NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) – South Side stunned Leo, New Haven rolled over Wayne, Dwenger survived Marion and East Noble blanked DeKalb to highlight the first round of 4A sectionals in our area.
Class 4A – Sectional 19
In 4A sectional 19 play East Noble blanked DeKalb 45-0 in Kendallville. Andrew McCormick was 21-for-31 for 336 yards and six touchdowns. Dylan Hunley hauled in eight receptions for 196 yards and three touchdowns. Peyton Stout led DeKalb by going 15-for-22 for 125 yards. East Noble advances to play at Plymouth next Friday.
In Angola it was Plymouth topping the Hornets 26-23 in one of the best games of the night. Angola finishes the season with a 7-3 record while Plymouth improves to 5-5 and will host East Noble next Friday.
Class 4A – Sectional 20
4A No. 4 New Haven rolled over Wayne 49-7 in the first round of sectionals. NiShawn Jones led the way for the Bulldogs with 168 rushing yards and four touchdowns. New Haven’s all-time leading passer Keshawn Moore was 11-21 with 134 passing yards and two touchdowns, both to James Gardner. Devonair Kelsaw and Diontre Collins-Jones each rushed for over 60 yards for Wayne. The Generals end the year 2-8. The Bulldogs advance to the sectional semi-final at South Side
At Jack Weicker Stadium the Archers bested Leo 33-9 behind a big night from the Archer offense. South Side tallied 455 yards of total offense to Leo’s 211. Dennis Johnson was 16-of-33 for 327 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Archers. A.J. King hauled in four receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown while Eldridge Wells caught five passes for 107 yards and two scores. Ja’Shawn Turner-Parks led Leo’s offense with 18 carries for 77 yards. Leo ends the season 7-3 while South Side will host New Haven next Friday.
Down in Marion 4A no. 8 Bishop Dwenger led 13-0 in the second quarter thanks to two rushing touchdowns from Blake Podschlne, but a Tyrell Phelps touchdown in the third quarter gave Marion a 14-13 lead. Podschlne would find Bradley Black for a 63-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to give the Saints a 19-4 lead. C.J. Booth would boot a field goal to set the final at 22-14. The Saints will host undefeated Mississinewa next Friday at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium as Mississinewa defeated Logansport 49-6.