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The fourth Football Friday of the IHSAA football season is on the books. Here are the takeaways from our reporters on the pitch, covering the best local matches this week:
South Bend Adams 21, Saint-Joseph 7
SOUTH BEND – As fireworks explode downtown, the South Bend Adams football team scored two late touchdowns to break a 7-7 tie and beat the Saint Joseph Indians at TCU School Field for their third consecutive victory of the season.
Adams junior backer Jeremiah Love scored on a 50-yard touchdown rush with 3:08 left in the fourth quarter to give the Eagles the lead in earnest. Love finished with a high of 116 yards on 18 carries. Senior Daveon Patterson scored the other two touchdowns for the Antwon Jones Eagles, who improved to 3-1 overall and are 1-0 in the East-West Division of the Northern Conference. Indiana.
Love’s touchdown goes straight down the middle behind Adams’ muscular offensive line, center Josh Thompson, guards Auden Jones and Sean Brown, and tackles Nolan Rose and Tim Davis.
With Love rushing for 116 yards and Patterson adding 53 and Gavin Pulling adding 53, the Eagles edged the Indians 238-68.
The two teams face opponents from the East-West Division of the Northern Indiana Conference next Friday. Adams (3-1, 1-0 NIC EW) visits Mishawaka Marian at 7 p.m., while Saint Joseph (2-2, 0-1 NIC EW) returns home to Father Bly Field at Leighton Stadium to welcome New Prairie at 7:30 a.m.
– Jean fineran
Warsaw 17, Mishawaka 15
MISHAWAKA – A lot happened at Steele Stadium on Friday night in a Northern Lakes Conference heavyweight battle on Friday night.
Former Cavemen coach Bart Curtis brought his Warsaw Tigers to town on an evening when Mishawaka paid tribute to the late Gregg Smith, a longtime program assistant.
The Cavemen were also without All-State quarterback Justin Fisher who injured his knee last week. He was replaced under center by his sophomore brother, Brady.
Warsaw first-year kicker Mason Smythe scores a 19-yard field goal with 2:15 left to go for winning points.
Warsaw took a 14-0 lead early on thanks in large part to a 12-yard fumble return for a touchdown on the second play of the scrum game by Jonney Burritt
The defense of Warsaw. The Tigers held on Mishawaka, who was averaging 36 points per game at just 15. The Tigers’ defense stalled the Cavemen on five fourth conversion tries in Warsaw territory in the second half.
– Scott Davidson
Edwardsburg 61, Nile 7
NILES – Niles football has come a long way in a short period of time under the guidance of first-year coach Scot Shaw.
But the Vikings discovered on Friday night that they still had some way to go to catch up with the perennial power of Edwardsburg.
The Eddies dominated up front on both sides of the ball and took advantage of four Viking turnovers to claim a 61-7 Wolverine Conference victory.
Logan McColley and Patrick Szlanfucht each scored two touchdowns and quarterback Jacob Pegura ran for one and pitched for one as Edwardsburg improved to 3-0.
Niles (2-1) became the first team to score on the Eddies this season when Dan Gaya scored on a one-yard run at the end of the third quarter.
Edwardsburg kicker Trevor Houseworth always left Niles badly on the pitch, throwing eight of 10 kickoffs into the end zone. The Vikings’ average starting position on the field was their own 22-yard line. The starting field position for Edwardsburg, on the other hand, was Niles 45. Houseworth also managed seven of nine PAT attempts.
Logan McColley electrified the crowd by taking the second half kickoff at his own 8 and after punching a few holes, ran to the left sideline for a touchdown.
In game two of the game, Edwardsburg’s Connor Ostrander recovered Colin Hess’ fumble at the Niles 24-yard line. It took just five games for the Eddies to take the 7-0 lead over Ostrander’s 5-yard run. The streak changed the whole complexion of the game.
Edwardsburg hosts Vicksburg in an undefeated Wolverine Conference battle. Niles is hoping to bounce back when he hosts Three Rivers.
– Jack Walkden