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Football: Crown Point outscores Lowell 18-0 in fourth quarter in state’s oldest rivalry

CROWN POINT — Neither team was making excuses. Both teams played in Friday night’s same sweltering conditions. But Crown Point seemed fresher — and sharper — than Lowell in the game’s latter stages, pulling away for a 24-10 win with 18 unanswered points in the …

 

Week 1: Football State Scores

Week 1 football schedule

Friday’s results

Nonconference

Andrean 65, Bishop Noll 0

Calumet 26, Gavit 14

Crown Point 24, Lowell 10

Glenn 29, North Judson 12

Hammond 34, East Chicago Central 21

Hanover Central 46, Bowman 26

Highland 67, Lake Station 7

Hobart 54, West …

Football: Da’Mario Johnson, Mark Snorton pave way as Morton rolls by Griffith

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HAMMOND — There was enough pushback from Griffith early in its game against Morton that it looked like there could be something there for the Panthers. Like perhaps they could give the heavily favored Governors a game. Or maybe even pull off an upset. It …

Football: Hanover gets first win after 43-year hiatus

CEDAR LAKE — They started arriving as early as 3:30 at Hanover Central on Friday night. Never mind that the kickoff wasn’t for another three-and-a-half hours: football was finally back in town.

After a 43-year hiatus, the Hanover Central Wildcats competed in their first varsity …

Football: The Moore era begins on a merry note at Hammond

HAMMOND — The Moore era began Friday at Hammond, and it’s off to a good start. Coach Roosevelt Moore and quarterback Devon Moore led Hammond to a 34-21 victory over East Chicago in the first game in those roles. Moore was hired as coach on …

Football: Andrean on cruise control in win over Noll

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MERRILLVILLE — It did not take long for Andrean to set the tone for its defense of the team’s state championship from a year ago. In fact, fans were still settling into their seats at Father Eckert Field when Andrean’s offense provided its first prolific …

Football: Dylan Wright’s big night fuels Rensselar’s win

WHEATFIELD — In a night when Rensselaer and Kankakee Valley scored just under 100 points together, two traditional rivals traditional rivals played full tilt, with the Bombers winning 60-34 Friday night. Bombers quarterback Dylan Wright had an absolutely brilliant night, finishing 8-of-9 passing for 260 …

Football: Matt Childs’ field goal gives Munster win over Lake Central

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ST. JOHN — Munster’s Matt Childs called it “the biggest kick of my life.” The senior’s 32-yard field goal with 2:15 left to play lifted the Mustangs to a thrilling 24-21 victory over Lake Central in the season opener for both teams Friday night. “Ally …

Football: Calumet feels special, tops Gavit

HAMMOND — Big plays through the air and on special teams highlighted what was supposed to be a running extravaganza Friday night at Gavit. In the end Calumet made enough plays in all three phases to win 26-14. During the preseason, Gavit coach Rob Robinson …

Football: Sophomore quarterback Jared Zanolla powers Hobart past West Side

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HOBART — Sophomore quarterback Jared Zanolla couldn’t have imagined a more perfect first varsity pass. Zanolla connected with junior Monte White — who caught three passes for 75 yards — on a flag route in the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown pass to give …

Football: Penn mightier in the end over Valparaiso

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MISHAWAKA — Valparaiso’s defense passed its first test Friday against Penn. The second test was not as successful. Tim Pletcher rushed for an 85-yard touchdown on the first play of the team’s second possession. It was all Penn from there as the Kingsmen ran away …

Football: Caydon Hillegonds goes wild in Highland rout of Lake Station

Hillegonds had an interception, a fumble recovery and touchdown runs of 45, 80 and 46 yards — and all of that came in the first half. Hillegonds finished the first half with 188 yards on only five carries.

Football: Slow start dooms Boone Grove in opener

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SOUTH BEND — If it’s true that every cloud has a silver lining, then Boone Grove struck it rich in the second half Friday night. The problem was the storm the Wolves had to endure through the first half. “I told the kids they must …

Football 2014: At Morton, Roydon Richards and Governors have it in perspective

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In 1999, when Roydon Richards came to Morton, the Governors were a combined 2-28 over the previous three seasons and 13-54 dating to 1993. The place was perceived as a coaching graveyard. The job had “dead end” written all over it. Urban environment, plenty of …

Football 2014: Lake Central getting all its pieces — big and small — in place

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When Brett St. Germain took the Lake Central job in 2010, the underperforming Indians were a mystery. Lake Central is the sixth-largest school in the state. The program had a history of success. In 1993, the Indians lost to Bloomington South in the state championship …

Football 2014: Under Jason Johnson, West Side offense putting up some impressive numbers

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When Jason Johnson arrived at West Side, he tried the triple-option. It worked — for six games. After a 26-0 loss to Morton in 2011, Johnson scrapped the wishbone-style attack, opting for a more wide-open approach. The Cougars won their next two games, against Lew …