Advertisement

High School Sports

Blog > High School Sports > Top Indy-Area Gridiron Performers for Week 7

Top Indy-Area Gridiron Performers for Week 7

Players of the Week

 

Sampson James, Avon: The junior running back had 32 carries for 214 yards and scoring runs of 30 and 2 yards in the Orioles’ 24-6 road win at Westfield. James should crack the 1,000-yard barrier this week against Zionsville. Through seven games, he has 943 yards at 7.1 per carry and 11 of his team’s 13 rushing touchdowns.

 

Tyler Watson, Tri-West: In his team’s 59-9 beating of North Montgomery, the senior – who’s also the Bruins’ leading tackler and one of the top basketball players in Class 3A – ran for a whopping 280 yards on just 11 carries, including a 72-yard score, and went 9-of-16 passing for 167 yards and two more TDs, one a 48-yarder to Logan Blake.

 

Michael Pitz, Franklin Central: Pitz tallied 273 yards and four touchdowns in 27 carries, including a 94-yard score, in the Flashes’ 42-14 triumph over Bloomington North. The senior has 738 yards and nine TDs this season, for a squad whose lone loss came against 5A No. 1 Roncalli in Week 2.

 

Andre Jones, Lutheran: The senior had a hand in all five Saints touchdowns in their 36-29 victory over Monrovia. Jones had 30 carries for 206 yards, including TDs of 23, 1, 6 and 15 yards, and went 5-of-9 passing for 97 yards and a 58-yard score to Trevor Russell.

 

Teams of the Week

 

Pike (3-4): Following a 46-28 beating of highly-ranked Lawrence Central two weeks prior, the Red Devils notched their second big upset of the season with a 28-20 road win over 6A No. 6 Center Grove. Jordan Garrett threw for 292 yards and four TDs, and ran for another 101 yards for Pike, which had been outscored 152-27 by the Trojans in their previous three meetings.

 

Ritter (6-1): The Raiders bounced back from a narrow loss to Triton Central with a 28-0 shutout of Beech Grove, as Ben Egenolf caught two touchdown passes from Diomoni Small. Up next, a Lucas Oil Stadium showdown with Scecina (6-1) for a guaranteed piece of the Indiana Crossroads Conference crown. 

Decatur Central has one lone sectional title in its football history, with good reason. Its seasons have often...
Players of the Week Ben Davis Ball Carriers : With help from the offensive line, the Giants had 23 carries for 305...
Players of the Week Tavian Gadia, Plainfield : The Quakers completed just two passes in a 50-45 win over Whiteland...
In 2015, Franklin Central football coach Grant Lewis lost his first six games after taking the job. Two years...
With each passing week, the Class 6A No. 1 Ben Davis Giants look more and more like a team that could go down as...