Knights advance in sectional play

Southwood's Jackson Simons attempts to elude an Eastside Blazer defender on Friday night during the opening round of sectional football play. The Knights were the lone county team to advance, defeating Eastside 44-6. Photo by Joseph Slacian.

By The Paper Staff

Class 3A No. 3-ranked Southwood was the only Wabash County School to advance in IHSAA sectional play Friday with a 44-6 victory over visiting Eastside.

Gabe Lloyd led the charge with 25 carries for 191 yards and two touchdowns for the Knights (10-0).

Quarterback Alex Farr carried 19 times for 62 yards and a score. Farr also completed 8-of-16 passes for 145 yards, a touchdown and an interception.

Logan Barley led the receiving corps with four catches for 58 yards and a touchdown.

Carson Rich added three grabs for 53 yards and a TD.

Elijah Sutton led the defense with 11 tackles. Jackson Simons recovered a fumble, caused a fumble and blocked a kick in the win, while Dillion Filip blocked a punt.

Braden Barney rounded out Southwood’s highlights with an interception return for a touchdown.

Central Noble 30, Wabash 22
The Apaches finished the season 2-8, losing another close game on the road.

Jared Holley got Wabash on the board first with a 63-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. He also ran in the two-point conversion to put the Apaches ahead 8-0.

After a touchdown and safety from Central Noble put the Cougars ahead 9-8, Payton Sodervick hauled in a 30 yard TD pass from Holley, and then Holley scampered 76 yards to paydirt to put Wabash up 22-9 at halftime.

The second half belonged to Central Noble, who outscored the Apaches 21-0 to take the victory.

Holley led the Apaches offensively, running 15 times for 173 yards and two TDs. He completed 6-of-16 passes for 61 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.

Sodervick finished with three catches for 44 yards and a touchdown.

Kegan O’Neill led the defense with 13 tackles.

Adams Central 34, Northfield 23
The Norse (5-5) saw their season come to a close at the hands of the Class A. No. 2 ranked Flying Jets.

Northfield kept things close until a 20-point outburst in the second quarter blew the game open for the Jets.

No other information was reported from this game.

Bluffton 35, Manchester 0
The Squires fell at the hands of the Tigers for the second time this season.

Manchester finished the season with a record of 3-7.

No other information was reported from this game.

Posted on 2018 Oct 23