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Saturday, September 08, 2018 1:00 am


Luers' lone TD pass stops Cadets

Journal Gazette

Norman Knapke's 10-yard touchdown pass to Janarion Moore in double overtime lifted the Bishop Luers football team to a 34-31 victory over Concordia at Zollner Stadium on Friday.

It was Knapke's only touchdown throw of the night – he was 12 of 24 for 191 yards with two interceptions – and it came after the Cadets had gotten a 9-yard game-tying touchdown run from Amir Drew and a 27-yard field goal from Mason Kaschinske for a 31-28 lead.

Concordia (1-3), which has lost three in a row since opening with a 42-0 victory over South Side, got a 15-of-30 night from Jake Byrd, who totaled 309 passing yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Teammate Kamari Anderson-Drew had three catches for 139 yards and one touchdown.

But the Knights' Brayden Cowherd's 8-yard touchdown run with 4:41 left in the fourth quarter tied it at 21 – he had 65 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries – and that included a 6-yard touchdown run early in overtime for Luers (3-1), ranked seventh in Class 3A.

ADAMS CENTRAL 41, JAY COUNTY 0: At Monroe, the Flying Jets continued to show they're the team to beat in the ACAC, but they did it on the ground. Logan Macklin had 154 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries. Jalen Hammond added 115 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries for the Jets (4-0), ranked seventh in Class A. Noah Harris had six solo tackles for the Patriots (3-1).

CHURBUBUSCO 35, EASTSIDE 11: At Butler, Nathaniel Keener had 24 carries for 137 yards and two touchdowns to pace the Eagles (4-0), the sixth-ranked team in Class A. That included a 43-yard fourth-quarter touchdown run, as the Blazers (1-3) were outscored 28-8 in the final quarter.

SNIDER 55, SOUTH SIDE 0: Since losing to Carroll, Snider, ranked 11th in Class 6A, has outscored its opponents 92-7, and the Panthers were led in this road game by Anyis Lockett's 85 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries. Jasuan Lambert rushed 13 times for 77 yards and two touchdowns, as the Panthers (3-1) outgained the Archers (0-4) in yards, 317-68.

WOODLAN 49, BLUFFTON 21: At Bluffton, Tyra'yn Jones got things started with a 76-yard touchdown run and the Warriors have clearly put the troubles of the first two weeks of the season, when they were outscored 48-0, behind them. Woodlan had a 28-0 lead in the first quarter and mounted 535 yards of offense, 310 more than the Tigers. Woodlan (2-2) got 203 yards and two touchdowns off 22 carries from Sebastian Spieth, and Benjamin Reidy completed 7 of 10 passes for 123 yards with two touchdowns. Bluffton (0-4) got an 11-of-19 effort for 139 yards with two touchdowns, and Levi Boots had 11 solo tackles.

WAYNE 31, NORTH SIDE 6: At North Side, Craig Young reeled in four passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns, and he rushed for a 70-yard touchdown, to lead the Generals (3-1). Brandan Young completed 9 of 18 passes for 215 yards with two touchdowns. For North Side (0-4), Alex Holliday rushed 26 times for 151 yards and one touchdown.

ROCHESTER 42, WHITKO 16: At South Whitley, Rochester (4-0) scored the first 28 points. For Whitko (0-4), Cade Berg accounted for a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown and 2-point conversions by land and by air.

LAKELAND 27, GARRETT 16: At Garrett, the Lakers (3-1) trailed 16-7 before Adam Kreider's 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. He added a 4-yarder in the third quarter. For Garrett (1-3), Levi Follett had a 19-yard touchdown pass to Kraig Smith, a 5-yard touchdown run and also ran for 2-point conversion.

EAST NOBLE 35, DEKALB 7: At Kendallville, Kaiden Harshberger's 165 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries paced the Knights (3-1). Kyle Dunham completed 10 of 15 passes for 93 yards with one touchdown and one interception for the Barons (1-3).

WARSAW 14, ELKHART MEMORIAL 7: At Warsaw, the Tigers (3-1) were clinging to a 7-0 lead in the fourth quarter until Blake Marsh's 67-yard touchdown run put things out of reach.

CONCORD 49, WAWASEE 28: At Elkhart, Levi Brown had seven tackles (four solo) and intercepted a pass for the Warriors (0-4).