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Butler blanks Fort Wayne 4-0

Fort Wayne (2-6-0) will be back in action on Friday (Sept. 16) at 7 p.m. as the Mastodons host the Bowling Green Falcons.

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Bears come up short in season opener to Texans

Chicago’s Jay Cutler threw for 216 yards with a touchdown and an interception, but was also sacked five times and hurried several others on a day when linebackers Whitney Mercilus and 2014 top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney led the pass rush.

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Prater’s late field goal spoils Colts season opener

Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater just wanted a second chance Sunday. Matthew Stafford ensured he got it — and Prater delivered with a 43-yard field goal that gave the Lions a wild 39-35 victory at Indianapolis.

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Moore leads Cincinnati over Purdue 38-20

Quarterback Hayden Moore passed for three touchdowns and ran for two more, and linebacker Mike Tyson intercepted Purdue’s David Blough three times, laying the foundation for a relatively easy victory.

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Lagow helps Hoosiers take easy route past Ball St. 30-20

On a day Lagow threw for 266 yards and three touchdowns and Redding extended his streak of consecutive 100-yard games to five, Indiana forced three turnovers, pitched its first first-half shutout in four years and survived a frantic fourth-quarter flurry for a 30-20 victory over Ball State.

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Kizer leads No. 18 Notre Dame to 39-10 win over Nevada

Kizer was 15 of 18 for 156 yards with one interception and Equanimeous St. Brown led Irish receivers with six catches for 85 yards with Torii Hunter Jr. out with a concussion sustained against Texas.

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Heritage grad Conner Sheehan leads Bluffton past Trine

Bluffton quickly went ahead 14-0 with a 25-yard run by Dante Carroll and an 18-yard pass from Conner Sheehan to Micah Roberson. The Beavers took advantage of three Thunder turnovers to take a 14-3 lead after the first quarter.

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9/9 NECC Extended Highlights

2A no. 20 Eastside won a key NECC small division game Friday night in Butler, beating Churubusco 28-6.

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9/9 ACAC Extended Highlights

In ACAC play 1A no. 4 Adams Central improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in conference with a 33-7 win over Jay County.

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9/9 Northeast 8 Extended Highlights

In Northeast 8 play New Haven earned a big win the conference title race as the Bulldogs bested 4A no. 5 Leo 48-9 at John Young Stadium.

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9/9 SAC Extended Highlights

Bishop Dwenger set a new program record with 18 straight wins with a 34-13 victory over Bishop Dwenger in our “Game of the Week.”

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9/9 Highlight Zone – Week Four

Bishop Dwenger showed why the Saints are top-ranked team in 4A football as they defeated Homestead 34-13 in the Highlight Zone “Game of the Week” to remain unbeaten on the season.