High School Sports
Top Indy-Area Gridiron Performers from Week 4
Players of the Week
Donyell Meredith, Lawrence Central: The Bears’ QB went 22-for-31 for 281 yards and four touchdowns as Class 6A No. 3 LC knocked off No. 2 Warren Central 35-26. Meredith was at his best in the second half, as the Bears scored the final 14 points. He has 14 TD passes this season – six to wideout Donivan Wright, who had two against Warren – with no interceptions.
Mac Ayers, Scecina: In the Class 2A No. 3 Crusaders’ 41-21 win over Beech Grove, Ayers went 19-of-27 for 368 yards and five TDs. Through four weeks, Ayers is completing 71 percent of his passes at 17.8 yards per completion. He’ll face a major test this week when Scecina hosts 5A No. 1 Roncalli, which won last year’s match-up 31-6.
Cameron Misner, Avon: In a 62-27 annihilation of rival Brownsburg, Misner went 17-for-30 for 348 yards and four touchdowns, including scores of 30, 67 and 16 yards to Wisconsin recruit Isaac Guerendo, who finished with 222 yards. It was the third 300-yard game of the season for Misner, who has 1,101 yards and 14 TDs.
Jaylen Washington, Lebanon: With 126 rushing yards and three TDs, and an 18-yard reception, Washington helped the Tigers move to 3-1 on the season with a 63-27 win over North Montgomery. Washington averages 133.75 rushing yards per game at 7.6 per carry for first-year coach Jeff Smock, whose team’s lone loss came against unbeaten Danville.
Teams of the Week
Greenwood (4-0): The Class 4A No. 8 Woodmen stayed unbeaten with a 51-21 victory over Mooresville, as QB Seth Gallman hit on 13 of 19 throws for 161 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Conner Battinau; Brandon Rosado ran for 126 yards and two TDs on 21 carries; and Justin Van Dyke added a kickoff return for a score. Greenwood faces a pivotal Mid-State Conference test on Friday against Plainfield (2-2).
Franklin Central (3-1): With a loss to Roncalli sandwiched between big wins over Decatur Central and Bloomington South, the Flashes improved to a perfect 3-0 at home and 2-0 in Conference Indiana play with a 28-20 triumph over 6A No. 9 Columbus North. Michael Pitz had 24 carries for 175 yards and two scores, and Malachi Parks iced the win with a fourth-quarter TD reception from Dylan Bishop.