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High school football

Norwell knocks off Homestead

Reggie Hayes’ 47-yard touchdown reception from Piercen Harnish in the third quarter was the difference as Norwell upset Homestead 28-26 in Ossian on Friday.

It was one of only two catches for Hayes, who gave a 28-12 lead to the Knights (3-5, 3-3 NHC) over the No. 13 team in Class 6A.

The Spartans (5-3, 3-3) fought back with a pair of touchdown passes from Logan Ormsby to Ben Skowronek, but the two-point conversion pass with 9:42 remaining failed.

The Spartans’ final drive eneded on fourth down on a sack by Andrew Oakes and Hunter Ingle with 2:14 to go.

Harnish completed 8 of 15 passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 97 yards and a TD.

Ormsby completed 24 of 33 passes for 310 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Skowronek had nine catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns.

CARROLL 56, COLUMBIA CITY 0: At Carroll (6-2, 4-2 NHC), Justin Tranquill ran nine times for 171 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a 93-yard punt return for a touchdown, while teammate Blake Schumacher had a 51-yard punt return for a touchdown.

Carson Reed of Columbia City (3-5, 2-4) ran for 39 yards.

Carrol presented a check for $4,805 to Columbia City’s Sam Dailey, who suffered a head injury in the season opener, before the game. The school raised the money for Dailey with a fundraiser leading up to the game.

BELLMONT 62, DEKALB 27: In Decatur, Chase Ellsworth ran nine times for 132 yards and three touchdowns, and Trevor Love had 14 carries for 144 yards and two TDs for Bellmont (4-4, 3-3 NHC).

DeKalb (0-8, 0-6) got 184 passing yards and a touchdown from Harrison Price.

LEO 35, GARRETT 7: In Leo-Cedarville, the Lions (8-0, 5-0 ACAC) were led by Logan Leiter, who ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns. Jordan Hissong had the first two touchdowns after halftime and finished with 77 yards.

Garrett (4-4, 2-3) was led by Bryit Sumner, who ran for 136 yards had a game-tying second-quarter touchdown.

ADAMS CENTRAL 21, BLUFFTON 12: In Bluffton, Mason Call’s 60-yard interception return for a touchdown cemented the game with 1:11 remaining.

Kyle Baker ran for 163 yards and a TD for the Flying Jets (5-3, 2-3 ACAC).

For Bluffton (4-4, 1-4), Malcolm Marshall threw for 145 yards with a TD and three interceptions.

WOODLAN 28, SOUTH ADAMS 7: In Woodburn, Jaylin Bennett ran 142 yards and a touchdown, and Shawn Kitzmiller had nine tackles for Woodlan (5-3, 3-2 ACAC).

South Adams (2-6, 1-5) got 121 passing yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions, from Derek Wanner, who completed 11 of 18.

WAYNE 28, NORTHROP 0: The Generals’ Austin Yarbro ran for 98 yards and three touchdowns at home.

Keion Powers scored, too, off a 12-yard Jalen Thomas pass for Wayne (6-2, 4-2 SAC).

Austin Pearson of Northrop (2-6, 1-5) had 11 tackles.

NORTH SIDE 21, SOUTH SIDE 7: Mike Lovett ran for 105 yards and two TDs for the Redskins (5-3, 5-1 SAC) against the Archers (2-6, 2-5), whose Shaton Harris had 126 rushing yards and a TD.

COLUMBUS (OHIO) 49, BISHOP LUERS 27: At Luers (0-8), the first 28 points were scored by Hartley (5-1) before a C.J. McCarter 1-yard touchdown run.

CONCORDIA 35, LAKELAND 3: At Concordia (5-3), Jake Minich had 10 catches for 108 yards and two TDs. Lakeland (6-2) got 11 tackles and a fumble recovery from Morgan Moore.

JAY COUNTY 32, HERITAGE 27: In Portland, Levi Stant had 65 rushing yards and three touchdowns for Jay County (6-2). Heritage (5-3) got two rushing touchdowns from Joel Snider.

WARSAW 28, NORTHWOOD 7: In Warsaw (5-3, 5-1 NLC), Tristan McClone ran 199 yards and two touchdowns against NorthWood (4-4, 2-4).

WAWASEE 28, ELKHART MEMORIAL 20: In Syracuse, Gage Reinhard thrw for 129 yards and two TDs for Wawasee (4-4, 3-3 NLC) against the Chargers (2-6, 1-5).

ROCHESTER 26, WHITKO 9: In South Whitley, Tanner Hughes ran for 76 yards but the Wildcats (5-3, 5-1 Three Rivers Conference) coughed up a 9-0 lead to Rochester (5-3, 5-1).