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High school football

Eastside victory seals NECC title

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For the sixth time in seven seasons, Eastside stands atop the Northeast Corner Conference's Small Division, knocking off Central Noble 42-7 on Friday in Albion.

Wade Miller hauled in two touchdown passes from Laban Davis for Eastside (7-1, 3-0 NECC), which won its 15th NECC title in football, tying West Noble for most in conference history.

Sawyer Yoder's 85-yard touchdown pass to Ashton Smith late in the third quarter accounted for the lone Cougars (4-4, 2-1) score.

CARROLL 24, CONCORDIA 14: At Gorsuch Field, Jeffrey Becker threw for 118 yards and a TD while adding 70 rushing yards and a score for the Chargers (6-2, 6-2 SAC). Hunter Mertz notched 13 tackles for Carroll. Amir Drew rushed for 99 yards for Concordia (4-4, 4-4), which led 14-9 at halftime.

BISHOP LUERS 41, SOUTH SIDE 27: At Weicker Stadium, Sir Hale scored five TDs for the Knights (3-5, 3-5). Hale ran for 187 yards on 28 carries and two scores and added three receptions – all for TDs – and 63 yards.

Quincy English threw for 211 yards and three TDs (Adrian Macon, Carmare Bragee, Javonte Malone) for South Side (1-7, 1-7).

NORTHROP 28, NORTH SIDE 27: At Spuller Stadium, Damarius Cowen scored three rushing TDs as the Bruins (4-4, 4-4 SAC) overcame a 159-yard, four-TD performance from the Legends' Ja'Suan Lambert.

North Side (3-5, 3-5) scored with 10:11 left to get within 28-27, but Jose Reducindo sacked Legends quarterback Duce Taylor on the conversion attempt and Northrop survived.

HOMESTEAD 42, WAYNE 12: At Wayne Stadium, the Spartans moved one step away from securing their second consecutive SAC championship. Chad Zolman won his 143rd game as coach at Homestead (7-1, 7-1), becoming the school's winningest coach, on a night where Evan Ormsby threw five TD passes.

Wayne coach Sherwood Haydock was reportedly ejected in the first half while arguing a call with an official. The Generals, who saw Caldijuan Mitchell record 1.5 sacks and two tackles for loss, stand 1-7 overall and in SAC play.

EAST NOBLE 24, NEW HAVEN 13: In New Haven, Cole Schupbach threw TDs to Rowan Zolman and Nick Munson as the Knights (5-3, 3-2 Northeast 8) won their second straight. Quantri Sanders caught two TD passes for the Bulldogs (4-4, 1-4).

NORWELL 30, HUNTINGTON NORTH 14: In Huntington, the Knights remained a game back of NE8-leading Leo, taking a 28-0 lead into halftime. Norwell (7-1, 5-1) must win at home against Columbia City and DeKalb must win at Leo this Friday for the Knights and Lions to share the NE8 title.

BLUFFTON 64, PRAIRIE HEIGHTS 13: In Bluffton, the Tigers had little trouble in knocking off the visiting Panthers. With COVID-19 restrictions preventing Heritage and Adams Central from playing, Bluffton (7-1) agreed Thursday to play Prairie Heights.

SOUTH ADAMS 61, WOODLAN 6: In Berne, the Starfires won their second straight Allen County Athletic Conference championship, advancing their conference win streak to 12 games. Christian Summersett ran for four first-half TDs, and Trey Schoch scored on a punt return and interception return for South Adams (8-0, 5-0 ACAC).

ANGOLA 42, GARRETT 7: In Garrett, Tucker Hasselman scored on runs of 1, 80, 7 and 43 yards as the Hornets earned a runner-up spot in the Northeast Corner Conference's Big Division. Angola (5-1, 3-1 NECC) has allowed just seven points the past two weeks, as Kolin Cope's 14-yard scamper accounted for the lone points for Garrett (2-5, 2-2).

CHURUBUSCO 29, WEST NOBLE 6: In Ligonier, the Eagles avenged a 13-point home loss from a year ago thanks to a pair of Wyatt Marks rushing TDs. Cullen Blake returned an interception for a score for Churubusco (4-2), while Kolby Knox's pick-six accounted for the lone points for West Noble (0-8).

NORTHWOOD 22, WARSAW 21: In Nappanee, the host Panthers postponed the Tigers' quest to claim a share of the Northern Lakes Conference championship for the first time since 2001. Warsaw (6-2, 5-1 NLC) can still claim a league title with a win against Concord.

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