Caleb Vander Kamp’s fumble recovery for a touchdown in the second quarter helped spur Fishers to a 21-0 high school football victory over visiting Noblesville in a Hoosier Crossroads Conference opener Friday night.
Trey Speek rushed for 83 yards on 18 carries to lead Noblesville (1-2). Owen Jones added 42 yards and Chance Yeager 38 for a Millers rushing game that picked up 166 net yards.
Noblesville hosts Westfield (2-1) next Friday at 7 p.m. Fishers (1-2) travels to rival Hamilton Southeastern (2-1), also a 7 p.m. kickoff Friday.
Westfield 49, Zionsville 16
From Micah Hauser’s 1-yard touchdown run to cap the first drive, the Shamrocks were in control of their Hoosier Crossroads Conference opener.
Maximus Webster threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Hauser on the ensuring Westfield drive. Sean Sullivan’s second extra-point kick made it 14-0.
Webster’s 61-yard touchdown pass to Mason Piening made it 21-0 heading into the second quarter. Piening caught five passes for 122 yards.
A 42-yard run by Hauser set up Webster’s sneak into the end zone. Kyle Pape’s 32-yard interception return for a touchdown upped the lead to 35-0.
Dillon Thienemann’s interception set up a Nick Talley touchdown pass to Nic Depasquale and it was 42-0 at halftime. Talley and Depasquale hooked up again for the final touchdown pass of the night which made it 49-7 in the third quarter.
Hauser rushed for 128 yards on 10 carries, while Webster needed just seven carries to accumulate 104 yards.
Westfield (2-1) travels to Noblesville for a 7 p.m. game Friday.
West Lafayette 49, Hamilton Heights 14
Fifth-ranked (3A) West Lafayette jumped out to a 35-point lead in the first half and never looked back.
The Huskies (0-3) broke through in the third quarter thanks to Caleb Schakel’s 65-yard touchdown run and Michael Lecher’s extra-point kick.
Troy Ehman added a 6-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. He gained 48 yards on 20 carries.
Hamilton Heights travels to winless Northwestern for a 7 p.m. game Friday.
Tri-Central 21, Sheridan 0
The fifth-ranked (Class A) Blackhawks suffered their first loss, dropping their Hoosier Heartland Conference opener at home.
Mason Pickens rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns for Tri-Central (3-0).
The Kokomo Tribune reported that Sheridan played without four starters, including quarterback Silas Devaney. The Blackhawks travel to Delphi (2-1) for a 7 p.m. game Friday.
Hamilton Southeastern 39, Avon 28
The Royals scored the game’s first 25 points but had to have a big fourth quarter to hold off Avon in a Hoosier Crossroads Conference opener.
Alex Geroulis’ 23-yard field goal kicked off Hamilton Southeastern’s first half surge. Avon (1-2) handed the Royals two points when a punt snap sailed out of the end zone later in the first quarter.
John McCall added a 1-yard touchdown run and an 8-yard TD pass to Martice Taylor in the second quarter. Jace Alexander’s 5-yard touchdown run and Geroulis’ second extra point made it 25-0.
Avon answered with 28 consecutive points, taking the lead in the fourth quarter on Henry Hesson’s fourth touchdown pass, a 26-yarder to Joe Hall, and Carmelo Mitchell’s two-point run.
Blaine Wertz, who rushed for a game-high 124 yards, gave Hamilton Southeastern the lead for good with a 4-yard run. McCall, who added 88 yards on 16 carries, gave the Royals insurance with a 4-yard touchdown sprint.
Center Grove 42, Carmel 0
The sixth-ranked Greyhounds were shut out for the first time since Sept. 29, 2006 at Warren Central, a streak covering 183 games.
Carmel (1-2) was held to 143 net yards in this rematch of the 2019 6A state championship game. Zach White had 54 yards on seven carries. Quarterback Zachary Osborne was 8 of 17 passing for 70 yards.