Tippecanoe Valley 44, Northfield 13
Valley started Three Rivers Conference play with a bang in a big home win over the Norse.
After a somewhat slow first quarter, Valley took a 6-0 lead into the second after a Jamasyn Virgil 54-yard pass to Braden Shepherd. Valley would start to heat up and score a pair of touchdowns courtesy of Shepherd on a 56-yard run and a pass from Branson McBrier to Rex Kirchenstien for 21 yards.
Valley would add second half touchdowns from Virgil for 74 yards, Nate Parker for 58 yards and Karl Parker for three yards.
The Viking ground game racked up 334 yards on 34 carries and five completed Valley passes went for 130 yards. Nate Parker led the ground game with 101 rushing yards on just five carries. Shepherd had 203 all-purpose yards on the night.
Karl Parker led the Valley (2-0, 1-0 TRC) defense with seven solo tackles and Dalton Alber had six stops.
Logansport 18, NorthWood 15
In the first-ever matchup between the Panthers and Berries, the hosts made plays late to stave off NorthWood’s effort for a road win.
Isaac Russell intercepted a pass with 49 seconds left to seal the win for Logansport (2-0), which had 80 yards rushing and a touchdown from Jeremiah Miller and 86 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Luis Ortiz.
Kaden Lone led NorthWood (1-1) with 114 yards rushing and 70 yards passing, hitting NiTareon Tuggle with a 12-yard touchdown pass and ran in another ball for a score from 31 yards. Lone’s two-point conversion gave NorthWood a 15-12 lead to end the third quarter.
The game was a last-minute schedule, as East Noble dropped out of its hosting of NorthWood on Wednesday and Logansport lost a road game at Northwestern earlier in the week, both due to COVID complications.
Michigan City 35, Warsaw 16
A stunning 21-0 deficit was too much for Warsaw to handle in a loss at Michigan City.
The Wolves used scoring runs of two yards by Jaden Hart, five yards by Gio Laurent and another Laurent 14 yarder to take the lead 4:21 into the second quarter.
Warsaw would score with 10 seconds left in the half on a one-yard German Flores-Ortega run, but not score again until the fourth when Julius Jones ran in a 41-yarder. But the 21-13 score was as close as Warsaw would get as City scored the next 14 points to ice the game on runs by Hart and Laurent.
Jones led Warsaw (1-1) with 83 yards rushing, and after Warsaw ran up over 500 yards of rushing yardage last week in a win over Dublin Coffman, the Tigers had just 163 yards on the ground against the Wolves.
Laurent led Michigan City (2-0) with 100 yards on the ground.