WARSAW 45, CONCORD 3
Warsaw bounced back from its narrow, 14-13 loss to NorthWood last week with a 45-3 pasting of visiting Concord in the two teams’ regular season-closer at Fisher Field Friday.
Concord struck first on a 40-yard field goal by Ariel DeLaPaz at the 7:48 mark of the first quarter, but the Tigers held their guests scoreless from there and rolled up 463 rushing yards on the way to the win. Bryce Garner led the multiple-back attack with 136 yards, while Kane Dawson finished with 96 rushing yards, Wyatt Amiss rushed for 82 yards, and Josh West tallied 81 for the Tigers, who finished in a two-way tie for Northern Lakes Conference runner-up honors alongside Plymouth at 5-2, despite taking its two NLC losses by a combined four points.
Carter Neveraski led Concord with 80 rushing yards, and Ethan Kain completed 6 of 16 passes for 46 yards in the loss, which dropped the Minutemen to 4-3 in the conference and 4-5 overall.
Warsaw closes the regular season at 7-2 and will open Class 6A, Sectional 2 at Penn in two weeks.
TRITON 36, WINAMAC 20
Triton closed the regular season with its third straight win, a 36-20 Hoosier North Athletic Conference win over Winamac in Bourbon Friday.
The Trojans scored four touchdowns while holding the Warriors scoreless in the same span and held a 28-0 lead at halftime. James Snyder went 6 for 11 passing for 162 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another TD in the second quarter. Delano Shumpert made three catches for 109 yards and both Snyder’s touchdown completions in addition to 56 rushing yards in eight runs. Hunter McIntyre ran for 82 yards and a touchdown in 13 carries, and Tye Orsund finished with 53 receiving yards as Triton put up 367 offensive yards — 205 on the ground — to Winamac’s 238, surviving a three-turnover night by a convincing margin.
Trenton Kreft led the defense with six tackles and an interception, and Aaron Stichter had three sacks for Triton, which finished 5-2 in the HNAC in a three-way tie for second place with Knox and LaVille behind unbeaten Pioneer.
Russell Compton was 13 for 31 passing for 199 yards and a touchdown versus the one interception. Kyle Chumley rushed for 69 yards and two touchdowns for the Warriors, who closed the regular season at 4-5 and 2-5 in the HNAC.
Triton, which enters the state tournament at 6-3, plays at conference-rival Culver Community next Friday.
WAWASEE 13, GOSHEN 10
Something had to give for both Wawasee and Goshen entering play Friday night. Neither team had a win on the season in conference play, and Wawasee made a quick start stand up in the regular season finale in Syracuse.
Evan Eshbach threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first quarter to Dylan Hepler, a 42-yard strike, and Steven Hauntz, for 32 yards, to get Wawasee out to a 13-0 lead right away.
Goshen (1-8, 0-7 NLC) closed the gap with a 34-yard field goal from Ricardo Vargas in the second quarter, and a two-yard score from quarterback Jack Immel in the third quarter.
Wawasee’s defense held Goshen to 203 yards, Bryant Grewe rushing for 102 of those yards. The Warriors had Keyan Peete and Hagean Slusher each collect four solo tackles and Hepler had an interception.
Eshbach completed 9-18 passes for 151 yards and the two scores. Jesse Landeros rushed 11 times for 60 yards.
Wawasee (1-8, 1-6 NLC), will host Northridge next week in the Class 4-A sectional.
Southwood 21, Tippecanoe Valley 20 (OT)
NorthWood 56, Plymouth 8
Wawasee 13, Goshen 10
Warsaw 45, Concord 3
Triton 36, Winamac 20
Mishawaka 49, Penn 42 (OT)
Elkhart Memorial 34, Northridge 0
New Prairie 49, Elkhart Central 0
Maconaquah 28, Rochester 8
Marian 41, S.B. Washington 0
St. Joseph 36, S.B. Adams 12
Wabash 28, Whitko 14
West Noble 51, Prairie Heights 20
S.B. Riley 40, Glenn 6
Churubusco 62, Fairfield 8
Lakeland 56, Bluffton 27
Triton 36, Winamac 20
Culver Academies 17, Bremen 0
LaPorte 22, Portage 19
Michigan City 48, Crown Point 0
Jimtown 41, S.B. Clay 0
LaVille 53, Culver 12
Knox 61, Caston 6
Pioneer 36, North Judson-San Pierre 0