|Indiana HS Football scores 8/17/12|
In the Battle of Newton County, North Newton jumped out to a 16-0 lead, then South Newton scored 20 points of their own to take a 4 point lead into the 4th quarter, but then the Spartans scored 17 more unanswered points to take the 37-20 win over the Rebels. Senior Chad Schultz, the workhorse for North Newton, rushed for 122 yards on 24 carries, had TD runs of 9 and 59 yards, along with an 80-yard punt return for a TD.
Also contributing for the Spartans, Jesse Bigger with a 1st quarter safety; a 60-yard-punt return for a TD by Vince Duminie, and a 1 yd TD run from Jeremy Jones.
For the Rebels in defeat, senior Austin Drinsky with a 95-yard kickoff return for a TD, along with a 3 yd TD run. And another 3-yard TD run by Ricky Montemayer for the last Rebel score. The Rebels will play Friday at Frontier, who have their lost their last 11 games.
In other area games Friday from Indiana: Lafayette Central Catholic, the 3-time defending Class A State Champions, cruised to a 52-7 win over Delphi. Brad Schrader scoring 4 TDs, Andrew Hubertz with 2, as the Knights win their 46th straight game. That is the 2nd longest streak in Indiana high school history, and currently 3rd longest in the country.
West Central 41, Culver 21: Michael Hamilton 215 yards rushing, 3 TDs, and threw for another score to lead the Trojans.
North White 37, Taylor 15: Busy night for the Vikings’ Colin Hileman; he ran 96 yards for a game-opening TD; threw a 16-yard TD pass, ran 58 yards for another score. And finished with 158 yards on 3 carries, was 3 of 7 passing for 69 yards, and led the D with 16 tackles.
North Montgomery 32, Benton Central 6;Nick Fischbach returned a blocked punt 2 yards for the Bison’s only score.