FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Woodlan’s Luke Crilly nailed a 22-yard field goal as time expired to send the Warriors to the 2A state title game with a 15-14 win at Eastbrook on Friday night!
WEEK 13: Amarion Hicks scampered 65 yards down the sideline as Woodlan scampered to a 2A regional crown with a 40-26 win at North Newton on Friday night.
The Warriors, who were without the school’s all-time leading rusher in Jack Rhoades, didn’t skip a beat on the ground. Hicks rushed 15 times for 234 yards and 3 scores as the Warriors travel to 2A no. 1 Eastbrook next Friday for semistate.
WEEK 12: Angola’s Eric Cockroft booted the game-winning PAT in overtime as the Hornets topped Cuvler Academy 31-30 to win Angola’s first sectional title since 1992!
WEEK 11: Canterbury’s Michael Clark banged home a rebound off Ben Kunce’s shot to put Canterbury ahead 2-1 in the 1A state title match with four minutes remaining to help the Cavaliers secure the program’s sixth state championship!
WEEK 10: Churubusco’s Brayden Simmons reached up with one hand to snag an interception as the defensive lineman helped the Eagles defeat Northfield 31-15 to open sectional play in week 10 of the prep season.
WEEK 9: Adams Central’s Logan Macklin heaved a 7-yard halfback pass for a touchdown to Chase Peterson in the fourth quarter to seal the Jets 30-21 victory over Woodlan to clinch the ACAC title and your Highlight Zone “Play of the Week!”
WEEK 8: Snider’s Jack James banged home a 23-yard field goal with 7 seconds left to lift Snider over Bishop Dwenger and earn your Highlight Zone “Play of the Week” for week eight.
The 34-31 win clinched the SAC victory bell for the Panthers, who improve to 8-0 on the season. James also hit a 41-yard field goal earlier in the fourth quarter.
WEEK 7: Breeon Burgess found paydirt with 48.3 seconds left to lift Central Noble over previously unbeaten Churubusco 19-17 Friday night at Cougar Field to earn the Highlight Zone Play of the Week!
Burgess also scored in the third quarter to cut the Busco lead to 17-13. Central Noble is now 6-1 on the season and 3-0 in NECC small division play. They can clinch the conference title outright next week with a win over Eastside.
WEEK 6: We couldn’t decide who did it better – Woodlan’s Amarion Hicks or Carroll’s Nathan Harrah – so we tipped a cap to both in this week’s Highlight Zone Play of the Week!
WEEK 5: Jack Tranquill led a host of Chargers as Carroll’s defensive stand in the final seconds near the goal line sealed a 28-24 win over Bishop Dwenger.
Tune in next Friday to see who takes home the “Play of the Week!”
WEEK 4: New Haven’s Kentrel Thomas hauled in a one-handed reception to spark a Bulldogs rally in the fourth quarter as the Dogs went on to defeat Leo 35-33 in overtime.
In a play New Haven coach Jim Rowland called the key play of the game Thomas’ grab came when the Bulldogs trailed 27-14. Later on the drive James Gardner would score, cutting the Leo lead to 27-21 to spring-board the comeback.
WEEK 3: Columbia City receiver Max Bedwell completed a pass to quarterback Jacob Bolt for a two-point conversion on a trick play with 1:14 left on the clock as to earn Columbia City a 14-13 win at rival Bellmont in week three!
The Eagles trailed 13-0 in the fourth before rallying for the win. Bolt’s TD pass to Noah Judd cut the lead to 13-12 with Bedwell’s conversion winning it for the Eagles.
WEEK 2: Eastside’s Aaron Dean went completely horizontal to come up with a 29-yard touchdown catch – and your Highlight Zone “Play of the Week” in week two!
Dean’s TD grab helped Eastside knock off 1A no. 3 Adams Central 28-7 in Butler!
WEEK 1: Jordan Presley made quite an impression in his first game in a Bishop Luers uniform – and his 81-yard scamper for a score was something to behold. Presley wound up with 288 total yards of offense and three scores to lead Bishop Luers to a 34-19 win over Carroll.
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