FORT WAYNE, IN. (WANE) – A wild and wet Friday night ended with the most anticipated NHC opener ending in a washout. East Noble’s visit to Homestead was halted with just under four minutes remaining in the first quarter with the Knights leading 7-0 following a short touchdown run by Dillon Fuller. Play will resume Saturday morning at 11 at Homestead.
Meanwhile, DeKalb’s bid for a 3-0 start will also have to wait another day. The Barons looked sharp in the first half against New Haven. After Chad Rasmus intercepted a Vance Shearer pass, DeKalb marched down the field and capped the drive with a five-yard touchdown run from Denton Gamble. The Barons lead the Bulldogs 6-0 in the second, with play set to resume Saturday at 11 a.m.
Carroll and Norwell actually managed to complete their game and it was a thriller. The Chargers scored 15 fourth quarter points, including the game-winning touchdown from Dylan Conner on a one-yard run with less than a minute to play in regulation, giving Carroll at 22-19 win. This was a grind it out football game, with neither team accumulating more than 280 yards of total offense and each turning the ball over three times. Cody Dinan completed 9-of-14 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown to lead the Chargers. Norwell’s Piercen Harnish put together another strong performance, rushing for 193 yards and three touchdowns in the losing effort.
Bellmont’s visit to Columbia City also ran into a weather delay. This contest continues Saturday afternoon at 4 in Columbia City with the Eagles leading the Braves 15-7 with 8:28 remaining in the third quarter.