Archive - Sep 3, 2011 - Latest Sports
WARSAW â€” The true test of any young football team is how they start on the road.
Indeed, Plymouth had chances to go up early against both Bremen and Rochester in Weeks 1 and 2 but wasnâ€™t quite able to get off to the start it hoped for.
The Rockies had no such trouble Friday as they jumped off to an 8-0 start barely three minutes in on their way to a 22-7 first half lead at Warsaw, a fast start they rode to an eventual 29-13 Northern Lakes Conference-opening win.
BREMEN â€” Nate Leeper managed to keep things in good working order Friday night.
The senior quarterback passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more, helping No. 8 (Class 2-A) Bremen roll to a 55-13 victory over New Prairie in Northern State Conference football action at Don Bunge Field.
Leeperâ€™s 6-yard strike to Ethan Pike late in the first period tied the game at 13-13 and started the Lions (3-0, 1-0 NSC) on their way to 48 unanswered points.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Leeper completed 8-of-13 passes for 160 yards and rushed the ball five times for 15 yards.
CULVER â€”Â Culver Community senior Sam Hissong hauled in two of junior quarterback Collin Stevensâ€™ four touchdown tosses Friday against Triton.
Considering the pads-popping downfield block he threw to free junior running back Matt Hurford for the Cavsâ€™ first touchdown reception, Hissongâ€™s own catches seemed like a fitting reward in Culverâ€™s 33-3 Northern State Conference-opening football win at steamy Cavalier Field.
WALKERTON â€” Just when the Redskins thought it couldnâ€™t get any worse, Josh Anderson was given another carry, and delivered in a big way.
The Falcons senior running back had his way with the Knox defense all night, leading John Glenn to a 53-8 victory at home on Friday night. Well, he had his way with the defense for half the night, as Anderson only played one series in the second half, a 56-yard touchdown run at that.
Byrne, Barnes power CMA
Pierre Byrne ran for 322 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries, and Culver Military rebounded from a loss at NorthWood last week with a 28-14 home win over Heritage Christian Friday.
Byrne recorded touchdown carries of five and 51 yards, and his 39-yard punt return set up CMAâ€™s first touchdown of the night at the 5:50 mark of the first quarter.