FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Carroll snapped Bishop Dwenger’s 18 game win streak, defeating the top-ranked team in 4A 36-21 in our Highlight Zone “Game of the Week.” Carroll’s defense forced seven turnovers including a pick-six and fumble recovery returned for a touchdown. With the win Carroll put themselves in tie with Dwenger for second place in the SAC with a 4-1 record.
5A no. 1 Snider survived a scare against Homestead 23-17 at Spuller Stadium. Paul Buisman kicked two of his three field goals in the first quarter as Snider led 6-3 in the first half. Early in the third quarter Money Woods of Snider broke free for the game’s first touchdown, scampering 47 yards for the score. Later in the third Buisman added a field goal then Mac Hippenhammer returned a punt 50 yards for a score to give the Panthers a 23-3 lead heading into the fourth quarter. On the first play of the final frame Jiya Wright hit Grant Raber for a 15-yard touchdown to make it 23-10. With 8:31 left Wright added a seven-yard touchdown run to the scoresheet, but Snider’s defense eventually held as the Panthers earned the win to improve to 5-0.
At Zollner Stadium 3A no. 15 Concordia scored early and often in a 56-22 win over Northrop. Peter Morrison was 17-for-29 for 287 yards and six touchdowns while Marcus Morrow rushed 20 times for 180 yards and a touchdown to lead the Cadets. Davieun Berry caught four passes for 76 yards – including a 60-yard touchdown – to lead Northrop. Keishon Edwards added 12 carries for 99 yards for the Bruins.
3A no. 17 Bishop Luers beat North Side 49-28 at Luersfield behind the rushing duo of J’Lyn Charlton and Ty Hambright. Charlton rushed 11 times for 112 yards and four touchdowns while Hambright carried eight times for 130 yards and a touchdown. The Legends were led by Montrail Moore’s 24 carries for 108 yards and two touchdowns.
At Jack Weicker Stadium Wayne topped SAC rival South Side 40-18. Devonair Kelsaw led Wayne’s attack with 17 carries for 82 yards and three touchdowns. Dennis Johnson paced the Archers, completing 14-of-33 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns.