The Indianapolis-area high school football energy rankings going into Week 3 of the season:
1. Heart Grove (1-1)
The Trojans bounced again in an enormous means from a season-opening loss to St. Edward (Ohio), defeating three-time defending Class 6A Tennessee state champion Oakland 28-10. Heart Grove restricted Oakland to 209 yards of whole offense and compelled three turnovers. Tyler Cherry was 18-for-22 passing for 282 yards and three TDs. Up subsequent is a house sport vs. Louisville Trinity (1-1). Earlier: 1.
Week 2 protection:Heart Grove ‘acquired our swag again’ vs. Tennessee champs
What We Discovered:Balanced Brownsburg, cardiac Decatur Central, extra surprises
2. Hamilton Southeastern (2-0)
The Royals rolled to a 35-7 win over North Central as Chandler Weston handed for 3 touchdowns and HSE turned on the operating clock halfway by way of the third quarter. HSE hosts Avon (0-2) this week in a warmup for the large Mudsock matchup subsequent week vs. Fishers. The Orioles are coming off a 42-14 loss to Ben Davis. Earlier: 2.
3. Ben Davis (2-0)
The hole from No. 1 to three right here is razor skinny. I believe the Giants might in all probability make a great argument for No. 1, although Heart Grove and HSE have accomplished nothing (for my part) to drop. Ben Davis is coming off a 42-14 win over Avon that was performed with a operating clock within the fourth quarter. Thomas Gotkowski handed for 136 yards and three TDs and Alijah Value ran for 114 yards and a landing and in addition caught a TD go. Up subsequent: vs. Pike. Earlier: 3.
4. Brownsburg (2-0)
The Bulldogs made an announcement with a 45-31 win over Cathedral that included massive video games from quarterback Jake Dunn (11-for-15 for 258 yards and three TDs; 62 dashing yards and a TD), operating again Garrett Sherrell (185 yards and two TDs on 27 carries) and receivers Cayden Olinger (six catches, 126 yards, two TDs) and Corey Smith (4 catches, 123 yards, one TD). Ariyan Ballance shifting to protection has helped, too. Brownsburg has an attention-grabbing matchup this week at residence vs. Franklin Central within the Hoosier Crossroads Convention opener. Earlier: 5.
Week 2 protection:Jake Dunn solutions Brownsburg QB questions in win over Cathedral
5. Westfield (2-0)
The Shamrocks received one of many wildest video games you’ll ever see, taking down Lawrence Central 59-58 in additional time. Westfield surrendered 400 passing yards, however Jackson Gilbert was 21-for-31 for 270 yards and three TDs and rushed for 4 TDs. Kendall Garnett ran 26 instances for 118 yards and a landing and scored on the game-winning 2-point conversion. Up subsequent: at Zionsville. The Shamrocks have received 10 in a row within the collection. Earlier: 6.
Week 2 protection:You thought the climate was scorching? Westfield, LC mix for 117 factors.
6. Cathedral (1-1)
The Irish are coming off a 45-31 loss to Brownsburg. The secondary struggled to include Brownsburg’s passing sport, however the Irish did the protection no favors in a disastrous third quarter (Brownsburg outscored Cathedral 17-0). It was an enormous sport for Keith Lengthy, who caught eight passes for 123 yards and two TDs. Cathedral hosts Penn (2-0) this week at Arlington. Earlier: 4.
7. Fishers (2-0)
The Tigers haven’t allowed a degree this season, rolling to a 40-0 Week 2 victory over Pike. The shutout streak probably ends this week at Noblesville (2-0), which is coming off a 42-0 win over Homestead. Fishers rolled up 458 yards of whole offense towards Pike and restricted the Purple Devils to 154 yards. Khobie Martin ran for 173 yards and two scores. Earlier: 7.
8. Lawrence North (2-0)
The Wildcats cruised to a 35-13 win over Fort Wayne North Aspect as Montez Jones ran for 109 yards and two TDs, one in every of them from 85 yards out, and freshman Izayveon Moore ran for 91 yards and two TDs. Davion Chandler additionally had an enormous sport with 5 receptions for 120 yards and one TD. A serious take a look at this week within the rivalry sport vs. Lawrence Central, which can be performed at Lucas Oil Stadium (8 p.m. kickoff). Earlier: 10.
9. Lawrence Central (1-1)
How will the Bears reply from Friday’s crushing 59-58 additional time loss to Westfield? There is no such thing as a time to mourn with an enormous sport coming Friday vs. Lawrence North at Lucas Oil Stadium. Bryson Luter put up loopy numbers, passing for 386 yards and 4 TDs and operating for 101 yards and a TD. The Bears had 607 yards of offense and nonetheless misplaced by a degree. A bounce again win vs. Lawrence North can be massive. Earlier: 9.
10. Franklin Central (2-0)
The Flashes make an look right here after a 20-6 win over Roncalli. The protection didn’t enable a play any longer than 14 yards. That could be a recipe for fulfillment. The Flashes rushed for 240 yards, a quantity helped considerably by Braylen Gillard’s 99-yard TD run. A troublesome take a look at awaits Franklin Central this week at Brownsburg within the Hoosier Crossroads Convention opener. Earlier: NR.
Week 2 protection:Franklin Central is 2-0 and simply beat Roncalli. However Flashes have not made assertion — but.
Dropped out: Carmel (8)
1. Decatur Central (2-0)
It has been a particular two weeks for Decatur Central with fourth-quarter comeback wins over Columbus North and New Palestine, the latter in a 43-42 thriller. Bo Polston was 24-for-43 passing for 362 yards and two TDs and ran for 41 yards and a rating. As nice as these two wins had been, a much bigger sport is coming Friday at Whiteland with main Mid-State Convention ramifications. Earlier: 2.
Week 2 protection:Decatur Central will get off the mat to throw final blow vs. New Pal.
2. Whiteland (1-1)
Kokomo restricted Whiteland to 133 dashing yards and handed the Warriors a 27-13 defeat. Whiteland has accomplished only one go in two video games, by way of the excellent news is that it did go for a 14-yard landing by Gunnar Hicks vs. the Wildkats. One other powerful take a look at is upcoming with Mid-State Convention rival Decatur Central visiting this week. Earlier: 1.
3. Plainfield (2-0)
The Quakers got here from behind for a 15-14 win over Harrison (West Lafayette), a 3rd win for Plainfield over the Raiders since 2022. Luke Starnes had an enormous sport with 134 dashing yards and a landing on 23 carries. Up subsequent is Mooresville, a staff the Quakers haven’t defeated since 2017. Earlier: 3.
Dropped out: None
1. Greenfield-Central (2-0)
Admittedly, the Cougars haven’t performed one of the best schedule up to now with wins over Madison (49-0) and Greensburg (57-0). However Greenfield-Central is coming off a 7-4 season and has completed what it’s imagined to up to now. Dallas Freeman has 340 passing yards and 6 TDs. Friday’s residence sport vs. Mt. Vernon will clearly be a a lot more durable take a look at. The Cougars have misplaced six in a row to the Marauders. Earlier: 3.
2. Roncalli (1-1)
The Royals sputtered in a 20-6 loss to Franklin Central, accounting for 214 yards of whole offense and no offensive touchdowns. I might count on this staff to enhance all through the season with a number of gamers in new roles. However the schedule is unrelenting with a go to to Bishop Chatard up subsequent. Earlier: 1.
3. New Palestine (0-2)
New Palestine let a late lead slip away in a 43-42 loss to Decatur Central to slide to 0-2 for the second time in three seasons. However losses to 6A No. 6 Westfield and 5A No. 8 Decatur Central can profit the Dragons shifting ahead. Grayson Thomas had an enormous sport Friday, dashing for 233 yards and 4 TDs. Up subsequent: vs. Yorktown. Earlier: 2.
Dropped out: None
1. Bishop Chatard (2-0)
Chatard had no hassle with Tech, rolling to a 46-6 win in a sport that was 46-0 at halftime. The Trojans look to interrupt a three-game dropping streak to Roncalli this week when the Royals go to. Earlier: 1.
2. Guerin Catholic (2-0)
The Golden Eagles managed Lafayette Central Catholic for a 27-3 victory as Peter Rooney ran for 194 yards and three TDs. Guerin intercepted three passes. Up subsequent is a troublesome problem at Heritage Christian. Earlier: 2.
3. Hamilton Heights (2-0)
Hamilton Heights improved to 2-0 with a 28-12 win over North Montgomery as Owen VanHaaren rushed for 124 yards. The Huskies have an opportunity to go 3-0 for the primary time since 2016 with a win Friday vs. Lafayette Central Catholic. Earlier: NR.
Dropped out: Danville (3)
1. Lutheran (2-0)
The Saints rolled to a 49-12 win over Cardinal Ritter, main 42-0 at halftime and enjoying the second half with a operating clock. Jackson Willis handed for a few first-quarter touchdowns. Lutheran has outscored its first two opponents, 99-12, however the schedule will get a lot more durable this week when Triton Central visits. The Indiana Crossroads Convention title might be on the road. Earlier: 1.
2. Triton Central (2-0)
Triton Central rolled to a 36-7 win over New Citadel as Jace Stuckey went 16-for-24 passing for 202 yards and two TDs and Brayden Wilkins caught three passes for 86 yards and a rating. The Tigers’ protection restricted New Citadel to twenty-eight yards dashing and 123 yards of whole offense. Triton Central has an enormous sport this week at Lutheran, a staff the Tigers haven’t defeated since 2018. Earlier: 2.
3. Scecina (2-0)
Scecina was tied with Speedway at halftime earlier than pulling away within the third quarter and successful, 37-26. Quarterback D.J. Mendez handed for 193 yards two touchdowns and ran for 125 yards a landing. Masyn McClellan rushed for 131 yards on 26 carries. The Crusaders play Covenant Christian this week at Roncalli. Earlier: 3.
Dropped out: None
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