James Brewer, OL – Indianapolis Arlington improved to 3-5 on the year with a 35-14 win over Indianapolis Tech (4-4) Friday night. Arlington used a 23-point second quarter to open a 15-point halftime lead and cruised to its third win in five tries in conference play.
Ben Chappell, QB – Bloomington (Ind.) High School South – Chappell didn't break the school's single-game touchdown record that he established a week ago (six TDs vs. Pike), but he did throw for four more scores and ran for another in Bloomington South's 42-21 win over Lawrence Central. Chappell completed 14-of-20 passes for 157 yards as South improved to 6-2, while Lawrence Central slipped to 4-4. Chappell has thrown 16 touchdown passes in South's last four games.
Cody Faulkner, OL - Faulkner's Hamilton Heights squad lot a tough defensive struggle as it fell to Western, 14-7. The two teams exchanged first quarter touchdowns, and no one would score again until Western punched in the game-winning score with 8:47 remaining. Hamilton Heights struggled to get much going offensively, as it was limited to 83 yards rushing on 31 carries as a team. Hamilton Heights' quarterback Justin Boser did complete 13-of-20 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown, but also threw a pair of interceptions.
Deonte Mack, DT - Elkhart Central had a rough evening in Mishawaka, falling to Penn, 42-0. The loss dropped Elkhart Central to 3-5, while Penn improved to 6-2.
Brad Martin, TE – Marion (Ohio) Pleasant H.S. (5-2) ran its winning streak to four games with a 42-7 over Highland. Martin wound up with a team-high 48 receiving yards in the win. Pleasant relied on a ground game that piled up 219 yards on the ground in the lopsided win.
Greg Middleton, DE - Middleton's Pike squad improved to 4-4 on the year with a 42-27 win over Southport. Pike didn't attempt a single pass in the game, but did pile up 327 yards on 53 carries on the ground. Pike was led by tailback Cornelius Edmond with ran for 179 yards and three touchdowns.
Matt Mayberry, OLB/FB – Hinsdale (Ill.) South H.S. – Hinsdale South started slowly but ended with a flourish in its 62-26 win over Proviso East. Proviso East jumped to a 14-0 lead seven minutes into the first quarter but Hinsdale responded with five touchdowns to close the first half. Mayberry had one of those touchdowns on a 17-yard run, and wound up with 75 yards on 17 carries.
Alex Perry, OT – Morris (Ill.) – Second-ranked Morris (7-0) raced to a 55-0 halftime lead and demolished Oswego East, 61-0. It was once again Morris' ground game that led the way, as Morris used seven different rushers in the first half to amass 266 yards on the ground in just six carries. The team's leading rusher, John Dergo, carried the ball only five times in the contest but still totaled 116 yards and two touchdowns.
Jeff Sanders, TE – Springfield (Ill.) Sacred Heart Griffin H.S. – Sacred Heart Griffin, the top-ranked team in the state in Class 5A, isn't in jeopardy of losing its lofty ranking following a 56-13 win over Southeast. Sacred Heart Griffin scored 35 points in the first quarter and cruised to its seventh straight win to open the season. Sanders had his biggest game of the season statistically, catching seven passes for 117 yards and a touchdown. SHG's quarterback, Bobby Brenneisen, was 17-of-21 for 308 yards and four touchdowns, and all of that came in the first half.
Pete Saxon, IL – Plain City (Ohio) Jonathan Alder H.S. (6-1) won in convincing fashion, handing Cols. Ready a 45-14 loss Friday night.
Jarrod Smith, OL – Fairborn (Ohio). Fairborn (0-6) played Greenview (4-2) Friday night. No results or statistics were available.
Mike Stark, OL – Platteville (Wis.). One week removed from its first setback of the season, Platteville (6-1) got back on the winning track with a 23-13 win over River Valley. Ranked second in the state entering last week's showdown with No. 1 Lancaster, Platteville slipped to No. 9 after its' 42-7 loss to the state's top-ranked team.
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