panthers in a Hoosier North home win over North Judson Friday.
Mersch had 70 yards on four carries, Cayden Hill had 58 yards on 11 carries, and Caleb Sweet had 37 yards on nine carries.
Pioneer had a 298-138 advantage in rushing yards.
Cheyenne Allen scored both North Judson touchdowns. He had a team-high 57 yards rushing on nine carries, and he also caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Aldric Harper.
Brock Robinson and Derrick LeGrand had 12 tackles each to lead the Pioneer defense. Oscar Solano had eight tackles. Logan Smith had two tackles for loss.
Pioneer led 16-0 after one quarter and 16-8 at halftime.
Pioneer is 7-0 against North Judson since they became conference rivals in 2015. They have not lost to North Judson since 2008.
Pioneer 22, North Judson 14
North Judson 0 8 6 0 – 14
Pioneer 16 0 0 6 – 22