TRITON 37, NORTH JUDSON 29
Bo Snyder connected with Tye Orsund for a 52-yard touchdown, then the two connected again for a two-point conversion pass as Triton snapped a 29-29 tie in the third quarter, and the Trojans held off host North Judson-San Pierre in Hoosier North Athletic Conference action Friday night.
Snyder threw for 266 yards and three touchdowns on 10-of-15 passing, and Delano Shumpert reeled in six catches for 148 yards and a touchdown in the second quarter, which tied it up at 29-all following a 22-yard reception by Chuckie Wilcox from Caden Peretti that gave the Bluejays a 29-21 lead with Seth Barnett’s point-after kick. Orsund finished the night with four receptions worth 118 yards and two touchdowns — the eventual game-winner and a 55-yard TD reception in the first frame. Ethan Berry ran for 59 of Triton’s 74 rushing yards and one of the team’s two rushing touchdowns from 12 yards out early in the second quarter.
The Trojans out-gained Judson 266-22 yards through the air but were out-rushed 248-74 yards. They didn’t turn the ball over a single time, however, while the Jays lost three fumbles at the game, and Judson was also penalized 56 yards on six whistles compared to just 17 total penalty yards on eight infractions by the visitors.
Snyder and Shumpert also led Triton’s defense with six tackles apiece, while Connor Ousley finished with five tackles.
Triton (4-3, 3-2 HNAC) moves into a three-way tie for third place in the HNAC alongside both Judson (4-3, 3-2 HNAC) and LaVille and will play host to Knox (5-2, 4-1 HNAC) next Friday. Judson will play at LaVille (4-3, 3-2 HNAC) next week.
NORTHWOOD 49, ELKHART MEMORIAL 6
The freight train in Nappanee continues to move at high speed, as No. 2 NorthWood smashed Memorial to stay atop the Northern Lakes Conference standings.
Bronson Yoder added another week of highlights to his season to remember, scoring four more touchdowns on runs of 76, 55 and a pair of one-yarders. Yoder ran for 219 yards and added a catch for nine yards. He also was 3-4 as quarterback for 43 yards.
NorthWood led just 14-6 in the first quarter after Memorial’s Derrick Woods scored from a yard out, but the Panthers gained some wiggle room when Jaden Miller picked off a pass and returned it 66 yards for a touchdown.
Veshon Malone added scoring runs of nine and eight yards in the second half for the Panthers, which ran for 350 total yards while the Wood defense allowed the Chargers to gain just 240 total yards rushing and receiving.
The Panthers move to 7-0 on the season and 5-0 in the NLC. Both Warsaw and Plymouth won Friday night to keep within a game at 4-1, setting up a big last two weeks of the season. NorthWood will host Warsaw next week and finish at Plymouth.
Memorial (1-6, 1-4 NLC) will host Wawasee next week.
NorthWood 49, Elkhart Memorial 6
Warsaw 49, Wawasee 16
Triton 37, North Judson-San Pierre 29
Tippecanoe Valley 13, Rochester 7
LaVille 55, Glenn 14
Northridge 30, Goshen 14
S.B. Riley 14, Jimtown 13
Angola 41, Prairie Heights 14
Mishawaka 26, St. Joseph 24
Plymouth 27, Concord 23
Lakeland 47, West Noble 23
Winamac 22, West Central 14
Penn 35, New Prairie 7
Bremen 37, S.B. Washington 0
Garrett 44, Fairfield 0
Elkhart Central 45, S.B. Adams 19
Culver 45, Caston 12
Culver Academies 9, Marian 7