High School Sports
Top Area Gridiron Performers in Week 2
Players of the Week
Reese Taylor, QB, Ben Davis: Taylor led the Class 6A No. 1 Giants to a 52-20 beatdown of No. 6 Avon. The Indiana commit went 18-of-26 for 276 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for 79 yards and another score in 19 carries. Through two games, Taylor is completing 75 percent of his throws while averaging 7.3 yards per carry.
Donivan Wright, WR, Lawrence Central: Wright made his two receptions from quarterback Donyell Meredith against Bishop Chatard pay off. Both in the second quarter, Wright took one for a 41-yard touchdown, the other for a 68-yard score, to help LC get out to an 18-point lead in a 24-16 victory.
Toby Hiland, QB, Danville: In a 59-17 rout of Mooresville at Lucas Oil Stadium, Hiland went 12-of-15 for 245 yards and four scores, and added 90 yards on just seven carries. In Danville’s two wins, Hiland has 521 passing yards, nine TDs, no interceptions, and 122 rushing yards at 11.1 per carry.
Dean Tate, QB, Warren Central: In his first start at quarterback after moving from wideout to replace injured Jayden George in Week 1, Tate threw for 366 yards and three TDs, and ran for 57 yards in a 42-41 heartbreaker against nationally-ranked Louisville Trinity. Now 21-for-33 for 482 yards, Tate is averaging 23 yards per completion.
Teams of the Week
North Central (2-0): One week after a 19-17 upset of Class 6A No. 10 Fishers, the Panthers knocked off their second Hoosier Crossroads Conference foe with a 37-14 rout of No. 8 Hamilton Southeastern. Quarterback Liam Thompson had 183 passing yards and two TDs, and George Stokes had a workmanlike 93 yards and a score in 24 carries.
Lawrence North (2-0): The Wildcats faced a Brownsburg team sky-high after a 51-14 demolition of Class 5A No. 3 Bloomington South, and came out with a convincing 34-14 triumph. LN’s defense held Bulldogs QB Kyle Strakis under 50 percent on completions, while Maliq Carr had a 60-yard fumble return for a score and John Riggins had a 95-yard interception return for a TD.