Triton 24, Churubusco 14
The Trojans found the perfect time to reverse its fortunes at home.
Hunter McIntyre ran for 95 yards and three touchdowns as the Trojans outrushed the Eagles 153-69 on the night.
McIntyre’s scores came on runs of 12, two and three yards for the Trojans, which picked up its first win in a month.
Trace Schuh added 32 yards on the ground and Nate Amsden had a pair of catches for 22 yards for Triton.
Jeremiah Farrell led the Trojan defense with five solo tackles and two stops for a loss, and Cameron Shively added a quarterback sack.
Wyatt Marks had 66 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns for the Eagles, which bow out of the 2020 season at 4-4 overall.
Triton (4-5) will visit Adams Central next week in the Class 1-A Sectional No. 44 semi-finals. The Jets (7-2) pounded Fremont 39-6 in its contest Friday night.
Tippecanoe Valley 49, South Bend Washington 22
Life was starting to repeat itself in the Class 3-A Sectional No. 26 opening round in a rematch between the Vikings and Panthers. But Valley turned it on in the second half to pull away with a big win. The matchup was just the second-ever meeting between the two schools, and the first sectional game a South Bend team has ever played at Death Valley.
Valley trailed Washington 14-13 at the half after a Tyrone Davis five-yard touchdown run on the final play of the second quarter. But the Vikings exploded in the third quarter with 24 unanswered points. And much like last year, an early Washington advantage slowly turned into a Valley sectional win.
Both teams combined for 683 yards of offense, Washington’s entire 326 yards on the ground and all but 50 on the ground for the Vikings. Joel Cisneros took the ball for the Vikings and led the team with 128 yards on the ground and three touchdowns as well as five conversion points. Jamasyn Virgil ran the ball just seven times, but accumulated 89 yards and two touchdowns.
Branson McBrier added a one-yard score for the Vikings.
The Valley defense was up to the challenge, forcing seven Washington fumbles and recovering six of them, including the final touchdown in the fourth quarter. Valley also blocked a punt for a safety during its third quarter binge.
Davis led the Panthers (3-7) with 147 rushing yards and Marshawn Lottie added 99 yards on the ground.
Valley (7-3) will host a second sectional game next Friday against another Northern Indiana Conference foe, Mishawaka Marian (8-0), which clobbered Lakeland 40-6.