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Wild night features upset, big wins, brawl

It was a wild night in high school football Friday with a big upset at Bishop Dwenger, long losing streaks for Norwell and Central Noble snapped and a brawl breaking out at South Side’s game at Indianapolis Tech.

The Saints (5-1, 4-1 SAC) lost at home to Wayne (4-2, 2-2) in a 45-6 blowout. Dwenger was undefeated and the No. 2 team in Class 4A, with two No. 1 votes, before the loss.

Central Noble broke a losing streak dating back to Sept. 17, 2010, with a 48-12 win against Howe. The home victory for the Cougars (1-5, 1-5 NECC) came after 30 losses in a row.

Meanwhile, Norwell (1-5, 1-3 NHC) broke a 16-game regular-season losing streak with a 35-7 win against East Noble (4-2, 2-2). Junior quarterback Piercen Harnish led the Knights with three touchdowns. He had 96 rushing yards and a touchdown on 21 attempts and threw for two touchdowns.

In Indianapolis, the Archers (2-5, 2-4 SAC) trailed Tech 24-6 after the game was stopped late in the third quarter. A game that was chippy beforehand boiled over when a South Side player laid a late hit on a Tech player down the Tech sideline.

The teams scuffled for a couple minutes before the game was called, and both teams received police escorts off the field.

CONCORDIA 17, BISHOP LUERS 14: A field goal by junior kicker Andrew Wick with 9:07 left in the fourth quarter gave the edge to the Cadets (3-3, 3-3 SAC). David Morrison ran for a score and threw for one against the Knights (0-6, 0-5).

CARROLL 55, BELLMONT 7: The Chargers (4-2, 2-2 NHC) got six straight touchdowns to open the game against the Braves (3-3, 2-2). Carroll senior Drue Tranquill, a Purdue commit, put up 193 yards on six rushing attempts and got four touchdowns.

HOMESTEAD 68, DEKALB 13: The Spartans (5-1, 3-1 NHC) rebounded from their first loss of the year. Homestead scored all 68 points in the first three quarters before the Barons (0-6, 0-4) responded. Five running backs scored for the Spartans, and quarterback Logan Ormsby threw for three touchdowns.

ADAMS CENTRAL 32, SOUTH ADAMS 22: The Flying Jets (3-3, 1-3 ACAC) picked up their first conference win thanks to 21 consecutive points after trailing the Starfires (2-4, 1-3) 14-6 at the end of the first quarter.

WOODLAN 43, GARRETT 0: The Warriors (4-2, 2-1 ACAC) held the Railroaders (3-3, 1-2) to 186 yards of offense. Woodlan senior running back Jaylin Bennett ran for 191 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries.

BLUFFTON 34, SOUTHERN WELLS 12: The Tigers (4-2, 2-2 ACAC) had 406 yards of total offense, including a breakout day from sophomore running back D’Wayne Eskridge. He ran for 181 yards and two touchdowns on 13 attempts against the Raiders (1-5).

LAKELAND 28, EASTSIDE 14: The Lakers (6-0, 6-0 NECC) used a 14-point surge in the fourth quarter to edge the Blazers (1-5, 0-5).

FAIRFIELD 53, ANGOLA 14: The Falcons (5-1, 5-1 NECC) ran for 290 yards to keep the Hornets (2-4, 2-3). Tony Zook had 137 yards and three touchdowns for Fairfield.

CHURUBUSCO 49, WEST NOBLE 0: The Eagles (6-0, 6-0 NECC) got three rushing touchdowns from senior running back Kane Johnson and two touchdown passes from senior quarterback Haydon Kilgore in the shutout of the Chargers (1-5, 1-4).

WHITKO 34, NORTHFIELD 20: The Wildcats (4-2, 4-0 TRC) scored 27 unanswered points to race back from a 20-7 deficit against the Norsemen (2-4, 1-3).

TIPPECANOE VALLEY 62, WABASH 20: Senior quarterback Ben Shriver threw for three touchdowns and senior running back Nolan Sponseller ran for three more in a romp for the Vikings (3-3, 3-1 TRC) against winless Wabash (0-6, 0-4).

WARSAW 34, GOSHEN 12: Tristan McClone led the Tigers (4-2, 3-1 NLC) with 258 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries.

WAWASEE 50, PLYMOUTH 35: Junior quarterback Gage Reinhard threw for five touchdowns and 321 yards for the Warriors (3-3, 2-2 NLC). His top target was fellow junior Clayton Cook, who nabbed four of the scores on 12 catches for 227 yards.