FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The SAC”s Victory Bell belongs to 5A No. 1 Snider who rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat Bishop Dwenger 32-25. This is the first time since 2012 the Panthers have won the SAC title outright.
Dwenger QB Eddie Morris led the Saints into halftime up 19-6 after scoring two touchdowns followed by a fumble recovery for a touchdown by Bart Tippmann. After the Saints scored again on a 25-yard touchdown run by Mitch Effinger the Panthers started to claw their way out of the double-digit hole. Snider QB Michael Haupert ended the third quarter with a touchdown pass to DeAndrew Stroud. In the fourth quarter it was the Money Woods show, who rushed for two touchdowns to tie the game. Wood led the Snider run game with 148 yards on 29 carries. Haupert’s TD pass to sophomore tight end Simon Dellinger proved to be the game winner as the Snider defense held Dwenger scoreless in the fourth quarter to close out the win. Snider improves to 8-0 on the season and will close out the season with Bishop Luers next week. Dwenger will play Northrop in their regular season finale.
At the Dean Gorsuch Athletic Complex 3A no. 7 Concordia held Carroll to just 129 yards of total offense, beating the Chargers 33-3. Concordia’s Peter Morrison was 19-for-26 passing for 300 yards and five touchdowns. Mark Mallers hauled in 10 passes for 171 yards and three scores while Colton Grahovac added six grabs for 99 yard and two TDs. Marcus Morrow added 20 carries for 133 yards on the ground for the Cadets. Ian Miller was 11-for-17 for 106 yards for Carroll.
6A no. 12 Homestead used another big game from Jordan Presley to top Wayne 48-7. Presley rushed 18 times for 191 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Spartans. Quarterback Jiya Wright rushed nine times for 143 yards and threw two touchdown passes. Wayne quarterback Diontre Collins-Jones rushed 10 times for 63 yards and the Generals’ only score.
3A no. 15 Bishop Luers took a while to get warmed up but the Knights eventually topped South Side in the “Clash on Calhoun” 37-0. Justin Gaston opened the score midway through the second quarter with a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown. Ty Hambright (one rushing, one receiving) and Dashon Bussell (reception, kick-off return) each had two touchdowns for the Knights.
Northrop’s Antwone Washington Jr. rumbled for two short touchdowns – including the game-winner with 6:26 left in the fourth quarter – as the Bruins came back to defeat North Side 28-21 at Spuller Stadium. Keishon Edwards added 12 carries for 82 yards and a 38-yard touchdown for the Bruins. North Side was led by freshman Kendrick Parrish who rushed 17 times for 70 yards and two touchdowns, including a 39-yard scoring scamper in the first quarter.