LEO, Ind. (WANE) – 4A no. 14 East Noble topped 4A no. 10 Leo 41-21 at Lions Field in a match-up between two the three NE8 tri-champs from last season. East Noble’s Andrew McCormick was 16-of-25 passing for 244 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 80 yards and another score. Dylan Hunley caught seven passes for 92 yard and two touchdowns for the Knights. Kaiden Harshberger added three receptions for 101 yards a touchdown and rushed three times for 35 yards and a score for East Noble. Leo was led by Ja’Shawn Turner-Parker who rushed 23 times for 92 yards and a touchdown.
4A no. 8 New Haven put up big numbers again as the Bulldogs won 60-6 at Norwell. Keshawn Moore was 12-of-16 passing for 308 yards and five touchdowns while adding two rushing scores. James Gardner caught three passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Carson Ringger rushed 20 times for 86 and a touchdown to lead Norwell.
At Kriegbaum Field it was Huntington North winning its first game of the season by beating defending conference champion Bellmont 26-7. The Vikings led 20-0 at the half before Colin Miller pounced on a fumble for a score to get Bellmont on the board in the fourth quarter 20-7. The Vikings responded with Trevor West taking a hand-off 15 yards for a TD to set the final.
DeKalb returned to the football field for the first time since the death of teammates Derek Padilla and Lucas Oberkiser but Columbia City spoiled the Barons’ return with a 40-14 win at Cecil E. Young Field. Columbia City quarterback Brock Snouffer stole the show with his arm and legs, going 12-for-17 passing for 233 yards and three touchdowns while rushing 15 times for 78 yards and three scores. Kyle Dunham was 11-of-17 passing for 187 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Barons while Trevor Boyce caught five passes for 138 yards and a touchdown.\