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The Journal Gazette

Friday, October 05, 2018 11:40 pm


South Adams upends Woodlan


The ACAC may be Adams Central’s conference this year, but South Adams made a statement Friday about belonging in the conversation among the top echelon of the conference’s teams.

The Starfires upended Woodlan 28-15 at Berne, paced by James Arnold’s stellar night quarterbacking; he completed 13 of 18 passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns to four different receivers. Nick Miller reeled in four catches for 105 yards and a touchdown.

South Adams (6-2, 3-2 in ACAC) came in having lost its previous two games – to Adams Central and Jay County.

Woodlan (4-4, 4-1), which reached the Class 2A state championship game last season, knows the sting of losing to South Adams well; it fell to the Starfires in the sectional semifinals 2016, losing what had been an undefeated season.

The Warriors’ Benjamin Reidy threw for 105 yards with a touchdown and an interception Friday, and now it heads into the regular-season finale against unbeaten Adams Central (8-0, 5-0).

ADAMS CENTRAL 44, BLUFFTON 13: At Monroe, Logan Macklin rushed 13 times for 155 yards and a touchdown to lead the Flying Jets past Bluffton. Everett Johnson had 96 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers.

NORTHROP 43, NORTH SIDE 37: At Spuller Stadium, Jeremiah Green rushed 24 times for 125 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Bruins (3-5), who snapped a three-game losing streak. North Side (3-5) racked up 251 rushing yards, including 111 from Alexander Holliday-Robinson, and 108 from Ronald Collins III, and both had touchdowns.

LEO 31, COLUMBIA CITY 10: At Columbia City, A.J. Restivo completed 12 of 17 passes for 102 yards with two touchdowns and Alex Wertman rushed for 107 yards to pace the Lions (5-3), who have won three in a row. The Eagles (4-4) got 115 passing yards and a touchdown from Greg Bolt.

CONCORDIA 47, CARROLL 21: At Carroll, Amir Drew rushed for three touchdowns and Kamari Anderson-Drew had eight receptions for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and he intercepted a pass, for the Cadets (3-5). For Carroll (4-4), Gaven Vogt completed 16 of 27 passes for 155 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.

NORHTFIELD 31, WHITKO 8: At South Whitley, Northfield (4-4) scored the first 31 points. But Whitko (1-7) got the final touchdown on a Cameron Sapp fumble recovery. Cade Berg rushed for 77 yards.

ELKHART MEMORIAL 45, WAWASEE 32: At Elkhart, Evan Eshbach completed 18 of 27 passes for 454 yards and five touchdowns for the Warriors (0-8) but it wasn’t enough to get the victory against the Chargers (2-6), who snapped a four-game losing streak.

WEST NOBLE 17, CHURUBUSCO 14: At Ligonier, Josh Gross had the winning 1-yard touchdown on fourth down with 25 seconds left to secure the victory for the Chargers (6-2) over the Eagles (7-1).

ANGOLA 46, GARRETT 0: At Garrett, Jarrett Gibson rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another to lead the Hornets (8-0), as Garrett fell to 2-6.