FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – In a battle of unbeaten teams, Leo is 16 minutes away from a conference win that could go far in determining the inaugural Northeast 8 champion.
The Lions have a 21-0 lead East Noble at halftime. The game was called due to lightning and rain. The Lions and Knights are set to resume the contest Saturday at 10 a.m.
Leo’s Zach Sauer got the Lions going early with by intercepting an Andrew McCormick pass on East Noble’s opening drive.
Later in the quarter, Leo quarterback Kray Klopfenstein through a touchdown pass to Gunner Brown to put the Lions up seven.
Klopfenstein would hit Gunner Brown for a touchdown pass in the second to make it 14-0. The Lions would score one more time on a 79-yard touchdown run by Trenton Bonner.
Both Leo and East Noble are 3-0 in the Northeast 8 standings, and own 4-0 records overall in 2015.
Bellmont will be the other undefeated team in the conference after the Braves’ 48-13 win over Huntington North.
Grant Gutierrez helped seal the win for the Braves in the third quarter with a touchdown pass to Mason Shinaberry.
The Braves improved to 4-1 overall this year. The program hasn’t had a good of a record to start a season since 2009 when the Braves opened the year 5-1.
New Haven the other team able to pick up a victory before rain and lightning stopped much of the action across the region.
The Bulldogs topped Norwell, 39-0.
KeShawn Moore connected with Bryce Hall for a first quarter score.
New Haven would score twice on punt returns. The first was by Tremon Jackson, who was followed up by Tyon Woods. The two scores extended New Haven’s lead to 19-0.
Woods added another score a few minutes later.
The closest game left this weekend is between DeKalb and Columbia City. The two teams will start the third quarter at 4 p.m. Saturday at Max Gandy Field in Columbia City.
The Barons’ lone score came on what’s become a weekly routine for quarterback Harrison Price and receiver Will Chrisman.
The tandem’s lead wouldn’t last long as the Eagles would tie the game in the second quarter on a short run by Carson Reed.