Scrimmages Give Fans A Taste Of 2014 Season

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Footballs filled the air on Friday for the first time this fall as teams in northeast Indiana held scrimmages all across the area.
At Bishop D’Arcy Stadium it was 4A defending state runner-up Bishop Dwenger battling Bishop Luers. The Knights struck on the first play of the night, with junior quarterback Noah Wezensky finding Tyrell Johnson for a 65-yard score. It was one of three touchdown passes by Wezensky, with one going to leading returning receiver Austin Mack. Dwenger was led by Cody Miller’s touchdown pass to George Talerico and two interceptions by Mitch Effinger.
At Bowser Field it was Snider hosting Homestead with the Panthers getting the ball first. Sophomore quarterback Isaac Stiebling, who entered the game after senior starter Colton Painter, marched the Snider offense down the field with a drive capped by a long touchdown run from Neandre Billingsley. Homestead’s offense was paced early on by quarterback Logan Ormsby as he hit John Lark for an 18-yard gain then threw a 40-yard strike to Ben Skowronek for a touchdown.
At Zollner Stadium it was East Noble’s Nathan Ogle scoring multiple times on passes from Harold Wolfe, while Concordia’s Peter Morrison looked solid at quarterback while finding Devin Sparks for a short touchdown strike.
At Wayne Stadium the Generals saw the Powers twins connect when Keion Powers hit Deion Powers for a score. Norwell’s Piercen Harnish and Adam Nahrwold scored for the Knights while Reggie Hayes recorded an interception early in the scrimmage.
At Chambers Field reigning SAC champion North Side’s new starting quarterback Arion Nieves made his debut and scored an early rushing touchdown. Carroll’s Blake Schumacher scored on a shifty run for the Chargers early in the night.
Spuller Stadium saw the debut of new Northrop head coach Jason Doerffler. Jason Ash scored an early rushing touchdown for the Bruins while Huntington North’s Adam Woods did the same for the Vikings. Northrop’s Demetri Shaw tallied a big interception while quarterback Mike Snyder tallied a 25-yard rushing touchdown.
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