Hodges has big day in 2nd straight Wabash shutout
Wabash College’s football team scored its second straight shutout with a 28-0 victory over Ohio Wesleyan Saturday.
It was the first consecutive shutout for the Little Giants after a 3-0 win over Wooster the previous weekend.
Plymouth product Houston Hodges broke a 0-0 first half stalemate with a 82-yard touchdown reception from Chase Belton that gave Wabash a 7-0 lead with the extra-point kick from fellow Rockies alum Brock Smith at the 5:55 mark of the third quarter.
Hodges capped off the game’s scoring with another TD reception, this time from 26 yards out with 3:23 remaining in the game, and Smith nailed his fourth PAT to bring the score to its final margin.
Hodges also finished with five tackles and an interception on defense while older brother Austin recorded eight tackles on the day with an interception, and Smith finished with five kickoffs totaling 301 yards.
Wabash will still need some help to win a second-consecutive NCAC Championship. All the team can do is win its final two games, starting on Senior Day next Saturday against Oberlin College. The Little Giants will remain home the next week when they host Depauw in the 119th Monon Bell Classic.
Glenn’s Runyan closes at state finals
John Glenn’s Luke Runyan capped off a stellar junior season with a 59th place finish at the Boys State Cross Country Finals Saturday.
Runyan clocked a 16:20.1 time at the LaVerne Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute.
He advanced individually to the finals with a ninth place result in 16:10.18 at the New Haven Semistate the previous Saturday following his 10th place finish at the Elkhart Regional Oct. 13.