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Top Indy-Area Gridiron Performers for Week 6

Players of the Week


Donny Marcus, Brownsburg: The sophomore notched his fourth straight 100-yard game in the Bulldogs’ 41-7 triumph over Westfield. Marcus ran for 177 yards on 17 carries, including a 95-yard TD in the second half. Over the past two weeks, he’s averaging 9.8 yards every time he carries the ball.


Grant Gremel, Noblesville: The dual-threat quarterback had 146 rushing yards and two touchdowns on just six carries, and went 12-of-22 for 203 yards and two more scores, as the Millers got their first win of the season, 45-0 over Hamilton Heights. Gremel set the tone with a 61-yard TD run in the first quarter, and a 43-yarder in the second.


Bishr Jones, Park Tudor: The sophomore running back tallied 197 yards in 15 carries in his team’s 37-2 win over South Decatur, including a 73-yard touchdown. It was the second 100-yard game for Jones, who has 393 yards this season at 8.5 per carry.


Sam Jackson, Speedway: The senior standout scored every time he touched the ball in the Sparkplugs’ 61-0 win over Washington. In three carries, Jackson scored from 40, 34 and 15 yards out. It was his second three-TD performance of the year.


Teams of the Week


Ben Davis (6-0): The Giants continued their torrid start with a 41-8 victory over Lawrence North, their second-closest game of the season by one point. So far they’re outscoring their opposition 49.3 to 15.3. You can hand out Mr. Football right now to Reese Taylor, who went 15-of-16 for 295 yards versus LN.


Chatard (3-3): The Trojans have won two straight after losing to highly-ranked Lawrence Central, Roncalli and Cathedral in succession. Chatard manhandled unbeaten Guerin Catholic 35-7 last Friday, as Daylen Taylor had 22 carries for 103 yards and three total TDs, and the defense stifled a Guerin offense that’d scored 54 and 56 points the previous two weeks.

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